Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blog Tour: Review: Anyone?

Blog Tour: Review: Anyone? by Angela Scott

Jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, nerve-wrecking, mind-boggling greatness!!!

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Young Adult, Apocalyptic, Survival, Horror
The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….
…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal craters and setting much of the world ablaze.
Tess’s dad gives her a few short minutes to gather her emergency bag and her freaked-out kitten, then leads her outside and into the underground shelter. 
Terrified, the last thing she expects is for him to leave her there all alone, but he has no choice—he must find her missing brother.
Before leaving, he makes Tess promise to keep the hatch door shut, not to open it for anyone but him, and to stay put until he returns.
But he forgot to tell her one thing: What is she supposed to do if he never comes back?

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, where to start...

BAM! Apocalyptic hysteria: end of the word as we know it. Chaos in all directions and seems to last forever, until its eerily, deathly quiet. What to do now?..

This story was such an adrenaline rush, I don't know how I made it to the end without my heart leaping out of my mouth. 

The characters were such a blast, very emotional and I felt extremely sensitive to everything they had to endure. Yes, even the cat with nine lives. At times, I wished Tess just not worry about the cat, just worry about surviving herself, but there were times when the cat did prove beneficial and useful. Remember, animals have that extra sense when something isn't right. Tess was so fortunate, lucky, whatever you want to call it. Oh, and I envy her. Cole was, literally, not real. I could not wrap my mind around the way he made a living in the post-apocalyptic destruction. Everything was like so surreal, but still could have been written off as being very lucky, very smart, a quick thinker, an awesome survivor. Argh, I really freakin' loved his character. It went really well against Tess's very different characteristics. They ballanced each other out. He basically kept her alive and from going mad. She got him to fall for her. I really, really miss David, his character wasn't around for long, but like Tess, he made a huge impact.

This is the only book I ever read with less then five characters. And the only one with this theme setting. I absolutely loved this story and enjoyed every bit of it to no end. Everything was just perfect. This was my first book by Scott and hope this won't be the last. Having the opportunity to have this reading experience is seriously out of this world. I thought I could never read anything greater, better, just something with that type of flare or that spark. It's hard to describe but easy to recognize. Again, with having this book being the first, the first book of the year to really make an impact on me, as a reader, a person. It was scary, but thrilling all the same.

The only thing I regret is reading the end pretty quick. But came you blame me? I was already at the point of no return, like having downed 10 shots in one go, or 10 cups of coffee. I was jittery and anxious, and biting my lips and nails, almost resorting to anything I could get my teeth on. Yeah, not a pretty sight.

Overall, as you can already tell, I LOVE this book. Yeah, simple as that. Oh, and I highly recommend this.

About the Author:

Angela  ScottI hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author.

For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.

I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.

As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.

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