Jonathan Maas



  • Title: Flare
  • Author: Jonathan Maas
  • ISBN: 9781495328831
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback

FEAR THE DAYLIGHT Without warning or explanation, an extended solar flare bombards the earth and doesn t stop, making each day a battle for survival The sunlight blinds and burns instantly, and then kills within minutes The radiation has also destroyed all of the earth s circuitry, leaving the nights dark and dangerous TWO FIND HOPE AMIDST THE CHAOS Two survivors, a thoFEAR THE DAYLIGHT Without warning or explanation, an extended solar flare bombards the earth and doesn t stop, making each day a battle for survival The sunlight blinds and burns instantly, and then kills within minutes The radiation has also destroyed all of the earth s circuitry, leaving the nights dark and dangerous TWO FIND HOPE AMIDST THE CHAOS Two survivors, a thousand miles apart, each hear a rumor of a distant safe haven that can withstand the sun Zeke is a silent wanderer, Ash is a brilliant young man hiding a painful past, and neither know just what this place really is To get there they must each travel through ravaged towns and over hundreds of miles of charred earth, and must do so under a sky waiting to kill them with every sunrise But with the world s population dying off and humanity getting and violent as the days pass, their paths are destined to collide, because this unknown and unseen place might be the only hope remaining.

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"Flare" is a post apocalyptic novel written by Jonathan Maas, a new author to me and probably not a book I would have picked up normally, but when my son won this in the giveaways I really fancied giving it a tryd I wasn't disappointed! It's nice to see an original idea written well and with none of the usual zombies in sight. There wasn't a huge cast to the story which I prefer as too many characters leaves you often confused and the characters that are in it you find a connection with and wha [...]

Buddy read with Netanella++SPOILERS++3 meh starsNot spending a whole lot of time on this review so forgive me.The most important thing about this book is that I never felt connected to any of the characters. The best character was Ash IMHO. He was the most developed. It's his character that we actually get any background information on, which made him a more 3 dimensional guy. The second best character was Legion, but we don't get much of him. In fact alot of potentially good characters only mak [...]

I'm DNFing this at page 260. While the story is interesting conceptually, the book has some writing issues that I just can't work past. It has become a labor to read through this.It needs an edit for extraneous sentences. For example, on page 40 you read "Heather told the rest of the story of the Flare from the beginning." That's a wonderful sentence to use if you are avoiding writing out information which has already been revealed. However, when immediately followed by the rest of the story, it [...]

GreatMy only real complaint was I wanted more. What happened to Ash? Did he find Courtney? What of Salvation? Tell me of 20 years in the future. I just want more!

Originally published at Risingshadow.Jonathan Maas' Flare was a nice surprise for me, because it was entertaining post-apocalyptic science fiction for adults.I personally liked Flare, but a word of warning may be in order, because there are probably readers out there who are not used to this kind of bleak science fiction. If you're unfamiliar with post-apocalyptic fiction and do not normally read this kind of fiction, you may find Flare pretty bleak and grim, so you may want to think twice befor [...]

Flare by Jonathan MaasA story of post apocalyptic survival. This is the second Jonathan Maas book I've had the pleasure of reading. This book follows a handful of survivors as they solve several challenges to discover the co-ordinates of The Salvation. The story weaves its way through every human characteristic from the innocent, brave, strong, intelligent to the wicked and depraved. Which type of human has the skills to survive the Flare? The Suns intensity is fatal to all life forms. The survi [...]

I won a copy of this book in the giveaway, and just received it in the mail. Cant wait to start reading it.I would consider Flare one of my favorite books and would like to see a sequel. During the entirety of the book I felt like I was with Ash, Heather, Courtney, and Zeke following them through their daunting journey for salvation. I usually found myself thinking on how my family and I would survive an apocalypse like this; Also, on how Ash was able to come up with a solution for everything. [...]

An epic and captivating taleThis was one of my favorite reads in a long time. At times it felt like a horror movie, a fable, an epic, and a post-apocalyptic novel. The characters were fantastic and I feel like I was a part of this world the whole time. Wonderful writing.

Originally reviewed @ Blood,Sweat and BooksFlare by Jonathan Maas was a book I picked up on a whim one day. It was cheap, I needed something to read and it took place after a cataclysmic solar flare decimates earth. Consider me sold! What I didn't expect while reading this story was how much I truly would fall in love with these characters.While the cast in this book isn't overly huge it does follow two separate groups and their experiences surviving in the charred remains of the former USA. Zek [...]

This book was kindly given to me by the author - thank you again for that!A sun flare hits the earth and wipes out most of the population. The survivors have to find a way to not only survive in a very hostile environment, but also have to deal with those fellow survivors who forgot their humanity.I loved this book. The scenario reminded me of Stephen King's "The Stand": there, a flu virus wipes out the population, here, it seems to be a natural catastrophe - several possible causes for the flar [...]

A collection of lives lived when a solar flare renders the earth uninhabitable during the day. How several characters live in a world of night, as that is the only time they can survive, and how their lives intertwine on their journey across the land. The people and groups they encounter on their journey vary from good to bad, but mostly bad until they get towards their journeys end. If you like apocalyptic stories this one is for you. It kept my attention to the end. The characters were interes [...]

Excellent. From my own perceptions I noticed elements of different stories in here. Don't know if it was Jonathan's plan to make it that way, or if I'm just seeing something that's not there. I saw a little of HG Wells Time Machine, but this time the "morlocks" were above ground, with the peaceful, but strict, "eloi" below. Mother Nature always finds a way to repair what we've destroyed. Loved the theological parts of the storyline too. I strongly recommend everyone go check out the three books [...]

I receiv d a copy of Flare by Jonathan Maas in exchange for my honest review.As everyone else before me has stated, the book is post-apocalyptic and not for everyone. Because of the genre, I decided to give it a go. Was I ever caught off guard.There's nothing I can add that hasn't already been written but I will chime in on the darkness of certain areas of Flare; It gets a little disturbing. Vegans might want to consider something else to read.Me? Despite a little disturbing, I loved the hell ou [...]

A compelling read, with a love/hate feeling for the situation - but I could not put it down. As suspenseful and compelling as The Day of the Triffids.Like his previous 2 books this one feels like book 2 is calling out for an audience.But having read all 3 of his books, and finding them each compelling and different, I can not wait to see what traffic brings us next.

What a great read, I really enjoyed this book. I was totally invested in all the characters & the premise of the flare itself scares the sh*t out of me!!! I really hope there will be a part 2 I was left very much wanting to know what was next for the survivors.

I`m grateful to have received a copy of this book in a giveaway.Honestly, this book is maybe the first i have read about the apocalypse and i wasn`t quite sure what to expect, so i was a bit curious. And i must say i really enjoyed it.The story is captivating. I`ve never imagined a world without sun, but here the sun is too much. It`s killing people, animals, plants, all in all, every lifeform possible. And it`s like everything is reversed - people wander through the night and sleep in the day. [...]

Fantastic storyThis was an exceptional book. I wish it were 500 pages longer. Well plotted, creative and unique. While it's a dark vision of the future, there's also a beacon of hope that is not lost. I want to read more by this guy. He's got a great talent

This book was the most incredible piece of literature that I’ve had the privilege to read in a number of years. A stark dystopian world ravaged by the very essence that once gave us life is slowly consuming the world and its inhabitants. The Sun’s massive power explodes without warning sending millions of death rays killing off most mammals and plant life in a matter of minutes. Those lucky enough to survive are forced into a world of survival of the fittest. Not a world of the strongest, bu [...]

FLAREJonathan MaasCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)ISBN 9781495328831Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (01/16)In “Flare” by Jonathan Maas, the earth is bombarded by deadly solar flares, and the planet and the people are devastated. Technology is destroyed and the majority of the population has been painfully killed, or permanently damaged physically. Nighttime is the only time the survivors can be outside. Everything becomes a struggle. Finding food, clean water and [...]

3.75 stars.Mr. Maas has written a work about a solar flare that extinguishes nearly all of mankind, turning the remaining humans into to distinct groups: those who wish to reestablish the human race without hate, murder, sin and depravity and those who by any means necessary want the complete opposite. The plot reminds me of Stephen King's "The Stand," but with more detail to the protagonists and antiprotagonists. To put it plainly, Mr. Maas writes the good guys (and women) to possess a truly hi [...]

A brilliantly written take on the apocalypse that does not involve ZombiesThe earth is hit with a Solar Flare of such magnitude that it practically incinerates anyone and anything caught in the sun’s rays. Those left behind are left to attempt to rebuild, venturing out only at night, seeking shelter during the sweltering light of day.What started out as your basic “extinction event” that follows two main survivors turned into something deeper in a heartbeat.Ash and Zeke hear about a place [...]

DNF at around page 130-something. It's hard to be a lover of any kind of genre fiction but it is especially hard to be a lover of post-apocalypse/distopia genre fiction. I always go into a novel hoping for Alas, Babylon or On the Beach. I should probably start lowering my expectations because for some reason the genre is short on great writers. From the start, this book suffered from the writing. It was very tedious and repetitive, and the author has a complete inability to "show" instead of "te [...]

I am not normally a devout fan of post-apocalyptic fiction, it tends to leave me stranded just outside of my 'Happy Place'. But trusting Jonathan, I took a deep breath and dove in . I am glad I did. I found the characters and their individual situations were developed to a degree that diverted the focus of this reader from desperation through loss of civilization to a point of interest in varied perspectives of human morality and modes of existence balanced with survival in this type of planetar [...]

Differentbut very goodThis book was different from what I normally read, but surprisingly good.A flare has devastated the earth. The survivors can only go out at night. The daytime sun will destroy you in seconds. Of course, it's also a battle between good and evil.The good "Salvation" is a futuristic society under ground who will only accept the best and brightest of humans. Their leaders are all angels (?) who are preparing to ascend to earth once the danger has passed.The evil, of course, are [...]

I won this book in a giveaway (thanks so much!!). I enjoyed this book. I thought that the idea behind the story was very clever. It certainly gave me a Stephen King/Michael Crichton vibe because it was scientific and thrilling. However, the writing style made me only feel I could give it three stars. Firstly, because I felt the dialogue needed some work. I found myself thinking that many of the conversations felt forced and a bit lame. And second, I knew I would be kicking myself later for not [...]

About 100 pages in, I accepted that Flare was going to leave me with more questions than answers - so, I quit asking questions and enjoyed the ride.And it is a fun ride. Author Maas shows us a world ravaged by a brighter, hotter sun. Our protagonists are likable, relatable survivors. They encounter challenges, piece together a mystery, and always move forward.The book does the same - Maas's writing never drags, keeping the reader engaged. The cross-country (which country? Doesn't really matter, [...]

Blinded by the lightStrange days indeedThis is a very unusual EOTW novel about life when a solar event scorched the earth, and to go outside when the sun is up is to be burnt and blinded. There are survivors, but they are few, and most people have become jaded and degraded. Cruel and dangerous.This has a sort of mystic, metaphysical feel to it. It's a lot deeper than most dystopian novels.Zeke, one of the main characters, doesn't speak, but can communicate almost by touch.Ash, the other main cha [...]

This book starts out with the unique idea of something has gone terribly wrong with the sun--to be exposed even briefly to sunlight is lethal. It happened suddenly, no one knows why nor how long it will continue. An interesting small group of characters are trying to survive by hiding completely from sunlight during the day and moving by night. I found this completely absorbing and really like this original treatment of 'suddenly society is destroyed and survivors move forward and meet people.' [...]

I got this book in a giveaway. The novel has a biblical feel to it, both Old and New Testament. It may stand alone, in which case it ends with enough hints of the future to do that. Or there may be more to come, which would be nice as well.I don't normally like post-apocalyptic fiction, but this kept me engaged and interested, and avoided some of the more over used cliches of that genre.Not everything is spelled out, and I like that, there is room for a reader to draw there own conclusions, and [...]

Human potentialMaas builds an incredible world and explores human potential, both the darkest side and the purest. I gave it four stars because it took me a bit to get into it. I think this story could be an amazing series but it seems to have more tell than show and the internal dialogue dominates in most sections. One thread left me feeling as if it was unfinished. The world he creates is definitely worth exploring and I would certainly recommend it for sci-fi and apocalypse readers. I look fo [...]

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