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Review: Survival Aptitude Test - Sound [dystopian]

Survival Aptitude Test: Sound (The Extinction Odyssey Book 1)Survival Aptitude Test: Sound by Mike Sheriff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you read it as a standalone and assume that the ending is just the way it is, without reading the teaser for Book 2 (available now via email for most people who can install the app) you'll be a happy camper, like I was.

Our poor hero takes a beating and keeps on ticking, and I was mildly disappointed he didn't get the big payoff after all that, which of course would have really made this a standalone, right? Since there is an obvious Book 2 that shouldn't count as a spoiler. It would be illogical for a Book 2 had there been any other result.

Since it was "FREE" and I am technologically skilled enough to get it without the app, I have Book 2, but haven't started it yet. Not sure if I prefer just riding along with the ending of Book 1 or not yet.

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Children of Atlas by Dustin Porta
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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