Welcome to our stop on this blog tour. Thank you very much to Lilyan @ Blackthorn Tours and Jacy Morris for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
How many hearts can a song touch? How many ears can it reach? How many people can it kill? When popular boy band Whoa-Town releases their latest album, no one thinks anything of it. They certainly don’t think that the world will be changed forever. After an apocalyptic disease sweeps the world, it becomes clear that the music of this seemingly innocuous boy band had something to do with it, but how? Katherine Maddox, her life irrevocably changed by a disease dubbed The Drop, sets out to find out how and why, to prevent something like The Drop from ever happening again.
How many times have you heard a song thats just so catchy you can’t get it out of your head?
When boyband Whoa-Town releases their newest album, the fans go crazy for it, as expected for a good looking, popular boy band. Then something strange starts happening to those that have listened to the music.
Set during, pre and post drop we discover what life was like before The Drop and how everyone experienced it whilst the illness was taking hold. I loved the style of writing in this book, the way it is pieced together from Katherine’s journal entries and snippets that have been found in magazines and partial internet sites. Building the picture of who Whoa-Town were and how Katherine’s investigations proceed to ensure something like this never happens again.
If you do pick up this book, please ensure you have the time to dedicate to it, I found myself reading when I should be getting ready to go out or to work, when I should have been asleep, I just could not put it down! Even when I wasn’t reading I was wondering what was going to happen next, imagining that Katherine was there tapping her toe waiting for me to progress further into the story. This was my first book by Jacy, but I will definitely be picking up more of his books, I just need to ensure I have enough free time to read them without distractions.
I can see this being made into a movie and I would love to see it! But it would have to be a silent movie or subtitled so I can wear noise cancelling headphones cause I don’t want to run the risk of hearing Whoa-Town, ever, just incase…
Jacy Morris is a Native American author born in 1979 in Virginia. He is a registered member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. At the age of ten he was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where he developed a love for punk rock and horror movies, both of which tend to find their way into his writing. Under the pseudonym The Vocabulariast, he was the writer/owner/CEO of the website MovieCynics.com from 2007-2014. He graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Education. He has been an English and social studies teacher in Portland, Oregon since 2005.
His first film, All Hell Breaks Loose has a cult following. His second film, entitled The Cemetery People is now in post-production.
He has written several books, including the “This Rotten World” series, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Killing the Cult, and “The Enemies of Our Ancestors” series. The Abbey was his first book under his real name. In between drinking beer and watching horror movies and hockey, he is currently working on the following books: An Unorthodox Cure, and the fourth chapter of This Rotten World.
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