I'm reviewing this one and wanted to post a warning up here. Apparently I could not figure out a way to review this without a Spoiler. So if you do not want to read any spoilers, I left a nice space so you can scroll quickly past it onto the giveaway! :)
The Dead Room
(The Dead Room Trilogy, Volume 1)
by: Stephanie Erickson
322 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific. No one knows what claimed so many lives over three centuries ago, and no one asks, except Ashley Wortham. She can feel the secrets around her, begging to be uncovered. But the nine elders who govern the island guard their secrets jealously. They believe the islanders know what they need to, and they hide their secrets behind a ruse of peace. But when Ashley, and her best friend Mason, go down the rabbit hole, no one is prepared for the truths they uncover. What will they do when they discover the downfall of humanity lies within their own island, deep inside the dead room?
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MY THOUGHTS :
*WARNING :: SPOILER ALERT! Skip over this if you do not want a spoiler. SCROLL to the bottom for the giveaway! Scroll ! Scroll! Scroll!!
I went into this book having read the blurb and excited! I love post apocalypse / dystopian books! I liked Ashley and her quest for knowledge. She seems like I feel I would be- not content with just following the masses, but wanting to know WHY. I felt the author did a pretty good job with explaining things throughout the book and leaving us hanging with just the right degree to keep us wondering what was going to happen or where things were leading. One major upset was when the one who I thought was the main character was killed. Killed in such a way that there is no way that I can fathom them coming back from. I paused after I read that scene and did a mental WTH? How do I go on adjusting myself to the fact the the main character is dead and apparently NOT the main character any longer? I admit I was confused and a little disgruntled. That said, I liked the rest of the book and I'm interested to see where this trilogy goes on. The secret to the Dead room was not at all what I was thinking ! :)
* Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.
About the author:
Stephanie Erickson has always had a passion for the written word. She pursued her love of literature at Flagler College, in St. Augustine, FL, where she graduated with a BA in English. She has received several honors in her writing career, including recognition in the 72nd Annual Writer's Digest Competition. After graduation, she married and followed her husband in pursuit of his dream. The Cure and The Blackout were written to reignite Stephanie's passion, when she found the time. Now that he is settled in his career, it's her turn to devote more time and energy into writing. Stephanie currently has 3 projects planned for 2015. Her upcoming release is well underway and is slated for a March 2015 publication date. Stephanie, of course, loves to read and write. She also enjoys living on the beach on the Florida's Treasure Coast. Most of all, she and her husband are in love with their baby girl.