The Orphans; Origins Vol 1 By Mike Evans.

Posted: November 11, 2015 by Joy Dawson in Zombie Apocalypse

51aqNr3VziL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_It isn’t often you get to see the Origins of what makes a hero.  In the first book of Mike Evan’s The Orphans Series we’re introduced to some characters that have a long way to go, to become the hero’s the world needs.  Shaun is a teenage boy, just starting in high school, with his best friend and girl he loves Ellie.  He doesn’t get along well with his father but hopes that soon he and Ellie will be happy together and he can maybe forget his feelings of abandonment he feels towards his father.   Then everything changes, and Shaun feels like his world is coming to an end, but this is just the beginning.

I have to say, this book is fast passed and a blast to read.  The character’s are likable and well developed, the backstory is well told and gives you a feel for why the characters are the way they are.  They’re not thrown at you in a this is how it is, like it or lump it way.  Shaun dosn’t just hate his dad because that’s the cool thing for teenagers to do, he has a legit, solid and very painful reason for hating his father.  I loved how fast paced this book was, and that it didn’t get overly wordy on the scientific points, describing how and why the virus came to be.    I felt joy and tears for this small cast of characters.

The story is well rounded and dosn’t just drop you into the apocalypse and leave you asking questions,  The Orphans is a story that runs into a slow build at a high rate of speed.  There is a bit of time jumping back to the past, but its all very important and gives you an idea of why what eventually happens does just that.  And if you pay close attention you will see how The virus goes world wide.

All in all this was a great, fast paced book and I definitly can not wait to read book 2 and 3 and whatever else comes up next in this series.


The Orphans; Origins Vol 1 by Mike Evans can be found here On Amazon.


Mike Evans lives in Iowa with his wife and children.

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