Thursday, September 24, 2015

eBook Review: I am Hope by Evelyn Shepherd (Plus a Contest)


So I jumped on the chance to get I am Hope by Evelyn Shepherd because I'd already bought the first and second books and enjoyed them. That makes it an easy choice... but not an easy read!

It's like this: You're in a car--heavily fortified cause the world has gone to hell after all--and it's all zombie like infected on the right and we'll just keep driving. Then there's mutated on the left and it's about getting the hell outta there fast. That's book 1 and 2 of the Meteora trilogy.

Book 3 is all about the vultures appearing right in front of you and sending you on a squealing-up-on-two-tires right hand turn straight into a brick wall!BOOM *glass breaking, metal tearing destruction* It felt like I was launched into the one obstacle that could become too high to overcome, cause there are some serious twists in this book that I hadn't predicted because I'd been far too busy trying to hold it together like Jesse, Sawyer, and Topher as they tried to do their damndest to survive, and maybe keep their friends intact too. But it's a hard world out there, and it's getting harder every day. If the mindless, the monstrous, and the murderous aren't out to get you, the holy rollers just might. Or the cannibals.

Hope is the only thing that keeps them going, but there's no way to know if their salvation is all it's cracked up to be... if it exists.

Once again I was pulled into the story and taken on adventure with the characters in a world that's just gritty enough to feel real, but not so horrific that I lose all stomach to endure along with the guys and their friends. Their choices are limited, and the guys face down the barrel of fate more than once with nothing more than hope and a dogged determination not to give up.

If you haven't read any of this trilogy yet, you need to pick them all up and start reading right now!


ES_IAmHope Title: I Am Hope 

Series: The Meteora Trilogy 

Author: Evelyn Shepherd 

Publisher: Loose Id Publication 

Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs 

Length: 70,000 words 

Release Date: September 8, 2015 

Blurb: The undead were only the beginning. 

Topher, Jesse, and Sawyer thought their greatest threat were the Infected and Mutated that roam the world. As they struggle to reach the camp in Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina, they soon discover that the monstrous mutations of the undead are the least of their problems. Something else, something far more intelligent and lethal, is hunting them. 

Topher knows that the only way humanity will survive is to find a cure for the strange infection that’s ravaged the world. He’s on the brink of discovering it; but the further his research goes, the more he realizes that curing the world of the infection may mean losing Sawyer.

The three will fight to stay together, and Topher will have to make the ultimate choice: cure the world or save his lover?

A scream broke through my dream. I groggily rolled over and burrowed into Sawyer’s chest. He mumbled something against the top of my head. Sleep lapped at my mind, holding me down. I dreamed of pleasant emptiness; I was in a void, where my brain could shut down. Warmth surrounded me, lulling me into a deeper slumber. 

Another scream, louder. I opened my eyes, staring at Sawyer’s chest. Why was there screaming? Something was wrong. Something was horribly wrong. 

“Jesse!” Chloe banged on the bifold bedroom door. “Get out here!” 

Jesse jolted out of bed. He grabbed his pants and hastily pulled them on. As he jammed his feet into his boots, he ordered, “Get dressed.” 

“What’s going on?” Sawyer asked. He climbed over the bed and found his own clothes. 

I knuckled the sleep from my eyes and hurriedly dressed. Jesse was out the door by the time I pulled my shirt on. I followed him into the main compartment, Sawyer behind me. Rio sat on the couch next to Jaden, who was curled up with his blanket. On the table was a camping lamp, which filled the RV with yellow light. 

“What’s going on?” I asked, straightening my shirt.

“Something is going down with Jane,” Rio said. “I heard it out in the truck.”



Evelyn Shepherd lives in Columbus, Ohio with two fat cats. Her time is split between writing and running a book/writing blog. She’s the author of the Theo Bourne Series, the best-selling Last Canticle, and the award-winning Meteora Trilogy.


Winner’s Prize: Complete Set of The Meteora Trilogy books


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1 comment:

  1. I think this sounds like a very good book and can't wait to read it. The excerpt was very interesting.


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