Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ARV-3 ~ Review

ARV-3  ~ The Afterlight Saga ~ Book #1
by Cameo Renae
Publication Date: December 31, 2013

The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse.

A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.

We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong.

Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV). The first two attempts failed, but despite the incomplete tests and results, the government approved and distributed the third serum to the masses in an effort to aid those who had no shelter.

It worked, keeping those who remained on the topside alive, but it also altered and mutated them. This new and infectious threat had completely outnumbered us. Now, we not only had to rebuild our planet. We would have to fight for it.

My name is Abigail Park. I’m seventeen, and this is my story.

 Much more than I expected!, January 22, 2017 
ARV-3 was a totally new jolt in my dystopian journey. What a creation! I will admit this is not my favorite genre, but I have lucked out finding a few gems along the way. I was immediately drawn into the this world Renae brought about & the characters ensured I did not leave. I have now read this twice since it was released, & I'm excited to begin the sequels asap. If not for getting behind on my massive TBR I would have finished this series already, but there simply aren't enough hours in the day it seems. :) So...in preparation to continuing on in this series I re-read book 1 so I could really appreciate the details. 
*Be aware ARV-3 is completely different from her previous works in many ways (mainly subject matter) but her writing style, excitement, & emotion shines just as bright as ever. Regardless of whether you are a Cameo Renae junky {raises hands & waves fanatically} or a newbie to her awesome I believe you will enjoy the tales she weaves.*
These arvies are a unique take on a zombie like race & the atrocities uncovered along the way are a swirling twister of thrilling, terrifying, heart stopping adventure. After more than a decade of hiding & learning to survive in underground bunkers the humans are forced to leave their safe places to make their way to the closest of the larger hives. Unfortunately what they encountered was not what they were expecting, but you do what you have to do, right? Now they have no choice but go up against these creatures they know little about.
So...what do you do when everything you thought you knew proves not & who do you trust (or not) to survive?
There's so much more than I could ever share without spoilers, so I won't even go there. If you enjoy a spine tingling ride through what could be with an extra dose of "OMG!!!" & "What were they thinking!?!" then this book may be for you. Enjoy!

Available on Amazon & Barnes & Noble!

ARV-3 (Book #1): http://amzn.to/1MC7kND 
Sanctum (Book #2): http://amzn.to/1M19cj3 
Intransigent (Book #3): http://amzn.to/1V6zTnN


Cameo Renae
Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings). Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING! 

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    1. I do too! I'll be starting book #2 by this weekend!

  2. Superbly written article, if only all bloggers offered the same content as you, the internet would be a far better place.. arv