Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Off the Shelf - Impetus

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*note: I did receive this ebook for free. However, all opinions are my own and are not altered*

Hey Everyone,

I've finally set out on finishing some of the books on my to read list. First on this list was Impetus by Scott M. Sullivan. Some may know that I have a large interest in Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic Fiction stories, and this book definitely fit the bill. I was instantly intrigued by the summary and thought I'd give it a shot. 

(Summary from Goodreads)
When the world first heard about the meteorites, it was already too late.

Ten arduous years later, Mick and his small group of eight had adapted to the new way of things. With no clean running water, power, or forms of communication, the Earth went backward, taking with it almost everything they held dear. Survivors like Mick were forced to do the best they could with what they had. Because in the post-Impact world, alternatives were a luxury that no one could afford.

Now a deadly virus threatens those who were unfortunate enough to survive.

With the clock ticking down on their lives, Mick will navigate the deceitful webs spun by those that oppose his drive for salvation. And along his quest to prevent another catastrophe, Mick will rediscover what it truly means to be human.


Impetus does away with the genre's tendency to dwell solely on the catastrophe, to instead examine the very-real human experience and condition behind a world-changing disaster

Sounds interesting, right?

While I loved the overall premise and the language used was perfect, I wasn't really a fan of this book. The ratings throughout the internet are great, so feel free to completely disregard everything I have to say. I am a fourteen year old girl and this is strictly my opinion.

Anyways, as I was saying, the language used is fantastic. It's simple enough to make a quick read, but does a great job with painting a picture. I just had a really hard time getting into the story, and found that I never did. I thought the plot was pretty flat for the first half, hit a climax really quickly, and then ended sharply and left me a bit disappointed. 

I'd love to know if you've read this book what you thought. Was I missing out on something?



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