Jason Morrow has created an incredible storyline. Very exciting to listen to it all play out through the twists and turns.
I hope I get to listen to the next parts. Em Eldridge is the perfect voice for this book. She puts the proper emotion and voices to the characters. If there is any thing at all, it is that she pronounces the end of words ending with -ing as a hard G or K. For example "Spring Hill" sounds like "Spring Kill". It does not detract, just an observation. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
At my request, I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Out Of Darkness
When I started this book, I sort of expected it to be like most of the other heroine-saves-the-world type stories I often read. I must say, this is the first I've found containing zombies. By the end of the first chapter I was already calling my husband, who might be an even bigger book worm that I am, to tell him he just had to check out the new book I was reading. I was hooked. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series!
This is a great book loved it can't wait for the next one kind of zombies first X-Men. A new twist on the zombie apocalypse great cast of characters very intriguing story. What was most disappointing about Jason D. Not a lot of tension or action. Very young adult whiny romance novelly with a few zombies in the background. Not for me. How could the performance have been better?
The voice fit the book - whiny teenager - but it made my teeth hurt. What did you like best about Out Of Darkness? What did you like least? I have mixed emotions about this book. I enjoyed the story immensely but I did not like any of the characters. Usually when I read a book I grow to love the characters but unfortunately not in this case. Hopefully, there will be more character development to come.
The story however was not bad. In fact it was quite interesting. What a great idea to have humans with super powers, that descended from aliens to take on the zombies!!! I really wasn't expecting this one to be anything but bad In the beginning, but surprisingly, the story actually picked up, and I ended up reading all of the series. Nice to have a new way of doing "zombie stories" not just the outbreak time, but significantly after. I think that one detail was my main attraction in this book specifically.
Will see how the rest of the three will be. By: Jason D. Narrated by: Em Eldridge. Series: The Starborn Saga , Book 1. Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins. Publisher's Summary Nineteen-year-old Mora is on a mission to save her village from the relentless greyskins, and there is only one man that can help her, Jeremiah of Screven.
As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. These super-humans are on a mission also: to destroy the undead greyskins, and take down the greedy Jeremiah. Mora must now choose between the one who can keep her family safe, and those that can show her who she truly is. If It Kills Me Overconfidence has no place in a world where the dead rule.
Nineteen-year-old Mora has learned this the hard way. After a conflict in the colony of Salem that left hundreds of people dead, Mora and her Starborn allies have been branded as fugitives by Jeremiah, the leader of Screven. Now, Mora must prove to the world that she isn't the enemy, and that hope for the future lies with the Starborns, not Jeremiah. To do that, she must find out the truth behind the origins of the dreaded greyskins that roam the Earth, attacking villages relentlessly.
But more than that, she must protect her family. The Starborns attempt to set up a base at her home, Springhill, but it only brings more turmoil. With a mentor channeling her dreams of the past, and two rival brothers fighting for her love, Mora learns of a new enemy that threatens to bring them down before the revolution can even begin.
Even In Death Green, you're clean. Red, you're dead.
Out of Darkness (The Starborn Saga, #1) by Jason D. Morrow
Nineteen-year-old Mora is haunted by the flashing red light that pronounces her doom. Now she knows she only has about twenty-four hours to defeat Jeremiah and finish the revolution she has started, before the greyskin virus claims her life. To do this, she must lead the other Starborns through the war-torn streets of Screven. But Jeremiah has a secret power that will test Mora in ways she could have never imagined. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published August 29th first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 3.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Starborn Saga , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 19, Ashleyjo rated it did not like it. The Good: I like how this book goes straight into action. The Starborn premise is intriguing in a "Lorien Legacies" kind of way At least at first.
Anywhere but Here
Sadly, that's all I can say good about this series: So many problems.. Where, oh where to start?!? Multiple hordes of hundreds of zombies still in existence after 60 years is a pretty far fetched. Sixty years post apocalypse and The Good: I like how this book goes straight into action.
Sixty years post apocalypse and NO ONE having heard or seen the Starborn powers before this moment is, again, just not believable. Salem buying the Starborns were responsible when the town witnessed them fighting the zombies.. I love fantasy! However, the story flow still has to be believable on some level for the story to make any sense at all and be enjoyable.
Bottom line is that too much of this story just didn't make a damn bit of sense. The fact that questions are always answered with more questions doesn't make the book mysterious It just makes it 'that' girl with the too heavy black eyeshadow, red lipstick, and barely there halter top that's trying tooooo hard. She doesn't even have a heart of gold to redeem the negatives; She is selfish, conceited, and likes to play the martyr. She has a one track mind that not only has trouble seeing logic in contrary opinions but also can't seem to grasp very obvious elements that are all but slapping her across the face -or- FLAT OUT told to her.
For example, Jeremiah's power lays in his protection of these colonies with his army. Good sense should've told her that he would be wary of power greater than his and a threat to himself and what he provides.
Neither have sparkling personalities, badboy draw, alpha male sex appeal, lovable teddy bear syndrome, or anything else remotely romantic or sexy to get hot and bothered over! Anyhoo, the female MC concocts multiple inner monologues about how wonderful each are with a whole two weeks worth of knowledge to suddenly snap to and say she doesn't want either and needs to focus on herself and family. It may do well with preteen readers.
Otherwise, I can't recommend to anyone. Again an unoriginal book with mediocre writing. Seems I keep stumbling on those lately. So zombie, yada yada, village is going to be eaten, girl goes to search for rescue, almost get eaten, discover superpowers never heard of this uh? Needs serious rewriting.
View all 3 comments. Jun 08, Lori rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi. Starborns This was a free download with all 3 books. There's rarely free downloads of all three books. So this version is a manmade vaccine created by a crazy person Jeremiah who was experimenting on a "starborn" starborns are descendants of half "aliens" and humans. Anyway the starborn he experimented on had immortality. When he gave that person the vaccine it turned him into a zombie and bit Jeremiah.
He also had rats in his lab injected with the vaccine and the starborns blood. It turned the Starborns This was a free download with all 3 books. It turned them to zombies. The rats escaped etc etc. Anyway there's a resistance they fight etc etc. So, we have a post-apocalyptic world beset by zombies.
Wait, that's a bit overdone, right? Let's also throw in a bunch of people with physically-impossible superpowers think X-Men, Heroes, or the like because, wait for it, they're descended from space aliens. Surely, that's a creative enough premise that readers will enjoy a completely predictable plot of a fight against a guy who seems like the epitome of evil, and, no surprise, actually is the epitome of evil. I can see from other reviews tha So, we have a post-apocalyptic world beset by zombies.
I can see from other reviews that mine is a minority opinion here, but I found these books to be just terrible. I managed to make it to the end, largely because I was expecting there to be some sort of twist. I don't think it counts as a spoiler to say that no twist was coming. Feb 06, Kim Burie rated it liked it.
Jason D. Morrow
I read this as the three book omnibus version. It took me about halfway to get into this. If I only had the first book, I would not have sought out and read the two others. There are a lot of books like this out there - dystopian zombie apocalypse with mutant kids with powers. It just seemed like a lot of the same old at first. And the middle book was fine. A heroine. She is!! She has someone she needs to protect i.
Everyone loves her except.. I loved these books and wished they had not ended. In Book one, Out of Darkness, the main characters are introduced. A virus has turned humans into Greyskins who hunt in herds looking for human food. Mora has left home to get help for her village and meets Conner and his brother, Aaron. She falls in love with both of them. Mora learns she has special powers as does Aaron. The beginning of the Greyskins is revealed. Evelyn, anot I loved these books and wished they had not ended. Evelyn, another Starborn, attempts to kill Jeremiah. In book three, Even in Death, Mora is bitten and begins to turn into a Greyskin.
Will she die? Will she be able to kill Jeremiah? You have to read to find out. View 2 comments. I really enjoyed this series, and am extremely glad I had the entire 3 books in one volume! This series mixes some of my favorite things. Zombies, super powers, revenge and romance.