ARC Review: Killshot by Aria Michaels

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Killshot by author Aria Michaels

When 17 year old Liv Larson and her brother are sent to separate foster homes, she dedicates her every breath to getting him back. After months of solitude and anti-social behavior, her best friend Riley ropes her into a Rooftop Solar Flare Party. Despite the fascinating lights in the sky, Liv finds herself drawn, instead, to Zander- the boy with the crooked smile.

For a few hours, Liv’s troubles finally feel a bit less overwhelming—that is until what should have been a small flare erupts into a massive solar storm forcing them all to seek shelter in the school’s basement. Cut off from the rest of the world and with no signs of rescue, fear and paranoia set in and battle lines are drawn, dividing their ranks. What is left the group must embark on a perilous journey to save one of their own and find their families…but, something sinister awaits them in the shadows and it’s undeniably connected to Liv.

Can Liv keep her promise to reunite with her brother? What are she and her friends willing to do to survive? Will their bravery and determination be enough to save them all from a rogue government, a terrifying virus, and the things that go bump in the night…Or was Icarus, indeed, The Killshot?

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My review:

Once I started the book I wasn’t able to put it down. I was actually really mad at myself that I have not just started it earlier during the day but before the bed time. And I was mad at myself cause I had to stop and go to sleep. But next day I woke up and read it on my way to work, on my lunch, short breaks, on my way home, during cooking and before bed. At 45% I was really mad at myself that I haven’t read it earlier. But anyway…the book…

The first scene broke my heart. I hate when siblings are separated and I cried. Hard. I had to stop reading and make myself cup of tea. After the story got more and more interesting. I’m not saying that it was less emotional. Far from it. Liv is trying her hardest to keep her promise she gave to her little brother. And she is not aware that her final words: even if the sky is falling will come true.

The adventures she will face with her friends are amazing and makes you have so many adrenaline rushes that you will think you are part of them and you are facing the same danger they do.

I really enjoyed this story and I will read the next parts as I cannot wait to see what will happen next!

5 heavenly kickass stars!

About the Author:

Photo Aria Michaels

Aria Michaels is the author of the Best-Selling young adult dystopian novel Killshot (Icarus Series, Book One) as well as its companion novella, Before the Sky Fell. In addition to her career as an author, Aria Michaels is an avid reader, die-hard zombie fan and enthusiastic lover of bonfires and red wine. When she is not glued to her computer pouring out the voices in her head, Aria can be found playing in the dirt with her boys, painting, or binge-watching The Walking Dead with her husband. Don’t let her mild-mannered smile fool you…this woman has lofty ambitions that include complete global domination. She is determined to live in a world where every pair of yoga pants comes with a free book, an iced caramel macchiatto and a magic force-field that repels the sound of screaming children (of which she has six). In the meantime, Aria is hard at work on the next installment of the Icarus Series, reveling in her role as instigator of literary mayhem and stealth assassin of fictional characters.

For more information about Aria Michaels and the Icarus Series, be sure to check out her website at

“You are never more than one choice away from a different future.” –Aria Michaels

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