Today I am reviewing The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark for The Book Babes blog. I found this book to be a highly entertaining. It is an action packed, fast paced YA novel. The story centers around a girl who reads auras, Olivya, and an empath Mikah in the post apocalyptic Chicago.
The once vibrant city of Chicago has become a deserted waste land as almost everyone has ben stricken with a malignant cancer. Olivya lives with her mother on Hospice row taking care of the Gad’s, (Good As Dead )patients that her mother has opened their home to. The only normal interaction she has is through V-school and Cy-Chi the virtual world where she meads Mikah’s handsome halo-sim.
As an orphan Mikah lives a lonely life in an apartment complex with the telepathic and powerful kindred who seem to feed off of the negative emotions in the world such as hatred, pain and war. Mikah is dreading the day when he will be initiated into the world of the kindred fold fearing that he will turns into a monster like the ever metamorphosing Prime whose dark soul lurks around the complex and fills Mikah’s heart with fear.
When Olivya and Mikah dare to meet their lives are forever changed as they embark on a journey to save the people they love from the cancerous pandemic and an unknown enemy. These two young people don’t know if they have what it takes to win this battle but they possess the most powerful weapon of all. LOVE!
Clark and Michelle weaves science fiction and fantasy with historical and mythological characters creating a non-stop action packed novel. I give this book a 4/5 on the Book Babes rating scale.
Global pandemic is raging.
Olivya Wright-Ono’s once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying. Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.
The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth . . . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother’s aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah. Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure?
Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to manipulate her very emotions? With her mother’s life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to discover it is far, far more than a mere disease .
The Book Babes Book Review system
5/5 We will nag, harass, and generally stand over your shoulder until you read this book, just so we can dish with you about it.
4/5 This book was really good. We would insist you buy a copy, or at least borrow ours.
3/5 A good book. Mixed reviews. We suggest you put it on your library list, just to see for yourself.
2/5 Seriously lacking. Mostly didn’t get into it.
1/5 No good. We all agreed, this book just sucked.
0/5 Really terrible. Not only should you not read this book, you shouldn’t pick it up off the shelf without wearing a full hazmat suit.
- The Apocalypse Gene Tour: Interview with Olivya, Main Character of The Apocalypse Gene (riteshkala.wordpress.com)
- Interview with the authors of ‘The Apocalypse Gene’, Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark (riteshkala.wordpress.com)
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