Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Erich Krauss‘ latest novel, Primitives. Read on for more info and my book review!
Publication Date: May 10th, 2021 (Hardcover)
Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi
Publisher: Penguin Random House/Briar Rose Publishing
From New York Times bestselling author Erich Krauss comes Primitives, the story of two unlikely heroes thrust into a post-apocalyptic mission to restore humanity.
Thirty years after The Great Fatigue infected the globe—and the treatment regressed most of the human race to a primitive state—Seth Keller makes a gruesome discovery in his adoptive father’s makeshift lab. This revelation forces him to leave the safety of his desert home and the only other person left in the world…at least, as far as he knows.
Three thousand miles away in the jungles of Costa Rica, Sarah Peoples has made her own discovery—just as horrific, and just as life-changing. It will take her far from the fledgling colony of New Haven, yet never out of reach of its ruthless authoritarian leader.
On separate journeys a world apart, Seth and Sarah find themselves swept up in a deadly race to save humankind. Their fates will come crashing together in an epic struggle between good and evil, where the differences aren’t always clear. Among the grim realities of civilization’s demise, they discover that the remaining survivors may pose an even greater threat than the abominations they were taught to fear.
Fighting for their lives, they’re confronted with a haunting question.
Does humanity deserve to survive?
Primitives, the first book of this saga, is a tale of bravery and self-discovery found in the ruins of a dying world, where the darkest sides of human nature are revealed.
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Sometimes you pick up a book because of the cover, and after reading the blurb, you think, “I’ll probably like it.” Once you pick it up, you start reading, and before you know it, it’s 4am, you can barely hold your eyes open, but you can’t stop reading.
That was me reading Primitives by Erich Krauss. I am completely obsessed with this book and I CANNOT wait for the next one. I’m impatient. I need to know more!
Erich Krauss makes a very believable dystopian future. It is scarily possible and relatable with current times. The writing was on point, fast-paced, keeping me invested from the first page to the last.
I enjoyed alternating between Seth and Sarah. I found them both interesting and their stories were very well developed. Their lives were different though they lived in the same world and it was interesting to see how they each responded to events around them.
Five stars for Primitives because it was just so addicting. I highly recommend checking it out!
Thank you to R&R Book Tours for the free review copy and book tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Erich Krauss is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than thirty books. For more than two decades, he traveled the globe searching for inspiration for his writing, including fighting professionally in Muay Thai bouts in Thailand, living with an Indian tribe deep in the Amazon, hang gliding throughout Central America, and bicycling across the United States and Canada. While writing on the road, he dreamed up a new publishing model where author and publisher work closely together to bring the best possible books to market. In 2006 he created Victory Belt Publishing and applied this model, which quickly led to a host of runaway New York Times and international bestsellers. After more than fifteen years as president and publisher of Victory Belt, Krauss took a step back in 2020 to revisit his passion—writing fiction. Drawing from his world travels as well as the current global health crisis, he wrote Primitives, a post-apocalyptic thriller in the vein of two of his favorite novels, World War Z and The Road.
Primitives is now available at bookstores and online retailers worldwide. You can also purchase below!
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