The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo @bg_writes_stuff #BlogTour #RandomThingsTours @annecater

The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo is Book One in The Uprising Series.

The Gathering Blog Tour Poster

First of all thank you to Anne for having me on this blog tour and a big thank you to Bernadette for sending me a signed copy of her book, it was a really nice surprise. Be sure to check out everyone else on the tour.

The Gathering is a dystopian told in new New York where they have been taken over and controlled by a man calling himself the Emperor. He is a tyrant who is completely in love with himself and is described on occasion as being orange so one can’t help but draw similarities to Trump and reflect on the current state of America. It’s kind of scary to think of really because it’s almost saying if he isn’t stopped or replaced soon this could be Americas future, with people so zombified by the nation that they just blindly follow.

The Gathering Jacket

“The Uprising series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high, and low, places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious emperor, and his militaristic cabal to restore the city, and the way of life they once knew and loved.

When Jamie Ryan defects from the cabal, he joins his former brothers-in-arms: Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura, and forms a collective known as The Uprising. But when an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham, a product of Jamie’s past, he realises that the uprising is bigger than he thought.”

I enjoyed the rock star element to the book, being a big music fan I enjoyed the gritty, grungy, sweaty detail of the rock scene. To be honest I wanted more I could happily have continued reading, I feel like we are just getting started, there’s so much more to learn about our characters and where they are heading. I feel like we have just scratched the surface. The good news is that this is only Book 1 in a 6 book series which is great to hear. I will be interested to see where Book 2 Kings and Queens will take us.

About The Author

Bernadette Giacomazzo

Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has been featured in People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and more. She is the co-author of Swimming with Sharks: A Real-World, How-To Guide to Success (and Failure) in the Business of Music (in the 21st Century), and contributed a story to the Beyonce Knowles anthology, The King Bey Bible. She lives in New York. Find her online atย

If you enjoy dystopians and aren’t opposed to bad language then this is a decent quick read that will leave you wanting more so make sure you keep an eye out for Book 2!

(Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for the purpose of a review, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.)

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