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Chance Fortunado was sold to a demon count on his seventh birthday by his ow**I recieved this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**
Chance Fortunado was sold to a demon count on his seventh birthday by his own father. He lives out 8 years of torture and finally manages to escape. Now suddenly Chance has the opportunity to go to a real school and live a normal life with his mother and younger sister, only he doesn't have as much of a chance as he thinks. When his old life comes back to haunt him, Chance has to throw his friends in with him and make some other unlikely friendships if he wants to make it to graduation.
If you're tired of overly dramatic and romantic YA, then this is something that you may want to read. This is a kickass action book, and Reeder grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go. Chance has been through a hell of a lot, and it shows by the way that he acts. He spends a lot of his time wondering about how some of the things that he has had to do will affect his soul, but he is a really good kid with a really good heart, and that is apparent.
When a teacher at his new school is murdered, Chance is determined to find the person that did it. So, he has to call upon a lot of the skills that he learned as Dulka's slave to figure out who is responsible. However, relying on these old ways and the way he handles certain situations makes him question what is going to happen to his soul even more. I really liked Chance. I really liked all of the characters in this book, or the ones that you were supposed to like, anyway. I think that the only thing that I struggled with was the age of the characters. These kids are supposed to be 15 years old. I just felt like they acted way way older than they actually were. I know that Chance has been through a lot, and that might account for why he acts a bit older, but there were a few scenes where it felt like he shouldn't even be in highschool at all. Not that this was a problem, it just struck me as interesting. There's also a little bit of language in this book, which doesn't bother me in the slightest, but just throwing it out there in case that is something that offends you!
I liked this book and I'd definitely read the next in the series! A solid 3.75 stars out of 5!...more
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Zombies. They have worked our way into every day cult**DISCLAIMER** I received this book from the author in exchange for a completely honest review.**
Zombies. They have worked our way into every day culture. It's something that we see so much of that its really becoming a cliche. Mercy is a book about zombies. BUT, it is not an average zombie book, and you should read it, and I'm going to tell you why.
Georgina's plane has crashed. She is stranded on a deserted island with only a handful of survivors. Sounds like the opening of some survivor type thriller book, doesn't it? Well, essentially, that is what this is about, but when you throw zombies into the mix it becomes this hybrid that I really enjoyed reading.
The book is set up in the format of a journal. Georgina finds her carry on that included the notebook that she's writing in a little while after they washed up on shore. Georgina is trying to keep hope that she will be able to get home to her adopted daughter, Mercy. Through her journal you learn about life on the island, the people on it, what they're doing to survive and how the crash began. There are some tense moments in the book where you're really wondering how they're going to get off the island and how they're going to survive various other things along the way.
One of the things that I liked about this book is that it wasn't JUST about zombies. A lot of zombie books are just that. In this book we get a look inside several of the characters and what they think, how this insanity is affecting them. We get a look inside Georgina as well, and her feelings towards motherhood and her adopted daughter and there are some fantastic passages about her feelings and that subject, which I thought really added to the story.
If you're a zombie fan, pick this up! Its a great book with that gore that you come to expect from anything with the label 'zombie' but there's a lot more to it as well. I really enjoyed it. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
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Imagine going to the hospital with your wife, on what's supposed to be the happI received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Imagine going to the hospital with your wife, on what's supposed to be the happiest day of your life, the day your child is born. Now imagine hearing screams from down the hall and running to see what was going on. Imagine seeing your wife lying dead on the table, with something at her neck.
Here is a man who has lost everything. Only he finds out that his child was not killed, but turned into the very thing that has killed his wife. He makes the decision to hide his baby by day and feed him by night. The story is written as a memoir and goes through certain events that leads him to where he is now.
I really liked the way that this was written. It was an interesting story that I actually read in one setting because I was completely hooked. This is the third work of Patterson's that I've read and I've loved every one of them, this being no exception. I also loved that Emma, from Blood Calling was in this story.
This is a great vampire story, one that will hook you and keep you until the end. I highly recommend it and give it a 4 out of 5!...more