Apocalypse Five

Apocalypse Five

by Stacey Rourke

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ISBN-13: 9781732613416
Publisher: Black Spot Books
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Series: Archive of the Fives Series , #1
Edition description: None
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 977,645
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author


Stacey Rourke is the writer of works that span genres but possess the same flare for action and snarky humor. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is the author of the Gryphon series, The Legends Saga, and the Unfortunate Soul Chronicles. She lives in Orlando, Florida

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Apocalypse Five 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BookAddictLive 3 days ago
Wow what an amazing start to an imaginative series. As book one we are introduce to the world the Apocalypse five live in aboard a star ship thinking they are training to defend earth. The five spend all the time together, and ages starting at twelve or thirteen they are fighting battles of life and death. Until they find out something they shouldn’t and everything they find is a lie and the apocalypse has already happened. I’m in awe at the imagination authors in this genre have. I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to hopefully an absorbing series that I’m looking forward to.
CharityRowell-Stansbury 4 days ago
I enjoyed this book. The combination of the setting and premise are intriguing and I liked how readers are thrust into the action on the first page. I received a free copy of this book and opted to share a review. The characters have their own quirks and traits that make them unique and easy to relate to. The tension between a couple of the characters is typical for a YA novel and doesn't cross the thin line that separates "young adult" from "new adult." As much as I enjoyed the book, I had an issue with it. The premise is one of the YA dystopian tropes that we've seen a lot of lately. You have a group of people who have all the power, and you have a group of people who don't have any power. The people in power conscript young adults from the people who aren't in power, and motivate the young adults to fight by offering them freedom or prestige. I've read several of this author's books and she has always offered a unique perspective on these "typical" tropes; however, in this case, I think the differences were too subtle. Overall, Apocalypse Five was a good read and I'm pretty sure readers who enjoy books like "The Hunger Games" series will enjoy it too. I'm anxious to see what Rourke has in store for these characters in the next book.
BuriedUnderBooks 5 days ago
3.5 stars Certainly reminiscent of The Hunger Games, Apocalypse 5 adds a few twists. In the former, society has already suffered the events that led to a dystopian rule and the games are essentially an entertainment and a reminder of who is in charge. In the latter, the events are coming sometime in a nebulous future and the games are intended to defend society. It’s an interesting premise but is puzzling and part of the story’s development has to do with understanding how it came to this, why death games are required for an essentially unknown danger. Ms. Rourke is an author new to me and I appreciate her storytelling abilities that kept me wanting to read. The characters are fleshed out nicely, although I could do without the ubiquitous romance, and I especially enjoyed the interaction and camaraderie of the team members. All in all, this book is a good choice for anyone looking for an adventurous story and I’ll be back for the next tale.
diane92345 5 days ago
Fans of the Hunger Games have found a new book series to love with Apocalypse 5. Sometime in the future, the world’s scientists are trying to develop a team that can fight any type of calamity that might cause an apocalypse on Earth. Teams of five young people are placed into all kinds of virtual reality situations: fires, aliens, and advanced weaponry. The catch is if they die in the virtual war, they also die in real life. The latest team has lasted 18 months of daily virtual skirmishes. The action doesn’t stop in Apocalypse 5. There is also a romance and an underlying mystery. There is truly something for everyone in this book. The characters are well drawn and you empathize with their stories. 4 stars! Thanks to Black Spot Books for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.