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Friday, August 14, 2015

Blog Tour/Review ♥ The Summer the World Ended by Matthew S. Cox ♥ #giveaway $40 GC

The Summer the World Ended by Matthew S. Cox 
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press

Publication date: June 29th 2015
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult


As far as Riley McCullough is concerned, her best friend getting ‘dragged’ off to Puerto Vallarta for the first two weeks of summer vacation was the end of the world―at least until the bombs fell.
Life in suburban New Jersey with her mother has been comfortable, not to mention boring, to an introverted fourteen year old. As if her friend’s surprise trip wasn’t bad enough, her expectations for the ‘best summer ever’ disintegrate when she gets sent across the country to stay with a father she hasn’t seen in six years. Adjusting to a tiny, desert town where everyone stares at them like they don’t belong proves difficult, and leaves her feeling more isolated than ever. To make matters worse, her secretive father won’t tell the truth about why he left―or what he’s hiding.
Her luck takes an unexpected turn for the better when she meets a boy who shares her interest in video games and contempt for small town boredom. In him, she finds a kindred spirit who might just make the middle of nowhere tolerable.
Happiness is short lived; fleeing nuclear Armageddon, she takes shelter with her dad in an underground bunker he’d spent years preparing. After fourteen days without sun, Riley must overcome the sorrow of losing everything to save the one person she cares about most.




**4.5 Stunned Stars**

This was such an amazing twist on the apocalypse and I tip my hat to the author to think something like this up.

Wow...I read this weeks ago and I still have glimpses of the book and remember the plot!

Yes, there are times that the book does get slow and I found myself skimming over some of the descriptive parts, but overall I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading.

I still can't get over the different aspect of a post apocalyptic world.


Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Carol! Great review! :)

  2. I'm intrigued, sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This sounds like a really interesting book. The reviews have me really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.