Today is my stop on the blog tour for Freezing Point! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
After the Shift Series Book 1
by Grace Hamilton
Genre: SciFi, Post-Apocalypse
In the dawn of a new Ice Age, families everywhere are taking to the road to escape the frigid landscape—but you can’t outrun the cold.
No one could have predicted the terrifying impact of human interference in the Arctic. Shifts in the Earth’s crust have led to catastrophe and now the North Pole is located in the mid-Atlantic, making much of the eastern United States an unlivable polar hellscape.
Nathan Tolley is a talented mechanic who has watched his business dry up due to gas shortages following the drastic tectonic shifts. His wife, Cyndi, has diligently prepped food and supplies, but it’s not enough to get them through a never-ending winter. With an asthmatic young son and a new baby on the way, they’ll have to find a safe place they can call home or risk freezing to death in this harsh new world.
When an old friend of Nathan’s tells him that Detroit has become a paradise, with greenhouses full of food and plenty of solar energy for everyone, it sounds like the perfect place to escape. But with dangerous conditions and roving gangs, getting there seems like an impossible dream. It also seems like their only choice.
Freezing Point takes post-apocalyptic in a different direction than the normal zombies and virusus. In this story, the Earth undergoes a massive climate change. The poles have shifed resulting in a permanent winter.
Our main character Nathan, his wife Cindi and son Tony hear that Detroit is a safe place to live, and make the decision to leave their home to travel there. The characters are immediately relatable, and as a reader I could put myself in their shoes and feel their emotions.
The world building is really awesome. Instead of a total collapse, Grace Hamilton has added in some government, electricity, etc. Communities are still able to function, there are lawless crazies on the outside. It’s always interesting to look at how people would react in a situation like this.
I really enjoyed this novel. I enjoyed the characters, and I loved the world building. This is the first book in a series and I’m really interested in seeing where this goes.
Grace Hamilton is the prepper pen-name for a bad-ass, survivalist momma-bear of four kids, and wife to a wonderful husband. After being stuck in a mountain cabin for six days following a flash flood, she decided she never wanted to feel so powerless or have to send her kids to bed hungry again. Now she lives the prepper lifestyle and knows that if SHTF or TEOTWAWKI happens, she’ll be ready to help protect and provide for her family.
Combine this survivalist mentality with a vivid imagination (as well as a slightly unhealthy day dreaming habit) and you get a prepper fiction author. Grace spends her days thinking about the worst possible survival situations that a person could be thrown into, then throwing her characters into these nightmares while trying to figure out “What SHOULD you do in this situation?”
It’s her wish that through her characters, you will get to experience what life will be like and essentially learn from their mistakes and experiences, so that you too can survive!
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