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I Love Rooting For The Rebels – Stuck by Samantha Durante @SamanthaDurante

Stuck - Samantha Durante

 

Stuck
(Stitch Trilogy #3)
By Samantha Durante
YA Dystopian, SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 306 Pages
December 15, 2018

 

MY REVIEW

 

I remember when I first saw Stitch, Book I of the Stitch Trilogy by Samantha Durante. I had to have it! I fell in love with the story and the characters and have patiently waited as each book became available, then devoured it.

 

The Engineers manufactured world is the total opposite of the dystopian world of poverty and desolation the rebels live in. Myself, I love rooting for the underdog and the rebels need my help. Here I come guys.

 

I love that Alessa and Isaac act together, but what about Joe? I think he will be playing a very important part in the story, I just won’t be able to tell you about it. LOL

 

“Poor bugger got stuck.”

 

And the monsters were born!

 

Extermination, extinction, a virus, the end of the world, a man-made apocalypse, secrets, unlikely allies, and a very special girl.

 

This is one of those books that gets my motor running into overdrive. The elite feel they are  the be all end all and to hell with everybody else. OMG! I knew the evil bastards would do something, but I didn’t see that coming. Could it be true?

 

The writing of the trilogy took place over a five year time span. I think it would have been better if I went back and read the series from the beginning and I will be doing that some time. I have a feeling it will change my rating.

 

That being said, once the previous books began to come to mind, I was able to bring myself up to date. The story became intense and I was happy to add Alex and Deion to my group of friends. I found it easy to get lost in their world, their struggles, their regrets, loss, hope and love. the writing made the story unfold as if I was watching it on the big screen.

 

As Samantha Durante brings the trilogy to a close, it brought tears to my eyes. I felt happy with the characters endings. BUT, man oh man, Joe…well, I saw that , and Lizzie, oh Lizzie…I can’t tell you any more without ruining it for you.

 

If you love having your emotions ramped up to a fever pitch, if you love white knuckled reading, if you love apocalyptic/dystopian novels and are looking for an original storyline, you may want to grab the Stitch trilogy.

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Stuck by Samantha Durante.

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Nature Comes Alive in Puppalicious and Beyond by Pamela Fagan Hutchins @pameloth

Puppalicious And Beyond - Pamela Fagan Hutchins

I am a dog lover, so when I saw Puppalicious and Beyond by Pamela Fagan Hutchins in her newsletter, I had to have it.

 

Puppalicious And Beyond

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MY REVIEW

 

I have enjoyed Pamela Fagan Hutchin’s writing  before, and as soon as I read about the frogs, LOL, I new I made the right choice in reading Puppalicious and Beyond. I love critters and the fun cover, but I wasn’t prepared for all the wonderful, comical stories inside. From St Croix in the Virgin Islands, to Houston, Texas, I laughed and marveled at Pamela’s sense of humor. She shares her family, with their eclectic personalities. Oh man, the creepy crawlies in the Virgin Islands, I shivered thinking of them, in the house, crawling on me…OH NO! The guard dog…so sweet. Lots of love and fun with sadness and loss, but isn’t that the way of life?

 

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An Exotic Island Filled With Horror – Child of Lies by Eric Kent Edstrom @ekedstrom

Child of Lies - Eric Kent Edstrom

 

 

The Scion Chronicles by Eric Kent Edstrom has been a wild ride so far and I am ready to dive into Child of Lies and travel to an exotic island that is filled with a horror you can’t imagine.

 

His books have blown my mind, so have a look and tell me what you think.

 

Child of Lies (The Scion Chronicles #2)

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MY REVIEW

 

Jacey awoke…and remembered.
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How would you feel if you were bred, raised, educated and trained only to have someone else’s mind taking over your body? They are clones. Sounds pretty freakin’ creepy to me! Unless you’re the other person. Old, decrepit, on your last leg, and death around the corner. A second chance at life.

 

Child of Lies raises many ethical and moral questions, not overlooking the legality of it all. Of course, it’s only for the rich, so you blue collar workers may as well forgeddaboutit.

 

Jacey was not going to let that happen. She felt responsible for everyone.

 

I loved how all the characters learned to overcome their differences and function as a team. Their knowledge grew, as did their personalities.

 

This ”what if’ story could very well give you nightmares. The tension and suspense made me want to look ahead, but I contained myself. No peeking.

 

I am so worried. More than once, Eric Kent Edstrom had me saying, “Oh no, no, no.” Leading me on , making me fear for them all, even the not very nice Belle. Maybe she will learn something and be the better for it.

 

Nature or nurture? Can your environment form who you are? Would a clone have a mind of its own? A personality of its own?

 

About two thirds of the way through Child of Lies I ran across a wonderful surprise and a ray of hope put a smile on my face.

 

Child of Lies by Eric Kent Edstrom picks up where Daughter of Nothing left off, so the series does not stand alone and each book should be read in order. It gripped me from beginning to end. I couldn’t put it down. Human nature and the worst circumstances show who we are and bring out the best or the worst in us.

 

To me this felt original, amazing and so creative and frightening that it stuck with me long after I finished reading. It runs the gamut that is good and bad about! humanity!

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Aliens and Nazis – The Best Seller by Dina Rae @HalooftheDamned

The Best Seller - Dina Rae


The Best Seller

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MY REVIEW

 

Maya Smock has so many questions…does her inspiration come from her muse, is she channeling her writing, who are her parents, where does she come from…It’s downright terrifying the things she goes through as she heads to Area 51 for answers and I was totally engrossed in the story, unwilling to put the book down until the last page was read.

 

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Prepare To Be Outraged – Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown @sandrabrown_NYT

Breath of Scandal - Sandra Brown

 

 

Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown is my latest addition of her work to my read shelf. She is an author that appeals to me on every level and I am happy to share this (late) review. I finished reading the book on 3.30.15 and, as much as I loved it, it’s hard to believe I have waited this long to share my review.

 

I would like to thank Net Galley and Grand Central Publishing.

 

Breath of Scandal

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MY REVIEW

 

We have some young, hormonal boys out drinking, bored and looking for something to do. I see nothing good coming from it..and I hated to be right.

 

Noel is the sheriff’s kid and is a spoiled pig, a creep, and I think he will grow up to be a very bad man. He had the best of everything and thought Jade would fit right in. She sure didn’t and snubbed him. Jade’s mom thinks it’s a great idea,  but Jade has her eyes set on Gary.

 

I quickly figured out what is to come, but there was lots of anticipation and tension created while I waited for it. That is why I love Sandra Brown. Just because I know what’s coming, her writing makes for  page turning, white knuckled reading. The writing is so good, I smell the beer on his breath, feel the slime of the mud as we crawl through the car ruts and the cold swampy water as we huddle in the ditch, terrified.

 

I felt the fear before Jade did, because, as a reader, I know what is coming before she does. LOL I cringe as I think of it. I feel it is going to be so much worse than she can imagine….and I’m right. I am horrified!

 

I am so pissed off!!!! Breath of Scandal reads like a true story. I want to throw my Kindle at the wall I am so ticked off. I had to stop reading for a moment and catch my breath, get my emotions under control. AND, I am only at 15%. It is so hard to describe the emotions bubbling through my veins, racing through my mind, aghast at the abuse and misuse of power and the nonchalance of the characters involved, from the bad guy, the cop, her friend, and her own mother, probably the biggest betrayal of all.

 

Crowd mentality can cause people to take on newer and darker personality traits. The wealthy and powerful rule and think that laws were made for other people, not them. Is the one aiding and abetting as despicable as the actual villain?

 

I’m beginning to plot Jade’s revenge for her. I love her ability to pick herself up and go on.  I love her grit and determination.

 

The only downside was when Sandra Brown veered off topic to tell Dillon and Debra’s story, but there must be a reason????

 

Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown had all my emotions raging. Dying would be too good for the evil characters, and believe me, they are evil. A death sentence would be too good for them.

 

I could rant on and on, but I think I have said enough. If you love your emotions running the gamut, disgusting villains, and a protagonist that will have their day, then you need to grab a copy now!

 

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In A Dark Alley, They Meet – Dark Remnants by L K Hill #LKHill

Dark Remnants (Street Games #1) - L.K. Hill

 

 

Oh man, no way could I resist Dark Remnants by L K Hill. I love covers that have an eye on them. Are they really the doorway into someone’s soul?

 

Cover Art:  Kealan Patrick Burke

 

Dark Remnants (Street Games #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

Lovin’ that eye on the cover and it makes me feel like someone is watching me.Could it be the female protagonist, Kyra, or Gabe, the detective? Well, I say we all hook up and do some sleuthing.

Abstreuse City is a very dangerous place. L K Hill does a great job describing it. the homeless, the garbage, the smells and the dark, the pimps and the prostitutes.

 

 

Kyra and Gabe’s path collide when she finds out about a plan to turn the cops raid of a drug house into a slaughter house. She knew she had to intervene. And…could they be looking for the same person?

 

I’m not sure who Kyra is looking for, or why she is so curious about the dead prostitute, but I will find out.

 

I wasn’t sure if this would grab me like it did with the funny names, like Slip Mire, but I quickly got involved. Dark Remnants is fast paced and action packed, just the way I like it.

 

Kyra is hard as nails and quick on her feet, yet able to win the trust of others.She is able to read people, using it to her advantage. She looked like a junkie, from her spiky black hair to her black clothes with the hoodie and the track marks inside her elbows. Her eyes are so blue you couldn’t overlook them and she wears makeup to create a sickly pallor. She does no whining and crying, just has an intense desire to get the job done. Love a strong female character!

 

I love it!

 

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Miami Homicide & The BAU Collaborate – On The Count Of Three by Carolyn Arnold @Carolyn_Arnold

On the Count of Three (Brandon Fisher FBI #7) - Carolyn Arnold

 

 

Carolyn Arnold is one of the best procedural novelists I have ever rad, so I was super excited to read On The Count of Three, the seventh novel in the Brandon Fisher FBI series.

 

Publisher:  Hibbert & Stiles Publishing 

 

On the Count of Three (Brandon Fisher FBI #7)

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MY REVIEW

 

Carolyn Arnold’s attention to detail makes her writing so engrossing, riveting, that once I start, I am unable to stop reading until the last page is read.

 

When the Night called to him, he felt the need to find one who is worthy of his attention. I don’t want him focusing on me. He counts down, preparing to wreak havoc on his victim, “One, Two….saved by the bell, the ringing telephone.

 

Brandon, a special agent with the BAU woke to the ringing phone. His girlfriend Becky is a police officer so she knows the drill. Jack, Brandon, Zack and Paige are a team. But for how long?

I always wonder how long a person can last in such a stressful position as the BAU? When is it time to walk away? Do they all become jaded over time? Inured to the evil they deal with?

 

I wonder how and why the villain chose his gruesome method of murder. Serial killers have a reason for what they do, even if no one else can understand it.

 

I am looking forward to watching Brandon’s growth from a rookie to a seasoned agent. It takes time and training and I am a patient person.

 

I feel the agents pain as they arrive…just a little too late. It’s not all glamour, save the day action. The investigation is thorough and we go through it step by step, watching and learning. The tedium of questioning and more questioning and research. Criminal Minds is an awesome TV show that I watch religiously, but it cannot begin to cover…in realistic terms…what Carolyn Arnold covers in her novels.

 

We are all byproducts of our experiences. It’s what each person chooses to do with those experiences that comes to define them.

 

On The Count Of Three by Carolyn Arnold ends in hope and eagerness to see tomorrow and the next day…

 

She writes some of the best procedural novels I have ever read

 

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One Sentence Review – The City by Dean Koontz @deankoontz

The City - Dean Koontz

 

 

I have been a huge fan of Dean Koontz for years, so when I saw this for review, I had to grab it. Then…I wished I hadn’t.

 

Thanks to Net Galley and Bantam.

 

The City (The City, #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

Well, what can I say…I never even read the blurb because…it’s Dean Koontz…and I was so disappointed to be denied my dose of horror that I was expecting, though I did finish it and gave it a 2 star rating for that reason, I could never get past my expectations and I know I will be reading blurbs from here on out.

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Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 2 Stars

 

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The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

 

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.

 

The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

 

 

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Monday Mini Review – Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King #StephenKing #OwenKing

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel - Stephen King, Owen King

 

 

Pretty cool cover for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King.

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

 

Sleeping Beauties

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MY REVIEW

 

Sleeping Beauties is a collaboration between Stephen & Owen King, so I don’t expect it to be a Stephen King ‘original’. That being said, I did enjoy the story, but was left wondering if Stephen has lost his mojo or is in semi retirement. I hope not, because I have read a vast majority of his work and would love to have more of the old stuff. What gripped me most about the book, is the importance of the women. Hey guys, take a listen here. BUT, women without men, or vice versa, is not a workable solution to any problem. This fantasy exposes human failings, sharing their hopelessness, sadness, anger and rage, good and bad, and every emotion you can imagine. In the end, we do the best we can. There are plenty of characters for you to love and hate, but be careful, your favorite may not survive.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

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In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze.

 

If they are awakened, and the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place.

 

The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease.

 

Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain?

 

 

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Mackinac Island & Murder – Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown #DuffyBrown @dollycas

Tandem Demise - Duffy Brown

 

Tandem Demise: A Cycle Path Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Independently Published (October 28, 2018)
Paperback: 298 pages
ISBN-10: 1729374786
ISBN-13: 978-1729374788
Kindle ASIN: B07JRB373X


 

MY REVIEW

 

Duffy Brown in Tandem Demise takes us to real places and lets us meet some real people, soooo, if you have ever been to Mackinac Island, you will feel right at home, except for the dead guy.

 

I love these quirky characters and the mystery to die for.

 

Especially Eve. She is a real hoot. She fits the definition of a cozy character to a tee. A fumbling, amateur detective, a bit nosy and known for it by all. No place is safe from her prying eyes. She sees dead people. She believes she lives under a black cloud. Does it put her in danger? Of course.

 

The humorous, snappy dialogue kept the action moving and the entertainment at a high level with laugh out loud moments.

 

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One Sentence Review – Dragon’s First Christmas by Emily Martha @CleanYAFantasy

Dragon's First Christmas (Dragon Eggs Book 3) - Emily Martha Sorensen

 

 

I have been reading the Dragon’s Eggs books from the first one and I love watching the little tyke growing up.  Virgil has been very entertaining.

 

I love this adorable cover.

 

Cover Art:  Eva Urbanikova

 

Dragon's First Christmas (Dragon Eggs, #3)

 

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MY REVIEW

 

Temper tantrums, fire breathing, large claws, at two months old Virgil is having his first Christmas, his first Christmas tree, when they go out he has his own stroller, they carry him like a baby, claws, tail, and all, so if you are looking for an original story about dragons and want to follow them from egg on, this is a series that is highly entertaining and a quick, easy read.

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One Sentence Review – The Mermaid’s Revenge by Amy Cross @amycrossbooks

The Mermaid's Revenge - Amy Cross

 

I got the Mermaids Revenge by Amy Cross on an Amazon free day. Just check out that awesome cover and tagline. No way could I resist it!!!!!!!

 

The Mermaid's Revenge

 

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Sylvia finds it that it is not a good thing to have a mermaid for a pet, and this is not a nice mermaid,not your Splash mermaid,  but a wicked mermaid and I loved the mind blowing ending for this twisted ‘tail’.

 

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  4 Stars

 

GOODREADS BLURB

 

Terrified of the world, Sylvia lives with her mother in a luxury penthouse apartment. For Sylvia, everything is a cause for fear and panic. Isolated and friendless, she has no interest in the outside world at all. And then, one day, her mother unveils her latest purchase.

 

A mermaid.

 

A real, live mermaid, captured and placed in a water tank.

 

For Sylvia, the mermaid is both terrifying and fascinating. Repulsive and beautiful.

 

Soon, however, Sylvia discovers that the mermaid hasn’t just been brought to London so it can be put on display. And as the mermaid makes plans to escape its terrible fate, Sylvia is thrown into a horrific battle for survival.

 

The Mermaid’s Revenge is the story of a scared little girl who comes face to face with the true horrors of the natural world.

 
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Slithering Our Way To LA – The Nightwalker by Mick Ridgewell @mickridgewell

The Nightcrawler - Mick Ridgewell

 

 

I would like to thank the publisher, Alien Agenda for the opportunity to read The Nightcrawler by Mick Ridgewell.  It is the perfect time of year for this creepy story and I enjoyed every minute of it.

 

Publisher:  Alien Agenda

 

The Nightcrawler

 

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MY REVIEW

 

I live in Florida but am originally from Michigan, so I feel right at home…in Detroit. At least, that is where Scott starts from. Familiar territory makes me settle right in.

 

Scott shows early on what an asshole he is. The more I read, the less I liked him. He’s rude, arrogant, and just plain mean. But, he’s driving a red hot Charger. Mick Ridgewell does a fabulous job of describing how it looks and sounds. I can hear it. I love the sound of the old sports cars, the deep growling rumble of the engine.

 

Roger was hitchhiking from Vermont to the Grand Canyon, enjoying stopping here and there along the way.

 

As I read of Roger’s nightmare, I can see him and Scott must be on a collision course and it won’t have a happy ending. I am worried about Roger. If his nightmare comes true…well, I don’t want that for him.

 

When Mick describes the nightcrawlers, their slimy trails on the blacktop like roads on a map, it brought back childhood memories of hunting for them at night as a kid. Then, we would take them to the bait shop up the street and sell them. I love when books have that something extra that I can relate to when reading.

 

The story is told from two points of view, Scott’s and Roger’s. As we travel to their ultimate destination…we have some fun, meet some people, cross some hurdles, but if you hear anyone say Okie Dokie…RUN!

 

The smell of the bum is everywhere, haunting Scott.

 

The red eyed dog lurks in the shadows.

 

Always the raven watches.

 

I now see the connection, why both men are being haunted by the past and why the raven is keeping tabs on everyone. There is an aura of menace that permeates the pages. I know something’s going to happen, I just don’t know what or when and I am a bit worried. You see, I have come to like Roger and Beth…a lot…and I would like them to have a future once the trip is over.

 

Fate, Karma, ghosts. You can run, but you can’t hide.

 

If you like a story with slow building suspense, where the supernatural steps in to haunt your every step and the past comes back to haunt you, where your karma catches up to you and the price you must pay for the wrongs you committed will not be denied,  then Nightcrawlers is for you.

 

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Monday Mini Review – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah @Trevornoah

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

 

I have been watching Trevor Noah on The Daily Show for some time now and when I saw he had a book out, I had to have it. I checked it out from the library and I was not disappointed.

 

Cover Design:  Greg Mollica

 

Publisher: Spiegil & Grau/Penguin Random House

 

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

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MY REVIEW

 

Trevor Noah is a prime example that how you grow up is no excuse. He shows that you can be whatever you want to be. He is livingthe American Dream after growing up in Africa during Apartheid.

 

I couldn’t help but laugh at his childhood antics. I love that nothing crushed his personality, his ability to make fun of life. Him and his mother are an amazing pair. Their life was rich in love and experience.

 

“We had a very Tom and Jerry relationship, me and my mom. She was the strict disciplinarian, I was naughty as shit.”

 

His mom, Gotta love her. They laughed in the face of death. His mother is an amazing woman. Strong, stubborn, confident, determined. I love how she ‘worked the system and if you read these essays you will wonder if you could do the same.

 

I laughed with them, I was angry for them and I deeply respect their ability to rise above the horror they lived in.

 

You don’t want to miss these fabulous essays.

 

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Giveaway & Review – Devil’s Fingers by Hunter Shea @huntershea1

The Devil's Fingers - Hunter Shea

 

 

 

 

 
The Devil’s Fingers
One Size Eats All #3
by Hunter Shea
Genre: Horror
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MY REVIEW
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Hunter Shea’s humor shines throw the blackness of the horror he created in Devil’s Fingers. They had gathered together to wish Seth’s dad bon voyage into the next world. Their teenage antics are fun…until…Autumn, miss know it all Autumn…I will  think twice about entering the woods, and will definitely stay away from any funny looking stuff! Hunter Shea loves to kill off his characters, so be careful who you get attached to because you don’t know who or if anyone will make it out alive. Cryptozoology at its finest.
 
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Nuclear War & Space Pirates – The Heights of Perdition by C S Johnson @C_S_Johnson13

The Heights of Perdition: A Science Fiction Romance Series (The Divine Space Pirates Book 1) - C. S. Johnson, Jennifer Sell

 

The Heights of Perdition (The Divine Space Pirates, #1)

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MY REVIEW

 

C S Johnson has created a world that was destroyed by a nuclear holocaust and it is easy to picture the devastation and the struggle of the people to survive.

 

The Heights of Perdition takes us from the Earth to Outer Space and back again.

 

It was easy to figure out where the story was going but I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.

 

The people of New Hope, which is formerly New York City, live underground. That alone is enough to creep me out. Above ground is desolate and barren. I do love that C S has saved one giant tree and Aeris sneaks out to spend time in it. She has an independent streak, so when it comes time for her to graduate and join the Military Academy, her lifelong dream, her father nixes that idea. She is crushed, but I too, think she is better suited doing something else. She has a green thumb and they are in dire need of someone with her skills.

 

I can’t imagine the life of the people Serious. No laughs. No fun. The leaders say jump, the people say, how hi. No free thinking allowed.

 

Exton Shepherd hijacked the Perdition because he felt he had no choice. It was his father’s invention and he was not about to let anyone misuse it. Him and his crew lived on the spaceship, but they still had to return to Earth for water. Their lives are full of all the things that make us human. All the emotions that entails. And theyare allowed to show them.

 

When the two come together, we know what’s going to happen. But, for me, that’s okay. Just because I know how the story goes, doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it. And I did.

 

All the things that make us human are exposed, the good and bad, the misuse of power, the demand to be obeyed, greed, and love and laughter.

 

The Heights of Perdition by C S Johnson is thought provoking and frightening. What would the world be like after nuclear war? C S Johnson gives us a glimpse of some possibilities. I would love to read more.

 

The only thing I hated was the cliffhanger…but the trilogy is complete and even comes in a boxed set. So…grab your copy now if you love science fiction or world ending stories.

 

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