Friday, November 18, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman @MichaelARothman

Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman
Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman
Publisher: M & S Publishing, L.L.C. (June 1, 2016)
Category: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Epic Fantasy, Young Adult
Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016
ISBN: 9780989089494
Available in: Print & ebook, 406 Pages


In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a Governor who is both feared and worshipped, Willow is a seventeen-year-old girl who is just trying to get through her last year of studies. But when her father dies, she experiences strange dreams that change everything about how she looks at the world and at herself.

Haunted by the tragedy, Willow begins pushing herself beyond anything she could have imagined she was capable of. It’s only when she catches the attention of some of the Governor’s minions that her world is turned upside-down.

"Michael Rothman is a writer with interests in many areas: from fantasy adventures to nail-biting science fiction thrillers. As a result, his stories are like a roller coaster that carry you away into imaginative worlds where surprises abound, and the only thing that you can expect, is the unexpected. So sit back and enjoy the ride!"-David Farland, New York Times Bestselling Author

Praise for Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman

"The duality of worlds was very interesting and it hooked me completely especially with the way Willow was made out in those scenes. The presence of a world we are familiar with and then another which had totally different geography and races drew me in slowly but steadily. The world building was unique and it was a blend of dystopia and fantasy. I believe that was my favourite part of the book. It's not usual that fantasy elements are introduced into a dystopian/apocalyptic tale. And it has more of a feel of the events happening after apocalypse so it was appropriately named too.
Overall, the read was a great enjoyable one with ample fighting and adventures. I can recommend this to fantasy and dystopian lovers equally."- Floryie, Travelogue Of a Book Addict

"I like how this book kept me guessing. It certainly didn't expect the book to go to the places that it did. You think that one thing will happen, but the story surprises you and goes a totally different direction. The lack of predictability was quite refreshing.
The pacing in this was great! I was surprised how fast I was able to read this once I got started. Nothing seemed to drag. The flow was just perfect. I highly recommend this book! It is one of the most unique stories that I have had the pleasure of reading. The meshing of genres really makes this one stand out."- Vanessa [Queen Alchemy ], The Alchemy of Ink

I loved reading it, and can truly say it's unique! I love how it's written, and the wording/tone really drew me in. The prologue is somewhat confusing, and it took me a chapter or so to really understand what was happening, but it was a quick read, and easy to follow after that. I also enjoyed the illustrations, an added bonus in any story!
"I loved the characters, and felt the plot was unique, and well thought out. I enjoyed the quick pace, and read a large portion of the book in one sitting!
For this time this is a stand along, still I still have some questions, but I would love another book to answer them! XD (OK so I really just want to visit Willow's world again!)"-Stephanie, Adventures Thru Wonderland

"Dispocalypse is a Shannara-esque post-apocalyptic return of magic tale, rich with prophecy, redolent with the stink of evil, and vibrant with the undaunted clamors of a young woman who will not allow her will to be constrained. It walks a delightful line between science fiction and fantasy and delivers a tale sure to please readers looking for unusual adventure fiction."- Big Dave, Amazon Reviewer

My Review:

In a post-apocalyptic world seventeen year old Willow Parks just wants to make it through the Academy and the Choosing so she can get on with her life. Willow comes from a family of Merchants but wants to be a soldier too. She has a hard time at first getting into the hand to hand combat class without the help from another teacher. But with the help of one of her teachers she finally makes it in. In Willow’s world women do not become soldiers they stay at home doing girly things but not Willow. After getting in the class Willow excels in the hand to hand combat class and all of her classes and makes it to the top.  

Some of the students from the Academy start to disappear; after a while Willow puts it all together and realizes that they have probably been exiled. The reason for them disappearing or being exiled is not exactly known but people know that if you say or do anything that goes against the governor then you will be punished.

After Willow lost her mother she decided that she was going to do whatever it took to take down the person that was responsible for her death. Willow knows who this person is and she will take them down when her plan is in place or the time is right. Willow is a very strong person with a great big heart who cares deeply for her family and her friends.

Then one day Willow is awaken and taken from her room at the Academy and is deposited in the Forbidden land. She realizes she has been exiled. The Forbidden land is just as scary as she has been taught but she soon learns that there is more in the Forbidden land than anyone knows or has been lead to believe.

Her whole life she has been taught that no one could survive in the Forbidden land with all the monsters among other things. Can Willow survive the Forbidden land? Will the monsters get her before she has the chance to try?

I loved the world the author created in Disapocalypse and reading about the Great War and how the earth was destroyed over five hundred years ago. I also loved the girl that Willow was and how strong she was but with the life she lead and the things that happened to her would make anyone grow up fast. She had to endure things that no young child should ever have to face. I am just glad she had her brothers to help her out and let her be her own person. She had a great friend in Tristan a guy she met at the Academy who helped her more than he will ever know. I think Willow was also a big help to Tristan as well. She came into his life and became his friend at a time in his life when he needed it most.

If you love a good dystopian novel mixed with fantasy then you are going to love Dispocalyse. It has mixture of few genres. Most of the characters are very lovable and ones that you would love to know more about. I can’t wait to read more of Willow, Raz, Ramia and the other characters stories. 

Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman
About Michael Rothman
Michael Rothman is an Army brat, a polyglot, and the first person in his family born in the United States. Given his first-born American status, hegrew up with English as his third language. As a child, he always had an active imagination and would continuously drive his family crazy with a myriad of “what if” questions.

After a while, they shoved him at the local public library and that’s when he was finally introduced to the world of books, and more specifically, science fiction and fantasy novels. His earliest influences were J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics as well as those of Isaac Asimov. Titles such as these tickled his imagination both as a child and into adulthood.

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