Friday, May 23, 2014

A Shot in the Light: Publisher's Weekly Review

This review is for my Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry, which is books 1-4 for the serial, available HERE if anyone is interested.

ABNA Publishers Weekly Reviewer

This novel is a compelling look at how people survive when everything they know has changed. Chapters focus on a cast of alternating characters across the United States and their reactions to a massive flu outbreak that begins killing people all over the country. Journalists Sydney Knight, Tonya Simons, and Theo Jacobs, grad students Nathan Drake and Jules Ahler, nurse Sarah McGrath, mercenary Matt Jacobs, senator's daughter Dorene Radcliff, and CDC employee Pierre Van Wouten utilize their skill sets and knowledge as they try to investigate and survive the epidemic. As paths cross and groups form, a picture of what caused the epidemic begins to emerge. This novel engages readers from the first page and keeps them turning pages until the end. Characters' backgrounds and motivations are explored in depth, and relationships grow. The sense of dread grows along with the epidemic, and action scenes leave readers on the edge of their seats. The author's writing style is engaging and serves the plot well. This novel is a very strong look at the lengths to which people will go to survive.

The underlined bit is the thing I plan to use for my promo stuff... Definitely a nice perk!

13 comments:

gae polisner said...

Awesome, Hart! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gae polisner said...

Awesome, Hart! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allison Goodson said...

That is wonderful! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Publishers Weekly review - that's amazing!!

Dwight Okita said...

Congrats, Hart. Excellent review.

Diana Wilder said...

Not surprised at all. Well done!

Teresa Powell Coltrin said...

Great news! I was totally pulled in by the first sentence. It is very action pack. Yay for you.

MB Dabney said...

Wow, that is a strong review. Good for you>

Jan Morrison said...

excellent review and all true!!

Hart Johnson said...

<3 Thanks so much everyone!

Southpaw said...

WOW! Awesomeness. Congrats. And yeah, that is a great line to use.

historywriter said...

I'm squeeing for you. Well done.

Tina said...

What a GREAT review! Congrats, Hart. Much deserved. Best of luck with the end, and with the continued sales! I'm sending a "squee" too ;-)
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