Thursday, November 6, 2014

Review: Shades of Chaos (Boxed Set) by Vairous Authors @cameronjace @Chrystallathoma @AlexiaPurdy @MeganSDuncan @XpressoReads #XpressoBookTours #Giveaway

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Shades of Chaos (Boxed Set)
Authors: Alexia Purdy, Cameron Jace, Chrystalla Thoma, Katie Salidas, Megan Duncan
Publication date: June 11th 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult


Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by six bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon! Over 1400 pages of stories, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma! Best for ages 16 and up~

I AM Alive: I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation: Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human's world. It's kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension: In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city's Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope: After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city - looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by…

Rex Rising: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver - until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant: As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood: April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they're not truly alone.

Released: After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse they could have ever imagined.


My Review:

I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

I don't normally read box sets but when I saw Shades of Chaos I knew I had to read this one. It has a book in a lot of deferent genres that I love. It has Dystopian, Apocalyptic, Post-Apocalyptic, Aliens, Vampires, Demons and Monsters. Most of the characters are fighting to stay alive or survive in one way or another.

In I Am Alive teenagers are rated on a scale from 1 - 10. Everybody wants to be a 10 and is raised from birth to be the best that they can be and hopefully they will be a 10. When it is time for Decca to be rated the system says she is a monster and monsters are considered a nuisance and a burden to society and will always be below their standard of expectations and must fight for their right to live.

Initiation and Dissension are about vampires becoming slaves to humans. The humans keep the vampires locked up in a dungeon like place. If the vampires don't do what they are told or don't follow the rules then they are punished in a horrible way. Each human that owns a vampire fight them against other vampires. They are trained to fight to the death. Poor Mira hates being a slave and being locked up all the time. She is a very head strong woman and will never stop trying to get away.

Finding Hope and Rex Rising is about Elei who was infected with two parasites when he was a little boy. He grew up with these two parasites fighting each other inside of him each wanting to control the other. Elei is a very lucky person to have survived the parasites inside of him because to most they are deadly. After the rough life that he has lived Elei finally got him a break. He got a job driving an aircar. Elei was happy with his new job and his boss for a while until one day his boss is killed and after witnessing her death Elei flees the scene with a bullet in his side, running for his life. Whoever killed his boss is now chasing after Elei. They want something from Elei that he knows nothing about. He has no clue what it is they want.

I didn't read Resonant or Reign of Blood and it wasn't because I didn't want to. It was only because I read and reviewed them a few months ago. I loved reading about the vampires in April Tate's world and about her little brother and all of her new friends that she met while living in Las Vegas before and after the apocalypse. April was a very strong girl who knew how to fight the zompires and was always or at least most of the time aware of what was going on around her which helped her a lot in beating the zompires.

In Released Abby, her brother, Carter and their friend Max all leave their home on a journey across the wastelands of America after demons have taken over their world and have killed their families and all of their friends; so after hearing on the radio about a group of people that are offering a safe place to stay so they head out on their journey and run into all kinds of dangerous things along the way.

I have truly enjoyed reading all of the books in Shades of Chaos and am very grateful that I had this opportunity to read them. I love dystopia and apocalyptic books with vampires, zombies or zompires in them. If you love reading them too then this box set is for you. I highly recommend each and every book in the set. I plan on writing reviews for each book separately at a later date.


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Giselle said...

This sounds like a great collection of stories and my fav genre is dystopian so this is right up my alley! I also don't read boxed sets often but they're coming up as being really great deals lately!

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Thank you for hosting us :)

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