Rin Chupeco has presented a horror story that has several stories within a story that completely creeped me out. The avenging ghost actually grReview:
Rin Chupeco has presented a horror story that has several stories within a story that completely creeped me out. The avenging ghost actually grew into a character I liked as the story progressed even with the odd descriptions of her and her horrific behavior at times. The characters are well developed and pull you into their struggle for help and information.
A guardian angel ~ murdering monster ... Justice served to the evil and deserving while also providing some material for your own nightmares. Liked the writing style, and came to appreciate the different stories that were occurring simotaniously.
You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night.
A dead girl walks the streets.
She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.
And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.
Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out.
The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story....more
I was provided Kidnap, Part 1 to give an honest review of afterward. I found the action Joey me interested. I was a. It confused with who was wReview:
I was provided Kidnap, Part 1 to give an honest review of afterward. I found the action Joey me interested. I was a. It confused with who was who at the beginning. I did not care for the illustrations which may behave just been rough drafts.
I was beginning to get into the plot and figured out who was who and which planet they were from when the book ended. I was disappointed at such an abrupt end with the rest of the story to come later. I felt like it wasn't enough to be a stand alone book.
I enjoyed the alternating points of view that helped to give an better idea of how the various planets operated and also painted a clear picture of the corruption & plans of the governments. It was a good read, but dropped off Ay before it should have ... Not giving enough of the story.
Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a new three-part action adventure, set a long time ago on a planet far far away. I don't want to go! Do I have to go? 13-year-old Teodor knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom, he must help those less fortunate than himself. He must also impress his uncle the Emperor if he is ever to become the Son of Empire. A frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must go - into the Dome.
13-year-old Guy Erma lives in the shadow of the Dome, he has no father and no mother and his future is uncertain, he must start earning a living soon. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to be accepted in the military academy - at the heart of the Dome.
Two boys as different as any two boys might be. One act of cruelty will throw their lives together, but who dare they trust? The Empire of Freyne is a newcomer to the United Races. As a developing race, the thirteen-planet empire is of interest to other galactic races, not all of this interest is friendly. The Dome Elite is a force of space marines whose defensive actions and adventures defend Freyne and its neighbours from hostile alien pirates and acquisitive space brigands, so allowing the inhabitants to sleep soundly at night.
For the young men and women of Domeside, to be a part of the Dome Elite, you need to master the maths and technology associated with space warfare and also to be fierce fighter who can fight in confined spaces with short sharp blades. When you are in Dome Elite, you are the best!
Meanwhile politicians and imperial rulers know that whosoever controls the Dome Elite, who decides their mandate and mission also controls the empire. You have to inspire and lead the men, to have and hold the right alien alliances and legal treaties. When you own the Dome Elite. you are in power!
Reviews: "One of the most powerhouse imaginations I've encountered in sci-fi..." Dean C. Moore, The Warlock's Friend
"Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia is a fast-paced and exciting YA military sci-fi read. Don't miss this one!" Brent LeVasseur, author and illustrator of the Aoleon The Martian Girl series.
A good old-fashioned space opera and political thriller - if you loved both Frank Herbert's Dune and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games - you will adore Guy Erma.
Illustrations This book includes 4 full colours illustrations when read on a colour kindle or eBook reader. These images are displayed in black and white in the paperback and some older kindle viewers.
Jack at the Helm is the third book ithat I have read in Lisa Doan's Berenson Schemes series. I have absolutely loved all 3 books. The illustratReview:
Jack at the Helm is the third book ithat I have read in Lisa Doan's Berenson Schemes series. I have absolutely loved all 3 books. The illustrations are funny and quirky and so are Jack's nutty parents who are not exactly parent material, but are trying. As always, Jack's parents have dived into a new and outrageous career and brought sensible Jack along on their very less than sensible escapade. As always Jack is the voice of reason when his parent's nutty nature gets them in over their heads. Very funny & entertaining. His parents are so clueless, but energetic that it can't help but be funny.
I was given this book for review purposes, and have provided my hinest opinion of this wonderful children's book.
Jack's parents have bought a farmhouse in Nepal. It'll be the site of a new religion--their latest get-rich-quick scheme. Sure, the Berensons don't know quite how to get to the place. But once they arrive, their plan is sure to work....more
I enjoyed this, my first read by J. D. Barker. The book was well paced and I loved the conspiracy / suspense of who is in on the evil of tryn t Review:
I enjoyed this, my first read by J. D. Barker. The book was well paced and I loved the conspiracy / suspense of who is in on the evil of tryn to bring back a witch. The story of an author pretty much gaining his - story - or a book he wrote via super natural means was also very interresting. I liked that between the perspectives of the husband (writer) & his wife, parts of his book were also included detailing his "fictional" story about a witch from long ago.
The story quickly moves into the situation of him and his family being involved in some deep supernatural evil. I loved that there were so many twists and turns, then greed and betrayal from every angle. A real page turner. Loved it. I was given a free copy of the book I order to provide an honest review.
New from Master of Suspense, J.D. BARKER
Bram Stoker Award Nominee - Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga
From the witch trials of centuries past, an evil awakens.
Inspired by Actual Events Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone – 1692 She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes meeting those of her accusers. She still refuses to provide her name so we remain unable to search baptismal records, nor has her family stepped forward to claim her as their own. We have no reason to believe she is anything but an orphaned child. I find myself unable to look at her directly in the moments preceding her trial. She is watching me though; with eyes of the deepest blue, she is watching me. Thad McAlister, Rise of the Witch
When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft.
But was it really fiction?
He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family.
She wants to come back.
At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal ...more
The international runaway bestseller is now a Major Television Event from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillonbook description:
The international runaway bestseller is now a Major Television Event from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon and premiering on FOX May 14th.
Read Books 2 and 3 in the Trilogy, WAYWARD and THE LAST TOWN, available now for download via NetGalley.
Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
2013 International Thriller Award Nominee
I absolutely loved this book immediately. I also loved book 2 & 3. There are so many twists and turns which leave very confused Secret service agent Ethan Burke at the edge of sanity. The picture perfect town is of course too good to be true, but who dares y anything. I wonder if I might like it myself as a little vacation from reality for a few days (definitely not reality though). The mystery and sheer confusion / weirdness (as in Stepford perfect weirdness) peeks its head immediately.
I was provided this copy to provide an hinest review of and it is one of the best books I have read in the past few years. I was immediately sucked in my the mystery and obvious "just too perfect" small town which you can not leave. So strange and the 2nd & 3rd book just continue to drag you into the story as fast as you can possibly read.
I can not wait for the TV event. I have previously read that TV shows were based on this same concept several years back. I am looking forward to the shows, and highly recommend the books for the excitement, human survival instinct, and the lengths some people will go to in order to get what they want. ...more
Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinksBook description:
Born of a vampire father to a human mother, Elizabeth Bandores’ life was never going to be normal, so she can’t image why she thinks starting college will be any different.
Having grown up in the affluent Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and desperate to escape, she decides on the small college town of Sage Springs. With dreams of being a writer, she joins the college newspaper and is introduced to blond, confident Flynn Matthews, Sage Springs’ rising swim star.
But a carnival has set up in the small town, and the boy running the Waltzer catches her eye. Dark-haired, leather-jacketed Riley is rude, with an air of danger. Elizabeth can’t help but notice him. And when an accident thrusts them together, she discovers he’s noticed her, too.
Sage Springs isn’t the quiet little town Elizabeth had hoped for. The forests bordering the town harbour a dark secret—one some of the residents have been trying to protect, and the leaders of the carnival have set in their sights...
Twisted Dreams is the first Marissa Farrar I have read and it was a good break from some of the faster paced books I have read lately. I enjoyed the basic idea of young girl, vampire father & human mother, hoping to attend college in a smaller area to have as normal of a life as possible. She (Elizabeth) seems to not get a good start off at normal from the beginning through by showing some of her more than human side.
I wish the story had me action or something more than basic info. (Who, where, description) at the beginning because it was a little hard to get interested in. I ultimately liked the story with it's mysterious characters and Riley added so,e spark at least to the otherwise "normal" characters.
There were a few mysterious twists and I really appreciated no drawn out cliff hangers. I was provided this book for the purpose of providing an honest review / opinion of. ...more