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The Rule of Three Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-09-07 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 40 user ratings
ISBN:1250059550
LANGUAGE:English

" Amazing read. Page-turning and exciting but also thought-provoking. Makes an interesting statement about the reliance that our society has on technology, and what happens when that fails. Worse than Y2K! Would have liked to know more about what caused it, but possibly that will be revealed in the next book. " said.

"I was fortunate enough to have this series suggested by my 13 year old son. What started as an english assignment quickly turned my son into an avid fan, who had me searching for book two for Christmas and him saving his Chapters gift card for book three (just released).

Having now completed my read of this dystopian young adult novel, set in curiously familiar surroundings (if you don't recognize it, google the street names and you can see an ariel view of the place where this novel is set) I have to admit my son is right. Eric delivers a fast paced and engaging book that keeps you turning the pages. The best praise I can give Eric is the challenge tossed at my own feet by my son. "Mom, can you write this well? This book is loaded with plot twists and humour." Fine. It looks like it's game on, Eric! :-) well done! I will be shortly diving into book two.
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" And time to see if the library has the next book. " said.

"This book does the end of the world as we know it extremely well. I felt very uneasy through much of it. I think it's likely an accurate portrayal of the breakdown of society in a situation like this. Not every character is particularly likeable and neither did they all make the decisions that I would make, but that's just like real life I suppose. I am not a fan of the extremely sudden ending though. This will evidently be part of a trilogy but I still like an author or make an attempt at creating a proper beginning, middle and end to each entry in a series; however the rest of the book is so strong I'm willing to forgive it." said.

"A blackout hits Adam's neighborhood as it turns out to be a viral catastrophe. People have gotten frightened, causing them to start making little troupes to protect themselves. With the help of Adam's neighbor, who is a retired spy and Adam's mom, a police captain, Eden Mills might have the chance to stay alive, but only if they work together.

I picked up this book because it was a Red Maple Nominee for this year. Also, I have heard that Eric Walters is an extraordinary writer which gave me another reason to read this book.

I finished this book because it was so intense. Filled with unexpected action, this book will make you be at the edge of your seat, wanting to keep on reading. Also note that the beginning might be a little boring but once you're halfway through the book, you'll be hooked.

I would recommend this book to Betty, knowing that she liked the book Divergent. I think she might like the action in this book as well.
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"Adam is 16. He's in school one day, helping his buddy with a paper, joking around and flirting with girls. Normal stuff - that is, until the power goes out. After realizing it's not a normal power outage - cell phones are out too and cars won't start - Adam is able to drive his older model car home. His neighbor, ex-spy Herb, seems to be preparing for the worst. But it's just a normal power drill, right? Everything will be back up and running soon. But as Herb warns, it's likely to get worse. And it does. Adam's mom is a police captain. Together with Herb, Adam and his mom help diffuse potentially dangerous situations and start working to help their neighborhood.

I had to read it twice - back to back. I was expecting a stand-alone book and the ending suggests a sequel. I'm very happy about that.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I rarely give 5 stars but this easily deserved it.
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" DNF around 80 pages. It's fine, and the story is interesting, but I don't love the writing style. The dialogue in particular doesn't seem to flow very naturally. Also: too many exclamation points. " said.

" Amazing read. Page-turning and exciting but also thought-provoking. Makes an interesting statement about the reliance that our society has on technology, and what happens when that fails. Worse than Y2K! Would have liked to know more about what caused it, but possibly that will be revealed in the next book. " said.

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