Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Darkest Path By Jeff Hirsch Blog Tour

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USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

My Review

Thank you to book nerd tours and the author for providing me with a copy in exchange for a honest review.

I signed up to review this book cus it sounded completely different to what I normally read and I like to expand my reading horizons,
I really enjoyed the writing style of this book, made it really easy to get into.  I didn’t really connect with the main character Cal, but that didn’t stop me from finishing the book.  I liked how the author knew all the military terms and how he wrote the battle bits of the book.  Some parts had my heart in my mouth wondering who was going to survive and who was going to die.

I don’t know if this book is a stand alone, im thinking not with the ending, and if it is then im not exactly happy, as there are way to many unanswered question for there not to be a second book.

The character cal, was just ok for me, he wasn’t anything special. He killed a person since he was going to kill and dog named bear, and that’s how they go on the run, along the way they meet a lot of other characters, some survive and some don’t. 
His brother james was a surprise, hes well and truly been corrupted by the path, which for me is nothing but a Cult with a lot of fire power. Its something that has some truth to it and could easily happen in reality if we are not careful.

This book I recommend to everyone who likes war books, military book etc.
While this wasn’t for me, I did enjoy the writing style. It was the characters that didn’t grab me.

3.5 stars

Here are some things about me. 

I live in an extremely Brazilian section of an extremely Greek neighborhood—Astoria, Queens, which is just to the right of Manhattan. (That's as you face Manhattan. If you were, say, lying on your back in the middle of Central Park with your head in a northerly position, we would be to your left) I live there with my wife who has a blog and our two cats who do not. One day I hope to have a very large dog that I can name Jerry Lee Lewis.

I used to write plays (I actually have an MFA in it, which is currently number 8 on US News and World Report's annual list of the top twenty most useless masters degrees) and now I write books for teens. I've written two. One was about a girl who wanted to be a rock star and could graciously be called a learning experience. 


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