Saturday, August 16, 2014

Blog Tour: The Artful by Wilbert Stanton

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The Artful by Wilbert Stanton
(Shadows of the City #1)
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: May 27th 2014
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Rating: 3 stars

New York City, 2025: Everything is changed. The city that never sleeps is now a land of death and decay. A rampant virus has taken over and the survivors have become carriers, quarantined from the rest of the world.

Twist and Dodger grew up in the streets, the sewers and underground tunnels – their playground. They aren’t heroes. They just like attention; and stealing meds from the rich and giving them to the poor is their golden ticket.

On their latest raid, they unknowingly steal a cure that puts them square between the ailing Emperor of Manhattan and the war hungry Governor of Brooklyn and forces them on a quest into the darkest shadows of their putrefying world.

My Review:
Work! And not work in the neck rolling, finger snapped, ending in yasssss kind of way. Work as in plugging your way through the beginning to get to a decent pace and story. I almost gave up. I mean, this starts off really slow to the point of boredom. As the story picks up you get more into it. It doesn't end up being a fast paced book but medium paced. I like the concept of the story. And as it picked up it turned out to be a pretty decent book. I'm thinking that now that he has established this world and characters that book 2 with be a faster pace for the start.
*If you were wondering (3stars) my rating system comes out with decimals so I either round down or up ( .4  and lower is rounded down .5 and more is rounded up).

Should you read it? Maybe. Who should read it? Fans of dystopian novels who have enough patience to wait for the story to pick up hence the maybe.


Wilbert Stanton was born and raised in New York City. From an early age, Wilbert decided he would either write books or take over the world; everything else was just a precursor to his end game.

Along the way, he has studied Psychology, English, and Computer Science. He’s held jobs in a wide range of fields and met people from all walks of life. Wilbert is constantly learning and growing as a person, in order to solidify his dreams.

In the end world domination was a bit tedious, so he decided to focus on writing books.

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