Review: RecruitZ by Karice Bolton {Book Tour + Giveaway}

Title: RecruitZ (Afterworld #1) 
Author: Karice Bolton
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, New Adult
Publisher: Bull Dog Press 
Publication: October 2013
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Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.
Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

I love post-apocalyptic books, especially ones about zombies. But lately some zombie books just fall short. RecruitZ did not disappoint. From the first page RecruitZ had me hooked in a world of lies and action, leaving me wanting more. 

It has been three months since the virus has been contained and Rebekah finally thought she was safe. That was until zombies reached into her car, ripped her husband from his seat and tore him apart. Leaving Rebekah in one piece. What makes it even stranger is: after the zombies are done, they take off into vans. Like they were programmed to do this. Now Rebekah is hell bent on revenge and she isn't going to stop until she makes sure whoever is responsible for her husband's death has paid. 

When I first saw Rebekah on the cover of RecruitZ I thought about how bad ass she looked. She is bad ass, stubborn and independent and I just loved how she grew through out this book. She went from being so full of hate and anger in the beginning of the book to finding her true purpose. I can't wait to see her growth in in the next Afterworld book. 

At times it was so easily to forget that the end of the world has practically happened. Bars are running, classes are going on, and is pretty easy to forget. But then you get to certain parts and it is just devastating. Karice wrote a believable post apocalyptic world and I loved it. The world is just getting back on its feet. It is a nice change to see a good outcome to zombies, it is always the end of the world when they are involved. There is never anything where the humans beat the undead. It was nice for a change. Another thing was that I loved was that it is set in the future, sometime after 2020.

Overall I really loved RecruitZ. It was full of action, betrayal, and not knowing who you could trust. With a mix of kick ass characters, and a spin on something everything loves this book left me flipping the pages into the late hours of the night. 

RATING: ★★★★★


Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written fifteen novels and has several exciting projects in the works. Karice lives with her husband and two English Bulldogs in rainy Washington.

Books currently available:

Luke Fletcher Series: Hidden Sins (Book 1), Buried Sins (Book 2) – coming soon
Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) Beyond Intent (Book 4) Beyond Chance, Beyond Promise, and Beyond the Mistletoe coming soon
Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1) AlibiZ (Book 2) – October 2014
The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
The Camp

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AlibiZ (Afterworld #2) 
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The outbreak might be over, but the nightmare is just beginning...
Rebekah vows to expose the truth behind the RecruitZ that are killing the innocents. These creatures must be stopped, but so should the people controlling them. When Rebekah uncovers who is behind the uprisings, her own life becomes in danger.
Rebekah knows that she is not alone in this fight but vengeance alone won't help her and the others to victory. It is up to her to uncover the truth for the public before the world is turned over to an elite few.
Regardless of what may happen to her, she knows it's a race against time to destroy these creatures and the monsters controlling them before there is no one left worth saving.

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