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Kahayatle (Apocalypsis #1)

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This is an alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B008E95UOK.

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 1 of 4 in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults.

KAHAYATLE. My name is Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I’m here alone because my dad died a
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Published June 25th 2012 by Elle Casey (first published June 22nd 2012)
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
***4 Canner Stars***

A different premise for the "Zombie" books...instead we have Canners (cannibals who aren't dead).

The disease only effected adults over the age of we have a bunch of teens trying to make a life for themselves while running from these canners.

Instead of running to the mountains, they run to the Everglades to the Indian settlement.

I LOVED Bryn - kick ass girl!! And I so love all the secondary characters - Bondo, Peter and Buster! Tons of funny innuendos and doodling!

I j
Lucas Deal
May 17, 2015 Lucas Deal rated it it was amazing
5.0 hearts.

A Rare rating from me. But worthy although I can nitpick anything.

Before you read any further, this review contains language. If you're a little kid, don't read this. I cuss. I have a very foul mouth. No spoilers really, just bad bad words. Enjoy ;)

I read A TON of dystopians and post-apocalyptic novels. They all run together, but not this one. This is the kind of dystopian that I want to read.

I love the world Elle Casey has created. It's a tamed-down, less-depressing, good-humored Th
John Podlaski
Dec 01, 2012 John Podlaski rated it it was amazing
Imagine being in a world without adults or young children - they were all killed by an unusual virus. Bryn, the 17 year old lead character, had spent the last several years training as a survivalist. Her father had a vision of the future turning out this way and had prepared his daughter in those skills needed - especially the martial arts - to survive in such an environment. After the apocalypse, surviving teens had to live on their own; foraging for food and other sup
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Elle Casey has done it again. Created a world that drags you in and won’t let you go. I think I am a little bit in love with her brain lol, at least the imagination part of it. I love books that make me root for the characters, and this one has you rooting from the very first page.

Just imagine a world where there are no adults and no children, nothing but hormonal teenagers left alive. This is the world that 17 year-old Bryn lives in. All of the adults and children, including her beloved father,
Leeland Artra
Nov 12, 2012 Leeland Artra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fiction
Apocalypsis is a page turning book. It’s based on a very dark apocalyptic scenario where the world is left to teens, with some warning but not enough time for the adults to help secure a livable world for the kids who are left alive. The humor in it was very well done and seemed to blend well into the situation.

The book is entirely from the point of view of Bryn, a teenage girl whose father took the time to prepare her very well for the horrors she would live through. Bryn is joined or recruits
Lisa Ann (Ketsy)
Mar 03, 2013 Lisa Ann (Ketsy) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Elle Casey has created a most remarkable post-epidemic world, where only teenagers are left to inherit the earth and all the good and bad things that come with that. Our main character, Bryn, is a heroine the likes of Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) or Clary Fray (City of Bones). She is strong in character, she knows who she is, yet she has flaws, she is just trying to survive in her new reality and do so in line with her morals and conscious. I love sharing this kind of book with young adul ...more
Feb 26, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing

OH MY GOD SUCH A FREAKINGLY AMAZING AWESOME BOOK!!! A MUST READ!!! Once you start its hard to put down I know I had a hard time doing so. If there ever was an apocalyptic event like that I could actually see it going down like this. This book takes you to that place and it will hold you there until the next book! This is a Post apocalyptic series where all the grown-ups and really young children die from some virus that no one can figure out. It leaves the world left to all the teenagers that
Between the Bind
Aug 08, 2012 Between the Bind rated it it was amazing
What took me so freaking long to read this book?! Apocalypsis: Kahayatle was so very different than what I expected - but just that much better because of it. Elle Casey creates a world ridden with violence and horror and injects the perfect amount of belly-laughing sarcasm, wit, and romance. Her characterization is phenomenal and honest through a setting that is disturbingly realistic. Now lets dig a bit deeper.

We begin our journey with Bryn, a 17-year-old Krav Maga apprentice who is rea
Oct 18, 2012 Mignon rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of YA post-apocalyptic fiction in the last year, and this was one of the best. The friendships felt real, and I loved how the author pushed some YA limits and addressed realistic topics teenagers would deal with if the world fell apart. The characters didn't always do what I would have expected them to do, and that created wonderful surprises and kept me interested. I bought the second book in the series about 30 seconds after I finished this book.
Tiffany Loves Books
Oct 15, 2012 Tiffany Loves Books rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who enjoy a good laugh and dystopian novels
Have you ever wondered what a world with no adults would be like? Or if teenagers can survive in a world with no parents? Well, Casey paints a very honest and realistic view of what this world would be like. Apocalypsis is a dystopian novel where a disease kills off most of the population. In this novel, anyone who wasn’t a who teenager died- adults and children alike. The story is told in first person POV and from Bryn’s perspective.

So, let me give you a quick synopsis: Bryn's father who was we
Sep 16, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
Apocalypsis is a really edgy, funny book that puts the really dark, brutal circumstances of the world it is set in into perspective.

The humor and banter is what keeps this from being too dark and broody. The stark violence and just appalling situations these kids are put in begs for the humor to make it entertaining and not just downright scary. I really felt like it was a perfect blend of the two.

Once again, Elle Casey delivers a strong female heroine. I absolutely loved the main character. She
Amos Cassidy
Jun 27, 2012 Amos Cassidy rated it it was amazing
Blew me away!
I have read Elle Casey's 'War of the Fae' series and really enjoyed it, so was eager to pick up Apocalypsis which is a completely different genre to her Fae series. What I love most about Elle Casey's writing are her characters. They are always so well thought out and real. I absolutely loved Bryn, she is a kick ass heroine with a great sense of humour. I adored Peter and swooned over Bodo. Every detail was so well thought through, the world building was exceptional and I haven't e
Jun 29, 2012 Auburn1975 rated it it was amazing
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Good and evil are waging a very dark war, and all of humanity is caught in between. This is an intense work very interesting about core values, skill, relationships, and what makes-up the strongest in terms of survival. Brilliantly crafted story with challenges of all kinds. Although I will look forward to buying/reading all following books, at this point I am glad to have a break from the heavy but totally believable zombie war drama. I could not put this one it in half a day.

Jun 27, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
ARGH! I HATE cliffhangers! Especially when the next book isn't out yet!

However, I did LOVE this book. It started a little slow. I didn't quite put all the pieces together right away. The relationship between Bryn and Peter is cute and fun. The introduction of Bodo and Buster adds both romance and humor. I'm not sure how exactly I feel about Bodo joining Peter and Bryn's journey south. There has got to be some sort of twist coming with him, especially since we know so little about him. The scene
Feb 26, 2014 Eddie rated it it was amazing
Ok... This is now my favorite book of all time... for a few reasons...

1) where it takes place. right in my back yard just about. Bodo came under 10 miles from where I live..

2) The 'doodle' mishap.. I cried from laughing.

3) First Dystopian/post apcolyptical book to mention Tony Robbins!!

4) I will NEVER look at Cracker Barrel the same now. EVER EVER EVER..

5) The gut wrenching letter written by the boy..

This book.. had me crying and then laughing just minutes apart.
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
Not a hundred percent sure this book deserves 4 stars, but I'm giving them anyways.
This is why:

The Good:

- The Characters.
- Kick-Ass abilities.
- Cannibals, yea you heard me. CANNIBALS!

I'll go into more explanation why i liked those topics so much in a moment. First though,

The Bad:

- Some of the characters behavior and accents.
- Tad immature, but not completely in a bad way.....

and thats about it.

So lets start off with the Characters, For the most part i really enjoyed them. I loved the relatio
Aug 07, 2012 KareB rated it liked it
Shelves: favorites
This wasn't my favorite Elle Casey book. The storyline is good. I do like the main character Bryn. And I love Bodo's sense of humor. I read eagerly to find out what would happen to the characters next, anxious to meet the people that they'd meet next. I do have a few problems with this book though. I hate to even say what they are because I really do love this authors creativty. But then again, I have to be true to myself.

In this book we meet some members of two of the tribes that make up the Se
Sep 27, 2012 Jagged rated it it was amazing
Oh, Elle Casey, you did it again! I have to say you have become one of my favourite authors and I have only read two of your books. But I am in love!

First off! This is how a heroine is supposed to be! Funny, smart, and kick ass! But not overly perfect. Unlike most of the heroine books out there right now, Bryn is not stupid. She is not weak. And she knows how to handle herself! I absolutely loved her.

I just loved Bodo! And yay, a German! That's different. He kept things interesting. I am eager t
Oct 27, 2015 Joanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really good (action, just enough humour to balance the darkness, a hint of romance...), but also way to realistic and therefore slightly scary for me (or maybe sometimes too gross - (view spoiler)). I am so not a fan of horrors, even YA ones! That's why I don't think that I'll continue the series. I've just asked a friend to tell me the ending too and it will probably be enough for me.
Apr 01, 2013 Alisha rated it it was amazing
Surprise surprise. I never expected anything of this book, the cover art didn't appeal to me and I could never remember what it was about. There I was though, looking for something to read, and it happened to be the best thing I could find on my kindle. I remembered that it was free, which can sometimes be a great thing, but often disappointing. Still, I loaded it up, deciding to give it a few chapters till I decided whether to delete it or keep reading. I'll admit it, I was hooked from the firs ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Kris rated it it was amazing
Loved this. The backstory wasn't very deep but I actually appreciated that I didn't have to trudge through a lot of history to get to the actual story. Bryn is super bad ass and I love her. And of course her boys are great. I wish she would have had a better editor because there were more typos and timeline inconsistencies that I would have liked to have seen...but I loved it anyway. Honestly, I'd say it's better than The Hunger Games. I was about 50% through with this book when I went out and b ...more
Jan 27, 2016 J ARMSTRONG rated it it was amazing
Just love this author

Another excellent read with great characters
Now downloaded the other books in the series - simply can't put down and keeps me going until the new books in the war of the fae
Jan 18, 2013 Emma rated it liked it
This book gave me the creepy kind of chills. There were parts I wanted to gag at. This put a whole new spin on the 'all the adults die leaving the kids'. This goes waaayyyyy beyond that into 'kid eat kid'. uck. i really don't know how i made it through that without throwing up. that bad. soooo if you like that kind of horror, end of the current world stuff.... well this is a hit. well written, some strong language... and a german dude that has this accent that is a pain in the butt to read. anyh ...more
May 30, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
I'm not sure what it is about this series that had me hooked from the first couple of chapters. It's a horrifying apocalyptic world with teenage cannibals. But the main characters are completely endearing and I think it's their banter and humor that keep me needing more of them.

This is a nice easy read that kept me thoroughly entertained the entire book. I'll be back for more!!

My ONE objection is what does the cover have to do with the book? It's an interesting cover, but it doesn't fit the stor
Jan 26, 2015 Merredith rated it liked it
I picked up a Dystopian Novel Anthology for a dollar or so one day, and I just started reading it. I thought it was short stories, but it’s full novels, and this book is the first one. This is the first in a new series (everything is a series these days) about the end of the world. It’s sort of a zombie tale, but with a twist – the zombies are alive and fully human, they’re just cannibals. Something, they never go into it much what, has killed off everyone who was younger than or older than pube ...more
Amanda Boyce
Mar 19, 2014 Amanda Boyce rated it it was ok
First off, I must say, this is not really a YA book, nor is it adult. Sometimes it reads like a young teen novel and other times it reads like an adult horror novel. I enjoy horror and gore as well as many genres, but this book straddled so many that I found myself so uncertain so often. The main character is okay to an extent, an overly paranoid and yet overly trusting person who falls into the Jackie Chan stereotype of "I do not want to hurt you but I am going to beat the crap out of you anywa ...more
T.S. Pagan
I really should start writing this reviews after I finish THE book.. not the ENTIRE series....
It's very blurred together in my mind...
But I'll give my best to remember what I felt after finishing each one...

Well, first I need to say that I really liked this series...
I found the Fae series a lot more funnier and fun to read.... I really liked War of fae and Clash of the Otherworlds so much better... But that doesn't mean the Apocalypsis series is bad, because it's not.. It's almost as good..
I m
Debi Domby
Great start to a series

I usually don't do things but if you liked Trish Marie Dawson Fond Me Series you'll probably enjoy this one... More because it's a world where there's a limited amount of people. That one has an adult character but they're sort of similar.

I enjoyed the book and the characters. I laughed, cried and cheered our trio on their journey. I love characters with snarky comments... I supposed some things could've been explained a bit better, wondered if the adults knew this was hap
Apr 15, 2014 Ceh131973 rated it it was amazing
I received [Apocalypsis Book 1: Kahayatle] by [Elle Casey] as part of a LibraryThing give away. It came as part of a compilation book calle [Shattered Worlds]. I really enjoyed reading it and hope to read more in the series.

It takes place in Florida starting in Central Florida and ending in the Everglades. It is about the journey of survivors after a plague killed all adults and children before puberty. They just want to find some place safe where they can live and rebuild but have to avoid bec
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Elle Casey, a former attorney and teacher, is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American author who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and a number of furry friends. She has written books in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.

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“Maybe he used to like me, but I doubt he does anymore, now that I’ve insulted his bird fetish.”

Peter smiled.   “He’s not going to stop liking you over one little argument.   I don’t think he’s the type to just fall for someone and then hate them the next day.   We don’t live in that kind of world anymore, anyway.”

“What do you mean?”  

“Well, when there were thousands of possible mates to choose from, it was like being a huge candy store with a billion types of sugary things to choose from.   You could sample one of everything and not worry about whether you’d like it much or whatever, because there was always another jar of candy nearby.   But now, there’s no candy store.   There’s a single jawbreaker that you found in the gutter.   And there are no more jawbreaker factories.   No more candy stores.   No more refined sugar.   That one jawbreaker you found could be the only one you’ll ever have again.   You aren’t going to just eat it and say goodbye.”

His analogy wasn’t perfect but I saw where he was going with it.   “So I’m like a jawbreaker.   A dirty one you find in the gutter.”

“Yeah.   And he likes that candy.   It’s his favorite.   So he doesn’t care that it has smelly feet.”

I scowled at him.   “How do you know he likes jawbreakers so much?”

“I just know.   I can tell a good match when I see one.   He needs someone spunky and tough, someone different than other girls.   That’s you.”

I smiled, liking how Peter had described me.   “But what if he just decides to eat it real quick and then move on?   I mean, there are other jawbreakers out there.   They’re just more rare.”

“That’s not how he is.   He’s methodical.   A thinking person.   He’s not rash. And he knows his odds of finding a jawbreaker of this flavor?   Are pretty slim.”

“I’ve seen him do some stupid, rash things … like going after the candy at the Cracker Barrel.”

“That was all a very carefully-crafted way of making sure he had a good grip on his jawbreaker.   He wants to keep the candy happy.   Keep it sweet.”

I rolled my eyes.   “Ugh.   Your analogy is making me want to eye gouge you right now.”
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