Friday, November 15, 2013

PODs Blog Tour Review by Michelle Pickett

Title: PODs
Series: (PODs #1)
Genre(s): YA, Romance, Dystopia
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          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.
I may be just me, but there has been many times when my imagination has run wild, and I would think about what it would be like if I was forced to live in a bomb shelter, while the world ends around me. I thought about what I would take with me, who I would want to be with, and how I would survive! Pickett has managed to bring that world in my head to life, but make made it so much more interesting!

Eva is one of the few lucky people chosen to live in the PODs (Populace Obliteration Defense) and wait out "the virus" that has and will take out most of the worlds population. The PODs were created to persevere human life in the event of a world wide disaster, such as this. Unfortunately for Eva, her parents were not chosen to come and even though the chosen were supposed to be picked randomly, Eva and her POD mates soon realize this was not the case.

I REALLY don't want to give anything away about this book because it was so good, I rather the reader find out for themselves, but I will tell you some of my favorite things about the book. Eva is such a likable and brave character. Her emotions always seem sincere and so real. When she was separated from her parents, it was heartbreaking and bittersweet, because they were happy and sad to see her go at the same time. Later on, when romances start to spark between the people in the PODs, we get to see different emotions and even some hot-ness :)

As far as the environment goes, Pickett did a fabulous job! Everything you could think of was already thought out. She explained how they ate, cleaned, studied and even birthed a child in the PODs (YEP, one of Eva's POD mates is preggers!) You may be thinking this all sounds boring but I can promise there is plenty of drama before the PODs open back up to keep you entertained! Then, the real fun begins as you read about the world after "the virus".

I would highly recommend this book for your next read!

The cover is cute. I like the font of the title and the girl on the front is young and blonde like Eva. I would give this cover a B+

I would recommend this book to anyone because it really has lessons anyone could appreciate and it is plenty entertaining. 

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