Thursday, 21 April 2016

Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Welcome to my stop on the Omen Operation blog tour. I thoroughly enjoyed this and hope you guys will check it out. You can see the full schedule HERE.

Omen Operation by Taylor Brooke 
(Isolation #1) 
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: January 26th 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult


Synopsis:

After an epidemic spreads through the country, Brooklyn Harper’s high school years come to an abrupt end.Implanted in a rural camp, Brooklyn and her friends are cut off from their families and the outside world. Each day is filled with combat training to assure their safety against the crazed, belligerent, and deadly— those infected with a mysterious virus.If the world couldn’t get any crazier, a letter ups the insanity…After being assured day after day that the world outside their little camp had been compromised, Brooklyn’s cabin-mate, Dawson Winters, finds a letter that turns everything they’d known upside down. There is a world outside the trees that surrounds their camp, and the virus they all feared seems non-existent.Determined to see it herself, Brooklyn plots with others to attempt an escape…On the outside, Brooklyn finds the world is as normal as ever. But when they are attacked in the city, they dispose of their attackers far more efficiently than any normal human.. Is there more to Brooklyn and her friends then just being highly trained?As their exploration continues, the group is faced with impossible feats. Betrayal, love, death, and a powerful sense of camaraderie lead Brooklyn and her friends to fight for their life, their freedom, and most of all, each other.


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My Thoughts:

The MC is Brooke, a normal teenage girl, until she is taken to this camp with other teenagers, to escape the deadly virus that decimated the world. They are all trained to hunt and kill the things that are in the outside world! All is going well till one other camp mate finds a litter that changes everything for the friends. They end up going into the outside only to discover that the world has moved on and they have been lied to! Just what is going on, and what were they trained for?

Omen Operation starts off with, what feels like, us being dropped into the middle of an already established story. At first, I kept thinking, just what is going on, did I miss something?? But no, over time we learn what happens and what happened to make the kids end up in a camp! It's a bit confusing to start, but once the kids leave the camp, we find the answers to the many questions!!

Also, once the kids are outside, the action and tension really ramp up. They are being pursued by these.... things, which don't seem to let up and manage to find them no matter where they go. At many times, I found myself on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. It's quite tense, scary and suspenseful!!!

Character wise, I have to applaud the author for her sheer diversity of them! There are multiple races and sexual orientation as well. It was refreshing to read them. Most importantly though, they were all well written and developed and I loved their friendships!

In all, this is an action packed and engaging read. I had a hard time putting it down because I needed to see what happened next. I am so looking forward to the next installment!!!


AUTHOR BIO:

Taylor Brooke is the author of the sci-fi adventure trilogy The Isolation Series. She started out as a freelance makeup artist, and quickly discovered her love of elves, zombies, mermaids, kaiju, and monsters of all kinds. After receiving eight professional certifications in special effects makeup, working on countless projects, and fleshing out a multitude of fantastical creatures, she turned her imagination back to her one true love — books. Taylor has had a knack for writing since she was a little girl, and received recognition for her skills throughout grade school and junior college. When she’s not nestled in a blanket typing away on her laptop, she can be found haunting the local bookstore with a cup of steaming hot tea in her hands, scanning the shelves for new reads, or hiking one of the many mountains that surround her home in Oregon.



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