Tuesday, February 12, 2019
BLOG TOUR: Apocalypse 5 by Stacey Rourke
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour + Giveaway for Stacey Rourke's Apocalypse 5, the first title in the Archive of the Fives series! Plus, we celebrate the release of this new YA sci-fi today!!! Take a look at what I thought about this new YA novel! Check it out and grab your copy today!!! Follow the tour, HERE!
Archive of the Fives. #1
February 12, 2019
The end of the world is coming. How or when, scientists can’t agree upon. For decades, Earth’s best line of defense has been a team of young soldiers known as the Apocalypse Five, forced into virtual reality simulations to train for Doom’s Day. But, this is no game. Death on the grid is brutally final, and calls up the next in a long line of cadets. Stationed aboard the AT-1-NS Starship, the A5 are celebrities thrust into the limelight by a calling they didn’t choose. All it takes is one unscheduled mission, showing seventeen-year-old team leader Detroit a harsh and unfathomable reality, to shake the A5’s belief in all they thought they knew. After questioning people with the power to destroy them, the team is framed for a crime they didn’t commit and marked for death. Now, the hunt is on. Can the Apocalypse Five expose the truth the starship would kill to keep hidden? Or, will their bravery end in a public execution?
**About the Author**
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.
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Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well, hmmm.... The book started with a prologue-esque feel with an action-filled scenario with the Apocalypse 5, or as they were referred to as A5, team members of before and present. Yup! "Right off the bat" the author dives readers into an action drama that would get the heart racing. This is a genre that I haven't read from Stacey Rourke before, and I just so happened to have enjoyed this read. 😄 She has not disappointed in creating yet another intriguing and emotional story.
Even at a young age, these cast of characters are thrust into a situation in which they must learn to survive. With the diverse personalities of the A5 team, they each had to learn how to understand and to cope with the adversity of their situation, be it on a mission or in front of an audience. Of course, this is very reminiscent of Hunger Games, even Ender's Game. It is definitely the feel I got reading Apocalypse Five. From beginning to end, these young adults were faced with insurmountable odds with each scenario. But what happens when what you thought was the truth wasn't?!? Well, that is what this A5 team unraveled.
The fight to survive got even more fascinating.
With elements of science fiction and dystopia, Stacey Rourke created an enthralling story with some action, suspense, and a little bit of romance interwoven throughout. Apocalypse Five is an exciting new twist on familiar science fiction and dystopian franchises. I look forward to the next installment.
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