Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Review: Grip of Darkness by Sam J Fires

Grip of Darkness

End of Days #2

by Sam J Fires

Published: June 2, 2022

Publisher: Samuel Fires Publications

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Thriller, Teen, Young Adult, Suspense


The nation goes dark. Technology fails. Help isn't coming.

An EMP has destroyed the nation's power grid.

When an EMP shuts down power worldwide, eighteen-year-old Charlie Drews immediately meets death in the way of her neighbor Mrs. Butler who succumbs to a lethal heart attack. Charlie and her grandma Ruby must baton down the hatches to get through the power down and the bitter wintry storm.

From Sam J Fires comes the brand-new End of Days series, a post-apocalyptic EMP survival thriller featuring flawed, complex characters and adrenaline-fueled action adventure. Perfect for fans of Ryan Schow, Grace Hamilton, Kyla Stone, and Jack Hunt.

Grip of Darkness is book 2 in this brand new post-apocalyptic EMP survival thriller. If you enjoy tales of ordinary folk thrown into harrowing situations, you'll love the End of Days series!

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My Review:

Grip of Darkness is the second book in the End of Days series by Sam J Fires. Grip of Darkness tells eighteen-year-old Charlie Drew's story. Charlie is the younger sister of Cassandra Drews whose story was told in book one Grip of Fear.

Charlie like her sister Cass lived in their parent's compound until the day came when they walked out leaving their parents and the compound behind. Both girls called their grandmother Ruby to come and get them. Cass hated leaving her little sister and parents behind. Cass made her decision to leave a few years before her sister Charlie as she was older.

When the power went out Charlie tried to do what she could for the folks in her neighborhood going around and checking on them. Charlie has a great big heart and liked helping others. On her first trip out to check on the neighbors, Charlie found one of their neighbors dead. It was assumed that she died of a heart attack.

Grip of Darkness tells the stories of all the people in Charlie’s neighborhood and surrounding town. It takes place in the first hours or maybe even days when the power went out. In the beginning, everyone was quite cordial but things would change after a while if the power didn’t come back on. The longer the power stays off the more afraid the people will become.

Food and supplies will start to run out when no one would be coming to bring more with all the vehicles and electronic devices not working as well. The people will start to fear for their safety. The evil will come out in droves.

I am afraid that the worst is yet to come and I am looking forward to that worse in the next book of the End of Days series. I am afraid that Grip of Fear and Grip of Darkness is just the beginning for Charlie and Cassandra. I am afraid that Grip of Fear and Grip of Darkness just gave us a small glimpse into Charlie and Cassandra’s world.

I highly recommend Grip of Darkness as well to all post-apocalyptic fans! Grab your copy of Grip of Darkness today for another great introduction to a brand new world!

Be sure and check out the first book in the End of Days series

Grip of Fear #1




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