Digital Reads Blog Tours presents author Toni Cox with her new book Resilient
The blurb said horror, and my thriller-y heart said – let’s read it. And I was so happy, almost in bliss when a virus outbreak killed everyone in the country barring a few survivors. Erika had flu, was in bed for 2 days in agony, and when she got up, her life had changed. She was the sole survivor of the outbreak which took her parents and loved ones away. Till she found a few good survivors and some not so good ones…. Or should I say something else was prowling the streets.
My first book by author Toni Cox had my heart pounding so hard that I felt it would jump out in terror as I read the book. Some of the moments of the struggle to survive caught me by chains. I couldn’t seem to let go of my kindle. Erika’s pain when she buried her parents had my eyes misting over. This was Erika’s story completely, and it kept me totally engrossed, the way she survived it all. Make no mistake, it is a thriller with some friends, some bad guys, and many bad things. But at the heart of it all, there was only – PURE COURAGE.
The only teeny tiny niggle I could say was that the beginning was a bit slow and had some brand names I knew nothing about. But those were minor stuff and takes nothing away from the story.
At 160 pages, it was a fun, fast read. And I loved it completely… Any book which can make my pulse spike with excitement is a thriller indeed.
I downloaded the digital version of the book from Kindle Unlimited, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
All my reviews can be read here
Born in Germany in 1976, Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in project management, photography, and nutrition, and has a passion for books and all things fantasy.
From a young age, her dream had always been to put her imagination into words – give the stories life. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she decided life is too short not to follow her dream. So, with the support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1 of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.
Toni Cox writes Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy. She is a firm believer in dragons.
FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/toniselementals
The outbreak of the S1 Virus in China is breaking news all over the globe – it is killing apes by the hundreds.
Erika, who has a pretty good life in Johannesburg, South Africa, is little concerned with wildlife disasters so far away.
But when Erika falls ill and is bedridden for a couple of days, the world is not as she left it.
An empty city greets her the day she sets foot outside her door. Abandoned cars, a creepy silence, and hollow-eyed corpses is all she finds.
Alone, frightened, and heartbroken, she must now find a way to survive this apocalyptic world she has woken up to. Does she have the will, the strength, and the ingenuity to survive?
Against all odds she has one thing going for her – she’s resilient.
Publication Date: 4th June 2019
The book is on sale for $0.99 till the weekend
It’s great when a thriller pulls you in, isn’t it? That’s what makes reading them so fun!
I agree absolutely. I am a scared cat but I am into horror… Go figure
Thanks, Shalini, what a wonderful review! So happy you enjoyed it.
It was a fun book Toni 💕
nice review ….thanks for share shalini
Thank you so much ❤️
I really love the thriller genre. 💕
Me too… This was horror with dead bodies and zombie
I’m always looking out for “heart pounding” horror so this definitely sounds like a book for me. Awesome review Shalini!
It was a fun book for me
Thank you so much ❤️ sorry heat has made my brain slow
Well done, I just cannot bring myself to pick up this genre
I am loving horror, only in books, no idea why
This sounds really interesting. I like apocalypse fiction and horror
I loved it.. It was a fun read
Brilliant review, Shalini! I already got the book from reading Lili’s post but your review made me want to read it ASAP!
Aah thank you so much ❤️
“I am a scared cat “. Lol You are educated in “bloody things”. No excuse, Shalini! Best wishes, Michael
I get scared of paranormal ghostly stuff… Apparently I like reading about them but can’t see TV series or movies about it
Reading is always better, Shalini! We are participating in a wonderful way. 🙂 Thank you so much. Michael
That cover would have made me walk right past this book. However, your review has me convinced that I might enjoy it too. I like how you were excited about the virus killing almost everyone 😀 #Dark. Glad you enjoyed this one so much despite the slow start.
It wasn’t a slow start per se but it more of a laying down of the character foundation. I was probably in a hurry to get to the virus
I really want to read this one!
You had me at horror and thriller. Zombiesque eek! I need to check this out!
Thank you ❤️