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Finding Harry Styles

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  127 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
When a total power black-out hits the world - planes falling from the sky, cars crashing, cell phones and computers dying - two Englishmen are stranded, separately, on the East Coast of the US. They both try to make their way to their girlfriend and sister, respectively, who is trapped in New York. As society turns quickly to chaos, the two men encounter violence, tragedy, ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published June 23rd 2014 by Bronwyn Editions (first published January 1st 2014)
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Sep 04, 2014 added it
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I keep coming back to this review because I’m unhappy with what I’ve written. I have sugar-coated my actual response to this book in an effort to ‘keep the peace.’ I just don’t feel like I can leave my review as is because I’m lying about this book. That being said, I am re-writing my review, again. I’m going to stay true to my original feelings concerning this book. If that bothers anyone I’m sorry. You are entitled to your opinion just as I am entitled to mine.

That being said, I did not finish
Kimberley doruyter
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
an apocalyps so real you think it could happen.
i loved it.
Gloria Picchione Snodgrass
Fun, Exciting and Scary

By Zombie Glorya

Want a story that has a scary plotline, exciting action and fun background? Then Finding Harry Styles is it. Disaster, chaos, bewilderment, etc...all describe the latest from GB Hope. Definitely a must read for you post-apocalyptic fans. I have enjoyed this one so much. Now it's your turn.
Vale (BooksAndTea58)
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: postapocalyptic
I received this book from the Author to review. I was a bit scared because usually I don't read this type of books but in the end I really enjoyed it. The whole story takes place during a worldwide total power black-out and it follows quite a few people, all in the pursuit of the ones they love. Sometimes I found a chapter quite scary, but overall, this book was really well written and seemed quite realistic at times. It made me want to read more books in his genre. I really recommend it!
Liz Barnsley
**Actual rating 3.5-4 stars**

I purchased this book for two reasons - I had a train journey to London to get through and the author made me laugh with something a bit random. So I thought what the heck, even though I probably would not have bought it normally.

I actually really enjoyed it. More than I thought I would for sure, and it was a highly entertaining way to kill what would otherwise have been an extremely dull couple of hours.

There are various characters scattered around the country after
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
This kind of story is usually "my thing". I love a good Apocalypse. I wanted this book to be more than it was. There were some good parts, most definitely. My main issue was the characters themselves. Maybe if I was a teen or twenty something they might have made perfect sense to me. But having gone beyond 40, the fact that all the characters we deliberately written to be young,hot, and really into sex bothered me. I even asked myself, was I like this once? Young , hot, and really into sex? I to ...more
Laura Bolinger
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Revolution meets tigerbeat in this twisting tail of a boyfriend searching for his girlfriend and the girlfriends brother also searching for her in New York. Different concept with Multi character storyline . Interesting but felt slightly unfinished. The wonder of the mysterious "H" as in was it Harry Styles and what happened to him in the compound. I enjoyed it and my daughter got laughs from me reading it. Excellant young adult title for the tweens.
Caroline Greene
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant idea, well carried out. Struggled occasionally with all the characters, but if the power failed then this is how it would go down.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: netgalley
My thanks to NetGalley and Bronwyn Editions for an eARC copy of this book to read and review.

First, the good. It was an interesting take on an "end of the world as we know it scenario" and some of the characters were pretty interesting.

The negative, the author killed off the interesting ones.

I'm going to explain the thought process behind the stars, or lack thereof, that I have granted to this book. To me, every book starts off at five stars and stars or percentages of them are removed as the b
Sep 05, 2014 rated it did not like it

Today's review is a very serious one for me, and I'm sure you can understand that I have a lot to say upon seeing my first-ever one star rating. I received Finding Harry Styles for review, and I requested it on NetGalley because the title drew me in with it's fun nature. I expected this book to be a fan fiction about finding Harry Styles in New York City. Instead, I got a post-apocalyptic novel in which there is a worldwide blackout. Harry Styles plays no role in the book whatsoever, except that
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finding Harry Styles was a light enjoyable book, with quick pacing, solid writing that flowed easily from sentence to sentence, and with a plot that left me chuckling at times, on edge at others, and overall satisfied at its conclusion. Even if, the book did seem to end a little too abruptly. At its conclusion, I did fight my e-reader for a few minutes, trying to convince it to turn to the next page when apparently there wasn’t one. This book reminded me of Hollowland by Amanda Hocking, without ...more
Heather Brown
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adults, YA
I was skeptical about this story, since the title involves a boy band member. However, it definitely surpassed my expectations! The writing style and writing ability of the author are excellent. I really felt like the accuracy of GB Hope's vision of the Apocalypse was spot on. People die, as they would. Even people we were just getting to know but really liked. And it really effected the other characters, which is something usually missing from these types of books. I love that! On the downside, ...more
Lynda Dickson
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ages 16+
After an unexplained event takes out all electricity, communications, and transportation in the US - and possibly the rest of the world - we follow two men searching for the same girl: Michael Clavell is in Connecticut and is trying to find his way to his girlfriend in New York; and Liam McCalister disembarks from a cruise ship in Massachusetts and tries to find his sister. During their travels, Michael and Liam encounter extreme violence, but also great gestures of kindness, friendship, and eve ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book because it was different. Not your typical "post-apocalyptic" book in that there are no zombies. No viruses. Just a complete loss of electricity, as well as to vehicles and most other items that we all probably rely on way too much.

One thing that I always find interesting in these stories are the reactions of people and how groups form. Who becomes a true leader, and who becomes a dictator. You see several groups form in this story, and each one is fascinating in its own way
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews

When a worldwide black out suddenly strands countless people two men will stop at nothing to find the one they love. One man searches for his sister while the other searches for his girlfriend.

While maneuvering the deadly streets on their way to New York, they each face difficult obstacles in their path. Fallen airplanes, crashed cars, looters. But they also meet survivors along the way who will soon become invaluable friends.

Meanwhile in New York girls flock the street hoping and praying for
Caroline Greene
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I know the author

This was great, unusual fun, maybe because I know the author or because it was so different to what I normally read. I will have to find more apocalyptic stuff now because I loved the craziness of what happened to these characters. Two men are trying to find the same woman in New York, and it was good that while one travels in a group all the way and finds a new love, the other loses his companions and ends up in a kind of commune where he is given his own slaves. I
Olivia Jacklin
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A realistic style of writing for the apocalyptic genre. Plus realistic characters - I could see if there might be issues with remembering characters the way the story flits about, but I enjoyed it. I recommend it.
Caroline Greene
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The disclaimer on the front said Harry Styles does not appear, so I got my Harry fix elsewhere and just enjoyed this fun, end of the world novel for what it was.
Damien Dogwell
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
That's what we're talking about!
Yes, I could find fault with some of the set pieces, but overall I loved the idea of this.
Sep 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What if all the power in the world just disappeared? No electricity, batteries didn't work, engines of any kind didn't work. And you are hundreds, possibly even thousands, of miles away from your loved ones. What would you do? Where would you go? Remember, no phones, no internet, no cars, trucks, planes, or trains. What now? How would you survive? This is what happens in "Finding Harry Styles". When I was offered the book by the author in return for an honest review,I was reminded that it is not ...more
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
In a world that suddenly looses power, how would you react? Finding Harry Styles follows the lives of a few individuals as their world collapses around them. Bikes and horse drawn wagons instead of cars for transportation? Sure, but it also means people with guns making the rules instead of elected officials. I did find it slightly confusing at times as the story jumped from one group of people to another without any clear indication. This might have been because I was reading an advanced electr ...more
Katie Derrick
Sep 14, 2014 rated it liked it
While the storyline is creative and original, the number of characters and the relative short time you get to spend with each one really distracted from the overall story. I kept having to go back and refresh my memory as to who was who and how they were related/intertwined. The plot is fast paced so it keeps your attention, but unfortunately I never really bonded with any of the characters because you don't get to spend that much time with them. Also, some of the graphic scenes seemed unnecessa ...more
Bernie Morris
Harry Styles and the New York Apocalypse is an unusual, fun trip through the post-apocalyptic East Coast of the US, and should be read before Harry quits One Direction like Zayn.
Emily Perry
Aug 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book was ... Interesting ... To say the least. It felt as if i was reading a teenage written fan fiction, which was very off putting.
Also, I found it hard to get into the story.

**read because I won a goodreads giveaway**
Sep 11, 2014 rated it did not like it

Received with thanks from Netgalley.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book. It has a great premise on two fronts: an apocalypse story which addresses (1) the plight of foreigners traveling abroad and (2) the concerns of fangirls worried about their favorite celebs. Unfortunately, it's really ineptly written. There are a ton of basic stylistic errors, enough to be distracting, and the author can't write an American voice to save his life. The pacing is all over the place, less in broader plot terms than from paragraph to paragraph, with charac ...more
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Heather Newman
The premise of this book is kind of interesting, the execution is pretty bad. All electrical power goes out along the eastern USA. Everything, including airplanes and cruise ships lose power. One Direction is performing in NYC. Regular people try to deal with the situation while wondering about the boy band's status.

I can't believe I read the whole thing. I guess that I was wondering what happened to Harry too. It's written in fan fiction style. It's all over the place and the characters are con
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