Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Review - The Dawn: The Bombs Fall, By Michelle Muckley

And here we go with review number two!  I did some reading when I couldn't sleep this week.  My job out in the world keeps me up sometimes and there are days when it keeps my mind so busy that I can't sleep.  Those are the days when I get a lot of reading done.

So I got this book by e-mail and let me tell you, I want to read the rest of them because of this book.  I want to know how it all works out.

And on with the show......


Zachary Christian is Delta Tower resident 8652. He has been stuck inside his tower since the bombs destroyed the world he knew. The reason for the war is still a mystery, but ever since that day the world stands still, trapped by the nuclear winter and the Guardians who patrol the exits. Zachary should feel lucky to be alive, but he is haunted by past mistakes which he never got a chance to put right.

The only way out is the New Omega Lottery. The prize is a place in Omega, a giant glass tower in the center of their barren world where the new government, The Conservators, rule. Nobody from Delta has ever won. But when Zachary meets Emily he knows she is not from Delta. Convinced there must be another way out, he vows that he will find it. But he doesn't realize that The Conservators have already found him.


Book Title: The Dawn: The Bombs Fall

Author: Michelle Muckley

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

So let me be honest, I went into this book not expecting much.  That is not a complaint.  I just never know what to expect with this type of book and I have learned never to expect anything.  You just never know where you will end up with these books.

There were some issues for me and this book.  The characters just weren't developed for me.  The back stories were just not enough for me. I really had a hard time relating to any of them.  When I read a book I want to be able to relate to at least one character.  They were ok, but I just couldn't find myself connecting with any of them.

Now that I have gotten that out of the way, let me say that the idea behind the book is a great one.  The way we get an idea of what life is like for these people in Delta Tower was great.  We get a real vision of how life for those who were not in control after the world is destroyed. I just wish we got more about how they ended up there.

Now all of these issues might be cleared up in the later books.  I am willing to wait and see how things work out for the characters.  I am hopeful with the next book we will get more of a back story and really I want more from the other towers.  I want to see if we get a chance for Zach to see Emily again.  I want to see what the rest of the world looks like now, not just what they see from the windows in Delta Tower.

Pros: Great story idea

Cons: Characters were not easy to relate to and the story was hard to get into at the beginning.

Overall rating: I am torn about recommending it.

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