Review: Afterimage (The Enertia Trials #1) by J. Kowallis


Afterimage by J. Kowallis
Series: The Enertia Trials #1
Genre: Dystopian, New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic
Release Date: May 7, 2015
Buy Now: Amazon / B&N


Reggie’s dreams . . . aren’t dreams.

Visions of the future flood her mind like shards of broken puzzles. Caged in her cell, every morning begins the same. She’s drugged, tortured, and images are torn from her memory by Public One.

Until the morning everything changes. The vision is different. The future’s never been about her, and now she knows they’re coming for her:


How will she convince them to keep her alive when Nate, their leader, doesn’t like or even trust her? To him, she’s a science experiment. A machine.

When Public One will do anything to keep her, Reggie must make a decision: remain a slave to her past, or risk her future to venture into a world more terrifying than she’s ever known.


I received this ARC from Xpresso Book Tours Review Opportunity!

I have been a fan of dystopian novels ever since reading the Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins and the Delirium Series by Lauren Oliver. When I came across this dystopian series on Xpresso Book Tours Review Opportunity I jumped at the chance to check it out. Within a few minutes of reading I was hooked and found one of my new favorite series. I adored these books so much that I ended up reading the entire series in less than two days and am not anticipating the next release coming in 2017.

Afterimage (The Enertia Trails #1) by J. Kowallis is the first book and the perfect start to an extraordinary series. Unlike many of the dystopian novels on sale today this book is not centered completely around a romantic aspect, but rather it deals with new rules and regulations leaving the community struggling to rebuild after a devastating war took away their freedom. This dystopian novel is set in a world left in ruins after the Third World War is taken place and is told in multiple POV’s. I absolutely loved this element of the story because it wasn’t centered around one person’s thoughts or even of a couple. Although the book was told mainly in Reggie and Nate’s point-of-views we do get to see quite a few from other supporting characters like Issac, Greyson and more.

Right after finishing the first book in this series I couldn’t wait to crack open the second one. For the last few days my attention as been focused on these characters and this extraordinary storyline. This is one of those series that you don’t want to ruin for other readers because you can give away too much of the storyline that may take away from a readers experience. I strongly recommend picking up this series and giving it a chance because you won’t regret a single moment of it.

Reviews for Book #2 and Book #3 coming soon! 🙂


About J. Kowallis

J. Kowallis grew up in northern Utah, graduated from Weber State University’s creative writing program, and lives in Utah with her Mini Schnauzer, Etta. She enjoys dreaming about, flying to, and writing about distant lands (real or unreal). 

Connect with the author: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads


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