Review: The Rule Of Three

Jan •  29 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Rule Of ThreeThe Rule of Three by Eric Walters
Published by Farrar on January 21, 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Dystopian/ Apocalyptic
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.

This book intrigued me with its synopsis that I was so excited to get started on it. I love seeing how authors are able to make a dystopian world and bend it to limits that make me wonder, what if this happened to us. Would we survive? Would I survive?

The Rule of Three was a fast read and I was immersed into a world full of action, adventure, and of course survival of the fittest.  We followed one neighborhood as they struggled through times of dark ages. Through this neighborhood we saw, death, love, commitment and above all a family.

Adam Daley is what most people assume to be a regular high school student. He goes to class, does his homework, goes to flying lessons, and is even building his own plane. What he is about to go through is something no high school kid should ever do. Adam is an amazing young man that takes charge along with his family and neighbor as they reconstruct their neighborhood to become a family.

I feel that there are a lot of secrets that were not revealed in the book that may be revealed in the next book. Secrets about characters or even about the whole situation that the characters are going through are being slowly revealed shortly.

Eric Walters creates a world where the idea of survival is surely changed through the minds of not only the characters but the readers as well. We are pulled into a journey that will show how the things we hold precious can suddenly be taken away.

I feel that readers are able to connect with this book in a personal way because for example, I am attached to my electronics (cellphones, computers, tablets) and without them I start to go insane. Probably not to that extreme but it would feel weird. I know that this age in time is considered the digital age and people, who are being born into this age, do not know a world without computers.

I am excited to see where this book goes and what will come next for the characters. Eric Walters is a dystopian novel of the year and I highly recommend this book to all readers who are interested in reading a world that shows what happens to people who rely heavily on technology and the steps they take to make the best of it.

I give it 5 bites!





  1. Michelle
    Jan 29, 2014

    I’m super interested in this book!! When I first saw the cover I thought it looked boyish… which maybe it is… but then I read the description and I was like: I like this!! I’m glad to know that it it’s worth reading 🙂 Great review!

  2. This sounds like a dystopian I would enjoy. Oh the world building sounds so exquisite. Must get this one.

  3. Great review! I think this is the first review I’ve seen of this book and you make it sound like this is something I’ll have to read! I love when you can connect with characters and a book makes you question your own world.

  4. Candace
    Feb 1, 2014

    I’ve been seeing this everywhere and I’m definitely very curious about it!