Title: Apocalypse 5
By: Stacey Rourke
Published by: Black Spot Books
Published: February 12, 2019
Edited by: Lindy Ryan
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
The reader plunges off the cliff and into the drama of a post-apocalyptic Earth with a young A5 team literally blasting into a mission. What the A5ers think is just a simulation program turns out to be so much more than they ever could have imagined. Finding out that nothing is as they were taught to believe, the five person team, led by the seventeen-year-old kick-ass heroine, Detriot, find themselves in a dire situation teaming up with the very people they have unknowingly been fighting against.
Rourke has once again created characters that the reader cannot help but champion behind. I love that the women in this story are strong, fearless, empowered badasses; whom the men respect and support!
This tale invokes the gamut of emotions from crying over the loss of team members to saluting Detriot when she makes a moving speech after a tough battle. The reader cannot help but to feel the losses and celebrate the victories.
As always Rourke has blown me away with her work and I cannot wait to read the next installment in the engrossing saga.