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Review: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Home > Review > Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Genre: Young Adult, ParanormalParanormal Element: GhostsSeries: Anna Dressed in Blood #1 Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Facebook Review copy provided by publisher PJ’s QUICKIE POV:A spectacle to behold, ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD is a darkly intense thriller that will leave you breathless – not knowing which way to turn. Kendare Blake’s words burn from the page, her writing style perfectly crafted with a darkness and odd sense of humor that made for an engrossing read. I was won over by the characters, blown away by the plot and enchanted by the progression. I did not expect this novel. To say this book is a thriller and leave it at that is like saying Romeo & Juliet is a romance. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD needs to be experienced and Ms. Blake needs to hurry up and write more because I am hooked and I need my next fix. REVIEW:Theseus Cassio Lowood is one of a kind. Armed with an anthame that he inherited from his murdered father, Theseus, better known as Cas, kills the dead. The dead he sends “away” aren’t your garden-variety spooks, either. These are no chain rattlers, or table shakers that he stalks. Cas goes after the killers. The ghost that haunts the highway, hitching and then killing unwary do-gooders, the girl that...

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Review: Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White

Home > Review > Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, RomanceParanormal Element: All the AboveSeries: Supernaturally #2 Order Online:  Amazon.comStalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Facebook Review copy provided by publisher. ALA11 PJ’s QUICKIE POV: I don’t want to start this review negatively but the first thing that pops in my mind when I think SUPERNATURALLY is “not as good as the first.” While good, entertaining and fast-paced, there was something that was something that was lacking with SUPERNATURALLY that was infused throughout PARANOMALCY. This is a must-read though if you’ve read and enjoyed PARANOMALCY and if you haven’t read the first book, what is stopping you??? Check out my review here. You will not be disappointed. REVIEW: Evie has everything she ever wanted. She’s in High School. She is not living in the center. She has a beautiful boyfriend who loves her, a job, an actually girlfriend…yet she is not happy. Lend only comes home from school on the weekends. High School is not exactly what she imagined it to be – especially gym class. Her roommate spends more time playing RPGs on the computer than actually being friendly and her job involves taking out the trash and not being tipped by vampires that are upset their mind-control doesn’t work on her. In one word, Evie’s life has become MUNDANE. Yet, just as...

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Review: The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

Home > Review > The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson Genre: Young Adult,SciFilScFi Element: Genetic ManipulationSeries: Jenna Fox #2 Order Online:  Amazon.comStalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Blog Review copy provided by Amazon Vine program. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: A very competent follow-up, The Fox Inheritance added a sense of anxiety and dark simmering violence that THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX lacked. The introduction of the two friends was a surprise for me, Jenna’s book could have been a stand-alone, but I was still excited to hear that the world would be explored more. In the end I wasn’t disappointed and actually thought that THE FOX INHERITANCE was a little more than the first and the characters better developed. REVIEW: Locke and Kara have been resurrected after 260 years of stasis – living within a black box where their mind downloads spun and spun. They were forgotten on a shelf and discovered by a scientist with dollar signs in his eyes. Crafted into perfect human beings, their minds uploaded into perfect bodies. They are expected to be grateful to their savior even when everything is so wrong. Centuries gone. Their families long deceased. The only living person they know is Jenna, who lives somewhere out of reach. Jenna, who is a long lost friend to Locke and the reason for their pain according to Kara… THE FOX INHERITANCE...

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Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Home > Review > The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson Genre: Young Adult,SciFilScFi Element: Genetic ManipulationSeries: Jenna Fox #1Order Online:  Amazon.comStalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Blog Audible.com download. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: For reasons unbeknownst to me I had put off reading this particular gem. Probably because in a world of heavy hitters that all had similar labels (dystopian, science fiction, young adult) it was eclipsed by flashier titles. And while I put it off for awhile, I did managedto finally get to it (the blame though lies solely on the the fact that I landed a Fox Inheritance ARC) and I’m so glad I did. THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX was a superb blend of mystery, intrigue and thought provoking topics. While not the best of the best of dystopian fiction, I do have to say that I’m still thinking about this one and am highly anticipating book two. REVIEW: Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year long coma and she can barely remember her name, much less how to put certain words together. Trying to regain her grasp on reality Jenna Fox is focused on putting together the pieces, remembering her prior life and making sense of the strange changes that her parents and grandmother have made after her accident. Jenna doesn’t know if it is because of her accident or something...

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Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Home > Review > Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, RomanceParanormal Element: Gods MythologySeries: Starcrossed #1 Order Online:  Amazon.comStalk the Author: Web | Twitter | Facebook Audible.com Download PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Jospehine Angelini’s debut novel, STARCROSSED was a enticing read that kept me engaged and emotionally involved from page to page. I fell in love with the characters, the setting, the plot and the mythical undertones of the storyline. Can you say, “Highly Impressed?” The whirlwind romance and emotional upheavals that resulted in Helen’s past, future and heritage was spectacular. I’m glad I don’t have a weak heart because this novel was a heart-attack inducer. I wanted to scream and cry and slap sense into the characters a few times as I read (well listened to them being read) these pages. I highly recommend STARCROSSED and am patiently waiting for DREAMLESS (2012). REVIEW: On the tiny island of Nantucket lives Helen Hamilton. Helen is one of the most beautiful girls that most people have had the opportunity to gaze upon, but her insecurity and penchant for shying away from the spotlight tends to make her more of an outcast than popular. Her only friend Claire is her saving grace but as Helen is wracked with nightmares that feel more real than a dream she feels like she is losing her grip on reality. To make matters worse...

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