Thursday, February 9, 2012
Book Review: Sleepers
Book Review: Sleepers by Jacqueline Druga
First sentence: "I embrace the night because the darkness brings a sense of comfort."
From Amazon.com: "A normal spring morning cascades into a nightmare world for Mera Stevens as 1.8 billion children simultaneously fall ill and then vanish from the face of the earth. Her son, Jeremy, is one of them.
Increased natural disasters, onslaught of disease and other phenomena throws the world into chaos as it balances on the brink of extinction.
With communications down, Mera gathers the courage and strength she needs to trek across a dying country in search of a daughter she desperately hopes is still alive.
While en route to Seattle, Mera is joined by others on a similar mission. Their travels are not easy. Not only do they have to face nature’s roadblocks, they must combat the infected who have become their most deadly obstacle. More than just facing the physical and emotional challenges that test their survival, the group faces a journey that will take them much further than just a search for loved ones in a desolate world."
My take: I got this as a free download from Kindle. As far as free books go, this one was actually pretty good. An enjoyable read and one that makes you wonder what's going to happen next. The "Sleepers" actually remind me of zombies. Throughout the book we're left to wonder if this was an act of God, Rapture, or just what the heck is going on. The answer takes a spin in a totally different direction that I didn't see coming. So I can't say it was predictable. As with any self-published books, this one did have quite a few grammatical errors. Wrong words, extra words and skipped words. But hey. I catch them in traditionally published work as well. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading the dystopian, post-apocalyptic type story.
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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 446 KB
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
My rating: C