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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Charlinder's Walk by Alyson Miers (Blog Tour Review/Giveaway)


In 2012, the Plague ended the world as we know it. In 2130, Charlinder wants to know why.

The origin of the disease remains a mystery. Their ignorance of its provenance fuels a growing schism that threatens to destroy the peace that the survivors' descendants have built. Unwilling to wait for matters to get any worse, he decides to travel to where the Plague first appeared and find out the truth-which means walking across three continents before returning home.

Charlinder has never been more than ten miles from home, has never heard anyone speak a foreign language, and he's going it alone.

He survives thousands of miles of everything from near-starvation to near-madness before he meets Gentiola. By then he's so exhausted that the story she offers to tell seems like little more than a diversion...until he hears it.

Nothing could have prepared him for what he learns from her, and no one ever told him: be careful what you wish for. The world is a much bigger place than Charlinder knew, and his place in it is a question he never asked before.

Summary taken from
Length: 492 pages (paperback)
Source: ARC provided by author/blog tour company
Publication Date: Published October 16th 2011 by Creatspace

Alright, I'm running on about 3 hours of sleep because I've been in the ER 3 times in the last 2 days so forgive me if my review is a little less lengthy than usual. I'm going to try and hopefully succeed in making some sense.

Charlinder's Walk was a fantastic read and one I enjoyed immensely. Alyson Miers did an excellent job in terms of character development. I really liked the whole cast of them because they seemed to jump off the page, the whole story did for me actually jumped off the page and I really felt as though I was there with Charlinder as he was on his journey of self discovery.

I thought the overall plot was great, because Miers went about writing a dystopian novel in such an awesome and unique way. I was totally blown away by the way in which she wrote the whole novel. From the first page I was completely drawn into Charlinder's post plague world. I think that the author Alyson Miers is an amazing new talent and I wish more people were aware of her book because it is was a thrilling read. I hope she continues writing since she certainly has a gift for the written word.

I would recommend this book to pretty much anyone looking to read a great story especially those readers that like dystopian novels that are not all science-fiction like and a little more realistic. You won't be disappointed!

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Really Liked it!
★ ★ ★ ★

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  1. Don't apologize; I think this is a perfectly excellent review, though I suppose I may be biased. I hope you feel better soon and live comfortably free of ER visits. Oh, and your blog is gorgeous!

  2. Awesome review :) Wishing you fewer ER visits... actually none at all!

  3. Awww, feel better soon, Kimberly! Thanks for still finding time to join us in the tour <3


  4. This book sounds really good. I have been enjoying dystopian books a lot lately. I'm also not too fond of sci-fi, so this sounds about right to me. Hope you are feeling better!

  5. It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks.


  6. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though.

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