Hello my wonderful bookish friends and welcome to my blog tour stop for Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. Today, I have my review to share with you and I cannot wait for you to fall in love with this book as much as I did. I won’t spoil anything for you, but if you love a good slow burn romance, intriguing dystopian stories, and really great writing, then I really think you’d enjoy this one. Don’t forget to stay until the end, join the giveaway, and follow the rest of the tour!
Pub. Date: August 28, 2017
Publisher: Jessica Redmerski
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
An Intriguing, Heartbreaking and Fantastic Edge of Your Seat Post Apocalyptic Thriller with A Deliciously Swoony Slow Burn Romance!
Everything Under the Sun Jessica Redmerski was one hell of ride that had me holding my breath and clutching my heart the entire time. It was thrilling, suspenseful, and an emotionally draining reading experience and I loved every second I spent with Atticus and Thais… even the parts that made my cry and just broke me over and over again.
A broken, dangerous, and cruel world. Two lost souls trying to fight their own demons and find a way back to the light. A small chance for survival. A glimmer of hope in the distance. And a love that will never die.
This story was so well-developed, beautifully written, and incredibly moving. I knew I would enjoy this when I read the premise, but I didn’t expect to fall in love with it and Atticus, Thais, Sosie, Evelyn, Edgar, Jeffrey, June, and every character and every aspect that made this book undeniably amazing and just so utterly fascinating from start to finish. Yes, there were some slow parts here and there, and some moments that were very difficult to read that I just wanted it to be over, but this story made me THINK a lot, FEEL so much, and WANT to make a difference.
The world building and concept of the story felt so realistic that I could imagine myself living in it and experiencing everything the characters went through. I feel emotionally spent from reading this book, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that were moments that made smile, laugh, hope, swoon, and want to just hug everyone I love. This book was a very long, dangerously dark, and extremely affecting journey that had me feeling uneasy plenty of times. The world can be really cruel and ugly and my heart is still aching as I write this review. The ending was bittersweet and left me in such a mess that I cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment cause seriously… I need to know what happens next.
I adored the characters — good and bad, heroes and villains… I really did. I thought Redmerski did a fantastic job creating complex, perfect flawed, and incredibly interesting characters who made me feel so many different emotions. They each played their roles really well and my heart hurt for them all. I don’t want to go into specifics, but you will feel sadness, gratitude, revulsion, joy, fury, hope, vengence, happiness, love and so much more as you read the story and meet all the characters. And that’s one of the things I love about this book — to feel so emotionally connected to the characters.
The romance was so swoony and I adored Atticus and Thais so much. Their chemistry was amazing and I loved how they both challenged each other to be better versions of themselves. Their relationship wasn’t easy and they had their own battles to fight, but it was so wonderful to see them grow closer together — to witness them trust each other, become friends, and eventually as two people so in love they would do anything to protect and save each other no matter what.
The story and these characters made my heart hurt so much and had me in tears a few times. With a dangerously dark post-apocalyptic world that both terrified and intrigued me, a gripping and thrilling storyline that had me completely hooked, broken but lovable characters that I absolutely adored, and a delicious slow burn romance that had me swooning and aching in the best way, Everything Under the Sun was EVERYTHING I could hope for and more. It was absolutely addictive from beginning to end and I honestly can’t recommend it enough.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher and Rock Star Book Tours in exchange for an honest and fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
J.A. (Jessica) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
5 winners will receive signed paperbacks of EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN with bookmarks and post cards (United States and Canada only).
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