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Children of the After: Awakening (book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Laszlo
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It has been six months since their father locked them in the security vault with a promise to return. But he never came back. With supplies running out and vital life support systems failing, Jack, Samantha, and Will have no choice but to ignore their father’s warnings and leave the vault. With no knowledge of what befell the world outside, or what they might expect once the door is opened, they find themselves in a world they do not recognize.

Thrust into the remains of the world they remember, how will they survive on their own, not knowing what or who else remains amongst the ruins?

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 2027 KB
    • Print Length: 260 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00H31RJTO
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    • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,945 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    I currently live in southern Louisiana with my wife and children, though I grew up in Michigan, graduating high school in Mason MI. I also spent time living in North Carolina, Florida, and California during my time in the United States Marine Corps. I have always dreamed of publishing my work, and seeing it on a bookshelf in a store, however with the huge shift to digital media I finally realized that the dream was in my own hands. I tell my children that they can live their dreams, and I believe in leading by example.

    I enjoy writing across several different genres from poetry, to children's stories, to full epic fantasies. Creating new characters for my readers to connect with, new worlds for them to immerse themselves in, and new ideas to wrap their minds around is an amazing if not humbling experience. I hope that all my readers can take something away from each of my books, and enjoy reading them just as much as I have enjoyed putting them in print.

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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Post_Apocalyptic Story 6 Dec. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I got sucked in straight away. 3 kids, the eldest only 16, are apparently abandoned to the fates following a nationwide - or perhaps Global - disaster. Sealed into a safe haven by their Father immediately before the impending catastrophe, the children lived for months on supplies laid down for this kind of event. However, when their Father doesn't come to the rescue, with food and water running seriously short, the eldest boy decides it's time to move on. They have no idea what has happened, but emerge into a barely recognisable world, that's apparently empty of life.
    En route to find their Grandparents, hoping to get answers, they run into a mysterious rider, who tries to detain them. He pursues them, and in the ensuing chase, the children find a few terrifying facts. The answer to the disaster is NOT what they were expecting, and just as they come to terms with this impossible scenario, they have to flee again. The book ended on a frightening note, and I cannot wait to continue this journey with the kids, who are having to grow up very quickly!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    A cunning plan if you ask me ! Offer the first book free on Kindle knowing full well that anyone who reads it is going to have to downliad the rest of the series as soon as they finish the first one ! That's what happened to me anyway! The book is action packed from the start, full of shocks and surprises and there is some humour in there too. I enjoyed hearing the adventure unfold from the 3 characters different perspectives. All the time icould not wait to find out what was going to hapoen next. Now I must get on with book two of the series ......,,
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Children facing a post-apocalyptic world 27 Sept. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Jack (16); Sarah (14) and Will (7) are siblings who were told by their dad to get into the security bunker and hide as something very bad was going to happen. Months later, their food stores have run out and they’re forced to leave their haven and scavenge for food. They face scenes of utter devastation as they desperately search for food and shelter. A creepy man on horseback is hunting them and it’ll take all of Jack’s ingenuity to evade capture.

    Entertaining post-apocalyptic novel that is also suitable for younger readers.
    *Read free epub version on Smashwords.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars Wasn’t enough substance 20 April 2015
    Format:Kindle Edition
    2.5 STARS

    ***I received the ebook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

    For such a short book, Awakening dragged like no-one’s business. There was so much repetition in not just the writing but the plot; for a story of survival there was plenty of actual existing and not much fear that something might disrupt it. The only horror aspect was disregarded so quickly, until we get a glimpse of something else at the end – and I just don’t know if it’s enough to peak my interest for obtaining next instalments.

    This is definitely one for younger audiences (which feels weird to say since it’s labelled as horror) but following the journey of 3 kids there was definitely a juvenile theme running through. The characters themselves were incredibly well developed, and had adapted to the circumstances. You see them move on from blindly following their parents’ wishes, to making their own choices.

    I did love seeing the relationships between the three because it captures how tragedy can bring people together so well, and was enjoyable to see (if a bit predictable with regards to their roles as a unit).

    To be honest, this wasn’t the book for me because there wasn’t enough substance. Too many questions went unanswered – and they mainly came from the characters themselves who were fixated and had to prove it by repeating them again… and again… and again…

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    4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, compelling unique read! 29 Dec. 2014
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    I dont often read Young adult books but there was something about the blurb that caught my imagination and attention and the book was FREE what had I to lose.

    I read this book in one sitting as its in between a novel and novella and I simply couldn't put it down. Its perfect for the teens but some adults may enjoy this too. I loved the 3 separate characters of the kids and showing so clearly the different ages. Its well written and has brilliant character development as the kids have to to start fending for themselves. We watch them grow as scared children to becoming pretty sensible when needed even the youngest Will whose 14 year old sister Sam has taken to her "Mum" role perfectly and Jack is the brilliant older brother we all want to have.

    I love the extremely close bond they have between them and Jeremy most certainly has experience with kids to write with such detailed and childhood understanding. The childlike terminology brings this book together and kids will love this read....all wanting to be Jack Im sure.

    Locked in their homes vault by their Dad for safety, running out of food they have to leave before they starve; and to their shock discover utter devastation; their home and city destroyed but who is following them; who is the older man on a horse and the even stranger monkey-like beings?

    I would have loved for this to have been much longer as I prefer novels and getting completely immersed into a read. I finished this compelling read within 2-3 hours and went onto buy the second immediately as simply NEED to know what happens next as it ends on a sort of cliffhanger.

    A good start to this series and Im now off to download book this space!
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