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ebook, 191 pages
Published December 19th 2015 by Say La V Publishing
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Hobart
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
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So after a night of over-drinking, Lana and her "It's Complicated", Cory, go back to her place to sleep it off. But before they get to the door, they witness a meteorological event that defies (almost) all explanation, terrifying the two. Between the alcohol and the emotional drain, it's not surprising that they're exhausted enough to oversleep.

But for a day? That seems a bit much.

It turns out that everyone -- and not figuratively "everyone
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Biswanath Banerjee
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
It was blazing light all over. As if the sky is under fire.
For those who were at the blue planet were slow to realize what had just happened….
And buildings started to collapse like matchboxes, cars are thrown to the sky like they had been hit by a baseball pitcher and bridges and roads developed cracks within a moment……
She was hypnotized by the blazing sky, by the shower of huge meteorites……..
The Sabbath by Arthur Nsenga and Shaunakay Francis is a science fiction story depicting days of holocaus
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Kylie Kaemke
Aug 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-published
Things started well for me with this book. I was really enjoying the vibe, and it's very well written. But somewhere along the way things got a little stale. The premise is a good one, and the world is interesting, I just feel like the particular plot that we find these characters in isn't the best story line. However, if there's going to be a sequel then it sets up for something that could prove to be very interesting.

Closer to the book's release I'll have a full review on the blog.
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Merin
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
So, this is a dystopian novel that's not too much into the future. It begins in the present time, with the protagonists Cory and Lana, who are best friends, coming to Cory's house after dinner. Then, all of a sudden, the atmosphere is filled with there small asteroid like thingies that fall all over the place. After what seems like a meteor shower, everyone feels really sleeps and sleeps for three days straight. When they wake up, they're all immortal but they are a lot more sensitive to pain. I ...more
Charity Rowell
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: onmykindlebr
I received a free e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

The premise of the book is interesting: readers are introduced to a dystopian, post-apocalyptic society in which resources are limited and are becoming even more limited since people are not dying. To add to this dismal situation, readers discover that the "powers that be" are involved in a conspiracy to control the middle-class and poor elements of society through nefarious and questionable means; forcing this segment of the population t
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Pam
Jan 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Cory and Lana wake up immortal after experiencing something like a meteor shower in the sky. This part was really cool, so I’ll shush about the rest of it to avoid spoilers. The book soon jumps forward, and then the rest of the story is in post apocalyptic time.

Cory and Lana are pretty good at staying alive; they go on raids for food and water and their house is secure. Their relationship, however, has issues. Cory isn’t that open to Lana at all and she is starting to wonder if he really does st
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Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I started reading this book, I had a feeling that there was an uncanny resemblance to a story called Afterlife. What sets this book apart is the treatment given to the storyline.

Sabbath, as the dictionary states, refers to the something being stopped. The plot of this book deals with a similar concept. And I must say that the entire story revolves around the concept chosen. The storyline is well crafted and forces you to think of consequences that might happen if the fictional element turns
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Ivory R
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I believe that I would be suspicious after waking up to find that I am now immortal. It created a different world where unfortunately somehow the haves and have nots still have a large distance between them. The Government is hiding information and its objective is sinisterly unknown despite what it says. Corey and Lana have a complicated relationship that being immortal did not change. I think that is realistic in a post apocalyptic world. I have read several dystopian sci-fi novels and found t ...more
Jenny Afia
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Initially I was a little reluctant about the book's genre, seeing as I'm not normally interested in science fiction. However, reading the book changed that entirely. I felt myself drifting away into a self-created utopia with every flip of the page-only rendering myself deeper the more I read. The book took me less than a week to complete, I couldn't put it down! I found myself relating to the characters in the book, from the slang they used to the very trivial relationship problems they had. Th ...more
GC MacQuarie
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Post apocalyptic novels seem to be few and far between these days, so it's always refreshing to come across an original story line. The Sabbath is a new take on the genre and quite enjoyable. This novel has so much promise and in fact, had me absolutely captivated from the very first chapter.

The story is centered around three survivors of a meteorite shower who, like the rest of the human race, have experienced immortality as a side effect from the disaster. Not only are they immortal, but pain
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Fee Roberts
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-2016
The Sabbath by Arthur Nsenga is a dystopian novel centered around Cory and Lana who wake up from a night of partying to meteorites that release a chemical called ATHENS which causes people to become immortal. The premise is intriguing, and well thought out. The characters are believable; some likable, some not. I won this book in a blog giveaway, and all opinions are my own.
Ashley Tomlinson
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked this book more than I originally thought I would. I like end of the world style books and this one had a cool concept with the disease that stopped everyone from dying. I've never read anything like that before in a dystopian so it was interesting. ...more
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