Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A Book That Will Stay With You Long After You Have Read It!!

"Deep Shadows"
By Vannetta Chapman

This book was absolutely fascinating, however, extremely frightening. I had never thought that I would enjoy reading Dystopian fiction, but THIS book was riveting!! Thoughts of the world losing all technology and electricity is absolutely terrifying!! But it IS a very possible situation!  What would I do???  Ms.Chapman certainly described the event in a detailed, realistic way that had me glued to my seat, as my heart was racing!!

Synopsis:

All It Takes Is One Night
to Plunge the World into Darkness
Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.

Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.

Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.

As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.
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In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.

My Thoughts:

As I read this book, I felt an eerie sensation come over me. The world as you and i know it, has been totally and forever changed. Never will it be what it was!  I felt reality hit me , as never before!! It really could occur!! What would I do?? This has never occurred to me before this book! 

The characters were so well described and realistic, that I at once formed lasting connections to them.  I felt their fears and challenges in a very deep way. I must say that they became part of me! I lived their lives alongside them. I felt their despair in a real way. Their faith shines through in the darkest hours. The importance of having faith and  strong beliefs was oh so important in order to exist in this life that had been turned upside down.  Helping one another in times of need was essential to just exist,  a great example for all of us to follow. 

The plot had me engrossed from the first page! I could NOT put this book down. There were so many unexpected twists and turns that totally surprised and left me in a state of shock. The shock that shook me, was  that this could happen in my lifetime!!!  This book is one that leaves the reader pondering life as it is today compared to what it could be in an instant, when the electrical grid experiences total failure.
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This is a five star book!! A book that can totally change one's thinking! I highly commend Vannetta on her taking the risk to write a book so different from her previous works!! It is a winner!!!

This book was supplied by the author and publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for spotlighting my book, and I'm glad you "enjoyed" it. :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Deep Shadows. I haven't read it yet but have it on my to be purchased list.

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