Thursday, April 24, 2014

Xpresso Book Tour Blog Tour for Recruitz by Karice Bolton!

Hey there everyone! Today I'm taking part in the Blog Tour for Recruitz by Karice Bolton, organized by Xpresso Book Tours!

I will be sharing my review & a Blog Tour wide giveaway, so click HERE for the full tour schedule! But before that, let's get you some more information about the book & author, shall we?

RecruitZ by Karice Bolton
(Afterworld #1)
Publication date: December 27th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.

About the author:
 Karice Bolton lives in the Pacific Northwest and is a writer of Young Adult and New Adult books. She loves to read anything and everything. She also enjoys baking, skiing, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two English bulldogs.

Books currently available:
*Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) – Feb. 28th
*Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1)
*The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
*The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
*The Camp
 Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.

My Review

Recruitz was a very intriguing book. Right from the start the action begins and leaves you wondering about what's really going on in the world you've just gotten your first peek at.

Rebekah is trying to deal with the worst kind of loss, having lost her husband in a very inexplicable way just when they thought they were safe, so now she's turned everything into finding out the truth about the incident and getting revenge.

While trying to gather information she infiltrates the underworld where she meets Preston, and although she doesn't trust him fully at first, they become allies on trying to find out what happened to Rebekah's husband and Preston's sister and they find out that there's more to it than either of them really suspected at first.

The setting for this book was very interesting, we're in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, right when the world seems to be getting back to normal and rebuilding, after a vaccine was discovered and distributed, and although you can still found the odd rotten zombie here and there, they can't turn anyone and so they're not as big a threat. But things aren't as safe as it seems, and someone is using and shaping zombies to suit their needs. As a zombie book, this is definitely very unique!

The plot was quite well weaved and some of the revelations were quite unexpected, and although this is obviously a first book in a series, it has enough plot of its own to not seem just a mere introduction and doesn't only focus on world building, so there's space for that on the upcoming books. With a bit of conspiracy theories, secret societies and corporations taking advantage of an unstable world, there's plenty of plausability.

What didn't work for me in this book was the romance between Rebekah and Preston...Rebekah seemed to be so wrapped up in her husband's loss and then she finds out about something and then she seems ready to move on? I liked how they worked together as a team, but maybe for my own personal reasons the romance seemed to move along too fast. It started feeling wrong for me, and it costed the book quite nearly a star just because of that. Probably not something other readers will have an issue with, but I did.

All in all, a very interesting read, well deserving of 3 stars.



  1. I think I would likely agree with you on the romance, I was surprised there was one in this given the death of her husband. Even if she does learn something that changes the way she saw him/felt about him, I would think she would still mourn the life she thought they had. Other than that though this sounds really interesting, and I'll be curious to see what you think of future book if you decide to read them!

    1. Thank you, Jenny! I just thought the romance there was unnecessary, they could have worked well enough as allies. Other than that I really enjoyed the book, and will probably check out the sequel!

  2. This sounds so good and different. I love how it's set in the aftermath to give us a unique take on the zombie books. You should also read the MIra Grant series it's set 40 years later and it keeps reminding me of this a bit. I also like that it actually is a full 1st novel of a series and not just used to introduce the series itself. I'm finding that more and more - used for introduction - and it's kind of annoying. Great review, muffin!

    1. I have the Mira Grant series in my TBR list, Giselle! I really need to get to it soon!
      Thank you!

  3. I'm not used to read this kind of books, but the cover looks badass! The synopsis sounds interest. And your review is great!
    I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  4. You had me at 'unique zombie book', Pili. Those are words I simply can't resist. I am more than a little curious about this, and I think it's right up my alley. I can see how the romance would bother you. A heroine that changes her mind so fast cannot be trusted, but overall, I think I'd like to read this eventually.

    1. It just rubbed me the wrong way... but the rest of the book was quite intriguing and interesting, so you ought to check it out, Maja!

  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Hadn't heard of this book till now, so thanks for sharing it!

    1. Glad to share interesting new books, Lisa!


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