Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Against the Darkness by A.M. Griffin (Cimmerian Moon #1)

Against the Darkness
by A.M. Griffin

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Cimmerian Moon - Book 1
Publication Date: June 4, 2014
Publisher: Three Twenty-One, LLC
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 266 pages
Available from: Amazon


This one time, at band camp…aliens invaded earth. Sounds like a bad riff on an old joke, doesn’t it? Unfortunately for me and my friends, it’s all too true. I thought a mess like this only happened in the movies but, as I watch the alien ships hovering over the major cities, I suddenly realize I’m a thousand miles away from my Mom. From home. From safety.

Darkness may have fallen over the world, but I won’t let it claim me. I’ll do anything I have to get back to Michigan. Yet nothing could prepare me for what we find on our trek north from Tallahassee. There’s hardly anything the aliens haven’t bombed. Survival, at any cost, is the name of the game for the few people who haven’t been killed or captured. As if trying to stay free and alive isn’t enough, I think I just met the love of my life. And he’s just the kind of bad boy who’ll tear down the walls I’ve built around my heart—then break it.

Against the Darkness (Cimmerian Moon, #1)My Review
Against the Darkness by A.M. Griffin 

Ride the road of danger with a group of teens trapped one thousand miles from home when the unthinkable happens, aliens have invaded Earth, leaving death, destruction and the collapse of humanity’s very backbone as the world as we know it becomes a battleground for survival. Told from the POV of seventeen-year-old Sinta, we are taken on a near impossible journey home as the surviving teens and one chaperone fight for every inch they gain with the help of a young man they meet along the way. What will they find if they make it to Ann Arbor, Michigan? Will their families be safe? Will they have scattered in a flight to survival, or have they become the victims of an alien slaughter? Will there be a clue that will lead them to a haven, reuniting some with family? Live in the moment with these teens, feel their youthful reactions and ask yourself if you have what it takes to be a survivor.

Even as the giant and powerful lizard-like creatures annihilate all these teens have known, there are sparks of romance coming to life for Sinta, as she becomes part of a painful triangle she never asked for.
Gather your gear, your inner strength and follow this amazing journey of these teens in A. M. Griffin’s Against the Darkness. Feel the emotions, the angst and the camaraderie shared by these brave souls as they battle the enemy, watch their friends fall, all while holding out hope for the future. A. M. Griffin presents a world that blends just enough reality, by her use of real cities, highways and even street names, that truly exist, while bravely turning them into a mass of rumble, a ribbon of death and does it through the mind and eyes of a once “normal” teen, whose biggest worry was what to wear to school.

Brilliantly executed, with vivid, no holds barred action, this series promises to be a refreshing look at a well-traveled genre.

I received this copy as part of A.M. Griffin's The Ashes that Remain Tour & Giveaway stopping at Tome Tender September 10, 2014.


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