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    Sunday, August 23, 2009
    WorDissection: Epitaph Road by David Patneaude

    Did I like it? Heck YEAH!
    You'll love it if you liked: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Gone by Michael Grant
    Aura: Intense, Chilling, Edgy, Heartwrenching
    Read If: You're looking for something that pulls you into a fantasy world and makes you believe in it
    Narration: First Person
    Main Character: Kellen Dent, 14 year old male
    Themes: Post-Apocalypse, Conspiracy, Death, Friendship, Parents, Love
    Plot: 9.8/10
    Narration: 9.8/10
    Characterization: 9.7/10
    Overall: 9.75/10
    Did I get bored anywhere? No way!
    Did any part confuse me? No. It was intense and a lot to take at once, but no.
    Line/ Page Skippability: 0.1/5. None. Nada. Zilch.
    Writing Style: Average Sentences, Descriptive, Graphic, Vivid.
    Uniqueness: 9.85/10
    Predictability: 0.1/10
    Favourite Quotes: "In the end, the throwbacks and loners of Afterlight and the rest of the Peninsula had only one freedom--the freedom to die."
    "Ain't no late night heart-to-hearts, ain't no summer since you've gone."
    Cover: 9/10
    Ending: Hopeful, Realistic, Satisfying Closure. No fairytale-ishness.
    Reading Priority: Must Read
    Reading duration: Fast readers-Approx. 6 hours, Slow readers- Approx 10 days.
    Synopsis:

    In 2067, an airborne virus wiped out 97 percent of the male population. Thirty years later, women rule the world and have ushered in a new golden age on Earth. Poverty, crime, war and hunger have all disappeared. Growing up in this utopia, 14-year-old Kellen Dent feels isolated as one of the few males alive.
    When a rumored outbreak of the virus threatens Kellen's outcast father, he knows that he must warn him of the coming danger. During his desperate race to find his dad, Kellen uncovers a secret so frightening that his life and the future of the world will never be the same.
    A fast-paced, post-apocalyptic thriller, Epitaph Road is an exciting and fresh new entry in this best-selling genre.


    WordVore Prod's Review:
    I loved Epitaph Road is an understatement.
    Seriously, this novel had everything a reader could want. The writing style was absolutely fantastic. I felt drawn in to the post-apocalyptic world so easily that even I was surprised, considering how I almost always have a difficult time being drawn into anything other than contemporary. Patneaude’s word choice was extremely clever—balanced out and artistic. The plot was extraordinary! Reading the summary you may think that it will turn out clichéd, but believe me—far from it. The plot was packed with originality and creativity, and the story moved at a smooth but fast pace. I did not come across any bumps at all, neither did I ever feel detached from the story; not once. The characters had just the right amount of depth—not too in-the-reader’s-face, not too vague. Kellen is so believable that it’s scary. His feelings and loneliness are conveyed in the most subtle yet heart-wrenching of ways. He keeps struggling with the pain of losing his loved ones and at the same time frantically searching for a valid source of love and caring. Tia and Sunday were anything but secondary characters—their roles were individually crafted and attributes were evenly distributed. The plot had so much unpredictability and twists and turns that it will keep the reader even farther from the edge of their seat. The way I laughed and cried with the characters moved me to the core—I rarely do that.
    David Patneaude has designed a world that is believable, chilling and scary at the same time that will blur the lines between right and wrong. What surprised me was that since I had to read this one with a lot of breaks due to horrible circumstances, but the next time I picked it up, I didn’t feel like I’ve forgotten anything at all—not even the smallest details. Overall, I would say March 2010 is in for a big bang and each and every reader should go grab a copy of Epitaph Road! Start saving money, now!

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    2 Comments:

    Oooh, I love post-apocalyptic stuff. I will definitely have to check this one out ASAP. Lovely review. :D

    By Anonymous Twin Pigeon, at August 23, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

    Thank you so much!:D

    By Blogger WordVore Prod, at August 23, 2009 at 6:38 AM  

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