Animals We Are
Zoe and her boyfriend Mike head to Yosemite for week-long horse tour of the backcountry, but get more than they bargained for when a serial killer stalks their party through the woods. The killer's connection to Mike's past makes Zoe question the hea ...more
The author couldn’t decide whether she wanted to write a metaphysical book about a woman finding herself or a thriller. By not making that distinction we end up with a frustrating romp through the ramblings of our heroine Zoe which completely waters down the actual crime.
I guessed who the killer was early on and I feel like anyone can by simply paying attention. It would have been easier to hide him if the Cassandra angle wasn’t so ridiculous an ...more
What can I say about "Animals We Are"? I really enjoyed this read and it is a solid 5 stars for me!
What I enjoyed most about the novel was the plot and the pace!
I devoured this book in two days, stayed up late and found every excuse under the sun to keep reading.
I enjoyed the characters, particularly the portrayal of the protagonist who, for me, was layered and not always likeable. I will always enjoy a novel more if the centr ...more
It was interesting how Zoe was the one to work toward saving her partner, whereas in most of these types of adventures, the guy is the one who save his princess.
Full review at https://myste ...more
Publisher: Little Leo Media, Inc.
Pub. Date: December 18, 2019
The author reached out to me and offered an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of this book. The genre is not something I would normally be interested in reading. But, since she mentioned that she is a screenwriter. I accepted. The novel is a bit like Cheryl Strayed's, "Wild.” But it also made me think of the feminist book written by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, “Women Who Run With the Wolves.” The book is about ...more
Anyways, this book is about a couple that goes on a trip to yosemite(Zoe and Mike). They join a group of campers on a horse back riding trip around yosemite. Pretty soon their quaint little camping trip becomes a desperate race for survival. Someone is stalking and threatening Zoe and Mike. Bu ...more
Thank you to NetGalley and Little Leo Media for a gifted copy of Animals We Are in exchange for an honest review.
What a debut novel this is: well written, descriptive and tense all the way through. It's also to have a follow-up, which is excellent news!
In Yosemite National Park, Zoe and Mike are on a week-long horse camping trip, when Mike disappears, presumed to have been kidnapped by his previous girlfriend. What follows is a harrowing trek through a hostile, beautiful landscape that is the making of Zoe, physically and emotionally. I particularly lov ...more
I loved this book and the way she found herself through
her connectedness with everything. Not just because I am native American and share this view it was the way she wrote it, had me crying when she knew her soul mate and let nothing convince her otherwise.
Great depiction of universal connectivity.
Thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the digital ARC. My review is strictly voluntary.
“Will the animal in you, bite the animal in me?”
This story follows Zoe and her boyfriend, Mike who both decide take a trip to to Yosemite. One night during the trip Mike goes missing. Zoe is then forced to take matters into her hands to search for him. It is then that she becomes the wolf, that deep down we all have inside of us.
During my time reading this story, I realized how big of impact (or lack of) reading dialogue between characters play during my reading experience and entertainme ...more
Thank you to Booksirens for providing me with an eBook of ANIMALS WE ARE in exchange for an honest review.
Zoe and her boyfriend Mike head to Yosemite on vacation for a week, doing a horseback riding tour of the back country.
The party consists of their guide Brock, retired couple Ken and Sue, and Logan, a college age young man.
A few days into their trip Mike is kidnapped and someone is following the group's every move.
Is Mike's stalker ex-girlfriend Cassandra involved in his disappearance? Has Zoe ever been able t ...more
The story itself is a page-turner, Zoe starts the story off going on a horse tour through back country with her boyfriend, Mike, and a few other people. Things quickly go sour when their camp it set fire and Mike is seemingly kidnapped. Zoe first must rely on the other people in the group but as the plot ...more
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review ...more
"A relationship is a question asked over and over again across a lifetime... will the animal in you, bite the animal in me?"
Zoe and her boyfriend Mike head to Yosemite for a week-long horse tour of the backcountry, but get more than they bargained for when a serial killer stalks their party through the woods. The killer's connection to Mike' ...more
Thank you very much for the review copy!! ...more
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Zoe is a woman with ambitions of connecting and learning to trust her boyfriend Mike. She struggles with an everlasting voice in her head that tells her that humans are animals that will bite you when they have a chance. The combinat ...more
Rating: 5, excellent.
Thriller that will keep you guessing who is the maniac. This book was very entertaining, well written, great characters and a page turner. I enjoyed reading this book!! Wow what an ending!! I received an ARC for my honest opinion.
Valerie Brandy is a screenwriter, director, and actress based in Los Angeles. She began her writing career by selling a screenplay at 20 years old, becoming one of the youngest members of the WGA west at the time. She’s since worked for numerous film studios and television networks, most recently serving as a full...more