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Transfixion
     

Transfixion

3.7 4
by J. Giambrone
 
It's nothing short of the end of the world.

Someone has weaponized the broadcast spectrum - gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind.

Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. All alone, and unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears if she is to stand against these

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It's nothing short of the end of the world.

Someone has weaponized the broadcast spectrum - gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind.

Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. All alone, and unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears if she is to stand against these enigmatic forces of destruction.

Transfixion is an action-laced rush that will burrow straight into your brain...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625261182
Publisher:
Solstice Publishing
Publication date:
09/08/2014
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Transfixion 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
histgirl More than 1 year ago
Many of us own at least one television set and spend at least a couple hours a day watching it. What if some organization or individual weaponized the broadcast system turning anyone who gazed upon those screens into mindless angry killers?  Kaylee Colton is an awkward teenager whose love of reading knows no bounds. Even in the midst of a technological Armageddon she’s focused on reading but who can blame her for burying her nose in a book while the world goes mad. Her suburban neighborhood has become what looks like a war zone. Her annoying brother has become an emotionless killing machine. Everyone seems to be either dead or crazy but at least her Ghost Hunter stories can offer her some comfort, normalcy and peace. In fact even I became lost in the Ghost Hunter stories as Kaylee read them. (Please, J. Giambrone turn those glances you gave us of Jasmine and Kurtz adventures into a novel I can read!) Eventually Kaylee has to pull herself out of her book fantasy world and face reality. While hiding out she meets up with a teenage boy named Dustin who knows of a school where some others are taking shelter and working together. Kaylee reluctantly follows him and joins the group. At first the group sees her just as another mouth to feed rather than an asset but slowly she proves her worth as a member of the resistance. Her intelligence and moral compass allows her to become a leading voice and she pushes the focus from merely surviving to actually going out and destroying the broadcast system turning people into “dupes.” J. Giambrone did a great job of building up the depth of the confusing emotions the characters were experiencing as they muddled their way through a scary turn of events. He gave the teenage characters faults that were realistic and true to their development. These aren’t battle ready warriors but average teenagers trying to survive. They falter at times, fumble with learning how to use weapons for the first time, pee their pants when facing incredibly strange and dangerous situations, hide in attics hoping no one notices, and cry quietly to themselves missing their parents.  Yet, in the face of all that uncertainty they are determined which is why you can’t help but root for them and hope they all make it out alive. Just imagine going through your most awkward period of life while the world is in the midst of an Armageddon.  The storyline doesn’t get into the why and who’s behind the technological Armageddon but I wasn’t bothered by that because we’re stumbling along with Kaylee learning information as she does. We’re just a bunch of book nerds wandering our way through a world falling apart.  There is a message to be found in Giambrone’s story, a message about letting mass media influence our thoughts, the idea that we all need to take the right steps together toward peace and topple the very forces that have divided us and put us into a state of mindless anger. Copy provided for review. Reviewed by Joy for Crystal's Many Reviewers
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
*** 3.5 Stars***  I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, This book has ended up with a 3.5 star rating from me.  Overall I enjoyed this book, It starts off with a bang, the action starting up quickly.  Kaylee Colton is our main character, she's a Nerdy bookaholic who loves to read her 'Ghost Stories' and she is engrossed in her latest book one morning in her room when all hell breaks loose. Someone has weaponised the TV broadcast spectrum and when you watch the transmission it turns you into a murderous puppet who's strings are being pulled by some unknown source. Luckily for Kaylee she was too absorbed in her book to be watching TV. The Author doesn't really give us much background information about Kaylee, other than to say she didn't really get on with her older brother, her mum shared her passion for reading (I liked that as my daughter and I also share our passion for books)  I have tried to estimate the age of Kaylee, but the Author never really gives us a defined age, and I am going to hazzard at around 14 or 15, but she seems quite nerdy and shy, a girl who prefers to disappear into a book. Kaylee is traumatised by the events of that morning and she looses the ability to speak. All alone, and mute, Kaylee finds the will to survive and slowly she combats her own fears to stand against the armies of 'Dupes'. There are some notable sub characters, and in some respects I wish that the Author had given us a bit of background information on them. In fact there is very little background information given on any of Kaylee's Resistance compatriots, and I felt that if there was a bit more on the main sub characters the story would have felt more attached to the characters. I could write about these questions but then I will spoil the plot for others. The action scenes are very well written, you get swept up into the scenes and this book is full of them.  I really enjoyed the final action scene, although at one point I had to google a certain Acronym as I didn't quite get what the Author was saying, (thank goodness for Google!!) What I did like is how Kaylee ends up the brains amongst the Resistance group, I have always said that if we ever encountered something like this the things I have read and watched over the years would come in handy! I enjoyed reading this book, and any reader who likes the Dystopian/ Apocalypse themed story will enjoy it too. I just think with a bit of extra depth it could have been a whole lot more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
got one of the first copies of this book. I have to say I was on the edge of my seat for the 2 days it took me to read it, lots of twists in the plot . I loved it.!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to those who are true sci-fi, YA, action/thriller fans. The plot behind this is fantastic and I really became invested in the story of Kaylee Colton. However, I found it to be a bit repetitive and got lost by the end. There were a few things that stuck out for me, that left me wishing for a little clarification. If you really enjoy this type of book, I think you'll like it. I did like the author's writing style, although different from other writing styles that I'm used to.