Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"The King's Highway" (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1) by Carly McAdoo Blog Hop and Giveaway

Book Description: Genre: Christian Dystopian

A mysterious dead man directs the small band on their journey to a much safer corridor he dubs The King’s Highway. 
Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash. It tests the grit of fifteen-year-old Jackson Allison when the care and safety of his younger siblings fall solely to him. No one knows for sure what’s happened, but danger lurks if they stay. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport for their grandparents’ farm a hundred-plus miles northeast. 
Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he’s guided by an ever-changing cryptic note at leads his growing troupe along the King’s Highway. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever get his people to safety in the Red River Valley in far Northeast Texas? 

About the Author
Award winning author brings her new Christian mid-grade release, book one
in the  Days of Dread Trilogy THE KING’S HIGHWAY. The prolific,
bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and
painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the
woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen
grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from
God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one ministers His
love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville,
Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen.
My Review: 
The King's Highway (Days of Dread Trilogy Book 1) by Carly McAdoo is a book that really kept this reader on edge, wanting to know what was going to happen next. I had no idea what the book was about when I signed up to be on the book tour, I just knew I liked the author's ( Texas Romance Series) and thought I am sure this series would be just as good. Well, I was not disappointed, it was good!
This novel, I think is written for middle grade scholars and though I am way past middle school I was devouring the journey these children were on.
I must warn future readers, if you don't want to read about things that are going on in today's world such as murdering, thieving and drug use, don't read this book. Even though I have given this warning, it is a Christian book with no cursing and no sex scenes. Just a true picture of what is happening more and more in today's world. 
What would you do if everything you know was suddenly missing in your world, electricity and water and even your sense of safety? Well that has happened to Jackson and "his people" and he must lead them to safety! The journey is unbelievable. Is it an alien or a shape shifter or is it God leading them and keeping them on the King's Highway? 
I have one complaint, the book leaves you wanting more and we have to wait! 
I am giving the book five stars.
I was given a Advance Reader Copy by Celebrate Lit for my honest review! The opinions are my own! 

Tour Dates:
SimpleHarvestReads: Oct 18
Jendi's Journal: Oct: 19
Artistwriterstudent: Oct 20
Debbie's Dusty Deliberation: Oct 21      
Cassandra M's Place - Spotlight: Oct 22
Singing Librarian Books: Oct 23
Bukwurmzzz Oct 24

CelebrateLit is having a great giveaway. The prize is a book by Caryl McAdoo for you and one for a friend!The giveaway ends October 25 at 12:00 am PDT.
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  1. Hello Debbie! Thank you so much for featuring THE KING'S HIGHWAY this week at Dusty Deliberations! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed it so much and also appreciate all those stars! I'll be coming back to answer any questions your readers may have! Hugs and Blessings!

  2. I am thrilled to read this great review of Caryl's new book. Sounds like a great new series!!

    1. Thanks so much, Connie! I'm glad you dropped by. Hope you entered the giveaway! You can win two copies! One for yourself and one for a friend! Blessings!

    2. Thanks for stopping by! I really enjoyed this book!