Book Reviews

The King’s Highway Review

The King’s Highway by Caryl McAdoo is a 218 page novel in the Christian Dystopian genre. It is self-published and was released on September 26, 2015. This book is the first in the Days of Dread series.To purchase your copy, click here.


A mysterious dead man directs the small band on their journey to a much safer corridor he dubs The King’s Highway.

Airplanes are falling out of the sky, and all things electric rendered useless after a mysterious flash. It tests the grit of fifteen-year-old Jackson Allison when the care and safety of his younger siblings fall solely to him. No one knows for sure what’s happened, but danger lurks if they stay. With a fierce determination to keep his thirteen-year-old sister McKenzie and nine-year-old brother Cooper safe, the high school freshman is compelled to leave their Irving home in the shadow of the DFW Airport for their grandparents’ farm a hundred-plus miles northeast.
Thrust into a lawless, chaotic world, he’s guided by an ever-changing cryptic note that leads his growing troupe along the King’s Highway. Bullies, Russians, wild animals, gang-bangers, and kidnappers thwart their progress while a lack of drinkable water and food is a constant concern. Will he ever get his people to safety in the Red River Valley in far Northeast Texas?

My Two Cents
The King’s Highway follows three siblings and their journey to get to their grandparents house. Along the way they met other people and friendships are made. This book is a great addition to the Christian Dystopian genre. It portrays the strength of family during hardship and also how important it is to help those in need. When they encountered someone who needed help, they willingingly helped them. This book is a great read for those in middle school, high school, and even adults! It addressed growing concerns in the world while showing that God is still in control and looking out for those He loves.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. There are a few moments in this story that I felt were slow, other than that this was a great book!

Thank you to Caryl McAdoo and Celebrate Lit ( for a free copy of The King’s Highway in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

About the Author
Caryl McAdoo, Award winning author brings her new Christian mid-grade release, book one in the Days of Dread Trilogy THE KING’S HIGHWAY. The prolific, bestselling novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her and painting. In 2008, her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved her to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one ministers His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. She and Ron live in Clarksville, Texas with two grandsons, Christian and Benjamen. Find out more about Caryl McAdoo and her books at her website.

CelebrateLit is having a great giveaway. The prize is a book by Caryl McAdoo for you and one for a friend!
The giveaway ends October 25 at 12:00 am PDT.
You can find the giveaway below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

One reply on “The King’s Highway Review”

Thank you so much for the review and having The King’s Highway on your blog today! I’ll come back throughout the tour if any of you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the story! Blessings!

Comments are closed.