{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

October 31, 2012 Reviews 5

The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark

Paperback251 pages
Published July 30th 2011 by Parker Publishing
Age Group: YA
Source: Won 
Buy this Book:Amazon

Summary:

Global pandemic is raging. Olivya Wright-Ono’s once loving home has been converted to a hospice for the dying.  Her ability to see auras forces her to witness, with agonizing detail, the vibrant colors of life consumed by malignancy.

The beautiful and troubled, Mikah, is an elite Empath in the ancient Kindred clan, led by the brooding, ever-morphing, monster named Prime. Mikah has learned a terrible truth . . . the plague is linked to Kindred origins. When Olivya sees evidence of disease creeping into her mother’s aura, she has no one to turn to but Mikah. Can he unearth the Kindred secrets and find a cure? Can she trust this boy whose power allows him to manipulate her very emotions?


With her mother’s life, and that of the world, in the balance, Olivya and Mikah embark on a quest to stop the Pandemic, only to discover it is far, far more than a mere disease . . .

This book was not really for me. I wanted so badly to like it. The cover is awesome and the concept sounds so cool, but the execution just left me bored and I had to force myself to keep reading. There was too much filler in the story for me. I’m sure that some people would really love this book but it was just not my favorite. 

The concept is really cool. I loved how they incorporated technology into the story and all of the gizmos and gadgets sounded awesome! I want to create a little mini me for the cyber world! Although i’m not sure that I would want it to have an attitude like the ones in the story did, but that’s another issue. 

The Apocalypse Gene tried to be mysterious and cryptic, but I found it confusing and choppy in parts. There were some sections in the beginning of the book that I would read a page or so and have no idea what just happened so I had to go back and read it again to try and decipher it. That is too much work for me, and even after re-reading parts I was still confused. 

I liked Mikah, but Olivya came across as kind of mean. I didn’t like her very much, and when I can’t connect with the main character than I have a really difficult time becoming engaged in the story. 

The world that is created is pretty cool, so if anyone thinks they would enjoy a dystopian/apocolyptic world where everyone is dying of a fatal sickness. The setup sounds so interesting but the execution just did not work for me. Do you agree? Disagree? please let me know if you read the book and really enjoyed it. I would love to hear other people’s opinions on it.

1.5/ 5 gavels

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5 Responses to “{Book Review} The Apocalypse Gene by Suki Michelle and Carlyle Clark”

  1. Alicia

    From the description and your review, this doesn’t sound like it is for me either.

    I get very frustrated when a book doesn’t make sense, or when it can’t keep its own mythology straight.

    Too bad, it sounded like it could have been an interesting premise.

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