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The Kraken of Cape Madre (Lorestalker #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Spring break will never be the same after a legendary creature rises from the depths.

It’s been almost two years, but the nightmares still haunt Miriam Brooks—grisly images of her brother being slaughtered. A relaxing Spring Break at the beach seems like a good way to put some distance between her and the troubling past, but paradise shatters when she saves a tourist fr
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published June 3rd 2019 by Evolved Publishing LLC
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Toria (some what in hiatus)
Mar 10, 2022 rated it really liked it
The first book wasn't available on my book app but I hoped I would get into the story anywho and enjoy it and I definitely did. Intrigued to see where the series is going next ...more
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Barnett has skills. He has the ability to take a reader anywhere and everywhere and make you feel every bit of emotions his characters are feeling.

I hate sea books. Won't even lie there. But I loved Barnett's first Lorestalker book, so I knew I could trust this book would be just as amazing. It. Did. Not. Fail.
Oh man, this book is one of a kind for me, literally. Haha.

The pacing was perfect and the tension. Oh gosh the tension was crazy. I felt like a rubberband pulled to tight. The buildup w
Barbara J.
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining and good science!

Enjoyed the premise, but the climax seemed unending. The mystery of the missing victims, the connection to the Sirens, the evolution of the organisms, all were described skillfully. I would read more J.P. Barnett!
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked this one even more than the first book in the series! The characters got fleshed out further without sacrificing the fast-paced nature of his writing. He is such an intelligent writer, and I found line after witty line that I can’t imagine finding anywhere else. I love watching the progression of this author and his characters! I was rather sad to see the book end😭.
Liza Cordero
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great pacing

It starts out with a day on the beach, slow & calm. Then it picks up the pace quickly. A monster hunt that draws you in.

I wanted to know more about the characters. They were endearing, but I felt that there was more to them. The story revolved around the threat, the monster, which was really another main character in the book.

If you like adventure stories and epic monsters, this book is definitely a must-read.
Alicia Smock
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
2019 is proving to be an amazing year for talented new authors in the writing community and many of these authors are coming from the publisher readers need to keep their eye on: Evolved Publishing. One such author, J.P. Barnett, released his debut novel, The Beast of Rose Valley, in early March. This debut marked the first in his creature feature suspense Lorestalker Series. Now, just a few months later, readers can read the next in Barnett’s promising new series with the release of The Kraken ...more
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ah, 2020…the year of my brain going to mush. It got very bad. I had to switch to audiobooks at one point because I just couldn’t hold my focus to read a book. As 2021 begins, it is a year I think I will take to reset my brain and expectations of myself as we settle in to an uncertain year.

To begin my year, I decided to turn off my television and pick up a book that had been sitting on my shelf for some time. I knew J.P. Barnett’s first book of the Lorestalker series, The Beast of Rose Valley was
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The latest books from one of my favorite new authors is the kind I couldn't put down. It's the perfect book for a day at the beach, although you might want to swim before you start it as there are some scary things happening in the waters of a coastal Texas town. The characters became my friends quickly and still surprised me at times with the wisdom they shared. It's a fast paced mystery and a quick read but this author is so good at weaving in some of the complexities of life: the pull of addi ...more
E.D. Martin
Jan 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Book 2, The Kraken of Cape Madre, switches the main character from a Texas guy to Miriam. This threw me at first, since she was basically just a side character in the first book with no POV, but it works for the series, and she becomes the main protagonist for most of the series. Miriam, her cousin, and her best friend are on vacation on the Texas Gulf coast, and a giant octopus appears. Again, the author takes everything you think you've figured out about the story, tells you you're right, and ...more
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Wow! J.P. Barnett blew me away with The Kraken of Cape Madre! It is hard for me to really get into a thriller, folklore story. But Barnett will hold his readers captive and drawn to the mystics of his characters with this book. Mariam, she was perfection. I felt her need to protect. I could feel the hair on my arms standing. Book friends! If you need some suspense, thriller, folklore in you life, THIS IS IT!

Dean Palmer
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Mr. Barnett takes the reader on a fast, energy filled journey into the world of Cryptids. His writing is smooth and fast. Not only is the story fast paced but it reads fast. The author doesn't put in a lot of extraneous things that pull you out of the story. I was able to read the entire book in one plane trip, reading the last page as the plane touched down. From his first book you can see that Mr. Barnett has honed his craft and is keeping the story exciting and well written. ...more
Lisa Perez
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so GREAT! One of the best books I've read in a long time. I seriously couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in just 36 hours. The characters were fleshed out and I really cared about them. There were no slow spots. It was funny, intelligent, and surprising. I absolutely loved it. Miriam is my favorite. ...more
Mistie Cogdill
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exiting and hard to put down! Loved it. Really enjoy having a smart, badass girl for the main character.
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the Lorestalker series.
I think I liked this book even more than the first - which is saying something because I really liked the first book!

J.P. Barnett does a great job weaving the supernatural events with human involvement that creates a page turner which makes you want to find out how everything is tied in together. In that way it makes me think more of a supernatural thriller (a cousin of the occult detective) which I love the idea of and wish there were more of.

Javier Reyes
May 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
The classic story of a kraken that we've all heard about attacking ships at sea, but told in a way current with modern times. It manages to be a little more complicated than just a huge octopus and makes for a fun read. ...more
Kyle May
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked the first book, but thought this one showed growth in Barnett's writing. I liked the pace of the story and I felt the suspense of the story pushing me to finish the book quicker than planned. ...more
Shaun Little
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exciting read from start to finish! Looking very much forward to the next in the series. Do yourself a favor and read this book, and the first one too.
Rachel Barnard
Aug 08, 2022 rated it really liked it
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Lynn Leach
Jan 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Interesting enough to keep me reading so I finished it in 2 days!
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J.P. Barnett grew up in a tiny Texas town where the list of possible vocations failed to include published author.

As a child, J.P. consumed any book he could get his hands on. The likes of Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Dean Koontz paved the bookshelves of his childhood, providing a plethora of fantastical and terrifying tales that he read way too early in life. Though the effect these books

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