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Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2015
  • 9781511626514 B00VVPZY0O
  • 406 pages
  • $18.00
J. Kowallis
J. Kowallis, author
Reggie’s dreams . . . aren’t dreams. Visions of the future flood her mind like shards of broken puzzles. Caged in her cell, every morning begins the same. She’s drugged, tortured, and images are torn from her memory by Public One. Until the morning everything changes. The vision is different. The future’s never been about her, and now she knows they’re coming for her: Nomads. How will she convince them to keep her alive when Nate, their leader, doesn’t like or even trust her? To him, she’s a science experiment. A machine. When Public One will do anything to keep her, Reggie must make a decision: remain a slave to her past, or risk her future to venture into a world more terrifying than she’s ever known.
Cassandra Reads A Lot

“Copy provided in exchange for an honest review.”
“It was then that there was no possible way to deny that this girl probably felt emotions much deeper than most other people.”
Holy. Jeezus.
This story is action packed to the brim and so so brutal. It’s set in the future after World War III and yes, it is as intense and devastating for humanity as it sounds. Probably even worse. Human rights are taken away and it’s up to the main characters to be the change humanity desperately needs. I love how every character has their own POV. It might sound confusing, but it isn’t. J. makes it work and it gives you a deeper chance to relate to any or all of them. The characters are older than I am used to but it only adds to the maturity of the plot. I loved every second of it! And there’s a love… square? It definitely adds to the suspense that’s for sure. Everybody’s at the brink of dying and it’s heart-wrenching to read about their struggles to find comfort in any possible way they can after such devastation.
Ah! I need the next book in the series asap! I miss Nate and Reggie already!

Fandom Books

ohmygosh! I love this book soooo much!

I'm not going to go into detail about what this book is about (will be in book review video on my YouTube channel, vid will be up this week!) but I do want to let you know that this book takes place in the future after WWIII. ~~~

the character development blew my mind! I loved it all! all of it!

I really like the plot and I can honestly say this book gets an easy five stars!

Stars: 5

age recommendation: 13+

genre: new adult/fantasy/sci-fi (in my opinion)

if you like -- then u will like this: divergent or the hunger games

Sarah In Zombieland

Copy provided in exchange for an honest review. :)

Holy crap that was a good book! I absolutely love it! by now, you guys probably know that there is 3 things important for me in a book : Writing, characters, storyline. This book has everything I like and enjoy. The writing is wonderful. i was hooked from the start and it didn’t let me go until the very end. Such a well written page turner. The plot is entertaining and intense. You just never know what is going to happen next or who’s going to get hurt, you are never sure if your favorite is going to survive until the end. Oh my poor little heart, I got very emotional during some parts. I also really enjoy the brutality of the story, it’s dark and bloody and oh so good. The character development was incredible, just wow. I love all of them so much. Reggie and Nate are both strong and fascinating. Their relationship is so interesting and i love watching these two together. I enjoy all the POVs, it was fun seeing a little bit of all of them. It made me care more. My only problem with this book was maybe the word building, i feel like it was not develop enough. I wanted to know more about it. I feel like I needed more details about this world and the Public One. 

This book was an intense and incredible ride and i am SO EXCITED for the sequel!

Afterimage: 4/5

The Stubby Pencil's Library

Afterimage (The Enertia Trials Vol 1) by J. Kowallis

Genre: Fiction

Content: Some  violence and language

Publisher:  CreateSpace

Release date: (April 7, 2015)

Number of Pages:  404


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My Opinion:


Wow.  There is a lot going on in this book from beginning to end.  I never got bored and I never wanted to put it down.  Things start out a bit confusing, you aren't sure who the people are or what is going on, but as they put the pieces of the puzzle together so do you.  As everything comes together you get to know each of the characters and you become invested in their lives.  I really enjoyed the creativity and relationship dynamics in this story.  I can't wait to read the next book!  (Look for it next spring!)

Rating: 5 stars

Paperback Book Details
  • 05/2015
  • 9781511626514 B00VVPZY0O
  • 406 pages
  • $18.00