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Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Series: Supposably Stand-alone ParaElement: Bloody Deadly Horses Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Blog | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: If you’ve followed this blog for a substantial time you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater. Well, at least most of her books. I think Stiefvater’s words are like music. She paints a picture with her tone and voice and it flows from the pages to take residence inside you. Having broken my heart with FOREVER (read review) THE SCORPIO RACES was a redeemer for me. The book was poetic in the interaction of characters and the way the story played out. I was captivated, horrified and enlightened from one moment to another. I don’t know many authors that can accomplish this. If you haven’t had the honor of reading a Stiefvater piece — go out and buy THE SCORPIO RACES, you will not be disappointed, because while it is just a story about a girl, a boy and two horses – the writing in-between makes it resonate. REVIEW: On an island called Thisby water horses rise from the sea hungry and confused at the onset of winter. While their arrival is cause for terror as the horses feed on flesh, the islanders balance the fear of the horses with a race that they hold...

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Review: Ashes by Ilsa Bick

Genre: Young Adult, Apocalypse Series: Ashes Trilogy #1 ParaElement: Zombies Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: ASHES by Ilsa Bick is a unique story of an apocalyptic event that will have your skin slithering and your heart pounding. Written in a militaristic style of attention to detail and precision writing I was instantly in love with the author’s style. I can’t wait to read more from this world and this author. ASHES if you love dystopian is a book you do not want to miss! REVIEW: Alex, our heroine is broken from the onset. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and battling the pain of the recent loss of her parents, she treks into the wilderness in what is a sort of abstract defining herself period. Intent on being alone she is slightly irritated when an older man and his very surly young granddaughter ask to join her camp. They have barely finished breakfast when something disastrous happens. Screaming pain, odd animal behavior and Alex’s world is suddenly much more complex than only five minutes earlier. Alex and the young girl, Ellie, must make their way out of the wilderness to what they believe is the safety of civilization. Yet, as they trek further towards what they believe to be safe territory a reality starts to unveil...

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Review: Vanish {Firelight #2} by Sophie Jordan

Home > Review > Vanish {Firelight #2} by Sophie Jordan Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal RomanceSeries: Firelight #2 ParaElement: DragonsOrder Online:  Amazon.comStalk the Author: Web | Blog | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: For a second in series, VANISH was handled fantastically. Sophie Jordan had my anxiety levels up and I really felt for these characters. Heartache for Jacinda, pity and disgust for the mom and a sort of fear and happiness for Tamra — along with a slew of other emotions for the secondary characters that were introduced or brought back in the second novel. Intense elicited emotions is what I live for in a book – the plot might have a few holes but if the book creeps in and forces unique emotional responses from me, I’m in love. Top this with a good plot, great character building and on-your-toes twists and turns…well I’m smitten with Sophie Jordan and her fire-breathing creations. REVIEW: Jacinda has sacrificed herself again. Back to the pride they go with Cassian as their guide and the newly manifested Tamra. Yet, all she can think of is Will. Her love for him is so intense but she must protect him, her family and herself at all costs. And that means the pride, Cassian and the rules they will inflict on her – just hopefully, with her willful return her wings...

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Time of the Faeries: Afterlight, End of the World by J. Corsentino

Home > Review > Time of the Faeries: Afterlight, End of the World by J. Corsentino Genre: Adult, Graphic Novel ParaElement: Faeries, Angels, Vampires Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Twitter Review copy provided by blog tour host. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Stunning is the first thing that comes to mind when I looked through this book. I was blow away by the visual explosion of the imagery. Often in fantasy art the imaginary will have a cheesy feel about it, all starbursts and unicorns with rainbows is the only way I can describe it. The type of artwork you pick up at the dollar store and see on the wall of 12 year olds or trailer parks (still have nothing wrong with trailers!). But, Corsentino’s work I am drooling over. I can’t believe he attained such realism with his shots. And I have to be honest, I had a very hard time actually reading the text because my eyes kept being drawn to the artwork. The story was just a little bit of bonus. Review: Afterlight, End of the World is the story of the Angels, which is dubbed the Angel Apocalypse. The world is ravaged by war and with the coming of the angels a renaissance period begins, but at the cost of our free will. A few humans revolt and the angels turn against the...

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Horror Recommendation: Darkfall by Dean Koontz

Home > Review > Horror Recommendation: Darkfall by Dean Koontz The scariest book I’ve ever read actually happens to be a non-fiction book. ‘Communion’ by Whitley Strieber, it’s about alien abductions and is probably the reason I’m addicted to the History Channel and scared to death of alien abductions. Yet, topping my charts in the fiction category there are two power house writers that instantly come to mind, Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Those two men defined my nightmares in my tween and teen years. Darkfall by Dean Koontz Genre: Adult, HorrorOrder Online:  Amazon.comA must have purchase. The cake topper, so-to-speak was a book called ‘Darkfall’ by Dean Koontz. The book covers a winter landscape and a city stalked by what the authorities fear is a psychopath. But as odd sounds are heard and silver eyes are seen the true horror of what is killing becomes known. Koontz is one of the masters of horror and if you are looking for some thrills and chills his books are where to meander towards. I would highly recommend his earlier titles, because like a good deal of authors their earlier work has something to prove – so it will stick with you. Koontz’s timing and suspense are what keep you enthralled and the graphic detail that he goes into will chill you to the bone.  Koontz can just paint a picture...

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