Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Apocalypse Gene Blog Tour - Review: The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark



Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark have created a thrilling post-apocalyptic world. From the first chapter, I was immediately fascinated with Olivya’s world and was drawn into this dystopian adventure. This is literally an edge-of-your-seat kind of read with more and more of the inner workings of this society revealed through each action packed chapter. From the mysterious and compelling Kindred to the strange Doom-criers, there are so many unique characters each with their own stories, legends, and mythologies. With so many things going on- one might think that it would be overwhelming, but The Apocalypse Gene was so cleverly written that I never felt lost or like there was a sudden info-dump. I am truly impressed and surprised by how much I liked this.

In The Apocalypse Gene, the world has been stricken by an uncontrollable cancer. Olivya’s mother is forced to turn her home into a hospice in order to survive. Olivya goes to a virtual school and her only contact with kids her own age is in a virtual community known as Cy-Chi where everyone’s avatar is supposedly as close to how they really appear as possible. This is where Olivya first meets Mikah. Both of them risk much to meet each other face to face in the very real, very dangerous Chicago streets. Each of them discover that the other is “gifted” Olivya with the sight with which she can see auras and Mikah with telempathy with which he can read and alter the emotions of others. The initial attraction that brought them together quickly grows to something much deeper and stronger and this helps to sustain them as they face some crazy challenges.

The Apocalypse Gene is unlike any other dystopian I have read. The writing is superb, there’s enough action to make your head spin, and all of it flows together so perfectly that even with all of the unexpected twists and turns, there was never a point where I felt lost or confused. Turning that last page was like coming up for air. Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark have certainly put together an unforgettable post-apocalyptic adventure. I can’t wait to read more from these two amazing writers.

Would you like to read this fantastic book yourself? You can buy it now on Amazon

The Apocalypse Gene
  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: Parker Publishing Inc. (July 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160043102X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600431029

Be sure to check out the next stop on the tour tomorrow where Suki and Carlyle visit the incredible blog at Supernatural Snark for a guest post!

Also, don’t forget to participate in the HUGE launch party where Suki and Carlyle will be giving away a Kindle, a $50 Gift Card, A $20 Gift Card, and so many books that everyone that enters should be able to win at least one!!

You can enter that giveaway HERE


Suki and Carlyle said...

We can't tell you how THRILLED we are that you so enjoyed our book. It took years to write, rewrite, and rewrite yet again (so many times) until we'd finally arrived at these adventures and character arcs. We haven't run across anything quite like it, which is a gamble, but with your amazing response, we have high hopes that many will allow us the privilege of sharing.

Thank you SO MUCH Happy Booker!

Suki and Carlyle

Suki and Carlyle said...

PS: Thank you for posting the link to Amazon. The paperback is up there now, and the E-book (all formats) will be ready in a day or two.

Thanks again! <3

S and C

Naj said...

Your review pretty much sums up everything about the book! It blew me away as well and is filled with so much vibrance and originality. Thanks for the review!

Suki and Carlyle said...

Thank you, Naj, for hosting this Blog Tour and for enjoying our book. Carlyle and I were saying just this morning how amazing you've been to us. We appreciate it SO MUCH!


The Happy Booker said...

Thank you Suki, Carlyle, and Naj for the opportunity to read this amazing book and be a part of this blog tour! I've had a lot of fun! I can't wait to read your next book!

TirzahLaughs said...

For having two authors, the book flows seamlessly. Its dark but not so depressing you want die---and the action keeps you from getting too sad...but at the same time it never loses it's heart.

It's a damaged heart but it keeps it from being as cold as some apocalyptic novels are.


carlyle & suki said...

Wow, thank you Tirzah! I'm so glad you read it. What a nice surprise.


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