Thursday, December 6, 2018

Waypoint by Deborah Adams & Kimberley Perkins - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Waypoint
Deborah Adams & Kimberley Perkins
Publication date: December 1st 2018
Genres: Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic, Thriller, Young Adult
How far will they go to restore the power?
It’s been lights-out for three months and society is already falling into chaos.
Teenage tech-genius Simon Harper and his team of fellow gamers have been searching for the cause of the outage since it went down. Simon and his twin brother West are often at odds, but when the key to restoring power drops into their hands, they’ll risk everything and join forces to bring it back.
Descend into an epic, young adult adventure, featuring family and friendship with a heart-skipping side of romance by debut authors Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins.
Mysterious deaths and disappearances are piling up, and unknown enemies are everywhere. As the brothers make their 500-mile journey to Waypoint they’ll have to decide who they can trust, and which secrets can be told.
“Thanks to its tantalizing pace, well-established consequences, and complicated character development, this novel is worth writing home about. I didn’t feel ready for it to end.” -Independent Book Review

My Review
Oh gosh, where do I begin with my review? Perhaps with one word: AHHHHHH!!!
Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I think I can move on...

Waypoint is the first book in a new series by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins. It's their debut novel, and boy is it a good one. I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis, and after starting the story, I didn't want to put it down. It was that good.

Waypoint is a dystopian adventure full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless. It's an intense thrill ride of secrets, lies, and serious trust issues. There's also some romance thrown in for good measure. 

The characters are well-written, and you find yourself invested in their lives. Even though Simon and West, the two main male characters, are twins, they're complete opposites. West is more outgoing and a jock; Simon is an introvert who likes to spend his time playing video games with his friends.  
I really liked both of them, but I related more to Simon than West. Simon was a very shy, awkward duck, although he did end up surprising me at time.
I also really liked both Riya and Alex. Both girls had their own thing going on (Riya was on a mission, and Alex was trying very hard to avoid certain people), but when they meet up with the brothers, it makes the story even more exciting. Together, the stuff they go through is pretty crazy.

The world building is pretty great too. You get a sense of where each character is and what they're seeing as they travel either through the woods or along the highway. And when they stop in different cities/towns, you can picture in your head what it might look like (considering they're real cities just set in a dystopian/post-apocalyptic world). I liked that. I always like being able to visualize what's going on and where.

 Plot-wise, this book will suck you right on in and not let go until the very end. And when it does end, you'll be an emotional disaster who can't wait for the sequel and needs it now. Oh, wait... maybe that's just me. 

Anyway... I would highly recommend Waypoint to fans of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. It's got everything you could want, and more. Romance, action, adventure, and lots of crazy twists. 
I think this may be my favorite dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel of 2018. I loved it so much!

5 very well-deserved stars from me!

Author Bio:
DEBORAH ADAMS and KIMBERLEY PERKINS are friends and coworkers. They share a love of coffee, literature, and teenagers saving the world. By day, they work for a defense contractor in Huntsville, Alabama as the HR Director and an Excel-wielding Analyst, respectively. By night, they build worlds with words and devour stories. For more information about Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins and their foray into writing, check them out on social media.

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2 comments:

  1. Kimberley and I agree...this review is amazing! Thanks, and anytime you want to read/review our other works, just ask. Intel comes out tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked my review. :) I'd be happy to read/review other works. That'd be an awesome honor. Thank you!

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