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Review: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

Home > Review > The First Days: As The World Dies by Rhiannon Frater Title: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater Series: As The World Dies #2 Genre: Adult, Horror, Zombies Author Links: Web Twitter  Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: The zombie obsession continues with Rhiannon Frater’s second installment in her ‘As The World Dies’ series, ‘Fighting to Survive.’ One of those books that I was hopelessly anticipating, ‘Fighting to Survive’ did not disappoint. There was plenty of action, suitable psychotic moments and a smidge of romance to keep me interested, not to mention zombies galore! If you haven’t read Rhiannon Frater’s first book in the series ‘The First Days’, I highly recommend that you march your petunia to the book store and buy it now. You can read my review of ‘The First Days‘ here. Already read it…well read on my friend. REVIEW: The survivors have settled in to their new life, one where they live in tents in the shadow of the construction site with a huge wall separating them from the horde of hungry undead. There are things that they must accomplish but they know that doing so will put themselves at risk. For one, they need more space, so the hotel is the only option right now, but filled with undead hotel staff, it won’t be easy. Then, there are the living, the scum...

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Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Home > Review > The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fantasy Series: The Fearie Ring #1 ParaElement: Fae Order Online: Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Facebook Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: One word. Different. I was looking for something fresh and I found it in ‘The Faerie Ring’ by Kiki Hamilton. The story was instantly engrossing and kept me waiting for more throughout the entire sequence of the plot. The characters were “fall in-lovable” and the mystery behind the plot was well executed. ‘The Faerie Ring’ was a pleasure to read and a great debut for author, Kiki Hamilton, I can’t wait for more of Ms. Hamilton’s writing. REVIEW: The setting is Victorian London and our heroine is Tiki, a gutter rat that picks pockets to stay alive and feed the other street kids that she calls family. They live together in an abandoned business, barely staying warm and fed. In an odd series of events Tiki steals something that will change her world, a ring. The ring is the property of Queen Victoria and besides its royal ownership there is much more at stake, because the ring signifies a pact — a pact between the faeries and England. Having lost the ring, it could mean war. Another thief, the mysterious, Rieker suspects immediately it was Tiki that took...

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Review: Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber

Home > Review > Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber Happy Halloween everyone! I would like to share with you the scariest book that I’ve ever read. Genre: Non-Fiction, Alien Abduction ParaElement: Aliens Order Online: Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web Purchased review copy. PJ’s QUICKIE REVIEW: If you ask me today what monster lurks in my closet and scares the crap out of me, it will always be the same. Aliens. The reason for my fear: Whitley Strieber. I have never experienced such a strong reaction than when I read Streiber’s books. Streiber’s account of his true life experience involving alien abductions had me sleeping with the lights on for a month and literally coming to realize what it means to be terrified all the while engrossed and riveted by his words. Believe his account or not, but you have to read his story and judge for yourself. Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber is the tale of one man’s struggle with what he terms “The Visitors”, the things they do to him and his family and how he deals with the sudden realization that he is an alien abductee. This is a story of discovery, fear and strength and you shouldn’t pass this one up. This is probably the only non-fiction book that I will ever recommend but I highly urge you to read it. Recommended...

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Review: Wildfire by Karsten Knight

Home > Review > Wildfire by Karston Knight Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Series: Wildfire #1 ParaElement: Myth/Gods/Goddesses Order Online: Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by Amazon Vine PJ’s QUICKIE REVIEW: I was disheartened by not enjoying this book. It had great potential. An original plot, interesting characters, a spitfire of a protagonist and a very entertaining and easy on the eyes author, not to mention a male young adult author, which are a minority. Yet, I literally had to force myself to return to this book to finish it. While the plot was original it was disjointed and jumped from plot point to plot point, which had me completely confused half the time. While the main character was a spitfire and started out strong she quickly deflated and became almost two-dimensional by the middle of the book. Then with the whole paranormal reveal – the group was suddenly thrust into a very odd circumstance which revealed them to be paranormal beings and they were all just like, “Oh okay, cool.” It was so flat by that point that I felt I was reading an outline and not a flushed out book. My overall view is that there was a good start to this book, yet by the middle it was as if the author hurried to finish and didn’t give it the...

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Review: The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

Home > Review > The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Series: The Goddess Test #1 ParaElement: Myth/Gods/Goddesses Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: What can I say about THE GODDESS TEST? One of the hardest books to review is the one that gets a medium rating. You like the book, but nothing stands out and says, “Yeah this was great.” And to top it off it has problems, but you feel like you are picking on the book if you go into details of why this book just didn’t add up to be a Good or Great novel. It was okay. Would I run around and suggest to people to buy it, read it or pass on as a gift? No. There are so many great books out there, it’s hard to waste time on so-so literature. Which sounds terrible, but sometimes I would rather read a really bad book than a book that just makes me go “meh.” At least with a bad book I would have something to rant about. REVIEW: A retelling or really a revamping of the Hades and Persephone myth, THE GODDESS TEST is the story of Kate, whose mother is dying and has to move back to her mother’s home town, Eden. When arriving in...

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