YA Book Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

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Title: The Rule of Three
Author:  Eric Walters
Expected publication:
January 21st 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Type: Survival, Post Apocalyptic, Dystopian
Source: Fierce Reads
ARC

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.

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The book starts off on what seems like a normal day in high school. Adam and his friend Todd in the computer lab, dealing with average life of high school students. But there life changed in just the day. The power goes out, Computers shut down. Cell phones dead and cars not starting. Soon after Adam and his neighborhood has to fight to survive when things go from normal to chaos.

The beginning already had my attention. And what i really liked about the book is the fact on how realistic it was to what could actually happen specially in city’s. People Now all they care about is their computers and tablets and cell phones and their video games. If that gets taking away people would go crazy and who knows what chaos will start. I mean, i am the person who lives on a computer. I am pretty sure i would pull my hair out and hit my head on the wall a few times but then i can hear myself already say “At-least i have my books”

Out of all the characters i did like Adam and Herb together. They just fit so all together it’s really hard to explain. but read the book about them two made read fun. You have Adam who had to grow up pretty fast to help his family and friends. And ten you have harp who leans from Adam about caring and doing what is right. He used to be a spy for the government and used to do things he knew was wrong but did it anyways. Harp forgot about humanity but being around Adam and his mom, you could tell open Harp up more.

Tho there was a character i was a little disappointed about. I really wanted to know more about Lori. you rarely read about her but when you did it would always cut short. I did like the fact the book wasn’t all about the romance and all the love-dovey stuff. But i would have like more about her and Adam. I didn’t get the chance to really know her as much as i would have liked.

Besides what i have said the book was really good, i couldn’t really find major flaws. The book had so amazing characters and interesting ones. The book was really fast paste so it didn’t get dull and boring.

Overall: Awesome Read i do recommend readers to dig in. I can see this book being a favorite of 2014.

star4

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2 thoughts on “YA Book Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

  1. bookgeeking January 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm Reply

    This book looks good, added to my TBR pile, thanks for the nice review 🙂

  2. Francine Soleil January 8, 2014 at 5:28 am Reply

    I don’t think I’ve seen much of this book, but it looks really interesting. I like the whole idea of what could happen when all of technology dies. It’s something I wonder about, and I’d love to see what the author has to say about it.

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