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#Review : Nailbiters by M. K. Williams

Nailbiters Book Cover Nailbiters
M. K. Williams
SciFi & Dystopia
October 26th, 2015
209

In the wake of a recent invasion, Dora, a scared but strong human is searching for safety as the human population is systematically hunted down and tagged. On a deserted stretch of road her run comes to an end and she is captured and catapulted into a world of vicious bargains and survivalism. Follow her journey from freedom to servitude and addiction and back again as she learns what the alien invaders are after and why no one can stop biting their nails. Nailbiters will engulf you in the early post-apocalyptic world of alien occupation and make you question what it really does mean to be human.

My Thoughts

Holy smokes this book was amazing!! I can def say that I haven’t read anything like this before. While some books contain a sweet story that makes you smile, other books actually change the way you see the world. Nailbiters changed the way i see the world! Well, i am a Psychology major, so i’ve always questioned the world and the way people behave, but this book gave me so much insight into a very real outcome of humanity, if invaded by Aliens. I think the author did a spectacular job portraying how different personality types would response to such an event. In most invasion stories, the town or country gets thinned out but a group of strong humans work together and eventually emerge as victors against their oppressors. The ugly side of humanity is only shown to the extend of a looted store or maybe one psycho person. Nailbiters goes way into this darkness and shows many ways in which humans could be cruel if they thought they could get away with it in a situation of widespread choas like an invasion. I just loved how human nature was such a big part of the story.

The book itself is written kinda in diary form from Dora’s pov and follows her as shes gets into worse and worse situations. She is a strong character but def gets used and abused along the way.

Spoiler

The Ending = Mind Blown. It was that good. The book actually comes with a disclaimer saying to stop reading if you don’t want to know the ending. I considered this…but yeah right, i had to know…..and yes, mind blowing. The ending was great and i really feel like i’d like to know more about this world and the aftermath!!

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    M. K. Williams

    MK Williams is an Indiana-born, Philadelphia-raised, Florida-transplant working and living beneath the sunny, and often rainy, skies of Tampa. As a writer Williams has penned three novels, the first to be published being Nailbiters, as well as many short stories. Williams’ writing influences include a lifetime of watching suspenceful mysteries and action movies and reading Stephen King, Ian McEwan and J.K. Rowling. For more information on the premiere novel, Nailbiters, and forthcoming novels and collections please visit: www.1mkwilliams.wordpress.com

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