Book Title: Prelude to Mayhem
Author: Edward Aubry
Series: Mayhem Wave #1
Genre: Apocalypse, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
♪♫MY PICK FOR BOOK THEME SONG♫♪
♫ Radioactive by Imagine Dragons --ugh…this one was hard to find a song for…because it just has so much going on to pinpoint a song that felt right for it.♫
The Feels: 4/5
Backdrop (World Building): 4/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 4/5 Cliffhanger: Not exactly…
Will I continue this series? I don't know, maybe.
This book is…in one word…crazy.
It's a mash-up of genres, that keeps you guessing. From a apocalyptic pov, this was a really fantastic idea, the timelines converging thing was genius. Then with the fantasy/magic elements added, this has amazing potential. The Author just needs to know when to say when on some things. On one hand I found it inventive, on the other hand I found it almost outlandish. I felt like, maybe, it was trying to hard to be everything, that it lost track of something. Just when I thought it couldn't get any crazier, it proved me wrong; and did it over again and again. From dinosaurs to demons, it seriously, had a little bit of everything.
While it seems many were a fan of the writing style, I just found it difficult to stay focused. It was, at times, too jumbled and sporadic feeling. I did adjust for the most part. I just didn't get fully invested until about the halfway mark. Seriously, though, there is a lot of unanswered questions that I have concerning this world and I hope they are answered if I continue this series.
⇝Sex Factor⇜For language it's definitely rated for adults, this has a swearing pixie after all...but for sex…there is none.