Audiobook review, written by Eric A. Shelman
An apocalypse of a different breed. Literally!
Scabs, by Eric A. Shelman, is about the world going through changes. A bright light, lasting days, hovered over the planet. It cast no shadows and raised gooseflesh across every body caught in it. It's an annoying phenomenon, but the trouble doesn't begin until the lights goes away.
Everyone, around the world begins to develop a skin issue- that I can not go into detail on, but should you become injured, you develop the title of this book. And then it's curtains for you!
Scabs is different. It's intriguing and interesting, but was it enough for me to desire purchasing book 2? Will I want to know the ending... ?
Okay, so with the story partially completed - I say partially because this is book one of a two-book series - I am left wondering if I want to venture into the saga. The story is interesting, due to having ever evolving creatures, but they quickly became practically fantastic in nature! There's really no way to win in such a situation. I don't see that happening, and if the humans do win, I feel the solution they come up with will be angering.
The characters were in one way, realistic and relatable, even without my being a twin. Then they were so freaking stupid, I didn't know whether to like them or not. I just don't know. PLUS, they're unbelievably fortunate. They don't seem to have bad luck, no one dies in their crew...
But I can say, I thought a few pieces were hilarious! Like how one of the heroes of the book uses Cosplay swords to battle the creatures - those swords aren't sharp, so does that mean the bones of the monsters are brittle and easily broken, lending to one of their many talents? AND there's a crack on T-Mobile service. It was fabulous.
All in all, I found regenerative, monstrous beings that come from the things they came from was very original. I was intrigued, but the way it was carried just didn't hold me enough to want book 2 or 3. It's predictability was just too much for me- even when I listened to the epilogue, I was let down. BECAUSE I SAW IT COMING! Maybe I'll check something else out by the author. Till then, I'm off to the next read.
Eric A. Shelman
Dolphin Moon Publishing, July 2015
Science Fiction/Alien Invasion/Colonization
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