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Kahayatle (Apocalypsis, #1) av Elle Casey
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Kahayatle (Apocalypsis, #1) (utgåvan 2012)

av Elle Casey

Serier: Apocalypsis (1)

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"My name's Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I live alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I'm almost out of food and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day. It's time for me to leave and find another place to live ... a place where I can find food and shelter ... a place where they won't be able to find me. Alone, it might have been possible, but now I've got company. I'm worried that I don't have what it takes to get from here to my final destination, and I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there." -- Amazon.com… (mer)
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Titel:Kahayatle (Apocalypsis, #1)
Författare:Elle Casey
Info:Elle Casey, Kindle Edition, 300 pages
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Overall this was a very good book. I enjoyed the characters, which I found to be unique and engaging. Lots of humor for an end of the world scenario. I also found the setting unusual for a apocalyptic book. The Everglades would not have entered my mind as a possible refuge which makes the characters stand out. I plan on reading the next book in the series. ( )
  Verkruissen | Jul 8, 2017 |
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 becoming food for the 'canners'.

The characters are genuine enough to keep the story moving. Also as a middle school teacher here in FL I can tell you I can see society run by teenagers going into chaos and a few good ones fighting for life. The only thing that really bothered me was that the road they take to the Everglades, I-95, does not go near Winter Park. Minor detail though. ( )
  MsHooker | Apr 15, 2014 |
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 anyways." Yeah. Towards the end the grammar and spelling mistakes really started to grate on my nerves. The rush, that apparently this author is known for, was easily apparent. The idea was original to me, in my vast readings of dystopian fiction, and for that I was greatful. Now for the really bad parts. I am noticing a trend in budding authors to attempt accents. I really wish this would end. I can speak German roughly and this author is a mere country away from them, and yet her German-accented dialogue was absolutely horrendous. Instead of coming off as German, reading it phonetically, it was a cross between Italian and Russian, depending on the paragraph. Sometimes he had no accent. The research behind German words and language is lacking. Mother is "mutter" and not "mudder." I also really hate the in and out use of Bodo speaking of himself in the third person. Is he supposed to be a German engineering student or someone with mental handicaps? I was sort of waiting for "The Stand" character to do the "M-o-o-n, that spells Chicago!" at any moment. Research skills are not the authors high point. Her understanding of Florida's geography is frustrating beyond all belief. If you are going to use exact miles in something, know your cardinal directions and actual locations. Placing the Everglades exactly 250 miles South of a place South of Orlando is insane. Figure it out. Her time is off as well. One moment it is hours and the next it is days. Her days turn into weeks that apparently consist of only two or three days each. Very confusing. All in all, a major disapointment. I contemplated getting the second book to see if their are changes, but from reviews of fellow readers and reviewers, this seems futile. And a deadstop ending is not a joyous cliffhanger, but a lowball attempt to keep readers buying something sub-par. ( )
  Rainn | Mar 19, 2014 |
Another Masterpiece From Elle Casey!!! A FEW MINOR SPOILERS!!! This is quite possibly one of the best post-apocalyptic YA novels I've ever read!

The setting for this series is very unique, a weird plague has wiped out all of the adults and young children leaving behind only those teens who are in puberty. Once most of the food has run out the locals go all cannibal and start attacking other children for food. It's really creepy and horrible.

I love the main characters. Bryn is awesome and her fighting skills rock. Peter is sweet and such a good person plus he's super smart. I have a feeling we'll be seeing much more of what he can do in the books to come and then there's Bodo the crazy German exchange student. I really liked his character. He just seems to go with the flow and is almost always happy and optimistic. The fact that he doesn't understand a lot of American phrases makes him so funny. There was a chapter in the book where Bryn and Bodo were talking about doodling and it had me laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. I wonder what Bodo's backstory is? The real hero of the book though is Buster the poodle. You can tell Mrs. Casey has dogs. Only someone who's ever had the good fortune to have such a loving and loyal companion could do them justice. My mom has had two poodles and they're every bit as loyal, fierce, smart and loving as she portrays them to be. It's impossible to have a poodle without getting all silly and using baby talk or poodle talk with them. Buster is just so awesome and I hope he makes it through everything.

There's just something about books like this that I really enjoy. I mean except for the whole cannibal thing, there's a big part of me that really likes the idea of complete freedom and just living the best you can off of the land without having to worry about society, money, politics, etc. I wouldn't really want to do that but I like to dream about it :) Just living your life how you want with some good friends and a nice place to call home.

Elle Casey's characters are always top notch. They become the readers friends and family and we suffer along beside them. We laugh when they do and cry when things are bad. They're extremely relatable and once again I was sucked into the world she created. I cannot wait to see what happens next for everyone. I love that they ended up with a Native American tribe or what's left of it. I so hope they can build a good home there for themselves but with things going so bad in the outside world you never know what's going to happen and from reading her other books I know anything and everything can and will happen and I probably won't ever see any of it coming.

I just have to try and finish each book before night because I know from past experience that I won't be able to put them down and get any sleep. They just suck you right in and refuse to let you leave. I highly recommend this book along with her War of the Fae and Clash of the Otherworlds series. I want to thank Elle Casey for also bringing the Native American tribes of the Everglades in Florida to my attention. I've been reading about them and find their history and culture truly fascinating. I learned a lot of new things from this book. ( )
  Jamiesbookblog | Feb 13, 2014 |
**SPOILER ALERT**
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 supplies to keep their homes cozy. However, factories were not making supplies and inventories dwindled, food eventually ran out. Gangs were formed and members resort to violence; raiding homes and stealing supplies from others. When those sources finally dry up, these gangs resort to cannibalism - killing those who are weaker and then barbecuing the body parts and sharing in the bounty.

Bryn must stay awake all night long to protect her home from these roving gangs. She had been lucky so far, but the gangs are getting bolder and she knew it will soon be time to leave. She discovers a younger boy, Peter, in the vacant home behind her and together, they rescue a poodle from a home down the street. Bryn and Peter start making plans to leave the neighborhood. However, everything changes when they find themselves in a life or death battle with gang members who are trying to break into her home. Peter shoots one of them dead to end the siege. In the morning, they discover the dismembered head of the shot gang member laying on the front porch...the body gone They soon find it, or what is left of it, on the backyard barbecue of the home next door. Empty bottles of booze and drunken, unconscious gang members litter the yard. It is time to go. Now!

The pair gather supplies and leave on bicycles for the Everglades, soon coming upon an individual traveling alone. He is a German transfer student who quickly teams up with trio of travelers and joins them in their quest to reach what Bryn believes will be their sanctuary. During their trek, they come upon rogue gangs and other formidable foes. The story is unique, funny at times, terrifying in places and keeps the reader on edge to see what will happen next.

The ending left me hanging and longing for more. The trio and dog finally reach the Everglades, and eventually join forces with two nearby Indian tribes. However, they soon find their sanctuary threatened upon learning that a nearby gang is warehousing humans to eat in the near future. It's a great read and highly recommended. I'm looking forward to reading books 2 & 3 to see how this group manages their future.

John Podlaski, author
Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel ( )
  JPodlaski | Dec 3, 2012 |
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"My name's Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I live alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I'm almost out of food and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day. It's time for me to leave and find another place to live ... a place where I can find food and shelter ... a place where they won't be able to find me. Alone, it might have been possible, but now I've got company. I'm worried that I don't have what it takes to get from here to my final destination, and I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there." -- Amazon.com

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