Tuesday, January 12, 2016

$25 Amazon Gift Card + Blog Tour of The Cave

The Cave by Michela Montgomery 
(The Wind Cave #1) 
Published by Post Hill Press
Publication date: April 7th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

When a nuclear war devastates the U.S., a four-day excursion quickly turns into a fight for survival in The Cave. Six Stanford students journey into one of the deepest and longest caves in North America. A day into their journey, a nuclear war begins from within the U.S. Unable to return to the surface, and unsure what they will find when they do, the Cave will test the strength and survival of each person differently – transforming six individuals into a team, and ultimately…a family.

This book had the potential to be an excellent read. Six Stanford students go on a cave exploration trip that is to be only four days long and while they are down there the U.S.A comes under nuclear attack dreadfully trapping them all below for thirty days until the radiation subsides. In my opinion, instead of being a survival story the plot mostly consists of who is hooking up together, who likes who the most, a lot of petty high school drama. Also, there is not much depth to the characters except for the exemption of Kate who narrates the story. Yes, they do have struggles, grim occurrences do occur yet that felt overridden by the amount of lustfulness in the book. Why would Percy have a Geiger monitor for a four-day long cave exploration? That was weird.
The book does have positive points. Such as, the description of inside the different areas of the cave is exquisite. The author did a good job instilling humor into the dialogue. Therefore, like this hilarious quote from Kate:
“Honestly, I said, “If I had a patient that was as big a jackass as you, I’d go all out Kevorkian” 

I do not think this is a bad book. I think it is more of a young adult book which confuses the reader who is expecting a more mature read.

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  1. Great review, Angie! This sounds like an exciting read and right up my alley! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. Thank you Giselle for the kind words regarding my review. Come back soon you will not be disappointed!

  3. Loved your review! Very honest and thought provoking. This is definitely a book that I would love to check out! I love any dystopian/ war book and I think this might be something I will enjoy!

  4. Thanks Kat T. Your comment about my review is incredibly nice and also it helps me know how well I am writing them. Come back and check out future book reviews on Readaholic Zone!

  5. Nice review! Usually, I would expect any kind of creature lurking in the depth of a cave, but I guess humans fit the job just as well...

  6. Looks like a good book with great cover.thanks for the invitation.good luck to all who entered

  7. this looks just like my type of book, thanks for the invite!!!

  8. Thank you all for coming to this giveaway and for the kind compliments regarding my review of Cave. I hope you enjoyed this posting to return again to Readaholic Zone :)