Sunday, May 1, 2022

Review: Grip of Fear by Sam J Fires

Grip of Fear

End of Days #1

by Sam J Fires

Published: April 29, 2022

Publisher: Samuel Fires Publications

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


No lights. No power. No help.

During the coldest winter on record, an EMP attack wipes out the nation's power and cripples the country.

As the city spirals into lawless chaos, investigative journalist, twenty-six-year-old Cassandra Drews is forced onto the dangerous streets of Portland to begin the long walk to her parents’ home in Oregon

But hypothermia and starvation aren't the only dangers Cass and her rescue dog, Daisy, face on their perilous trek. Danger is stalking them, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Help comes in the form of troubled ex-marine Isaac Winters, who slips back into soldier mode with the city's collapse.

Now, the trio must work together in a fight for survival as they race to escape the city before violence, or the bitter wintry storm can claim them. Do they have what it takes to make it out alive? Or will they be crushed by the brutality of the unforgiving cold?

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 Fear is book 1 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 Fear picks up right where its prequel Surviving Chaos left off with twenty-six-year-old Cassandra Drews an investigative journalist, gathering supplies and making plans to leave her hometown for a safer more secure place. Cassandra’s world has just been turned upside down.

The power has gone out. Planes are falling from the sky. Vehicles are dying right in the middle of the street leaving people stranded or at least their cars. Well, needless to say the world has been set in chaos. And this my friends is only the beginning for our little friends/characters in Grip of Fear.

Before Cass can leave she first needs a few supplies for her trip. While at the store she runs into her ex-boyfriend Nathan. Nathan is trying to take control of Cass. Nathan is trying to force her into going with him. Cass firmly tells him no that they are no longer together but Nathan is not listening but never fear as Issac an ex-military dude is standing by watching as their little conversation takes place.

Issac has been doing what he does best or what he was trained to do in the service. He is doing recon meaning he is standing back watching everyone and everything around him take place. Nathan is aware of his surroundings.

When Cass leaves the store Nathan is watching as unbeknownst to Cass her ex is following her. Nathan decides to go along with Cass to keep her safe without informing her that Nathan is following her.

The road ahead of them is very treacherous. The way will be long and hard. Winter has set in and the temp is freezing. But the freezing weather is the least of their worries as they have no way of knowing who they can trust and who they can’t. People are in the stage of figuring out who each other has become or going to be in an apocalypse type of situation.

Grip of Fear is the first book in the End of Days series and a great beginning to a new world. And speaking of new worlds the world-building for this was just that out of this world amazing. I love stories with worlds like this one and can’t seem to get enough of them. Oh, yes I love the end of days types of stories. I can’t wait to see where End of Days takes us next in book two Grip of Darkness.

I do highly recommend Grip of Fear to all dystopian and post-apocalyptic fans! Grab your copy of Grip of Fear today! 

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