Friday, January 15, 2016

Book Review: Dead of Night (Aftershock #1) by Carlyle Labuschagne

Dead of Night 

(Aftershock #1) 

Carlyle Labuschagne
Pub September 22nd 2015 
by Fire Quill Publishers 
ARC for Review 

In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.

World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable. But to love is the greatest betrayal of all man kind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take - because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?

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Love Sets Free Never Forget 

This was an interesting read. I love dystopian novels but i’m always left wanting in the last installment. This is the first and the setting is all set I really enjoyed the premise of us destroying ourselves. This new world has completely eradicated what was once whole and new. People have been pushed into cages and others have been bombarded with poison there is no future for this world. I love the gruesome details of this “what if” of what could happen when we bomb ourselves. There are always those that rise to “fix” what we have destroyed. I enjoyed the way the author sets all the characters up in the beginning and leads us through a maze to figure out what everyones part truly means.

The Story, Opel is lost and she doesn’t have any memories but something about Aecker pulls at her heart. No one knows who or what she is but Aecker has feelings for her from a time before. Opel is hunted and she doesn’t know why. Everyone is against her even though she doesn't know why. These two will fight for each other to be together and to figure out how to be together and how to piece together this broken world. Aecker has a legacy left to him and he has to figure out how to keep everyone safe. There are people in power who will imprison him and take Opel but he will do everything in his ability to keep her and those he loves safe.

The Characters, Aecker is strong and has a legacy he needs to continue. He knows Opel from before her memory loss and he is determined to keep her safe. Although this is told in alternating persons I feel as though I have much to learn about this wonderful person I have come to care for. Opel, okay so we know like close to negatives about her but as the story progresses we learn more and more bit by bit. I look forward to seeing her transformation!!!

The End, wow can someone say explosion? Explosion…there are several shocking things that occur. We meet some new people and come across some we already know all too well. There were still plenty of shocking surprises and get ready for a bit of a cliffy one. You've been warned. I look forward to the next…where I hope to learn more, MORE! I want to know all about the demise I want to know what will happen. I WANT I Want I WANT!!!!!

My Rating

4.0 Crazy new world where MORALS are WHAT IS THAT?!!! Is he really going back for her? EW WHAT?! Who is my daddy…Metal WHAT…Where is my Brother…WHAT THE WHAT BOOM filled stars!

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About the Author
Carlyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers. Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about. 

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life."

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. - "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!" follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

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