Sunday, March 29, 2015

Killshot (Icarus #1)  by Aria Michaels

(Icarus Series)
by Aria Michaels

When seventeen year old Liv Larson and her brother are sent to separate foster homes, she gives up on her old life, her old friends, and her faith in God. The only bright spot in Liv’s new life is her energetic and obnoxious foster-sister, Riley. When Riley convinces her to come to the rooftop party to view Icarus, the up-coming solar flare, Liv meets Zander. For the first time in months her troubles take a back seat...that is until what should have been a small flare, erupts into a full blown solar storm.

Now, Liv and her rag-tag group of not-quite friends must find a way to survive the sweltering heat, lingering radiation, and the mysterious virus that appears to have found an ideal host among their ranks. Alliances will be formed, and battle lines will be drawn as Liv and her new friends set out on a perilous journey to save their loved ones, find answers, and reach salvation.

But, something sinister awaits them in the dark—and it’s undeniably connected to Liv.

Will Liv be able to keep her promise and reunite with her brother? Will her brave determination be enough to save them all from a rogue government, a terrifying virus, and the things that go bump in the night?

…Or was Icarus, indeed, the KILLSHOT.


Before the Sky Fell
(An Icarus Novella)

Aria Michaels lives in a small town in Illinois with her loving, patient, husband and her six (yes, SIX) energetic boys. Always the creative type, Aria fed off the encouragement of her mother, and started writing and illustrating her own stories at a very young age. Aria's passion for creation and love of the human spirit followed her to the university level where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts, and a Bachelors Degree in Communications, with a minor in psychology.

After years of juggling parenthood with her a career in higher education, the universe finally called Aria back to her original passion...writing. When she isn't glued to her computer, or painting her next masterpiece, Aria can be found playing in the dirt with her kids, snuggling up to a good zombie flick with her husband, or sipping a glass of wine by the fire with friends.

5 Stars

Liv is determined, no matter what the state says she WILL be reunited with her brother and keeps what is left of her family together. All she has to do is finish high school, until......well now apparently she has to survive to Apocalypse!

A solar flare is just the start of troubles for Liv and this is her journey to surviving, doing the best she can, and deals with friends old and new and enemies.

Life for her was just one day at a time while she counted down the days until she could get her brother, but when everything changes Liv is one heck of a strong female who knows how to adapt! While she is only 17 she uses common sense and what she has learned to guide her and she's not so full of herself that she doesn't accept help and advice when it comes her way. This is about her determination to survive not only for herself, but those around her as well.

This is an apocalyptic read, with a touch of romance, mystery, and danger as well as surviving anything done at it's best. I enjoyed seeing Livs journey as she struggles to understand what is going on, but I loved her determination and never give up attitude when it comes to finding her brother. This was one heck of a read and once I started I couldn't put it down, and when the next book comes out I'll be right there excitedly reading and finding out what happens next!

1 comment:

  1. Awww....I just teared up a bit! Thank you so much for sharing the love, and for the AMAZING review!!! --Aria