Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Apocalypse Five (Archive of the Fives Book 1) by Stacey Rourke

Apocalypse Five
Stacey Rourke
(Archive of the Fives, #1)
Publication date: February 12th 2019
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Good luck and have a pleasant apocalypse. 

The end of the world is coming. How or when, scientists can’t agree upon. For decades, Earth’s best line of defense has been a team of young soldiers known as the Apocalypse Five, forced into virtual reality simulations to train for Doom’s Day. But, this is no game. Death on the grid is brutally final and calls up the next in a long line of cadets.

Stationed aboard the AT-1-NS Starship, the A5 are celebrities thrust into the limelight by a calling they didn’t choose. All it takes is one unscheduled mission, showing seventeen-year-old team leader Detroit a harsh and unfathomable reality, to shake the A5’s belief in all they thought they knew. After questioning people with the power to destroy them, the team is framed for a crime they didn’t commit and marked for death. Now, the hunt is on.

Can the Apocalypse Five expose the truth the starship would kill to keep hidden? Or, will their bravery end in a public execution?  

Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo

My Review:

5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Distopian, Mystery, Space, Survival, Suspense--

The Apocalypse-5 (A-5) team was formed to be trained and go on simulation missions for the day that the world will need them to save them from Doom's Day. But when the current team leader ends up going on a solo mission, she learns that she has been lied to, they have all been lied to. The team decides that they must get to the truth because it it their job after all to save humanity.

I have read so many different series and worlds created by Stacey at this point, all so different and interesting, but the one thing that all her books have in common is the ability to surprise you with all the plot twist! She is a master of creating detailed worlds that you can get lost in, be it a dark twisted fairytale, an alternate world where vampires rampage or now a science fiction dystopian.

Really, this was science fiction dystopian at it's best. What a way to start a book! We are dropped into the middle of a mission that goes horribly wrong and we watch the current A-5 team die- I was shocked! And next thing we know we see the new team selected and given names as opposed to the numbers they were know by, and the cycle continues. The best way I can describe this story would be the isolated regions, lying government, huge conspiracy and dystopian aspects of the Hunger Games meets the violence, weapons, battle scenes, viewer participation and sponsors from the movie Gamer. It was such a cool, messed up setting that I could not help but be lost in.

The pacing was fast paced and I found myself flying through the pages, not even noticing that I read the entire book in just a few hours. This is the perfect choice for some escapism reading during this snowy winter season!

Author Bio:

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012

Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

a Rafflecopter giveaway




  1. I love it when you get so lost in a book you just fly through it! Great review! :)