5 Follower
25 Ich folge


Ich lese gerade

Fortune's Pawn
Rachel Bach
The Emperor's Blades
Brian Staveley
Love Letters to the Dead
Ava Dellaira
The Waking Engine
David Edison
Laura Lam
The Heavens Rise
Christopher Rice
The Troop
Nick Cutter
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1)
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
The Reapers Are the Angels
Alden Bell
Red Rising
Pierce Brown

Extinction Point (Extinction Point, #1)

Extinction Point (Extinction Point, #1) - Paul Antony Jones Extinction Point and its sequel Exodus are apocalyptic candy, where one woman finds herself alone in world, which has been wiped out by a biological alien invasion. I must confess, this book scared me … (I am easily spooked.) But Jones’ story also kept me reading and reading and reading. I had to find out what happens next, discover what wiped out life on Earth and witness alongside Emily the end of our world and the birth of a terrifying new one. This book is a page-turning thriller with a fantastically designed story. What if you were the last living person in New York, what if the only other survivor you know of was 4500 miles away and what if the millions of human carcasses around you would slowly transform into something alien and frightening. Paul Antony Jones has a few really great angles towards the alien invasion apocalypse and he knows how to spice it up with good horror moments, too: A bit from Ridley Scott’s Alien movies, H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds or I Am Legend.

While the concept of the story is really captivating, the author’s somewhat domineering love for details is NOT. As much as I did enjoy half of the book, the other half was boring enough to skip. It’s not so interesting really which clothes Emily packs into her backpack, and how many other things she places in that backpack and especially not where exactly she places every object in the backpack. It’s the same with changing clothes, riding her bike, or making herself a cup or coffee. Those needlessly prolonged chapters could have been easily removed and besides, it would have done the novel a great favor.

In spite of the minor criticism points, I still demolished Extinction Point in a single sitting like a big tub of New York Super Fudge Chunk Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

You can read my review on http://litslut.wordpress.com/