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Monday, July 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr

Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Age range: 12 and Up
Source: Publisher
In the vein of The Outsiders and the early Western novels of Elmore Leonard, this inventive debut novel, a cross between the cult classic Mad Max movie series and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, blends adrenaline-fueled action with an improbable yet tender romance to offer a rich and vivid portrayal of misfits and loners forced together in their struggle for a better life.

Adam Stone wants freedom and peace. He wants a chance to escape Blackwater, the dust-bowl desert town he grew up in. Most of all, he wants the beautiful Sadie Blood. Alongside Sadie and the dangerous outsider Kane, Adam will ride the Blackwater Trail in a brutal race that will test them all, body and soul. Only the strongest will survive.

The prize? A one-way ticket to Sky-Base and unimaginable luxury.

And for a chance at this new life, Adam will risk everything.

The beginning of this book was so intriguing that i couldn't help but be pulled into its pages. I kept having flash backs of Mad Max which made me appreciate Adam's journey even more. He's one fierce character and it was always an adventure, filled with action and danger where he was concerned. I fell completely in love with the world that David created. 

I couldn't imagine being in Adam's shoes and it's no wonder he did everything in his power to escape Blackwater. Seeing life through his eyes was downright fascinating and I felt like I was on a never-ending roller coaster with non-stop action. I can't forget to mention Sadie and Kane and how I enjoyed delving more and more into their characterizations as the story progressed.

I was completely caught off guard at how much I enjoyed this book. The time and pages just flew by as I gobbled up this story. I would without a doubt pick up the next book that this author publishes!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


1 comment:

  1. This is as intense an action thriller as I've come across in ages. It's a great summer read for those craving non stop action. It's dystopian science fiction, but there's a distinct old time western flavor to it. It's not very strong on character development and there's minimal world building. There is room for a possible sequel at the end. As an action packed thriller, it's definitely one that can be read in one sitting. Teens should love it, but action addicts of all ages will be well satisfied. Highly recommended.


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