Tuesday, November 19, 2013

eARC BOOK REVIEW...Alive (Crave, #1) by Megan D. Martin

Title:  Alive (Crave, #1)
Author:  Megan D. Martin
Publication Date: December 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…


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  “Out there, it was a survival of the fittest. And she was going to survive.” 

The good: Had everything I like in post apocalyptic tales: zombies, romance, realism, and steam!

My thoughts: “Alive” was a really enjoyable read. I was introduced to it by Megan’s beta reader and fellow author, Kenya Wright, after I had been invited to take part in both authors’ releases on November 22nd. I’m so glad Kenya did message me the invite or else I would have totally missed the chance on this awesome book!

“Alive” to me kind of reminded of me of one of my favorite television shows, The Walking Dead, but a sexier, grittier, and “younger” feel. I loved the post apocalyptic world that Megan sets up of survival and even sex. Yes, sex guys. I don’t know what it was about the Walking Dead that didn’t include sex as one of the natural aspects which comes into light during times of these. I get that you have to always be on your toes but sex is definitely a heightened factor in dystopian tales since it is a rational reaction of what happens as a way to retain a part of humanity.

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 My verdict: I highly recommend! 

 I enjoyed everything from the plot, the storyline, and the perspectives and backgrounds of the different characters. It’s so real and although I got frustrated at times with the characters, it totally was reasonable and pragmatic. There were of course, sad parts and times of mourning in the story since what more can you expect in zombie. BUT, the ending was quite the ringer!! I mean, what a cliffhanger!! Not cool, Megan, not cool! LOL. Nah, just kidding. But I already want more! So all and all, awesome debut for me in regards to my first Megan D. Martin read!! Can’t wait for more!!

My Rating:

-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for checking out ALIVE! I'm so pumped that you liked it! <3 && I love the gifs!