About the Book
Author: Linore Burkard
Genre: Christian YA/Apocalyptic Suspense
Release date: August 24, 2015
What do you do when the whole world stops?
Andrea, Lexie and Sarah are just ordinary teens until a mysterious event shuts down all technology. In the dead of winter, there’s no heat, no internet, no cell phones–not even a working car.
In this chilling Christian YA tale, most of the population doesn’t survive. Pitting faith and grit against a world without power, the girls and their families must beat the odds. But can they find the strength to survive when society collapses and technology fails?
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My ears always perk a tiny bit when I hear that a book is YA. You see, my daughters love to read (or most of them do, anyway…). So I am always on the lookout for books that might be of interest to them.
I was eager to give this one a try. And I would have loved to have at least one of my daughters share a review in their own words….but…we didn’t get that far. So, at this point, I really don’t know their take on it.
I will share just a few thoughts I had…but you’ve gotta remember, this is coming from ‘mom’s viewpoint’. 🙂
The word that immediately comes to mind, as I started reading–Apocalypse. Or ‘the end of the world’.
It is definitely offering food for thought. Just what would we do, if we’d find ourselves in this scenario…one where nothing works. You have to live ‘off the grid’. How long would my family survive? How would we cope? And this is only a few, there are many more questions that could be asked.
Andrea, Lexie, and Sarah are the teens in the story that face these events. We get to see the happenings through their eyes, which means three differing viewpoints.
Action packed and full of thought-provoking events.
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About the Author
Linore Rose Burkard wrote a trilogy of genuine regency romances for the Christian market before there were any regencies for the Christian market. Published with Harvest House, her books opened the genre for the CBA. She also writes YA Suspense/Apocalyptic fiction as L.R. Burkard. Married with five children, Linore home-schools her youngest daughter, teaches workshops for writers, and is the Vice President of the Dayton Christian Scribes. Her latest PULSE EFFEX SERIES, takes readers into a “chilling possible future for America, while affirming the power of faith in the darkest of times.”
More from Linore
When my sweet historical romance series was published, I never dreamed my next would be YA/dystopian. What a switch in genres! So, how did I go from one end of the writing spectrum to another? Blame it on an idea that refused to die. I read a headline about how close the earth came to suffering a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, in 2012. We missed the worst effects of a solar flare by a hair (in space terms); but the “what if” factor had been set in motion. What if that flare hadn’t missed us? What if I was a teen raised on electronics–or an adult medically dependent on them–and it all went dead in a matter of seconds? What if the next flare doesn’t miss? PULSE, the first book in my PULSE EFFEX Series, was born.
The books shows life in the aftermath of such an event for three teens and their families. With the world plunged into a new dark age, can they keep hope alive?
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