Friday, 21 November 2014

Saving Raine and Inferno by Fredrick Lee Brookes

A country torn apart by greed, corruption, and chaos. A boy sent on a mission that could kill him. A girl who's in grave danger...and doesn't have a clue. Can Matt beat the odds stacked against him and outrun the drones raining down on his head in time to save Raine--and America?

About Saving Raine

SAVING-RAINE-new-ebook-cover-071414-LORES"Matt, Raine went to California because her parents thought it was safe. It's not. You've got to get her out as soon as possible. She could die, Matt."

When 19-year-old Matt Carney gets a cryptic message from his father telling him to go to California and save his girlfriend, Raine, he doesn't hesitate, he grabs his AK-47, revs up his blue pickup, and gets ready to make the 2,300-mile road trip. But cross-country travel in 2021 isn't easy, or, sometimes, even possible. The U.S. has become a near-military state: 17,000 checkpoints severely restrict interstate movement, Predator drones target innocent civilians without cause, and explosions rock cities daily. Matt and his stepbrother, Benjy, face deadly attacks from a corrupt government, ruthless local law enforcement, and bloodthirsty terrorist groups as they embark on their trek. They're about to find out that their trip is much more than a private journey, and their success could change the face of the country, forever. Can Matt and Benjy outrun the drone missiles raining down on their heads? Can they avoid assassination by government officials hell-bent on taking over what little is left of the country? Can they outsmart the deadly schemes set in motion against them?

Break the rules. Save the girl. He only gets one chance before she's gone forever.

My Review of Saving Raine~

*Thank you to Badass Marketing for the copy of this book

Whilst this story wasn't the typical fantasy novel I mostly always read, I'm super glad that I was given the opportunity to review Saving Raine because I really enjoyed it. Let me just say that if this is our future, I would really like to not live on this planet...way too '1984' for me, thanks. But unfortunately, with the amount of drones the US uses for their military air strikes and the like, Brooke's novel does hold some prophetic warnings. I have read a lot and I mean a lot of dystopian novels, but Saving Raine was very different to all of them, mostly because it feels like this could be very real and happening right at this very moment. And that is how much I ended up getting into this story, I literally felt like I needed to watch the skies for a hidden drone! Really the only little problem I had with this book was that I found it a bit distracting and hard to keep up with the numerous amounts of point of views. This put me off for a little while, but eventually they all seemed to interconnect, which made the book almost even more exciting and heart pounding. So much chaos and destruction and action within this fast-passed book, the characters are all very well written and the plot is something you can really sink your teeth into please don't bite the book.  A fantastic read for young adult, all dystopian lovers and adults alike. 

Rating: 4/5 Titans

About Inferno


When 19-year-old Matt Carney saved his girlfriend, Raine, from the crossfire between the government's increasingly ruthless Homeland Security and March22, a terrorist group taking steps to strike a new, legitimate path, he thought his work was done. Was he ever wrong. Kidnapped by the brutal Dark Fiber militia, Matt is shocked to discover he's been betrayed by those he trusted most. Stranded in an isolated location in the middle of Michigan, far away from the girl he fought so hard to regain, Matt is made March22's point man in a plot to get control over a cache of thousands of stolen ground-to-air missiles. As time runs out, he's their last-and best-hope of sparing the country of a heinous attack on commercial aviation that could quickly turn the United States into a permanent war zone. In this action-packed, explosive follow-up to Saving Raine, the first book in Frederick Lee Brooke's The Drone Wars, Matt Carney finds himself at the center of a firestorm of stolen missiles, stolen drones, and stolen dirty nukes, tormented by stinging betrayals, clinging to a last hope for love. Sure, he was able to save Raine, but as the inferno rages around him, can he find a way to save the country from further violent chaos? And a way to save himself?

About Frederick Lee Brooke

Frederick Lee Brooke

Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December, 2013. A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago. When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.
Find Frederick Lee Brooke on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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