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Monday, December 10, 2012

Epidemic Mad World Book 1 Review and Giveaway



“The Black Plague is ancient history. It killed 100 million people nearly seven centuries ago, halfway around the world from the technologically advanced research center at Stanford University. Scientists there have recently begun examining samples of bone marrow from plague-infected corpses unearthed in Europe. All the necessary safeguards are in place. What could go wrong?
Alyssa and Jake are away with their class on a highly anticipated year-end trip to Broadway with their senior acting class when all hell breaks loose at home. Traveling back, and trying to find their families, they encounter deadly results. Riots are breaking out. People are being evacuated. And they have no idea what's happening to their families. 
Horrific ordeals, heart-pounding tragedy, and chance encounters harden them for what lies ahead. Faced with tormenting decisions, they're forced to follow their instinct for survival at any cost - even when the cost is a heart-wrenching decision of life or death.
A harrowing adventure of frightening discoveries, horrifying confrontations and narrow escapes in Epidemic, the first installment of the Mad World series. 
Find out what's got everyone so terrified.”

My Review

Zombies. Who doesn't love a good zombie story? Epidemic puts a slightly different spin on the zombie virus story line by incorporating the Black Plague into it. Your immediately drawn in by the first paragraph and the book doesn't let you go. Alyssa is one of the most kick-ass characters I've come across in awhile. She never stops and keeps getting back up. She keeps her friends going even as some of them lose their lives to the zombies. The author gives them all such depth and the descriptions of their travels puts a very clear picture in your head and puts true fear in your heart. From New York to California to Arizona you will be on the edge of your seat breathless to read what happens next. The ending of book one is a tearful cliffhanger that will make you rush to grab book #2, Sanctuary. 5/5!


Author bio:

"Samaire Provost lives in California with her husband and son.
Her love of paranormal stories, odd plots, and unique tales as well as the works of Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Susan Cooper, Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King has deeply influenced her writing."


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5 comments:

  1. What inspired you to use students in a post apocalyptic plague infested world?

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  2. When I was in high school my advanced acting class went on a trip to NYC. I got the ideas from that trip. We were a small group of close friends who got closer still on the trip, much like Alyssa & Co. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Why did you decide to become a writer/author?

    Thanks!

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  4. I have loved books since before I can remember. Since I was 4 or 5 years old. I started wanting to write my own stories around age 7-8. I have a lively imagination (not always appreciated in grammar school) and found that I had quite a lot of stories inside me. As an adult I have done many different jobs. When I realized I could basically make things up and write them down and make a living at it, I fainted with euphoria. After I came to, I picked up a pen and notebook and began.

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  5. What's your all time favorite book?

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