What is this blogfest all about? Here’s how the blog sponsors described this event:
Did I Notice Your Book Blogfest, October 17, 2012
Post about a book you’ve noticed.
You can choose a book that you’ve read, something you saw on a blog or social media site, Goodreads, or a sales website. Anything that caught your eye because of a great cover, blurb or reviews, but DON’T tell the author that their book has been noticed. Instead, shout out on social media sites, and encourage others to do the same, until the author finds his/her book.
Only two rules:
1) You can’t post about your own book.
2) The book shouldn’t be on the New York Times or USA Today bestseller list. This is your chance to shout out about a book that might not have been noticed by others.
Let’s blow up the blogsphere with great new reads!
The book I’ve chosen is Three A.M. by Steven John.
“Fifteen years of sunless gray. Fifteen years of mist. So thick the streets fade off into nothing. So thick the past is hazy at best. The line between right and wrong has long been blurred, especially for Thomas Vale.
Long gone are the days when new beginnings seemed possible—when he was a new recruit, off to a new start fresh in the army. He had hoped to never look back. Not like there was much to see, anyway.
First came the sickness, followed by the orders: herd the healthy into the city, shoot the infected. The gates closed and the bridges came down… followed by the mist.
Fifteen miserable years of the darkest nights and angry, awful gray days.
Thomas Vale can hardly fathom why he keeps waking up in the morning. For a few more days spent stumbling along? Another night drinking alone? Another hour keeping the shadows at bay….
But when Rebecca Ayers walks into his life, the answers come fast. Too fast.”
I picked this book up from the new fiction shelf at the library because I liked the cover art and the synopsis, and because I’ve been on a post-apocalyptic reading binge lately. I wasn’t disappointed. The book has a couple of interesting and surprising twists to the plot, which I liked a lot. I also liked the author’s writing style. The reviews, especially Kirkus, were not as good as the novel deserves.
I will warn you that this is a dark novel and best suited for those who can handle the hard stuff (reading matter, that is).