Monday, August 15, 2016

Review: Dispocalypse by Michael A. Rothman + GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

Hello, everyone! I feel like I should get a new greeting . . . Anyhoo, today is my stop on the Dispocalypse by Michael A. Rothman blog tour organized by YA Bound Blog Tours so a huge thank you to them for giving me a spot on the tour!

First off, I was sent an e-copy of this book for free by the tour organizer in exchange for an honest review as part of this blog tour. I'm super excited to review this book for you guys so without further rambling or ado, here are all the details you need to know about the book, my review of it, as well as a GIVEAWAY! Whoot whoot! 

Dispocalypse by Michael A. Rothman

Rating: PG-13
Genre: YA Fantasy
Score: ❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 314
Stand Alone
Publisher: M & S Publishing, L.L.C
Published: June 1st, 2016

In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a Governor who is both feared and worshipped, Willow is a seventeen-year-old girl who is just trying to get through her last year of studies. But when her father dies, she experiences strange dreams that change everything about how she looks at the world and at herself. 

Haunted by the tragedy, Willow begins pushing herself beyond anything she could have imagined she was capable of. It’s only when she catches the attention of some of the Governor’s minions that her world is turned upside-down.

1. Once again, I'm going to be honest and say I pretty much sold when I saw the cover of this book. It's just so much pretty! I swear my mouth was drooling over how awesome this cover is. I mean, it has a wolf on it! Anyway, this sounded like a very interesting book that I figured I might end up really enjoying since I love post-apocalyptic books and this one was pretty much right up my alley just based on the synopsis. I'm really excited to review it for you guys so let's move on, shall we?

2. I freaking loved all the characters! I thought Willow was a very strong and confident character that didn't worry too much about her appearance when she was a fighter at heart and was set on learning how to defend herself against enemies through fight training and mastering her archery skills. She was very dedicated to her brothers and would do anything for them which just showed how much of a caring person she was underneath her tough exterior. I thought the side characters such as Willow's brothers, her friends Tristan, Raz, and Mel, were all really fun getting to know, even when one person turned against Willow and you kind of end up hating them. But, I totally grew attached to Willow and her family and they kept me coming back to the book whenever I picked it up to continue my progress.

3. I thought the world building and the place Willow knew as home was very much a post-apocalyptic setting with a little bit of a steampunk, dystopia feel to it which I ADORED! I'm a sucker for steampunk and dystopia novels so this books just combined my three favorite genres into one. Like, yes! I really was very interested in the places Willow traveled to, the things she saw, the creatures she encountered and the legends surrounding the Wildings, the Werebits, and other beings in her world. It was all so cool and kept me hooked.

4. The storyline was very well written and I didn't ever feel lost even when learning about Willow's world and the things she went through once she started discovering some abilities she never knew that she had or was capable of. It had a steady pace without getting boring or info-dumpy but also had so much detail in the world building and history of Willow's homeland. Not going to lie, I'm seriously hoping that there will be a sequel because THAT ENDING! I won't spoil anything, obviously, but just know I really liked reading this book! 

I think the only reason I didn't give this book a five-star rating is because it did take me a little bit to get into the groove of things with this book since it was a unique story and set in a different type of world than I'm used to reading but at the same time, I quite liked it. In my book, if it takes me a few pages to get into the swing of things, that means I've never read anything quite like it before. I approve.

You Can Find The Book Here:

About The Author:

Michael A. Rothman- Author, Engineer, and Cat Herder.

In a nutshell:
  • First-born American in my family
  • Multilingual
  • Hard-working
  • Accepts no excuses
  • Despises self-importance in himself and others
  • Loves Epis Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thrillers
  • Engineer/Scientist

Author Links:

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  1. Thank you for the kind review, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    If it could be cross-posted on Amazon as well, I'd greatly appreciate it. :-)

    1. I just submitted my review to Amazon ;) I'm glad you enjoyed my review! It's one of my favorite books of the year for sure!

  2. Yes! This sounds like a great read. Like you, if there is steampunk in it, I've probably semi-fallen for it already at the mention of the word. I also think Willow is just a gorgeous name for a main character. Great review x

    1. Lol steampunk for the win!! I thought the name Willow really fit her personality as well so I loved that! I seriously recommend this book!