Friday, October 27, 2017

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: LAST CHANCE by Gregg Hurwitz @GreggHurwitz @JeanBookNerd


The Rain brothers fight for the survival of humanity in Last Chance, the thrilling sequel to New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz's YA debut, The Rains.

The New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz, returns to Creek's Cause to follow the Rains brothers as they fight an alien threat that has transformed everyone over the age of 18 into ferocious, zombie-like beings, in this thrilling sequel to The Rains.

Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity’s only hope for salvation.

Praise for RAINS

“The Rains is one of those all-too-creepy-and-believable stories that leaves you looking in your backyard for the next strange weed to poke through the ground. Chilling!”—Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author

EXCERPT from LAST CHANCE by Gregg Hurwitz
Tor Teen, 2017

Light seeped in around the edges of darkness, like morning peeking around curtains. But there were no curtains.

Rings of fire ignited my wrists. My ankles screamed. Were they tied? A crunching sound scraped my eardrums at intervals.

The woods came into focus.

Only problem was, they were upside down.

Blinking, I sourced the crunching sounds. Sleek black boots walking in concert, packing down dead leaves.


Alien life-forms wrapped head to toe in flexible black armor. Their suits were human-shaped, as seamless as if they’d been poured on. You couldn’t see anything beneath them. Each one was as airtight as an astronaut suit, right down to the polished helmet. Which made sense, since the things that inhabited the suits—the Harvesters—seemed to exist in gas form.

Blinking through my fear, I tried to find my bearings.

I was suspended from a sturdy branch, carried through the woods like a field-dressed deer dangling from a sapling. My shoulders throbbed like you wouldn’t believe. I craned my aching neck and peered up at the nearest Drone. All I saw was my own pale face reflected back from the dark-tinted face mask.

I was big for my age, decently strong from years of baling hay and chopping wood and all manner of ranch chores. But I didn’t feel big now.

The tips of pine trees swayed against a clear blue sky. As we headed upslope, I noted the position of the sun. It dawned on me slowly just how screwed I was. The Drones were taking me back to the Hatch site.

The Hatch site at the old cannery, where all the kids and teenagers from Creek’s Cause and the neighboring towns had been taken. Everyone under the age of eighteen had been rounded up. Caged. Strapped to a conveyor belt. Their bellies used as pods to incubate some new life-form. They floated now on slabs of sheet metal, their eyes rolled back to white, their bodies stretched beyond recognition as something alien grew inside them. That’s where I was headed.

Copyright 2017 by Gregg Hurwitz

My Review of Last Chance:

Aliens have landed in Creek’s Cause where two brothers Patrick and Chance Rain live. We found out in book #1 that Patrick is immune to the virus that the aliens brought with them that turns anyone over the age of eighteen into host. The brothers have found out that they are the world’s salvation. They are mankind’s saviors.

Next up is Alex her birthday is just around the corner in only a few short months. Patrick and Chance are racing against the clock to save her and everyone else. They make little trips out into the world gathering information on the virus and the aliens from time to time.

On one of their trips the brothers run into a rebel from another planet that explains somethings to them and what they must do. With the help of this rebel they just may be able to save the world.

Little Jojo and eight year girl that Chance and Patrick saved and brought back to the school with them doesn’t like Chance leaving and wants him to stay with her. Chance and Jojo were friends before the aliens came and now with her parents gone Chance is the next thing to a parent to her. Chance does a real good job with Jojo. I love the way he handles all the questions she has. To only be a child himself in ways Chance is very mature. At the age of fifteen he is not an adult but neither is he a child. He is in between. The teen years are like menopause for adults. Jojo is very smart for an eight year too. She has the best plans and just knows what to do in a crisis and how to get her and her brother Rocky through this new world full of aliens all on her own.

Last Chance is filled with so much action with alien fighting that will keep you turning the pages ever so fast. It keeps the adrenaline flowing and the old ticker racing. Last Chance will pull you in and make you feel as if you are standing right beside the brothers and Alex with your very own hockey stick fighting aliens.

As I said before this has been an amazing journey one that I would like to see on the big screen. If you like The Walking Dead then I think you are going to fall in love with this duology but I would suggest that you start with the first book The Rains and then Last Chance as you don’t want to miss a thing. 

The Rains (The Rains Brothers #1)

My Review of The Rains:

Something has it the small town of Creek’s Cause turning all the adults into monster, zombie like creatures who are very fast with superhuman speed. They are attacking the kids and carting them off to an unknown destination.

Chance Rain and his older brother Patrick along with Patrick’s girlfriend Alex all head for the high school to hide out from all the adults/zombie creatures. They find more kids already taking refuge at the high school.

They figure out that comets are hitting the earth and causing the adults to turn into what they call host. It doesn’t take them long to learn that once you turn eighteen that they will also become a host. If you know the minute you were born then you know the minute you will die.

Patrick’s eighteenth birthday is just right around the corner in a matter of days and the race is on for Chance to find a cure and save his brother before he turns into a host.

I loved all the characters but there was this one character that really pissed me off. Ben was a self-centered little brat and then some. He only cared for himself. Ben is the type of person that would pull a little baby in front of him so that the monster would get it and not him. I don’t think I have ever gotten so mad at a character in a book before. There is no law anymore so what are you going to do with a person like that someone that you can’t even go to sleep at night for wondering if you are going to wake and find him standing over you along with his buddies ready to take you out of the picture. I say put him outside the fence amongst a group of host and let them do with him as they will.

Chance and Patrick were just the opposite of Ben they took care of all the kids putting the kids behind them and not in front of them. They stood up for the ones who couldn’t take up for themselves. Chance and Patrick had these great big hearts who wanted to save the world. And after learning a few things about the virus that was turning the adults into host they learn that they may be the world’s only salvation.  

This has been an amazing journey and I can’t wait to take the next one in Last Chance. I loved this book to no end as I have heard before. I cried, I
laughed and I got really pissed off on more than one occasion.

I would have to agree with other reviewers if you are a fan of The Walking Dead and The 5th Wave then you are going to love The Rains as I have seen both and love them. The Walking Dead is my favorite tv show of all time and I have seen every episode and some more than once. I would love to see The Rains on the big screen as well. That would be so awesome. 


Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels, including HELLBENT (2018). His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages.

He is also a New York Times Bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin). Additionally, he’s written screenplays for or sold spec scripts to many of the major studios (including the upcoming THE BOOK OF HENRY), and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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--Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

- 3 Winners will receive a Set Copy of LAST CHANCE Series (2 Books in Total) THE RAINS and LAST CHANCE by Gregg Hurwitz.