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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 ris
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Hardcover, First Edition, 357 pages
Published December 1st 2018 by Rocket City Publishing
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Alana • thebookishchick
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-arcs, sci-fi
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 ...more
Kristen Burns
Check out my character interview with Simon and West @ Metaphors and Moonlight!

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3.5 Stars

Review:
*I received an ecopy of this book from the authors. This has not influenced my review.*

This book was kind of a YA thriller/action & adventure story about a cross-country trek with a vaguely post-apocalyptic feel, due to the premise of the power grid being down. Not quite as SFF as what I usually read, but I enjoyed it! There was danger, secrets, survival, romance, bad guys, twi
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Jessica Rachow
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Shalini
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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T.H. Hernandez
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 ...more
Susan Burlew
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway
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
Deborah Adams
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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
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FictionNoChaser
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall Rating: ★★★★
Heroine: Dad Jokes & Laura Croft
Dude: He-man & Spock
Steaminess: Waterfalls make good baths...
Brutality: Stabbed with a tree spile

We 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
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Jasmine
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Gina Best
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lelia Taylor
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-reviews
At some time in the not too distant future, the powers that be decided that having one power grid would be a good idea. You know, consolidation of resources, leaner staffing needs, etc., and all that works just fine until the inevitable happens and the thing stops working. Oops, no Plan B.

Simon and West are twins by birth but that’s about the only thing they have in common. One is a hunky athletic type adored by all including himself while the other is your run of the mill gaming genius with no
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Samara
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had the privilege of reading an early draft of Waypoint in the role of a beta-reviewer, and I was immediately impressed by it, even at that nascent stage. When I was approached about reviewing, I wasn’t sure whether I should accept, since the book was initially described to me as Young Adult, a genre from which I rarely read. Fortunately, Waypoint defies pigeonholes and stereotypes, and I found myself engaged in the story and characters from beginning to end. Like a meal of well-balanced flavo ...more
Jessica
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Honestly, It took me longer then anticipated to read Waypoint. It's not a bad book, with the holiday, it was hard to sit down and read it. I gave this 4 stars because the story and and structure was very complete. You can tell that they really thought it out and outlined the book.
I don't like when people compare bestseller books to other books lower then it but this one I have too. It's not bad, but it could be, depending if you like any of the things and books I am comparing it
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Tina Hamby
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Waypoint is set Washington DC and surrounding states in the VERY near future (2067). Prior to the start of the text, the authors provide a timeline to set-up the story. The world is under one worldwide governing body. Since the novel is set 49 years in the future having references to familiar locations and institutions (MIT) made the book more believable, unsettling, and relatable.
The story kept my attention and I was not thrilled to stop reading and sleep…to the point I dreamed of joining worl
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Sheila Phillips
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was a Beta reader for this novel and was blown away by the story...love the dynamic between the brothers. I was especially drawn to West, he had a plan and made it happen. The story was well written and fast paced. I can't wait for the sequel!
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Waypoint is set in a post-apocalyptic world featuring twin brothers Simon and West. The power has been out in the country for a while now and when information on how to restore the power falls into the brothers hands they risk life and limb to get the power turned back on.

Simon and West have a 500 mile journey a head of them but along the way they manage to get separated. They agreed on a place to meet once they have reached their destination.

As West is making his way through the woods he hears
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
4 Cranky Stars


West and Simon Harper are two ordinary teen aged boys who happen to be twins. But that is where the similarity ends. While West is a hunky jock with plenty of girlfriends, Simon is a geeky gamer whose only friends are online. As long as he is playing "Arcadia", he's fine. In that world, he is known as SI-FIGHTER, the baddest of the bad.


The electrical grid has gone dark and things are rapidly changing. Everyone blames the President, but who is really at fault? West and Simon head to
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Sarah Hocut
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love reading YA fiction, but typically I don’t lean toward action/adventure stories. I’m so glad I took a chance on Waypoint, though! The entire book was full of suspense and kept me wanting to read more to see what was next – I could never quite guess, though, because it was full of surprises.

I loved the characters of Simon and West. After the first few chapters alternating between their stories, two other main characters are introduced, and the book shifts chapters between the four of them.
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Deborah holds a degree in Communication from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. By day, she directs the Human Resources department for a defense contractor
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