Blog Tour: The Day The Earth Turned One – Summer @Chanatkins #blogtour #review

This wonderful book is now out! ❤️

The Day The Earth Turned Book One – Summer

The adults are all dead. Society has collapsed.

Two groups of teenagers emerge on either side of a rural village, traumatised, bereaved and determined to survive.

As tribes form and territorial lines are drawn, can they overcome their differences and find a way to rebuild? Or will gang warfare end this emerging new world before it’s even begun?

Each of them have their theories about what killed the adults, and as the dust settles on the old world, a far bigger, darker and angrier threat is bursting to life all around them.

Book Review

What a fantastic read! Many thanks to author Chantelle Atkins for my ARC copy of The Day The Earth Turned, book 1.

It is a gripping read focusing on the point of view of the children, (primarily,) after a terrible pandemic kills practically all the adults.

Interestingly, other pov’s are also explored including a robin and the menacing crows! This was particularly relatable.  Eerily, I saw so many crows during the pandemic in public places. It totally creeped me out. I even remember seeing one in the cafe sitting on a table in the botanic gardens.

After the terror of covid, this is undoubtedly a frightening and all to impactful read. Many aspects are explored, with a slant towards mans’ destruction of nature and animals and birds turning against humans. Also, the author explores young communities in which a bully takes charge, loners, rich versus poor, and the benefits of being alert to global danger and benefits of sustainable living.

Groups and factions of children all try to survive in whatever way they can without any parental love or help.

The characters are wonderful. From the bully  Gus, to his nemesis Reuben who both hate each other but according to Chess have something in common. Chess is fantastic too; she helps the reader to ground the reader about who Gus is. All the characters are well drawn and vivid.

Chilling, quite grotesque in parts… Atkins doesn’t shirk from describing the graphic aspects of death and injury from terrible disease, animal and bird attacks. And the underlying threat in other scenes is cleverly crafted with just the right amount of underlying tension.

5 stars without a doubt. I loved it. The ending was fantastic. It’s part one, looking forward to reading more!

Chantelle Atkins
Director at Chasing Driftwood Writing Group CIC

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