Friday 15 January 2016

The Cave by Michela Montgomery Blog Tour and Giveaway!

The Cave by Michela Montgomery 
(The Wind Cave #1) 
Published by: Post Hill Press
Publication date: April 7th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

When a nuclear war devastates the U.S., a four-day excursion quickly turns into a fight for survival in The Cave. Six Stanford students journey into one of the deepest and longest caves in North America. A day into their journey, a nuclear war begins from within the U.S. Unable to return to the surface, and unsure what they will find when they do, the Cave will test the strength and survival of each person differently – transforming six individuals into a team, and ultimately…a family.


My Thoughts:

I actually really really enjoyed this! For some reason I thought this would be a horror, but it's not. It's a story of how Kate, along with her mentor (and crush) Percy and her best friend, Ano, decide to spend some time caving. Kate things it's the perfect time to tell Percy what she feels, but things don't go to plan. Firstly, Percy brings along 3 other people, one of whom is his new girlfriend, and then a nuclear bomb gets dropped on the surface while all 6 of them are in the cave. The only way for them to survive is to go down deeper and hope they will have enough rations to last at least until the time the radiation lessens enough for them to surface.

Who would of thought that a book taking place mostly in a cave would be so tense! The 6 students enter the cave in high spirits but a few days into their excursion they feel an earthquake. They decide to go to the entrance to get back out, just in case they get trapped, only to find the elevator doesn't work and there's no signal. Percy takes some readings and realises that there is intense radiation readings so quickly takes the group down lower so they can stratigise. What follows is a race to survive on little rations and water. It's a tense and gripping story line and quite believable too!

It's a unique post apocalyptic book, in that, you don't get to see what really happened on the surface. The gang get some indication through news reports, which come sporadically when they find a signal, but have no idea the level of devastation. It's still a story of survival, just not one we have seen before.

There is a little romance, though it's not the main focus. I didn't really like the love triangle going and thought it unnecessary, saying that though, I always find love triangles unnecessary!!!

In all, this is a really good read. It's a tense and suspenseful read and I can not wait to read the next one! I need to follow these character story and see what happens each of them. The book may have ended but it's just the start of the story! Highly recommend.


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  1. Great review, Natalie! This sounds like an intense and exciting read! I Love survival stories like this so it sounds right up my alley! :)

  2. Sounds amazing , A little adventure and love .

  3. This seems like an interesting story. Thanks for featuring this book.

  4. The Cave looks like the type of book I would enjoy reading!

  5. I like the sound of this one. I love a great post apocalyptic or dystopian read!

    1. I think you would enjoy it Sandra. It's a really good read.

  6. Thank you for informing me about this book.

  7. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I would really like to read this book, all of my favorite genres in one!