Monday, 14 April 2014

ARV-3 (The after life saga #1) by Cameo Renae

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Indie Inked and Netgalley.
ARV-3
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.


ARV-3 by Cameo Renae

My rating: 2 of 5 stars


ARV-3(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Indie Inked and Netgalley.)
17-year-old Abi has lived in a bunker with only a few select people for 13 years. Now it’s time to go outside and face the zombies on the surface.
How long can Abi and her family survive? And do we really care?


I usually like dystopian books, but this one was just a big miss for me.

I didn’t like any of the characters in this book; they were all pretty stupid, short-sighted, and generally annoying. They made poor decisions, and didn’t seem to think about the bigger picture – just whatever it was they wanted at that point.

The storyline in this was just peppered with things that annoyed me. Why leave the safety of the bunker if you don’t have to? Why waste ammunition that you might need later? Why say that people aren’t human just because they have dementia? Pretty darn shocking really.
There was some romance, but I wasn’t really feeling it. It was obvious, and the romantic scenes weren’t really all that romantic. I also didn’t get how they were managing to sneak around when there were not only their parents around but zombies!
The ending was a cliff-hanger, and it wasn’t entertaining, the best thing about it was that it was the end of the book! Yay!
Overall; dull, with annoying characters,
4 out of 10.


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