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Pernicious: True Evil

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  9 reviews
"Not all of us are evil," Astra said with a heaving chest. "You will not destroy my species.""No," the demon whispered as a smile crossed her lips. "But you will." Astra has seen demons her entire life. In the shadows, in her sleep, in her imagination. But now... they are real.Creatures she thought only existed in her worst nightmares come in the night and tear her away fr ...more
Published January 2020 by Independently Published
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Lauren Kastermans
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To say that Angelika Koch is our modern William Shakespeare can lead some minds to believe her work is hard to absorb, but that’s not her case, she is a modern poet that can lure anyone into her story. She has a precious gift of taking the mind of the reader into the intensity of this novel. I was tempted to describe the highpoints of some of these chapters since it is very easy to get involved with the sentiments that are experienced by of each character, but I am not giving away any spoilers. ...more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lot of unexpected twists with well written characters and an intriguing plot. As a big fan of all things fantasy, I really, really enjoyed this book!
Melissa Caudle
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This one is scary fantasy for sure. Add it to your list.
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I would say this is for fans of dark, supernatural, fantasy, thriller type stories. I think that the characters and the world of Pannotia are cleverly created. I loved learning about the creatures and plants that live in this world. It’s completely unique, and also creepy, that the plants and even the ground seem to be alive.

There is so much detail put into each character and each aspect of the planet. But not too much that it loses you or takes away from the story.

This books ends on a cliffhang
Daniela Scoggins
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantasy fiction that finds you eating, breathing, sleeping, fearing, and feeling everything the characters feel, it was brilliant. I couldn't put it down! ...more
P.E. Gilbert
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent! I loved Astra as a character and how she grows during her journey. She is not a Mary-Sue and that is really refreshing. Also, Angelika writes really well, making Pernicious a pleasure to read. I cannot wait for the next part of Astra's journey to come out! ...more
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I feel I have to explain my rating (many will undoubtedly rate this higher). I bought this book because I had read several posts by the author that were so brilliantly written I just had to buy her book. To think that she could carry that level of prose off for a complete novel was probably not realistic. Nonetheless there are portions of this book the do indeed meet that level of wordsmithing and I applaud her for it. But other areas got a little wordy for me and slowed the book's progress. I f ...more
Kristin Howell
Mar 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to the author for letting me read and review her book!

I loved the world building in this book, but I think it was maybe not quite a fit for me. I felt a little disconnected from the dialogue and the main character, but I really enjoyed the scenery and interesting creatures that were created for this book. I'm sometimes thrown off by an astonishingly different world, though, and I think this book is definitely for a lot of people who love fantasy and being transported to another planet.
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