May 7, 2011

Released by Megan Duncan

Released (Agents of Evil, #1)
Thank you Megan for giving me the opportunity to review your book!  Released was so entertaining for me, that I think it could be a great movie or TV series.

Author SummaryAfter a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined.


My Take: This book totally ROCKED! I knew as soon as I started reading that I would like this book. Abby is a diehard heroine, not by choice but for survival and she is truly a fighter!

Abby, her brother Carter, and Carter’s best friend Max are the only living humans in their town. Max lost both of his parents to the monsters that have taken over the world, and Abby and Carter lost their father when he tried to save Max’s parents. The monsters that killed them left the 3 teenagers to survive on their own.

Abby, Carter and Max quickly come to realize that it will not be possible to survive by hiding out in their houses forever. Unfortunately, their only hope of survival was a radio transmission telling survivors to seek refuge at an Air Force Base in New Mexico, but the radio message stopped transmitting 2 weeks ago! So, with little hope, they set out on a 1500 mile journey to the Air Force base, praying they can find food, water, shelter and safety.

After the tragic loss of their parents, the three survivors never dreamed they would face even greater challenges and horrors on their journey to New Mexico. But were they ever wrong! Heck, even I didn’t imagine where the book would lead! There were moments while reading that I wanted to yell, “PLEASE! Follow your gut instinct!” And, yet, I too was completely caught off guard in some parts! It came to a point where I finally realized that Abby, Carter and Max will truly do ANYTHING to save each other even if it means doing something they thought they would never have to do.

There is another character named Taya that comes into the mix later, and I love her too! All four of these characters balance each other perfectly. I love how Abby’s security blanket is her shotgun and that Carter uses a bow! Carter is the brain of the group and Abby and Max are the strong fighters. Taya adds more fun to the mix.

There is a part in the book that had me really pondering. I was thinking, “Would my thoughts be similar to Carters?” Here is the discussion…
"“So why do you think this all happened?” Taya asked completely out of the blue, directing the question to Carter.
“Huh? You asking me?” She nodded at him. “Well there are lots of theories really. Some people believe God is punishing us, some believe they are aliens taking over our planet, some…”
“What do you believe?” Taya interrupted.
“Honestly I am not concerned about the how or why. I just want them gone.”"

I would be more than thrilled to find out what happens in the next book.  Megan Duncan is a really good entertaining writer, she kept me entertained from start to finish.

Megan Duncan's Post: 4 Star Review!
I woke up this morning to a breath-taking review from the "thief of my heart", Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. Thank you so much for your review Mindy, I really appreciate it and I can't promise that I won't beg you to review Savor and Indulge too. :o)

So, everyone please read this awesome review and check out Mindy's blog. The site is beautiful!

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Michelle Greathouse said...

This sounds great. :)

Megan Duncan is a new to me author - Released is going on my wish list.


Blood Rose Books said...

Hello, Great Review! and the book sounds interesting. As the main character appears to have some younger characters, would you classify the book as a YA or adult?


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