Author: S.R Johannes
Published: May 21, 2012
Source: Review Copy
Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.
For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy in her perfect bubble. If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.
The 2nd novelette in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.
It has taken me way too long to read Suffocate by S.R Johannes. I really enjoyed this short story. It was just what I needed to get me back into my reading mood, though not quite my reviewing mood! ;) S.R. has done another amazing job with Suffocate. Sure, the MC in Suffocate seemed a lot like the MC in Untraceable, but that wasn't that much of a big deal.
The cover is gorgeous. It takes some getting used to, but once you do it really is exceptional.
The book is so short that it is hard to get a feel for the story. Everything is thrown at you so quickly that you’re getting whiplash from one page to the next. It was very fast paced and everything happened right away. There wasn’t much suspense building, but that was what was good about the story. I didn’t have to worry about being kept in the dark, except it did have a nasty cliffhanger.
Eria is a very sweet girl. You start the book with her taking care of her grandmother, who doesn’t love that! You see her go through so much change and destruction in such a short amount of time that it is amazing that she doesn’t just collapse and fall apart. She keeps trucking along and I can’t wait to see what she is like in the next book after that cliff hanger.
Ash is the nerdy, sexy science assistant. He protects Eria with everything he’s got, even when he’s in a crappy situation himself. I really can’t add much about Ash without spoiling the whole book, so I’m going to stop there!
All in All:
Cute quick read! There were minor typos, but those were easily overlooked! I should’ve read this about two months ago, but better late than never!