Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PODs Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the PODs Blog Tour! I have a review and the amazing people at Spencer Hill Press have a giveaway for you!

About the Book

PODsTitle: PODs
Author: Michelle Pickett
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Genre: Juvenile Fiction (Fantasy and Magic)
Pages: 288

Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it's in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it's a balm for the broken soul.
After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That's the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.
Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.

About the Author
Michelle Pickett has been an avid reader since a young child. She began writing for personal enjoyment in college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in accounting. Deciding sitting in a cubical all day was cruel and unusual punishment, she decided to do what she really wanted to--share her passion for reading and writing with others. She wrote her debut Young Adult novel, PODs, in 2011
Michelle was born and raised in Michigan. She now resides in a small community outside Houston, Texas with her husband, four children, a 125-pound lap dog, and a very grumpy cockatiel. Michelle writes adult and Young Adult Sci-Fi romance.
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PODs is the book I have been waiting for since hearing about it last fall. I could not have been happier to been asked to participate in the blog tour. As I started PODs, I knew that Eva was going to be a character I would love, she tries to keep things light with sarcasm and jokes in the face of the world ending and having to leave everyone she loves behind to be one of the few chosen to live in the PODs systems. Each POD is home to ten individuals who have to share a very small space for over the next year until the virus that took over the world is wiped out. 

Finding love in the hopeless time is something that can make even the darkest of times seem brighter. Eva falls for her POD roommate, David. The romance is a beautiful one, until the PODs are opened and they are separated. As Eva tries to go on with her life in the new compound she is assigned too, she begins to discover that not everyone topside died and the virus has mutated causing the infected to become monsters. 

This story captures your attention right away, and it holds it, because the story is written to suck you in. There are times I found myself holding my breath while dangers arouse and Eva struggled to survive in the new world. The stories the cause you to have physical and emotional reactions to the story, making you apart of the story in a sense are really the best kind of stories. PODs is that kind of story, and I loved every second of it. 

Michelle Pickett has created a world that I cannot wait to experience again. I loved experiencing Eva’s story and everything that happened. PODs made my heart pound, my heart ache, and best of all made me want to read it over again.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series, The Infected which is promised to be darker and deadlier than PODs.

**Unabridged Bookshelf recieved this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

Would you take your chance topside or try to live in the underground PODs?

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