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Tremor (Tremor Cycle, #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  24 reviews
The life William knew has gone. His world has been left devastated by the Fossil War. All major governments have been wiped out and the land is now under the control of the company Terrafall. Although Terrafall's intentions seem honest, William wonders if the company will live up to its promises and stop the tremors, which have been plaguing the Earth since the end of the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 22nd 2014 by Britain's Next Bestseller
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Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Incredible world building, fantastic characters, and a plot that makes it impossible to put Tremor down.

I really enjoy dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Delirium. From the opening pages of Tremor, it was clear that this story was going to be up there with the best of them.

Ryan is a very skilled writer. You don't register that you are reading words, you just feel as if the story is unfolding before you. When you do notice sentences, it's because they are beautifully writte
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel is brilliant.

Ryan Mark has written a book that is both wonderfully written and refreshing. It holds the essence of other popular books in this genre, while having its own unique story and standing out among those other books. I loved the fact that the book's main character is a young boy that has to grow up while the world is crumbling around him. (I don't read many books with male protagonists, but this book made me want to start reading more.) William is a complex character on
Vaughan Humphries
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I must admit that dystopian fiction or indeed YA isn't my normal cup of tea, but to be honest, after the first couple of chapters, I was drawn into the post-apocalyptic world created by Ryan Mark. There are the odd anachronisms that may or may not be intentional, but they serve as useful tools to firmly cement the impending sense of doom and helplessness to the present.

Mark's protagonist William is a young man that has grown up years before his time, struggling to get by in a harsh environment
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Tremor by Ryan Mark
First of all, i’d like to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read his book in exchange of a review. Tremor is the first book in the Tremor Cycle and it was published September 22nd 2014 by Britain’s Next Bestseller. All the links to buy the book will be down below because I like to support debut authors.
This book is a Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian that talks about William and the life he knew has gone. The book focuses a lot on this important event called The Foss
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4/5 - Highly entertaining and thought-provoking, so definitely a dystopia that I’d recommend. For a début novel, it’s undeniably impressive.

1. The characterisation of the main characters was very well done - from the very beginning I connected with William, who is extremely determined and strong-willed. His attitude to this post-apocalyptic situation is admirable, but it doesn't feel unrealistic either, despite his age. Althea and Ori were two other amazing characters that I also suppo
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing!!

Could you imagine if your world was being destroyed by constant Tremors? Tremors caused by the earth fighting back from the war.

This is what William is dealing with right now. The life he knew has gone, now they have to live in fear of what the next Tremor will bring. One night brought his reality crashing down on him when he came home to find his mother had been abducted. His mother was his whole life and he needed to find her, he'd tear the world apart if he had too.

Leonardo Cervera
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Tremor” is thrilling! From the very first word through to the very last it kept me in suspense. There wasn’t a single boring moment- seriously! I kind of expected for the story to slump and I couldn’t have been more wrong to unjustifiably presume! Descriptions of characters, locations and emotions were just right- not too long and dragged out; not too short to leave me wishing for more. Every chapter brought new surprising twists and turns and before I noticed- I had read the last page!
Bekki Pate
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Set in a post apocalyptic world, this I an interesting story about a boy who's mother has been kidnapped, and he goes on a journey to save her. Intriguing characters and an ending that leaves me excited to read the next installment!
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
Exciting book! :)
Amanda ChocolatePages
Jul 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This book is about William who has found his world shattered and taken over by a group called Terrafall. Its a world where it no longer feels like Earth, barely any food, barely any green land, and the feeling of not being able to trust anyone or feel safe, even in his own house!

William and his friend Althea (what a great name) decide to do something about this after both losing people they love, the story follows from here.The b
Natasha Mairs (Serenity You)
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middlegrade, ya, dystopian
You can also find my review on my blog Serenity You

I don't normally read dystopian books, but thought I would give it a read. It follows the story of William, who I think is 15. The world is recovering from fossil war leaving the planet suffering terrible tremors. People have started to go missing and when William's mum disappears leaving a pool of blood in her Kitchen, William and his best friend Althea go on a mission to find his mum and to stop Terrafall who they think are behind all the diss
Tiff Smith
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I do not read much dystopian novels but I am glad I pick this one up to start my new year reading. This is a very well written Dystopian adventure, a strong rival to the big players in this genre (Hunger Games and Divergent, to name a few), and the characters really did make it come alive for me. I felt like I was living with them as I read each page. Ryan Mark has done an incredible job to make them jump out of the pages, and you really feel as though you are there with them in the story.

Vicki Whittiker
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Time well spent

I enjoyed reading this book, but I think that the author tried to spend too much time toward the end of it developing his next book, instead of spending the time on the end of this book. It is rather like watching someone lose focus and go blank. . It kind of ended weirdly. It was is if the author decided okay, that's all I'm gonna put in this book so I can get ready for another book to make money . I think the author needs to stop and think about actually developing and writing o
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Post-apocalyptic novels seem to be ten a penny these days but Tremor stands out from the crowd because it is chillingly believable. There are no zombies or super-intelligent robots and the world as we know it hasn't been destroyed by aliens or an enormous meteorite. The damage has been done by The Fossil War, a global conflict brought on by the near exhaustion of the world's fossil fuels, which has left all major governments and cities wiped out and the earth wracked by powerful and destructive ...more
Juju Bateman
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dystopian fiction isn't something I'd really heard of before Tremor, but I had to pick this book up and I'm glad I did. It was the best reading decision I've ever made. Tremor was a fantastic read, I just couldn't put it down. When I wasn't reading it, it felt like the story was going on without me, so I had to pick it up again! Turning every page was exciting, and left me wanting more. From William to Ichabod, I loved the characters! Such beautifully written and amazing read that should be on a ...more
Mary Ann
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
In a world destroyed by unusual bombs children who have lost their loved ones (adults suffering similar losses) are faced with the decision of what to do to survive in a world determined to destroy them. The children join with some adults to set the world right again. Action from the beginning begins like a small snowball and ends up being a tsunami!
Crystal Clifton
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is Ryan Marks first published book and an amazing read the characters and the story vision is amazing as well. The story is Post Apocalyptic and different than any others I have read. I can visualize each scene in the book as if I were standing right there with them. I recommend this to anyone that loves the Dystopian genre. Thanks for such a great book Ryan
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Arthur Booth Jr
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it's good

Had a good storyline easy to follow. Was easy to get into the story. Characters were strong and well defined.
Rory O'halloran
Mar 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Very poorly written with inconsistent characters, contrived plot and frustrating world building. Pacing was pretty good, but that was about it.
Sheila Myers
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
An enjoyable post-apocalyptic novel. I enjoy these types of books in which the main character is a young adult who takes it upon him- or herself to try to find the solution the problem when the adults don't seem to think there is a solution. I'll definitely have to read any sequels that may be published.
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
interesting premise. story line and plot were ok, but the dialogue seemed childish. the first chapter was never explained. the possible causes of the earthquakes was barely hinted at which made the story confusing.
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I enjoyed reading this. It was well written. This was excellent especially for a first book. Enjoyed every page. Will read more
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Ryan Mark lives in the rural county of Cumbria, on the outskirts of the Lake District. He is the author of The Tremor Cycle, a Dystopian series that takes place in a world devastated by war. Ryan has worked within the education sector for several years, with his most recent position being in a pre-school, caring for children before they take their first big leap into primary school. He enjoys crea ...more

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