The Rule of Three
Yes, this is totally going to be one of those reviews that is 60% gifs, 30% incoherent screaming and caps locks, 5% me demanding you go out and buy it, 3% analogies made of pure nonsense and 2% coherent review. Now that you have been warned, let's get this party going!!!
I swear I just want to screamTRUST ME! YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT JUST FLIPPING PRE...more
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the main character Adam, he was very realistic. A young man with a head on his shoulders who wasn't to afraid to speak his mind, in a respectful manner, when he thoughts things should be changed. This story does a very good job of describing how things could be if all of a sudden we were without computers. How p...more
Also: too many exclamation points.
The basis of the novel is that technology ends. One minute all is fine, and the next there is no electricity, no computers, no phones, nothing. Though that...more
I know that's technically 'really liked it', but I wanted this to be the Eric Walters perfection that you can find in so many other books. This has ARCs going out, and American publishers, and I just wanted it to be one of the best books.
There were awesome parts, the dialogue was awesome, but only in some spots. The characters were great, but I found that I wanted them to be explored more. The moral consequences were great, but I feel like some of them...more
Review to go live on 01/22 over at River & Sam. We are a part of the Rule of Three blog touuuuur.
Huge thank you to Razorbill Canada for the advance copy of this book. The Rule of Three is out now in book stores everywhere!
I am generally not a fan of survivalist stories. There's always this uncomfortable vibe about reading a story where the potential for it to happen is surprisingly high. In the case of Eric Walter's The Rule of Three, the reality he has painted is one that really does hav...more
Cover Story: Burn, Baby, Burn
Drinking Buddy: Home Brew
Testosterone Level: Love Among the Ashes
Talky Talk: I've Seen Better...But Not Many
Bonus Factors: Light Aircraft, Herb, Y2K
Bromance Status: You and Me to the End of the World, Dude!
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It's a little hard to describe th...more
Adam was a very relatable character, I sometimes found myself think I was him, Adam's best friend was a big guy named Chad. I was also able to think as Chad as a couple of my other friends, always...more
I liked Adam. I'm pissed we never found out what Herb did for a living. Also: what happened to Adam's dad? I kept expecting him to show up. Frustrating. Even more frust...more
The back cover reads: "A person can last: * 3 minutes without air
* 3 days without water * 3 weeks without food. A community begins to DIE in just seconds."
This book is being marketed as a Young Adult novel, however I believe the potential readership for this book is much broader than that.
Our society relies so heavily on electricity and computers that should these systems fail, we are all in desperate trouble. This book follows one family a...more
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters is the story about what happens after civilization breaks down. Adam is in school one day when the power goes out. Just a power outage, right? Well, no. It turns out that anything relying on computers is out of commission- cell phones, government services, even vehicles. The only cars than run are those without computers. It soon becomes clear that the power is not coming back o...more
I enjoyed the sarcastic comments here and there. The main character, Adam, has such a nice per...more
Honestly, the blurb about it hits the nail on the head. When the world completely shuts down, civilization becomes chaotic. Amid the chaos, Adam, his family, his friends, and eventually his neighborhood must...more
World Building- 8.5/10
Quickie Review- This was not a good book. 2.5 stars is generous, actually. I tried so hard to get into this book. Really. I saw it at the library and went, OMG THAT'S A SICK COVER. And the blub on goodreads was pretty cool. HOWEVER, there were numerous flaws with this book. First of all, the plot never got interesting until page 350. NO action, just a whole bunch of planning and talking. In no way was this a g...more
I had my doubts about this novel at first, but as I kept reading, liked it overall.
We open with a teen talking to his best friend in a classroom. Then all the power just...goes out. Then the community of characters have to work together and try to survive.
I was really mellow with the plot. I feel like it could've been more exciting. I understand that it isn't an action movie and that it really isn't like a lot of dystopian. It's "society becoming dystopia...more
What I enjoyed about The Rule of Three was not the main character Adam, but his neighbour who becomes a confidante and all around leader....more
So I was going to lay off and not read another Eric Walters for a bit but The Rule of Three came out and I heard it was his best yet. How could I not read a...more
The Rule of Three was a fast read and I was immersed into a world full of action, adventure, and of course survival of the fittest. We followed one neighborhood as they struggled through times of dark ages. Through this neighborhood we saw, death,...more
This is not your typical dystopian book because you see how the society changes fr...more