In a world wrought with fears stemming from natural catastrophes to terrorist activities, America faces its biggest challenge yet Discord and apprehensions are pushed to the extreme as Mayan and Hopi prophesies approach fruition and people see signs that the end is near everywhere they look The presence of Doomsday Preppers is common and prevalent, deteriorating the In a world wrought with fears stemming from natural catastrophes to terrorist activities, America faces its biggest challenge yet Discord and apprehensions are pushed to the extreme as Mayan and Hopi prophesies approach fruition and people see signs that the end is near everywhere they look.The presence of Doomsday Preppers is common and prevalent, deteriorating the security people once had in their government and each other As tensions grow, so does the paranoia that drives the nation to a crossroads that will change history The world Dakota lives in is becoming unrecognizable Though she holds onto her hopes of a better tomorrow, the thread of peace seems to unravel faster than it can be contained What will become of Dakota and the people she loves, when a spark ignites America into an inferno of fear
A Ripple of Fear The Fears of Dakota Book In a world wrought with fears stemming from natural catastrophes to terrorist activities America faces its biggest challenge yet Discord and apprehensions are pushed to the extreme as Mayan and Hopi
A Ripple of Fear by J.M. Northup is a coming-of-age survivalist drama featuring Dakota, a teenager in Minneapolis looking forward to enrolling in the University of Minnesota while developing her relationship with heartthrob Travis. Her sisters Georgia and Carolina are her closest friends, and her dad John is her hero and role model as an instructor in the military’s Survival, Resistance, Evasion and Escape program. It seems like the ideal American middle-class existence, before a geomagnetical [...]
This contemporary novel examines the life and future we all face. As our world is disrupted by man and mother nature, none of us know what lies ahead. Some people, including Dakota's family are preparing for the worst. This book takes you into their life as told by Dakota. As life changes because of extraordinary circumstances, Dakota finds that her parents being preppers has a lot of advantages. This book had me slowing down as I read because I was drawn into Dakota's story. The book sped up a [...]
Excellent storyI am so glad this is the beginning of the series, because I can't wait to know morellowing up on these characters will be my next download!
This is the first book in the series, but wasn’t actually written until after the second book Fears of Darkness was published. My biggest complaint about Fears of Darkness was how did the US fall apart so fast? I just couldn’t see it happening the way Northup implied. Other readers must’ve felt the same way, so she went back and added more background leading up to the second book. Now, it all makes sense. In A Ripple of Fear, we get to meet Dakota’s mother and father and Rae’s family a [...]
I received a reader's copy of A Ripple of Fear in exchange for an honest review.I wasn't sure at all how much I would be able to appreciate A Ripple of Fear (Book One in the Fears of Dakota Series) because I am a middle-aged man and Dakota, the protagonist of this novel, is an 18 year old girl with sister conflicts, and boyfriend worries, and teenage angst and You get it. How could I relate? More, she has family and friends that are quite eccentric and, in a lot of ways, almost too good to be tr [...]
I have to say this is a great coming of age dystopianish (yes I made up a new word lol) book. In this full length novel we learn all about Dakota and her family and friends. I have to say this is a perfect suitable book for teens and up. Especially to learn the value of family. This is a well rounded book about how to survive when we collapse. It has a perfect build up to the end. You really get to know her family values and how to they live. I'm truly impressed at the build up overall. Can't wa [...]
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A Ripple of Fear reviewA Ripple of Fear is the first post apocalyptic book in The Fears of Dakota series written by author J. M. Northup.
I wrote this book, so I am bias :-)I look forward to hearing what my readers think of this book and the entire series!Happy reading!