Hello Book Friends and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Mayfly by Jeff Sweat hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. I’ll be sharing my review and a giveaway so don’t forget to stay until the end.
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies for her tribe in the their small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen, and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive—in Jemma’s world, life ends at age seventeen.
Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama. Forced to leave, Jemma and Apple are joined in exile by a mysterious boy who claims to know what is causing them to die. The world is crumbling around them, and their time is running out. Is this truly the End?
Wonderfully Unique, Weirdly Fascinating, and Thrilling Edge of Your Seat Story
Mayfly by Jeff Sweat is a wonderfully unique, weirdly fascinating, and thrilling edge of your seat post apocalyptic adventure. It’s fast-paced, well-written, and dangerously exciting from start to finish.
This book’s a masterpiece, but I did have some minor issues in the beginning. After reading a few chapters, I actually wasn’t sure I would like the story. I did think the concept was interesting, but there were a few scenes that just didn’t sit well with me. Having said that, I surprisingy could not stop reading. There was something about the story that just pulled me in and I was so intrigued by the characters and their way of life. I’m definitely glad I pushed through with this because it was simply amazing.
Jeff Sweat brilliantly created a terrifying, but utterly unique and fascinating dystopian world. I really enjoyed exploring Los Angeles in this reality and figuring out why no one ever made it into adulthood. The plot had action, mystery, romance, awesome friendships, a bit of humor and twists that kept me guessing until the end. The characters were realistic, engaging and full of surprises. I had a blast seeing the world through their eyes and ached when I witnessed them make difficult choices to survive. From one danger to the next, I was holding my breath and hoping for the best — for the characters and for the world.
This story was a phenomenally creative, positively insightful and incredibly compelling read. Jeff Sweat crafted a unique and addictive post apocalyptic adventure that will leave you wanting more. I do hope that ending is just the beginning because there are so many more questions I need to be answered.
If you loved Hunger Games, Maze Runner, or any other dystopian books, then I think you’d really enjoy this.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Jeff Sweat has made a living from words his entire career, starting out as an award-winning tech journalist for InformationWeek magazine and moving into marketing.
He led the content marketing team for Yahoo and pioneered its use of social media. He directed PR for two of the top advertising agencies in the country, Deutsch LA and 72andSunny. He now runs his own Los Angeles–based PR and marketing agency, Mister Sweat.
He grew up in Idaho as the middle of eight children—seven boys and one girl—and attended Columbia University in New York. Jeff lives in a big blue house in Los Angeles with his wife Sunny and their three kids, two cats, and a racing greyhound.
He loves to travel and writes everywhere he goes, even when there’s not a desk. He likes karaoke, motorcycles and carpentry. He was once shot in the head with a nail gun, which was not a big of a deal as it sounds. But it still hurt like crazy.
1 winner will receive MAYFLY prize pack which includes buttons, custom art and maps, and a t-shirt, US Only.
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