ARC Review: The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

Posted June 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review:  The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy AcevedoThe Warning by Kristy Acevedo
Series: The Warning #1
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on June 1, 2023
Genres: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 288
Source: the publisher
Format: ARC
My Rating: five-stars
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The end is coming. There’s no escape…or is there? The first in a compelling YA dystopian series for anyone who’s ever felt like their life-their world-is on the brink of destruction.

Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder was enough to deal with before then mysterious holographic doors suddenly appeared throughout the world, heralding the end of the earth. The holograms claim to be humans from the future offering the promise of safety. A recording plays on loop: heed the warning and step through a portal-like vertex to safety…or stay and be destroyed by a comet that is on a collision course with the planet. But without the ability to verify their story, Alex is forced to consider what is best for her friends, her family, and herself.

Stay or go: everyone must make their own choice. With the deadline of the hologram’s prophecy fast approaching, Alex feels as though she’s living on a ticking time bomb. But the truth is much, much worse. And every decision comes at a price.

My Review

This one grabbed me from the start! And it was soooooo good! I could barely put it down, even though I did have to set it aside for a blog tour review book for a day or so. But once I picked it back up I hated anything that took me away from it. It was so much about how society would deal with the leading up to knowing something like a comet was coming and would destroy the Earth.

Yeah, there are movies about that type of thing, and so some of it was seen throughout the book that was like it. But also there were these portals that showed up and that was a different bit of plot. One thing I was curious about was that the people who supposedly sent the portals were humans and were trying to save the people of Earth. At least that is the way it came across. But I wondered if they were from the future, how did they survive the comet?

The way the story was told we had no idea what would actually happen to the people once they crossed through these portals, or vertexes as they were called. The main character had so much going on her life. Between family issues with her parents, and her brother, and then her best friends, one who was now her boyfriend. So many unexpected things happened. Things with her brother. Things just in the world in general. And then when the comet hits at the end, wow, that was a huge surprise! I won’t give away what happened, but I will mention there is a sequel and I do need to know what happened.

Also as I looked this up online, I see that it was possibly published earlier, so I guess maybe I could find a copy of the second book and see? But I prefer to wait and get an updated version when it comes out. A fun yet intriguing and somewhat original end of the world type of story!

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8 responses to “ARC Review: The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

  1. First of all, I LOOOVE your header! It is so great! Do you do it yourself? Second, I also loved this book! It was so addictive! And yes, it was published in like, 2016 or so? But I presume it has changed a bit so I am going to wait too- I think the sequel will be out pretty soon (plus I feel like it is better for the author this way too?) Great review!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Michelle at Limabean Designs does my headers for me, I love them! I just give her an idea of what I’m thinking about and she comes up with the perfect ones! Yeah, I’m guessing there were probably changes to it. Excited to read the next one in the series!

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