Waypoint
How far will they go to restore the power?It’s been lights-out for three months and society is already falling into chaos.Teenage tech-genius Simon Harper and his team of fellow gamers have been searching for the cause of the outage since it went down. Simon and his twin brother West are often at odds, but when the key to restoring power drops into their hands, they’ll risk everything and join forces to bring it back.Descend into an epic, young adult adventure, featuring family and friendship with a heart-skipping side of romance by debut authors Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins.Mysterious deaths and disappearances are piling up, and unknown enemies are everywhere. As the brothers make their 500-mile journey to Waypoint they’ll have to decide who they can trust, and which secrets can be told.

Waypoint Details

TitleWaypoint
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 1st, 2018
PublisherRocket City Publishing
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Waypoint Review

  • Alana • thebookishchick
    January 1, 1970
    Twin brothers trying to save the world. Badass females (with a side of so-awful-you-have-to-laugh-jokes when they get nervous). Gamers. A world with an apocalyptic feel. What more can a girl really ask for?! This book was a blast. From the moment it started it hit the ground and never stopped running. I literally read the first few pages and had to stop and let my heart rate slow down because the opening was WILD. I'm one of those readers who will never accept the fact that dystopian/apocalyptic Twin brothers trying to save the world. Badass females (with a side of so-awful-you-have-to-laugh-jokes when they get nervous). Gamers. A world with an apocalyptic feel. What more can a girl really ask for?! This book was a blast. From the moment it started it hit the ground and never stopped running. I literally read the first few pages and had to stop and let my heart rate slow down because the opening was WILD. I'm one of those readers who will never accept the fact that dystopian/apocalyptic books aren't really a thing anymore, so when one comes my way you best believe I'm picking it up, no questions asked. I honestly don't know what I liked most about this book because it was just all so good, but let's try and start somewhere.First, let's talk about the characters shall we? I love books about sisters with strong relationships, but hello, I am now basically trash for brotherly love. Simon and West are twins, who really couldn't be any more different than one another. Simon, is a genius when it comes to all things computers and games. He's basically a God in the gamer world, but in real life struggles with anxiety in social situations which is just too damn relatable. West, is the complete opposite, he's got the total jock package going on. Charismatic, cocky, and uh, pretty hot. Plus, he also has awesome survival skills, I really have to hand it to him. I was not expecting such a pretty boy to handle his time in the woods so well.And where we would be without our leading ladies? That's right nowhere. Riya and Alex gave me LIFE. Two girls with two pretty big secrets are accompanying our twin brothers as Simon and West split up and take on the 500 mile trek to Waypoint. Alex, is the type of girl who will fight when provoked, but when not provoked she will tell the worst jokes in the history of comedy to try and calm her nerves. It's hilarious. Riya, is the type who will fight when provoked, when not provoked, and could easily kill you in her sleep, but we also start to see a softer side to her as the story progressed. I loved both of these ladies so much.As the four make the journey to Waypoint they run into A LOT of obstacles, and I don't want to say too much without giving away any of the plot but this is a book you will easily fly through because you just have to know how it ends. One of the things I was most nervous about was my least favorite thing in the world - intsa-love. The characters are thrown into each others lives pretty quickly, so I was worried there would be a ton of ooey-gooey insta love. And while the characters were hot and bothered by one another pretty quickly there was still all the right amount of tension I needed to never once deem the romance eye roll worthy. Plus, the romance wasn't overpowering to the story and didn't take away from Simon and West trying to find their way back to one another, so zero complaints over here!Something I really appreciated in this story was the talk about how internet friends are just as valid as real life friends, and y'all, if this ain't the truth I don't know what is. Especially being a part of the book community, I've made so many friends who I've never met and yet we understand each other so well. I also really loved the gaming aspect of this story because I used to LOVE playing video games back in the day. However, I loved that this video game in particular worked around people actually going outside and doing things in the real world to level up and get new weapons and gear, it was super cool.Favorite Quotes Sometimes you decide to save the world, and you end up in situations that you may or may not be ready for. Sometimes nerdy guys get the girl. He'd often lost himself in made-up worlds and watching someone get lost for the first time was wonderful. "I can't talk to people in real life without feeling like I'm going to suffocate. I can't carry on a conversation without having to decompress afterwards. It's too hard. The only time I've ever felt like I really connected with someone was through a stupid computer. What will my life be like when our consoles finally die? Who will I talk to? I can't..." All in all, if you're looking for a super fast paced story, with epic characters, tons of plot twists, and all the feels when it comes to family and romance, then Waypoint deserves a spot on your TBR. In case you missed it in my last post the authors are currently hosting a giveaway where you can win a signed copy of the book plus a $25 Amazon gift card, you can enter HERE.Blog | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Kristen Burns
    January 1, 1970
    Check out my character interview with Simon and West @ Metaphors and Moonlight!
  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a bullet... It starts with a bang, travels at the speed of light and doesn't stop till it reaches the target. 2 brother + 2 girls + 1 Nano = travel 500 miles to Waypoint to restore power to the world. An adventurous thriller like no other, this book by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins saw me stuck to the book the whole Sunday, longing to get to the end. The book didn't allow me to breathe, ok it did... But I didn't want to, I just wanted the story to go on....I loved the way the This book is a bullet... It starts with a bang, travels at the speed of light and doesn't stop till it reaches the target. 2 brother + 2 girls + 1 Nano = travel 500 miles to Waypoint to restore power to the world. An adventurous thriller like no other, this book by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins saw me stuck to the book the whole Sunday, longing to get to the end. The book didn't allow me to breathe, ok it did... But I didn't want to, I just wanted the story to go on....I loved the way the authors knew their way around a thriller. Each chapter pulled me in. The brothers got separated, each met up with a girl and had enough trials and tribulations to keep my pulse skyrocketing. Characterizations of brothers Simon and West were in contrast to each other, yet similar. West was the hunk, better in physical aspects, and Simon was the gamer, a hacker. They were both brave, wanting to protect and to do good for the people. And, yes, they were both sexy.... Oodles of oomph!! The girls had their own strengths, Riya Sharma was a total badass who could take a guy out with a few kicks. And Alex was sweet vulnerable, filled with corny jokes but with a spine of steel. I was mightily impressed with the way the authors have made them no damsels in distress. I love action sequence, guns knives, grenades, and this book gave me all that and more. The only niggle, if you can call it that, was that the plot was straightforward in most parts and I would recommend reading the prequel Intel, before getting to this to really understand what was happening in the region. This book was nothing short of a vivid three dimensional motion picture, with action, adventure, romance, and of course, saving the world. Everything that I want in my movies and in my book.
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  • Jessica Rachow
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! That sums up everything I want to say about Waypoint. As soon as I started reading this books, I could not put it down. It is action packed, with a thrilling plot, developed and complicated characters, and writing that delivers everything you’d want in a novel like this.The characters are very intriguing and well developed. I was passionately cheering for them the entire way through. I liked the bits of romance scattered around. It gave this book an even more realistic feel. There were also Wow! That sums up everything I want to say about Waypoint. As soon as I started reading this books, I could not put it down. It is action packed, with a thrilling plot, developed and complicated characters, and writing that delivers everything you’d want in a novel like this.The characters are very intriguing and well developed. I was passionately cheering for them the entire way through. I liked the bits of romance scattered around. It gave this book an even more realistic feel. There were also bits of humor to lighten the tension and I just loved that.I’m highly recommending this one to anyone who loves a bit of action, tension, romance, and really well-developed characters. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.*I received a copy of this book as part of a blog tour. All opinions are my own.*
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  • Susan Burlew
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book! It had pretty much everything-good guys, bad guys, an important mission and all those teenage hormones. I got into the story quickly and my only complaint is having to wait to find out what happens next. I won this in a goodreads giveaway, thanks! Looking forward to reading more from these authors
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  • Deborah Adams
    January 1, 1970
    I struggled to decide whether I should review my own book or not, but you know what? I love it, so I'm reviewing it! If you don't like your own stories who will? Also, I have the added advantage of Waypoint being coauthored, so I can safely say the author is brilliant, and not necessarily be talking about myself.Waypoint grew out of a spontaneous discussion in an office parking lot, it was the brainchild of two people who love YA books despite being grown women. This story follows two brothers a I struggled to decide whether I should review my own book or not, but you know what? I love it, so I'm reviewing it! If you don't like your own stories who will? Also, I have the added advantage of Waypoint being coauthored, so I can safely say the author is brilliant, and not necessarily be talking about myself.Waypoint grew out of a spontaneous discussion in an office parking lot, it was the brainchild of two people who love YA books despite being grown women. This story follows two brothers as they try to bring back the power after a global outage that is causing millions to suffer. Two leading ladies, the daughter of the world leader, and an FBI-style agent get caught up in their mission. There's action, secrets, friendship, and romance...everything we love in a story! We hope our readers love it too and connect with these characters as strongly as we do. Happy reading!
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  • T.H. Hernandez
    January 1, 1970
    I need to start off by saying this is the first book in a series. It wasn’t obvious from the description, so I wasn’t expecting the ending, but now that I know, I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment. Told from four third-person points of view, this is a little different than most young adult dystopians. Instead of a single protagonist, we have four, although Simon seems to be the main character. Twin brothers Simon and West inhabit a world without power, similar to the TV show Revolution f I need to start off by saying this is the first book in a series. It wasn’t obvious from the description, so I wasn’t expecting the ending, but now that I know, I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment. Told from four third-person points of view, this is a little different than most young adult dystopians. Instead of a single protagonist, we have four, although Simon seems to be the main character. Twin brothers Simon and West inhabit a world without power, similar to the TV show Revolution from a few years back. West is a classic player with good looks and swagger to match. Simon is a nerd among nerds, living inside a role-playing game he accesses through power he generates with solar panels, something that must remain a secret. When a mysterious man is killed in front of Simon, he’s given information that may allow him to turn the power back on. He and West embark on a journey to Washington DC, only to be separated almost immediately. While West is at home in the wilderness, Simon is out of his element. Each winds up with a traveling companion, Riya for Simon and Alex for West. Both girls provide a romantic element as well as the foil that each boy needs. Along the way, all four encounter danger and learn a lot about each other and themselves.PlotThe plot centers around Simon and West meeting up in DC to turn the power back on. Several subplots feed the main plot, but they’re minor. With four points of view, we get a lot of insight into their journeys. The authors throw everything at them, one setback after another, at a pulse-pounding pace that kept me turning the pages long past when I should have been doing something else. While this is primarily a plot-driven tale, the authors do a good job with character development which feeds into the story well.The CharactersThe characters are where this story really shines. All four main characters are deeply-drawn and complex in ways that enhance the plot. I loved all four of them, and even though at times their goals conflicted with one another, I never stopped rooting for all of them. West and Simon couldn’t be more different as twins, and yet that bond is strong, making them realize how important they are to one another. Alex and Riya were as different from one another as Simon and West, but they each bring something to the relationship that the brothers desperately lack, rounding out this foursome to perfection.Top Five Things I Loved About WAYPOINT1. The plot. Young adult dystopian is my favorite genre. I love dark worlds that are recognizable, peppered with characters who are still trying to figure out themselves much less the world around them.2. Angsty love. Not one, but two romances with enough angst to satisfy even me.3. The characters. I can’t pick a favorite; I love them all. Like two sides of a coin squared, they balance each other out.4. Action. There’s plenty of action, adventure, and suspense to keep me riveted to the pages.5. The ending. Normally I’m not a fan of cliffhanger endings, but the authors crafted a satisfying conclusion to this portion of the story while leaving me on the edge of my seat for moreBottom LineA wonderful young adult contemporary romance that examines how social anxiety can transform someone from the inside out.DisclaimerA pulse-pounding young adult dystopian page-turner!
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  • FictionNoChaser
    January 1, 1970
    Overall Rating: ★★★★Heroine: Dad Jokes & Laura CroftDude: He-man & SpockSteaminess: Waterfalls make good baths...Brutality: Stabbed with a tree spileWe follow twins West and Simon as they journey to turn the power back on in the US. Along the way, they meet Alex & Riya and adventure ensues. This book starts off with a bang. I actually had a “what am I reading?” moment right before everything makes perfect sense. Thanks for making me feel stupid guys… jk. In the future, all of the pow Overall Rating: ★★★★Heroine: Dad Jokes & Laura CroftDude: He-man & SpockSteaminess: Waterfalls make good baths...Brutality: Stabbed with a tree spileWe follow twins West and Simon as they journey to turn the power back on in the US. Along the way, they meet Alex & Riya and adventure ensues. This book starts off with a bang. I actually had a “what am I reading?” moment right before everything makes perfect sense. Thanks for making me feel stupid guys… jk. In the future, all of the power was put onto one giant grid - which stopped working. Simon and his gamer friends are looking for answers, while everyone else is just trying to survive. The plot is super intriguing with some interesting twists, like video games that require you to go outside and be active in order to get to the next level or get extra gear. It really brings to mind the topic of whether or not they are good for our health and/or should we limit them.But, my favorite thing about this book was the characters.Simon is a super intense gamer who has won tons of competitions and even got into MIT for his pure genius. However, Simon is anti-social and deals with extreme anxiety issues when he encounters new people or enters a new environment. He pulled at my heartstrings so much because he gets his affection and socialization from his gamer friends and society looks down on that. He is made fun of multiple times and it just broke my heart. Some people just need to be internet friends!!! I think we bloggers get that more than others.We meet Riya a little ways into the book, but I am still not sure how I feel about her. She was forced to grow up way too early and is trying to fill her parents’ shoes. I did like that we see the softer side of her eventually, but I’m still not 100% sure about this one.West, Simon’s twin, is a super jock and he reminded me of Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments so much. West is cocky and has assured himself that he is, in fact, the fairest one of all. But, I kind of loved him because he has the biggest superhero complex ever. West is 100% going to get your kitten out of a tree and then slowly strip in his front yard because “it’s just too hot.” We do actually get a naked West very early on because he is too sexy for his clothes. He is also super outdoors man and carries around a Mary Poppins camping bag that is probably the bag that Hermione used in Harry Potter...Ok enough bag analogies.“He’d dug around in the canvas bag - blessed to be bottomless from untold sorcery.”Alex was my favorite character easily. You need dad jokes? Alex has you covered. She was kidnapped and barely recovered by telling West dad jokes on repeat. She gets nervous or bored and they just come spewing out like magic. Sassy and puns are the best combination. She is smart and funny and awkward and I JUST LOVE HER OKAY…. I may have a girl crush on a fictional character. Let me be...West and Alex’s adventures just slayed me. I can’t get over these two. I want to rock out to Guns N’ Roses with them and live happily ever after. That’s all I’m saying.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    Oh gosh, where do I begin with my review? Perhaps with one word: AHHHHHH!!!Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I think I can move on...Waypoint is the first book in a new series by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins. It's their debut novel, and boy is it a good one. I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis, and after starting the story, I didn't want to put it down. It was that good.Waypoint is a dystopian adventure full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless. It's an int Oh gosh, where do I begin with my review? Perhaps with one word: AHHHHHH!!!Okay, now that I have that out of my system, I think I can move on...Waypoint is the first book in a new series by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins. It's their debut novel, and boy is it a good one. I was immediately drawn in by the synopsis, and after starting the story, I didn't want to put it down. It was that good.Waypoint is a dystopian adventure full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless. It's an intense thrill ride of secrets, lies, and serious trust issues. There's also some romance thrown in for good measure. The characters are well-written, and you find yourself invested in their lives. Even though Simon and West, the two main male characters, are twins, they're complete opposites. West is more outgoing and a jock; Simon is an introvert who likes to spend his time playing video games with his friends. I really liked both of them, but I related more to Simon than West. Simon was a very shy, awkward duck, although he did end up surprising me at time.I also really liked both Riya and Alex. Both girls had their own thing going on (Riya was on a mission, and Alex was trying very hard to avoid certain people), but when they meet up with the brothers, it makes the story even more exciting. Together, the stuff they go through is pretty crazy.The world building is pretty great too. You get a sense of where each character is and what they're seeing as they travel either through the woods or along the highway. And when they stop in different cities/towns, you can picture in your head what it might look like (considering they're real cities just set in a dystopian/post-apocalyptic world). I liked that. I always like being able to visualize what's going on and where. Plot-wise, this book will suck you right on in and not let go until the very end. And when it does end, you'll be an emotional disaster who can't wait for the sequel and needs it now. Oh, wait... maybe that's just me. Anyway... I would highly recommend Waypoint to fans of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction. It's got everything you could want, and more. Romance, action, adventure, and lots of crazy twists. I think this may be my favorite dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel of 2018. I loved it so much!5 very well-deserved stars from me!
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  • Gina Best
    January 1, 1970
    Let me start off by saying that I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review. I have a very busy, hectic life both at work and at home so I am very possessive of the free time that I have. As an avid reader, I depend and rely on book reviews to help me decide where to invest my time for that next great read. So please rest assured, I would never give anything less than my honest review. Now with that out of the way . . . Wow . . this was a very good book.. It starts off at a fast pa Let me start off by saying that I was given a free copy of this book for my honest review. I have a very busy, hectic life both at work and at home so I am very possessive of the free time that I have. As an avid reader, I depend and rely on book reviews to help me decide where to invest my time for that next great read. So please rest assured, I would never give anything less than my honest review. Now with that out of the way . . . Wow . . this was a very good book.. It starts off at a fast pace and never looks back. Get ready get for an action packed adventure, that also gives you suspense, romance and it’s own brand of humor. And best of all, no TSTL characters making TSTL decisions.What would your life be like if the power went out? Not just for a couple of hours or a few days, not just around the block in your neighborhood, but for months, for the entire world? Think about how it would affect every aspect of your life and how maybe, just maybe it might drive a socially awkward, but brilliant teenager, whose incidents of social interaction mainly happen on line, to investigate why the power went out, and how to get it back. Meet Simon, he needs to have power, his life revolves around gaming and the online communities he is a part of. Online he is a legend, a hero. Can he become one in real life? He has an older brother West who is anything but socially awkward. West may be a jock, but he has plans for his future, plans that have been put on hold because of the world wide power outage. He and Simon are typical brothers that often times don’t get along, but when needed, will be there for each other. The authors have done a great job fleshing out all of the characters in the book and I found myself being able to relate to their actions and feelings. Waypoint is like your favorite “escape” movie with a brain. The character relationships/developments, action and mystery continue through to the last page and kept me engaged till the end. What more could I ask for, except a second book???
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