Synopsis: Three people face down a mysterious government organization in a search for a series of missing persons in this dark, apocalyptic thriller
What is happening to the country—and the planet?
A government bio-lab experiment goes hideously wrong, infecting people with scientifically-programmed madness . . .
Random kidnappings of women and girls proliferate throughout the land . . .
Some people suddenly succumb to horrifically virulent viruses while others become able to read minds . . .
Mysteriously summoned to confront these frightening questions, three people are thrown together on a bizarre cross-country quest: Cheryl Gibson, an LA cop; Billy Howahkan, a Lakota Sioux with seeming supernatural gifts, and Bhakti Singh, a distinguished space scientist. They must track down a pair of children with extraordinary powers. These two young people will determine humanity’s fate—obliteration or salvation.
As the three set out across America, the blood-dimmed tide is terminally unleashed. Anarchy, terror, and death stalk the land.
Review: As soon as I read the summary of the novel, I was intrigued. I must say that we often have post-apocalyptic stories but eventually this one shows us the Apocalypse itself, a change in the world that affects everyone by different methods. How not to be intrigued?
Yet I have not really managed to hang on the story or the characters. I finally read 140 pages (one third of the book) before deciding to put it down… I do not know if this is due to my state of mind at the time, or if I have only failed to hang on the style of the story but I decided to abandon my reading. I must say that from the start I flew over the pages and I found it hard not to be lost compared to characters and the events. But I think that the novel will appeal to others and I’m curious to see what people will think.
A dnf! Wow, you do not do them often
lol not a lot
That stinks. But sometimes it needs to be done.
I know that you don’t do this often so I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision to make. As you say it is sometimes more about us not being in the right frame of mind than it is about anything else.
Perhaps a book you might try again at a later date?
it’s always complicated to put a book down… I’ll send it to another reviewer. She’ll perhaps be more into it
This happens sometimes, sadly… I usually end up feeling guilty, but I still stop reading if I’m not into it by page 50. You lasted much, MUCH longer 😀
Sorry this didn’t work out for you. I hope your next read is a better one.
I feel like I’ve been DNFing more books lately and I’m not sure why. I know it’s me, I’ve been in a slump for a while, but nothing seems to grab me! I’m sorry this one wasn’t as intriguing as you’d hoped initially:(
I don’t know, I think it wasn’t for me
Sorry to hear that this one didn’t work for you
It’s rare that you don’t finish a book. I’m sorry that this one didn’t work for you. I can’t tell from the synopsis if I’d like it or not, even if it is nice to witness the apocalypse for once.
I do it from time to time but this time it wasn’t a big part read.
I finally decided to set aside a novel that wasn’t working for me a couple of weeks ago, and I feel so much better than trying to slog through. I am glad you made the same choice. Better luck next time out.
yes I agree.
Super bummer :[
No sense spending more time over something that you know isn’t going to work for you
Wow, I don’t think I’ve seen you DNF anything before. How disappointing, I had been keeping my eye out on this one! Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. It sounded like it had so much promise.
maybe Cass will be more attracted than me. I’m curious to see what she thinks of it.
I hate not finishing a book but sometimes it happens. 🙁 Sorry it didn’t work for you.
It happens. Sometimes it’s the book failing to capture me and sometimes it is my mood.
I can see why you would drop this like a hot potato. It’s tough to stick it out when you couldn’t care less about the characters.
yes… I was sad
I completely understand! You can’t always like a book, and I think 140 pages was plenty of time to realize it 🙂