Blog Tour: ‘The Long Road’ by G. Michael Hopf Review and Giveaway

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Blog Tour: ‘The Long Road’ by G. Michael Hopf Review and GiveawayThe Long Road by G. Michael Hopf
Series: The New World Series #2
Published by Plume on January 7th, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Survival, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
The End was just the beginning of the new world…

Only six weeks have passed since a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, but already, life has changed dramatically. Most of America has become  a wasteland filled with starving bands of people, mobs and gangs. Millions are dead and millions more are suffering, with no end in sight.

For Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Cruz and Barone, the turmoil and chaos they dealt with in the early weeks after the attack will seem trivial in comparison to the collapse of society that plays out before their eyes. Uncertainty abounds as they all travel different paths in search of a safe place to call home. The only thing that is definite is that The Long Roadwill take its toll on all of them.

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In the second novel, we learn that one of the characters from the first has lived. The war has stopped and it seems life has gotten back to a more civil time. This character ends up being interviewed by a journalist and ends up delivering the story that picked up right where we left off.

As, the previous novel, we’re bounced around from several plot lines making it hard to decipher what’s going and who is still alive and what else has escalated. This type of pacing had me so confused and I hated how it bounced and forth. There is also a lot of military jargon used and even though it was incredibly detailed and written well, I didn’t care too much about it. I cared about the characters and their stories. I cared about what was going on with all the civil unrest. Even though it was hard to care about any of these characters, I still wanted to know who was behind these nuclear attacks. Sad to say I didn’t get my answer.

I still don’t understand Gordan’s thought process. I know he’s trying to survive, but he does this in the most basic android like form. Like he’s not human and incapable of emotion or empathy. Only when the ending came did I find any semblance of a human emotion.

If you enjoy fast paced reading about the end of the world as we know it, then this is for you. If you’re looking to connect with characters, this book is can be passed on.

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