Friday, June 14, 2013

Desolation by Travis Simmons Book Review

Travis Simmons Desolation does NOT disappoint.  This was my first zombie book and I'll be reading some more.  Travis Simmons hooked me right away. 

DESOLATION by Travis Simmons

Asher St Paul thought it was just a typical zombie apocalypse like in the movies, until the necromancers crawled out of the woodwork. Since the undead have chased the living into hiding, the necromancers are able to roam freely in a new America of their making. Asher is seeking safe harbor. The need for safety is what drove him from his home in Philadelphia Pennsylvania before it was shelled. He has searched from quarantine to quarantine, always finding them overrun with zombies until he hears of The Refuge, a military compound in Binghamton New York.

With his family and lover lain to rest by his own hand, he has nothing left to lose and gives everything he has to reach the safe haven. But questions arise when he reaches The Refuge, mainly, how has he been able to sustain multiple zombie bites and not change? He thinks he has found safety in the military compound turned quarantine, but he was wrong. Even now there is a necromancer trying to make The Refuge their kingdom of the dead.   

MY Thoughts: 
4 out of 5 stars

I have never been into the Zombies . I'm not one for scary movies and until Desolation I had never read a Zombie book.  So, I was curious where this author would take me.  The imagination, the thrill and the suspense in Desolation had me reading it in just a few hours.  Seriously I was shocked when I put it down finished .

A virus that turns you into a Zombie. (scary stuff and in Desolation it seems so real)  There is the refuge where those that survive can hide . Then there is  the necromancers who can make the zombies do as they say. (pretty cool although not everyone thinks so) This book is action packed  right from page one.

Each character gives something to the story development. Each having their own awful story of what happened in the past and each offering something in the struggles for the future outcome.  Desolation  was a winner in my book I"d definitely pick up another from author Travis Simmons.

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Amazon Desolation (Infernal Designs) 

About the Author 
Travis has been writing since he was 14.  He began writing a book called "The Calling of the Two" and while writing that on and off he started uncovering another idea.

"Yes, this is all well and good, but what about before? What happened in the world before these characters came into it?" He always knew there was a "before" and as he started wondering about it he got ideas. At first they were little ideas but as he discovered the names for his characters a whole story about them emerged.
Travis started working on The Revenant Wyrd Saga several years back and he is very happy he did because hearing and documenting Jovian and Angelica's story has been one wild ride for him.

He lives in a remote part of upstate New York and hoofing around my neck of the woods gives him a ton of inspiration for his novels.   He loves research, and speculating on different ideas and theories.

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 I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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