Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Cameo Renae's "ARV-3"

Title: ARV-3
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Release Date: November 26th 2013
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design Photography
Blitz Host: Lady Amber's Tours


June 6, 2014: The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse.

A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.

We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong.

Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV). The first two attempts failed, but despite the incomplete tests and results, the government approved and distributed the third serum to the masses in an effort to aid those who had no shelter.

It worked, keeping those who remained on the topside alive, but it also altered and mutated them. This new and infectious threat had completely outnumbered us. Now, we not only had to rebuild our planet. We would have to fight for it.

My name is Abigail Park. I’m seventeen, and this is my story.

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My Review:
I was SO freaking excited to review this book I was literally stalking my e mail for the ARC. Let me tell y'all it was worth all the stalking time I put in!!  This book was exciting, fast paced, gritty and *whispers* a little bit scary!! It's the zombies that got to me *shudder* and yet I LOVE them and this book!!
We start with a  government attempt to help protect the people from radiation poisoning. This is done by injecting the people with a serum  having no idea the horror these injections will unleash on society. Those infected by the serum are known as Arvies.
Abi , her family and five other families have been living in an underground bunker safely hidden away from the outside world. While underground, Abi has become an excellent marksmen and knows how to hold her own.  Coming out of the comfort of the bunker is a bit of a shock as Abi's world is no longer the world she remembers and there's flesh eating zombies roaming around!!
Finn *sigh* is Abi's best friend and quickly becoming more. He has the ability to soften her rough edges and gives Abi the courage to be brave and fight for what she believes in. Their love is the driving force in this story.  Abi is able to clearly see what she's fighting for and keep her loved ones safe at the same time.
After emerging into an unrecognizable world sourned by zombies, Abi and Finn realize the only way they're going to servive is to try and make it to a safety zone.  This is a heart racing, exciting and don't put the book down even to go to the bathroom part of the book!!! Once they arrive at the safety zone, all is not what it appears to be. Is it better to stay put or risk life among the zombies? 
What I thought:
There were no slow or boring parts of this book! I was reading the first chapter and before I knew it I was finished.  I just adored Abi, she's smart, strong willed and determined to whatever she can to keep her family safe.  The chemistry between her and Finn is just amazing to watch.  There love didn't just happen, it smoldered slowly burning with intensity.  It was wonderful that they had each other to rely on for support. The journey to the safety zone is incredible.  I call it a journey because that's exactly what it is!!  It's just non stop excitement and there where many times I found myself holding my breath but not even realizing it until I let it out!!!  This adventure is NOT to be missed!!
About the Author:
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.
I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them.
In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013.

One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)
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  1. Thank you so much for being a part of the ARV-3 Book Tour!!! I'm thrilled that you loved the story and am even more thrilled for the amazing review!!! I love those 5 cowgirl hats. <3 (((HUGS)))