by Tyler Jolley
Series: Seasons of an Apocalypse #1
Genres: Science Fiction
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Matt Voorhees awakes surrounded by a pile of VHS tapes in his cryopod, on the outskirts of an abandoned summer camp, along with eight other seventeen-year-olds. A scientist, who was tasked to watch over them while they were cryogenically frozen is dead. They have no idea where they are, or more importantly, where the rest of the frozen people are. When they were put into cryosleep, they were with their five thousand closest friends and families—but now they’re all alone. Their personalities clash while they try to formulate a plan. Some want to live it up, while others want to find their parents and the others. Left with only the tapes as a touchstone to the past, Matt is forced to survive the new world filled with intense floods and frigid blizzards.
Camp New Beginnings wasn’t the safe haven they were expecting.
From its instant oatmeal cover to intriguing synopsis, I downloaded and devoured Apocalypse Summer by Tyler Jolley. Extreme weather forced the world to cryogenically freeze members of earth to ride out the storm. What could go wrong?
Welcome to Camp New Beginnings.
This was an interesting tale that starts of intensely as the first of a pod of teens wake up trapped in their cryogenic pods. Eight of them survive and discover they were loaded up in the back of a pickup truck. One adult is dead and the other unconscious. They find an old campground by a lake called Camp New Beginnings and crash there.
Matt Voorhees, our protagonist, woke up with a pile of VHS tapes surrounding him. The eight were a mix of personalities, all bringing something to the table with different skill sets. We have the typical couple who is more interested in tonsil hockey than getting answers, the geek, the awkward outside and your average Joe’s. It was an interesting group and I will be curious to learn more about them.
The camp itself is intriguing. Was it abandoned? Left purposely for them? Or something entirely different. It contains leftover canned food, some clothing, and a generator powered by physical energy. The world itself was interesting. There were no birds or insects, even though they are deep in the woods. The weather patterns exhibited everything from flash floods to snowstorms.
While this story is geared towards teens, if you lived through the 80s you’ll get a kick out of these kids who clearly were alive and frozen during the eighties. It offered some nostalgia and pop culture references. I graduated from high school in the mid-eighties and had a laugh.
The tale is an easy read that leaves us with questions and curious for the next installment. The book includes a sneak peek into the next book with just enough bite to hook you.Check out Apocalypse Summer by Tyler Jolley a #YoungAdult, #SciFi and the first in the #SeasonsOfAnApocalypse #KindleUnlimited Click To Tweet