Thanks to Blackthorn Book Tours I’m able to bring you my review and detailed information on Jacy Morris’ novel The Drop.
Amazon star rating: 4.5
How many hearts can a song touch? How many ears can it reach? How many people can it kill? When popular boy band Whoa-Town releases their latest album, no one thinks anything of it. They certainly don’t think that the world will be changed forever. After an apocalyptic disease sweeps the world, it becomes clear that the music of this seemingly innocuous boy band had something to do with it, but how? Katherine Maddox, her life irrevocably changed by a disease dubbed The Drop, sets out to find out how and why, to prevent something like The Drop from ever happening again.
The Drop by Jacy Morris is the story surrounding “The Drop”, a mysterious illness that seems to strike people at every age, but mostly young ones at first. No one knows what causes this affliction and not even the CDC can figure out how to cure it. Some people say a boy band named Whoa-Town is behind it all. The illness seems to affect people’s mental health, yet has no physical symptoms.
The protagonist, Katherine Maddox is a young journalist reporting from an apocalyptic wasteland. She has lost everyone she loves to “The Drop” and is fighting to prevent it from happening ever again. Can she figure out the link between Whoa-Town and the death of countless victims?
I have to admit when I picked up the Kindle copy of The Drop, I was a bit skeptical. Five hundred plus pages about a boy band and an apocalypse? Does that even work? Well, let me tell you right now that it does. And it works amazingly well. From the beginning on I was sucked right into the story. It is told in many different formats, and never once bored me.
We have Katherine telling her side of the story from the present time, but also from her diary entries written in the past. Then there are interviews, newspaper articles, websites, forums and more. The author really built an entire world here. Jacy Morris blew me away with his talent and ability to tell a story. Very well done.
The only reason I’m giving it 4.5 stars, is because I found typos and errors, which isn’t that bad, but it jumps out at me. I just can’t overlook them sometimes.
Thanks to Blackthorn Book Tours for the free review copy and letting me be part of this book tour!
About the author:
Jacy Morris is a Native American author born in 1979 in Virginia. He is a registered member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. At the age of ten he was transplanted to Portland, Oregon, where he developed a love for punk rock and horror movies, both of which tend to find their way into his writing. Under the pseudonym The Vocabulariast, he was the writer/owner/CEO of the website MovieCynics.com from 2007-2014. He graduated from Portland State University with a Masters in Education. He has been an English and social studies teacher in Portland, Oregon since 2005.
His first film, All Hell Breaks Loose has a cult following. His second film, entitled The Cemetery People is now in post-production.
He has written several books, including the “This Rotten World” series, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Killing the Cult, and “The Enemies of Our Ancestors” series. The Abbey was his first book under his real name. In between drinking beer and watching horror movies and hockey, he is currently working on the following books: An Unorthodox Cure, and the fourth chapter of This Rotten World.
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