Nov 7, 2013

Nightmare City ~ Blog Tour

Today The Sarcastic Palmtree is hosting the blog tour for

Nightmare City
By Andrew Klavan
Release Date: 11/5/13
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Summary from Goodreads:
Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.

Now Tom s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?

Tom is a good reporter he knows how to look for answers but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything including Tom s life hangs in the balance.

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My Review
I signed up for this tour after reading the book description and thinking that this would be a nice change from what I generally read most of the time.  I was also interested in the fact that it was a YA Thriller and that intrigued me. 

It is sometimes hard for me to do a spoiler free review and this book is no exception to that.  The main Character Tom had reporter instincts from his work on the school paper but at the same time was one who didn't seem to trust easily what people were telling him.  I suppose this is somewhat understandable considering there were creepy zombie things trying to get him, but at the same time without taking a leap of faith he wasn't going anywhere. The story was interesting and I liked the "who did it and why" aspect as well.  The "thinking" aspect was what kept me reading on and wondering throughout the book.

The writing in Nightmare City was really good but I had a hard time with the pace. It didn't move fast enough for me and sometimes even seemed to go in circles.  This was my biggest frustration while reading.  That being said, I still felt like this was a good book, and someone that likes this type of book more than I generally do would probably really enjoy it.  I just didn't feel like after reading it that it was a good fit for me necessarily. 

Flamingo at The Sarcastic Palmtree gives
Nightmare City

 6 of Tom's School Newspapers

This kind of gross Zombie Kid 
(although he's probably much cuter than the ones I imagined from the book!)
About the Author
Andrew Klavan is a best-selling, award-winning thriller novelist whose books have been made into major motion pictures. He broke into the YA scene with the bestselling Homelanders series, starting with The Last Thing I Remember.He is also a screenwriter and scripted the innovative movie-in-an-app Haunting Melissa.

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