I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Amplified by Alexia Purdy
Series: Reign of Blood #3
on March 25th, 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, YA, zombies
Source: the author
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Who wants to be the prey in a world full of hunters?
In the aftermath of the end of her world, April Tate decides that it’s high time to leave the city that never sleeps, Las Vegas. After learning the origins of a Zompire Plague remedy, she risks her life to steal the antidote, makes the decision to separate from Jeremy for a while, and joins a small band of new and old comrades on a trip to the Pacific Coast. There they search out a legendary hive of vampires who are more than just wild, blood drinking creatures, they could be the very people she needs to help her.
On a mission to save the last of humanity, April will use the antidote to save some from eternal damnation, but will her decision bring hope for the future or create an ever bigger, unforeseen devastation?
Five Mega stars!!!
I’ll be honest, Alexia Purdy is one of my all time favorite writers. She just manages to suck me in to EVERYTHING she writes.
I fell in love with this series two years ago with the first novel Reign of Blood. Which, by the way, is a must read.
Amplified begins with April, Rye, and the gang going through the desert in search of Christian’s old hive. Of course, April is on her toes. Despite her bond with Christian, she doesn’t trust him. Once they get there they discover the Hive houses some pretty HUGE secrets, and maybe even some devious plots. Things spiral out of control, in the best way possible after this.
The action is amazing in Amplified. It just jumped out at me as I was reading. I seriously envy Alexia’s skills when it comes to getting the fast paced movements of a fight down so clearly.
April is awesome. She kicks some much butt, but is also completely human. She is majorly flawed and no more so than in Amplified. She’s a grieving, but it’s not overwhelming to the point where I wanted to stop reading because it got to be too much.
The maturity of this series has grown a little bit, but it’s still a book I would easily hand over to a teen.
I’ll be honest. I was not a fan of Rye in Reign of Blood and Disarming. I thought he held April, and even the story back a bit. I don’t know what happened, but I was actually rooting for him and April. I remember leaving Disarming wishing for her and Christian to be together, but about 10% into this book my mind suddenly flipped, and I was ‘shipping’ Rye and April. To say that their relationship is messed up is an understatement.
Now if you are turned off by the idea of a love triangle I have to tell you to not be. This isn’t that kind of romance. Yes there is a triangle, but that’s not the story arc. It’s just a character arc that April goes through. There is SO MUCH MORE going on in this book.
Amplified was a great installment to the RoB series. Thank you Alexia for giving me a copy to review.