The One and Only (The ELI Chronicles #1) by Julia Ash #BookReview @Author_JuliaAsh

4.5 Stars!

Action-packed, vividly descriptive & breathtakingly beautiful!

I can hardly believe that I am describing a post-apocalyptic and zombie book as breathtaking. But the imagery and the words written were absolutely beautiful. I felt like I was right there snap dab in the middle of everything that was happening in this book. The heroine is absolutely fabulous!

THE ONE AND ONLY (The ELI Chronicles #1) by JULIA ASH is an engrossing, exciting, twisty, adventurous, interesting, fast-paced, and refreshing story that I was immediately drawn into. I was totally immersed in this tale and completely devoured all aspects of this storyline. I do not think that this is your typical zombie apocalypse book by no means. There is so much more to this story than initially meets the eye.

JULIA ASH delivers quite the clever, atmospheric, captivating, engaging, suspenseful and well-written story here with exceptionally well-developed and portrayed characters. I absolutely loved our dynamic duel here, Ruby and her husband Clay. It was so refreshing to have a married couple that loved, worked, and fought together for the greater good of mankind. The love that these two shared was absolutely beautiful and palpable. I was totally touched by more than one beautiful passages. There were many!

I’d like to send out a huge thank you to Julia Ash for sending me out a copy of this amazing book to read (she was also kind enough to send me The Tether book #2 as well, which I am going to be diving into very soon)!

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: Powerful, suspenseful, intriguing, harrowing, bleak, and a perfectly fitting representation to storyline.
Title: A simply perfect, appropriate, chilling, beautiful, impactful and fabulous representation to storyline.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, fluid, suspenseful, eloquent, and engaging. I totally loved and connected with the writing style.
Plot: Engrossing, clever, refreshing, scary, adventurous, action-packed, exciting, emotional, captivating, haunting, interesting, riveting, fast-paced, and entertaining. Violence and Gore: Mild
Ending: Whoa! A twist ending that was both shocking and thrilling. I absolutely loved it! It definitely set the stage for the next book in this series.
Overall: This was an all around fabulous book for me and I can definitely see this being made into a movie and I would definitely pre-order myself a ticket if it did. I’m a huge fan and I highly recommend this one!!!

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About the Book from @Goodreads

When bioterrorism threatens to obscure humanity, one woman has the power to restore hope.

Ruby Spencer plans to resign from the U.S. Special Warfare Council. With an escalating Extinction Level Infection (ELI), the SWC needs the best minds acutely focused on the fight ahead. Yet motherhood has shifted her priorities. She’s preoccupied with her newborn’s health and safety. So resigning is the right choice.

For her last assignment, the SWC sends Ruby and husband Clay on a low-risk mission to Taiwan where they’ll consult with scientists analyzing the infection. Too bad Lt. Col. Quinton Oxford—the American Consulate’s embittered military attaché, is waiting in the shadows. Because Ox’s plans for the couple are everything but low-risk.

When the Spencers are separated and kidnapped from Taiwan to Moscow, Ruby is thrust into a perverse war game between superpowers, where she’s the prize. Only she doesn’t know why. Or even how her abduction relates to the ELI crisis.

But her connection with Zoonosis Mutated Bacteria is emerging. And the fate of her family, of the world, awaits her next move.