November 3, 2014

Shades of Chaos Blog Tour: #Review & #Giveaway

Hey there guys! Thanks for visiting my stop on the Shades of Chaos Blog Tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Click here to follow along with the full tour schedule! 

Shades of Chaos (Boxed Set)
Authors: Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan
Publication date: June 11th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

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Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon! 
Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!
Best for ages 16 & up

I AM Alive by Cameron Jace 
I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation by Katie Salidas
Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human's world. It's kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension by Katie Salidas 
In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city's Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope by Chrystalla Thoma
After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city - looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by...

Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma
In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver - until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant by Alexia Purdy
As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood by Alexia Purdy
April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they're not truly alone. 

Released by Megan Duncan
After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse than they could have ever imagined. 

Alexia Purdy

I'll always be ready to dive into a post-apocalyptic story and have been wanting to read Reign of Blood for a long time, just haven't had a chance until now. If you find yourself in a vampire rut, then I recommend reading this novel - Alexia Purdy gives a fresh new take on vampires in a lonely and vicious new world where survival is the name of the game. 

Reign of Blood begins one year after a virus decimated the world's population - people either died right away, or they turned into vampires that reminded me much of zombies except for their fangs and thirst for blood rather than hunger for brains. At the heart of the tale is April, a seventeen-year-old girl who's become a kick ass vampire killer. While on a supply run into Vegas with her mom and younger brother, they don't make it to their meeting place causing April to go searching for them.    

I really liked Alexia Purdy's new take on vampires. They were truly terrifying, and the fact that April is so adept at killing them is nothing short of amazing!! With Las Vegas as the setting, Reign of Blood becomes even more unsettling - after thousands and thousands have succumbed to the virus either by death or turning into bloodsucking creatures, there is utter silence in Sin City. No lights, no noise, no people. Just bloodthirsty eyes watching your every move, waiting for you to slip up. 

A huge revelation occurs just when April thought she knew all there was to know about the vamps - that they're unable to speak, only have basic functioning, and crave blood - and this new knowledge might just be the key to finding her mom and brother. Between the time her mom and brother go missing until this revelation comes about was slow for me, but then the story picked up speed again and had me riveted until the very end. 

I couldn't believe April trained herself - how amazing is that?? What I love most about her is that she's tough but also has those moments of vulnerability with missing her family and adjusting to the new world she lives in where things are often out of her control. I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking for a fresh spin on the vampire genre as well as those who love post-apocalyptic stories with kick ass heroines. I'm definitely reading the next book in this series, and I'm a new Alexia Purdy fan!  

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  1. Thank you for hosting our boxed set. :)

    1. You're welcome - thanks for having me! :)

  2. What an awesome set! can't wait to check it out!!!

    1. I'm so excited for you to! I wish I would have had time to read and review them all for today! :)

  3. Glad you liked it, Jennifer! I love vampire books but I find some can be sam old same old, this one sounds like it stands on its own! Great review!

  4. Thank you for hosting our boxed set today!

    1. You're welcome, Katie! Thanks for having me! :)


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