Tour Stop: Stricken by C.K. Kelly Martin - Review - Giveaway!

By: C.K. Kelly Martin
Pages 240 pages
Publisher: DCB (May 1, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1770865020
ISBN-13: 978-1770865020
Add to Goodreads

Naomi doesn't expect anything unusual from her annual family trip to visit her grandparents in Ireland. What she expects is to celebrate her thirteenth birthday, hang out with her friends Ciara and Shehan, and deal with her gran's Alzheimer's. What she finds is a country hit by an unexpected virus that rapidly infects the majority of the Irish population over the age of twenty-one.

Amnestic-Delirium Syndrome (ADS) starts off with memory loss, but the virus soon turns its victims aggravated, blank, or violent. Naomi and her friends must survive on their own, without lucid adults, cut off from the rest of the world, until a cure is found.

But there are whispers that ADS is not terrestrial, and soon Naomi and her friends learn the frightening truth: we are not alone.

Purchase Links:

(I received this book free in exchange for my honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars
My Recommendation: High

This was a pretty fun read giving what it's about. I say fun as in the flow was smooth, the tone match the plot and the overall story was engaging and slick.

This teen horror is a bit on the tame side, as there isn't blood and gore, but I it works. Sometime you don't need all that blood and gore to make a scary nightmarish book.

The characters, for mostly being teens and under, had pretty good heads on their shoulders. considering the situation the were in. They made smart choices to survive and thrive. Overall this would be equivalent to a Disney family TV movie. Entertaining, lot of feels, action, danger but PG.

This is a high recommendation fore me, and a perfect rad to YA teens, or even young, to enjoy, especially if they are just getting into reading or love a good thrill.

Happy Reading

-E.A. Walsh

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Long before I was an author I was a fan of books about Winnie the Pooh, Babar, Madeline, Anne Shirley and anything by Judy Blume. Throughout high school my favourite class was English. No surprise, then, that most of my time spent at York University in Toronto was as an English major—not the traditional way to graduate with a B.A. (Hons) in film studies but a fine way to get a general arts education.

After getting my film studies degree I headed for Dublin, Ireland and spent the majority of the nineties there in forgettable jobs meeting unforgettable people and enjoying the buzz. I always believed I'd get around to writing in earnest eventually, and I began writing my first novel in a flat in Dublin and finished it in a Toronto suburb. By then I'd discovered that fiction about young people felt the freshest and most exciting to me. You have most of your life to be an adult but you only grow up once.

Currently residing near Toronto with my Dub husband, I'm an aunt to twenty-one nieces and nephews, and a great-aunt to two great-nephews. I became an Irish citizen in 2001 and continue to visit Dublin as often as I can while working on novels about young people.

My first young adult book, I Know It's Over, came out with Random House in September 2008, and was followed by One Lonely Degree, The Lighter Side of Life and Death, My Beating Teenage Heart and sci-fi thriller Yesterday. I released Yesterday's sequel, Tomorrow, in 2013 and put out my first adult novel, Come See About Me, as an ebook in June 2012. My most recent contemporary YA books, The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing and Delicate, were published by Cormorant Books' Dancing Cat Books imprint in 2014 and 2015.

Website • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads

July 2, 2018 – Living a Hundred Lives – Review
July 2, 2018 – Cuzinlogic  – Spotlight
July 3, 2018 – Dauntless Books and Penguins – Review
July 3, 2018 – Mythical Books – Guest Post
July 4, 2018 – Adventures in Writing – Guest Post
July 4, 2018 – Twirling Book Princess – Guest Post 
July 5, 2018 – Chapters through life – Review
July 5, 2018 – Declarations of a Fangirl – Guest Post
July 6, 2018 – Rattle the Stars – Spotlight
July 6, 2018 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Guest Post
July 9, 2018 – BookHounds YA – Guest Post
July 9, 2018 – Cuz I’m A Nerd – Guest Post
July 9, 2018 – All the Ups and Downs – Guest Post
July 10, 2018 – Stacking My Book Shelves! – Guest Post
July 11, 2018 – bookblogarama – Interview
July 11, 2018 – Maiden of the Pages – Review
July 11, 2018 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Guest Post
July 12, 2018 – The Avid Reader – Review
July 12, 2018 – Diana’s Book Reviews – Guest Post
July 13, 2018 – Susan Heim on Parenting – Spotlight
July 13, 2018 – Chapter by Chapter – Interview

July 13, 2018 – Don’t Judge, Read – Review

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please be respectful, all comments are moderated. Please reframe from comment fights, everyone has a right to their own opinion, if you don't like it, to bad.

I love to hear your thoughts, and crazy idea's. I'll make very effort to replay to your comment and views. :)