Book Review: The Gifts of Christmas

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Title: The Gifts of Christmas

Author: Tori L. Wilson

Published: September 17th 2018 by Books To Go Now

Source: received from the author, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Audrey, a twenty-four-year-old dance teacher, moved to her dream town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from her home in Florida to teach at Ms. Linda’s Dance Studio.

Christmas is fast approaching and, because Audrey spent all of her money moving out to Wyoming, she cannot afford to fly back to spend the holiday with her family. It seems that Audrey will be spending Christmas all alone in her small home, until something amazing happens. Audrey finds a small gift, just a simple red rose placed carefully outside of her door. A million thoughts race through her mind. Was this just a strange coincidence? Did someone leave the rose outside her door on purpose? Did someone actually have a crush on her? If so, then who could it possibly be?

The next day, when Audrey receives another gift and a letter stating that the gift was from a secret admirer, she realizes that the rose was no accident. When her best friend and local beauty salon owner, Lindsay, pays a visit to Audrey, the two determine that Audrey has a secret admirer and that they should make a list of every person who could possibly be behind the gifts and letter.

Together, they attempt to solve the mystery of her secret admirer through various schemes, looking for clues in even the smallest of details. Could it be the handsome, older, wealthy entrepreneur, Edward Sinclair, her sweet yet shy friend and neighbor, Danny Wess, the flower shop owner’s quiet and brooding son, Jackson Choi, the passionate Puerto Rican dance teacher, Carlos, local coffee shop owner and genius, Brandon, or somebody else entirely?

The world is filled with possibilities, and, in her small town, Audrey isn’t lacking in secret admirers. Will Audrey and Lindsay be able to solve the mystery before Christmas, or will Audrey be truly alone this year? Find the true gifts of Christmas in this cozy and heart-warming mystery filled with love, friendship, and of course, presents!

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My Review:

This is one of those stories that should be read during or around Christmas and this is exactly what I did. Let me tell you, it was great and it set me in the perfect mood for holidays. Short, quick, with a little bit of romantic mystery, “The Gifts of Christmas” brings to its readers that beautiful celebration feeling.

You already know enough of what it’s all about from the (quite) log description, so instead I will talk about the atmosphere. This is the best thing in this book. The author has the perfect descriptions to create that small town comfort, with friendly neighbors, everybody knowing everybody else, the warm welcoming and so much more. Audrey started teaching at Ms. Linda’s dance Studio just a few months ago and her move to Jackson Hole has been quite a pain for her financials. Her fear of not being able to fit in was quickly forgotten when she met the friendly townsfolk, especially her best friends Lindsay and Danny.

When gifts start appearing at her door, Audrey and Lindsay are more than anxious who is this mysterious admirer. Audrey will come to realize that in such a short time she has managed to gain the attention of some of the most eligible bachelors in town. The gifts are a proof of how well this unknown person knows her and how honest his feelings are. As in any short story, the conclusion comes quick, but (almost) unexpected.

I feel that there was room for more exploring, at least a few more pages so that the revealing of this admirer can be better appreciated.  But other than this, I have nothing to complain about. A quick Christmas book that will set the mood for presents, love and other beautiful emotions.

Thank you very much to the author for kindly gifting me a copy of the book and I hope you guys will write it down for the next holydays, or for any time during the year, when you need a reminder of the Christmas spirit or just because you are in the mood for something quick and lovely. Happy Reading!

 

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Tori Wilson is a young author who began her writing career at only nineteen years old. She is now twenty one years old and has had three books published. Tori lives in a small town and is attending college, majoring in art education. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing, painting, modeling Japanese fashion at local anime conventions, and studying foreign languages. Tori’s latest book, The Skeleton Lady, is a romantic suspense filled with action-packed twists and turns.

Book Reviews: The Immortal Kiss Series

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Dark Paranormal Fantasy
Date Published: 4/28/17
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing
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Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.
All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist has watched over her; a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, Philippe Delon, a 700-year-old vampire walks into Beth’s life. She is drawn to him, certain he is the vampire behind the mist…but is he? 
Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.
My Review

Oh, how could a vampire book miss my end of the year list of books read? If there is an entire series with vampires, that’s even better. So I started this one with an open heart.

“Immortal Kisses” is one mountain of twists and political intrigue. There is this history behind all vampires, there is a sacrifice and a naïve girl willing to pay it without knowing. Until she finds out, that is. There is big trouble out there for Beth Ryan. Falling in love with a vampire who ends up betraying her, moving in with the enemy, these are things that do not foretell a good future for her. And I am not even sure if love can conquer all in this book.

I loved the story so much, it was refreshing and brings something new for a devoted reader of vampire books. There are so many twists and so many scenes that will keep you living on the edge. And there is always that question: does he really care for her? Or is it only the blood? Hmm… though one!

Ok, we have it clear that I love the story. Now the characters. It took me a while to understand what role each one plays as there are many out there, but I did not like Beth at all. She was silly and just immature for the life she was accepting. I just could not connect with her.

I cannot say I disliked the book, on the contrary. But just because I wanted more involvement from the main character and I wanted her to man up (actually woman up, but…  you got the idea) I am giving this book 3.5 stars. I loved the story, it’s very refreshing, but I wanted more from the protagonists.

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Dark Paranormal Fantasy
Date Published: 3/17/17
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing
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Five years crawled by at a painfully slow pace for young vampire, Beth; each year more agonizing than the next. The powerful unyielding spell which masked Amon’s whereabouts showed no signs of weakening.  Influenced by the binding ritual and Amon’s blood surging inside her, Beth will stop at nothing, and risk everything, to find him and turn the tables on Osiris, Isis, and Hathor.  In foggy streets of London, lives are threatened by a new breed of hunter, and nothing is what it seemed.  Beth once again finds herself surrounded by betrayal.  In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between Philippe and Amon – knowing that her decision will change one life forever. But whose?
My Review

One would think that becoming a vampire, you also become stronger and smarter. Nope, our main character remains unpolished in “Bound by Blood” as well, but we have the same good plot with great action.

It’s difficult to discuss about book 2 without spoiling the previous one, so I’m going to keep this vague, short and simple. Beth is a vampire now (not a spoiler, you got that from the blurb!) and she fights for her loved one(s) and against (maybe) her husband, like some marriages these days. We are still reminded that humans are just food and that vampires are ruthless and hungry. We have vampire slayers and the action becomes more and more intense.

My feelings are the same as for the previous book, which you must read in order to follow up with the action in this one by the way. Good action, not so good characters. Again I failed to connect with Beth and I am really really sorry. But there are so many other elements that captured my attention and I was so curious to see what happened with Amon and where everyone sands in this picture.

All in all, I’m keeping my 3.5 rating and I do hope I’ll manage to increase it in the next book.

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Dark Paranormal Fantasy
Date Published:  3/16/18
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing
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Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood—human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate brown hair and ocean blue eyes haunt his mind, yet her identity is a puzzling mystery.
His hunger for blood strengthens, and the cravings become too powerful to control. No one is safe, not even his family. To safeguard all he once found dear, Brandon sets out on a quest for answers. In an unfamiliar city, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful young woman, confronts the dark force which controls him, and learns what he must endure to reclaim his soul.
My Review

Book 3 of the Immortal Kiss series brings a different story, this time with less romantic drama and more with a psychological aspect. We have a teenager dealing with … the monster within! Brandon realizes he may like a different kind of beverage, the kind that runs through the veins. But is he really a vampire?

Again, this is something new, I would even dare say it challenges what we, the vampire readers, may struggle with. We all know vampires are made, they have no souls and they have a body of their own. Laura Daleo comes with something interesting and even bold. I liked it. The plot is amazing, the struggle our main character has to accept and to find out his identity is well done. We have dark and messy scenes that add up to the twisted part of being a vampire.

I liked it even more than the previous two, even if we have some holes in the story here and there. But we have great interactions between the main character and his friends and family and his torment feels very much real.

All in all, I am giving this book 4 stars with all my heart. This was a great read and such a refreshing take on a vampire story. Happy Reading!

About the Author

 photo _DSC0499-webready_zpspmkx1yqp.jpgLaura Daleo was born and raised in San Diego, California where she majored in Fine Arts at Mesa College. She is best known for her love of animals and shares her home with three humorous Basset Hounds, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter, her toughest critics. Laura has held positions in several industries, Restaurant, Telecom, Biotech, Research, and Retail. Throughout Laura’s professional career, she furthered her writing skills by taking courses and by joining writer’s critique groups and Writers Digest. She is now the owner of Story Bound Publishing, a fresh voice in the supernatural realm of ebooks and traditional print, committed to publishing unearthly tales of Aliens, Angels, Demons, Fairies, Ghosts, Shifters, Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Zombies and all other creatures that go bump in the night.

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Book Review: The Seas of Distant Stars

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Literary Science-Fiction
Date Published:  August 7th, 2018
Publisher: Owl House Books
 
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Agapanthus was kidnapped when she was only two years old, but she doesn’t remember it. In fact, she doesn’t remember her home planet at all. All she knows is Deeyae, the land of two suns; the land of great, red waters. Her foster-family cares for her, and at first that’s enough. But, as she grows older, Agapanthus is bothered by the differences between them. As an Exchanger, she’s frail and tall, not short and strong. And, even though she was raised Deeyan, she certainly isn’t treated like one. One day, an Exchanger boy completes the Deeyan rite-of-passage, and Agapanthus is inspired to try the same. But, when she teams up with him, her quest to become Deeyan transforms into her quest to find the truth―of who she is, and of which star she belongs to.
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Francesca G. Varela was raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing, and she then went on to receive her master’s degree in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah.
Francesca’s dream of becoming an author began in third grade, and her writing career had an early start; she wrote her award-winning first novel, Call of the Sun Child, when she was only 18 years old, and she wrote her second novel, Listen, when she was only 20.
When not writing or reading, Francesca enjoys playing piano, figure skating, hiking, identifying wild birds, plants, and constellations, and travelling to warm, sunny places whenever she can.
My Review

This book is interesting to say the least. I was not expecting a sci-fi, but a coming of age story and it fits right in. Agapanthus knows she is different and has never been completely accepted by her new people. Part of an exchange program, she is now on Deeyae , the only place she knows as home. We follow ger from a young age, as she experiences life as being different, desire to be accepted and fit in, but also trying to find out who she really is and where she comes from.

I cannot say I disliked it, on the contrary. Just keep in mind that it’s slow to build and for the most part, is more about analyzing the character and her attempts at a better life. The plot is surprising, since in my mind I was envisioning a love story like no other (because I am mostly a romance reader and I cannot escape the custom), but with all the things happening in Agapanthus’ life, we have some unexpected turn of events.

This aspect of being different is very well treated in the story. We have two types of “different”: the girl trying to be accepted by her adoptive family and her wish to be one of them and later on we see her back with her real family. Here we have the adjustment to something that should feel normal. It’s very interesting and has a strong physiological aspect.

All in all, this is a book that will surprise you at every turn. For me it was not an easy read, but challenging. It was a good story to push me out of my comfort zone. Loved it – 4 stars!

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Book Review: Veins Of Ice

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Title: Veins Of Ice

Author: Ahmad Dagher

Published: September 30th 2018

Source: received from the author, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Maya was just a child when her parents were murdered in cold blood 10 years ago.

Her heart grew colder as everyone she once knew turned their backs on her and left her to die in the cold of these streets.

Since then she and her brother Sebastian learned to survive on their own.

Life was finally turning out good for them until one day, their past came back to haunt them once again.

Only this time Maya wasn’t the vulnerable naive little girl she once was…

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My Review

Not the book you’d expect me to review on the second day of Christmas, but it’s still an interesting and intense one. It’s one of those books I don’t know how to review.

The blurb shows quite enough of what “Veins of Ice” is all about and I won’t get into the action that much since we have only 71 pages (as per Goodreads) to go on. Speaking of the length, don’t let it fool you. These pages are loaded with action, but the way it’s condensed, it doesn’t feel like too much too soon. All is well spaced and well thought.

Power is a castle that stands for a thousand years without falling, it is the river that never dries, the darkens that lingers even around the brightest of lights.

The plot is very intense and it grips you right from the start. Sebastian is left taking care of his little sister, after witnessing a traumatic event. Both are still recovering, but Maya is the one whose character has been most affected. Two kids and their strong will of survival leave the innocence behind and become something else. And here is where this book excels. We have such a great evolution and the change in their demeanor is so well represented. We see first a carrying big brother, then the little sister as a cold and bitter person.

Except our main characters, we have a deep analysis of the other characters as well. The author tells us clearly with whom we are dealing and what they are capable of. These are really messed up people, but interesting in the same time.

Humans were a despicable race of creatures that were selfish enough to ignore the youngs of their own kind.

I have one complain to mention and that is in regards to the writing style. Somehow, it felt more like a retelling of actual facts than a novella. I did not dislike it, but I would have expected a different tone of the narration.

With all these items in mind, I cannot but give 4 stars to “Veins Of Ice” by Ahmad Dagher – a dark story, with an incredible twist of events. The ending will blow your mind and I cannot wait to hear your opinion, should you decide to give it a try 🙂 Until next time, Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

Audiobook review: Murder in Keswick

Author: William Todd

Narrator: Ben Werling

Length: 2 hours 38 muntes

Publisher: William Todd

Released: Oct. 16, 2018

Genre: Mystery

While on a well-deserved holiday in the Lake District to get away from the toils and troubles of London, Holmes and Watson find no respite. As soon as they exit the train, they hear news of a grisly murder making its way around the murmuring commuters. A local aristocrat, Mr. Darcy, has been found missing his head!

And that very night, the wealthy widow finds a stranger in her home who, upon seeing her, abandons his plans and quickly leaves. She believes the intruder to be the murderer of her husband who is now after a large sum of cash she keeps in the house safe.

Unsure if the would-be thief is the murderer or an opportunistic burglar, Holmes devises a plan to catch the burglar, all the while investigating the murder of Mr. Darcy. Follow Holmes, Watson, and the local constable Mr. Wickham as they untangle the mystery surrounding a Murder in Keswick.

I have been writing online since the early 2000’s, primarily writing horror stories in the style of Poe and Lovecraft. I was the 2nd most popular author on the website storiesbyemail.com for two years before moving on. I had my first book, a Victorian era horror compilation called Bumps in the Night, published by Mystic Moon Press just a week before they closed their website and never saw my hard work pay off. Afterwards I took publishing into my own hands, became an Indie author and haven’t looked back. My first self-published book was Dead of Night, another compilation of Victorian horror stories, published September 2016 by Createspace and on Kindle by KDP. After its publication I left my comfort zone for mystery and wrote a short story about Sherlock Holmes in the Conan Doyle style. I loved it so much I then did a longer story A Reflection of Evil, both published in 2017 through Createspace and KDP. I have just release Beyond the Gossamer Veil, another compilation of both Victorian and modern supernatural/horror stories and am in the beginning stages of my third Sherlock Holmes installment.

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Ben is an award winning actor and voice over professional, who has performed all across the United States. From Shakespeare to Neil Simon, he has displayed a versatility and diversity in the characters and dialects he has portrayed. Ben received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Leading Actor as abusive talk show host Barry Champlain in Eric Bogosian’s TALK RADIO, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor as Prosecutor Villeforte in Alexander Dumas’ THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, also in Chicago. He has worked with an extensive list of theaters in Chicago over the last three decades: Steppenwolf, Bailiwick, Famous Door, Next, A Red Orchid, Raven Theater, First Folio, Writer’s Theater, Buffalo Theater Ensemble, as well as Utah Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory, Madison Repertory, and Allenberry Playhouse in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. He is an Ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theater in Chicago. For almost a decade he was the voice of the Adler Planetarium, hosting live shows and pointing out the stars, planets and constellations on the big dome. Ben has an eponymous weekly vlog on YouTube, that he films, produces, edits and narrates. He lives in Chicago with his wife Amy, two dogs and three cats.

2 hours of mystery solving with the amazing Sherlock Homes. That’s a fantastic way to spend the time, especially in a grey evening. William Todd does a great job of “refreshing” the stories and the murder case he creates is very interesting and very fitting for a detective of Sherlock’s caliber.

The short story managed to meet almost all my expectations. We have a very interesting murder case that interrupts Shelock and Watson’s attempt at a vacation: a decapitated body, with no traces of blood in a community where the biggest crime is theft at the local fare. So imagine the joy on the local constable when finding out that the great detective Homes and Doctor Watson are willing to help.

The main traits of Homes are well captured; we have a veritable detective, as we already know him from the original stories. Same goes for Doctor Watson. What I would have wanted is a bit more of those fun interactions between the two. I wanted to smile more often at their exchange.

Whenever I hear about Sherlock Homes, it’s impossible not to think about the series with Benedict Cumberbatch. For me, it’s not possible to have a better Sherlock. So I associated the character attitude and narration to what I saw in those episodes. That’s why the narration did not fulfill my expectations. Ben Werling does a great job, his voice is clear and easy to understand. But I would have preferred a little more disguise in his voice, especially when it comes to the female characters. Also, maybe a little more of that beautiful English accent would have been welcomed.

I take a special note to discuss the audio production, which was spectacular. There are background sounds and music that help the reader feel the atmosphere of the time, or the scene that is described. We can hear train sounds, wood burning, things crashing, the “Sherlock”music. I loved it so so much! Big points for that!

Specifically because this is an audiobook, I wanted more from the narration, so my 4 stars are in relation to that. Otherwise, I loved the sorry, I loved the audio production with those additional effects. I do encourage you to give it a try. It’s an interesting experience!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by William Todd. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Book Review: Watcher

Author: AJ Eversley

Narrators: Chelsea Stephens, Steve Campbell

Length: 8 hours and 13 minutes

Series: The Watcher Series, Book 1

Publisher: Author AJ Eversley

Released: Oct. 6, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult

“I knew I was not alone. They would never leave until every last one of us was gone.”

Sawyer Russo has sworn to protect humanity, and as a Watcher she’s done just that. But the Bots and Carbons that took her city are evolving, and they start picking the Watchers off one by one. One last rescue mission will change everything. When someone betrays them, the line between friend and foe is no longer easily drawn.

Sawyer made a vow, and she will fulfill it, even if it means ending the person who deceived them, no matter who it might be.

It all comes down to one choice…

Who can she save?

And who does she have to let go?

AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in every day conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.

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Chelsea Stephens has a long time love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing and voice over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds. Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, fantasy and YA novels. She’s a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumbersexual husband.
*One and the same as Avery Reid.

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My first priority as a voice-over artist is to convey your thoughts and ideas in an entertaining and insightful manner; not distracting from your message, but enhancing your words. It is my personal goal to help your audience engage with the text in an immersive and memorable way.

As a techie with a passion for performance and a love of the written word, the voice-over industry called to me. I am now fortunate enough to be living my dream of audiobook narration from my home studio, in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Wow! This is one addictive story! It intrigued me and grabbed me from the start. I loved it so much and if it were not for a particular detail, I would have given it all the 5 stars I have available.

Our main character has had to face a changing world from a very young age. We have the dystopian universe we are all accustomed to, with the Earth shattered by the World War III and nuclear attacks. A group of humans try to make due and survive in a world of robots and more. Sawyer is one of them. She wants to fight and protect humanity, but is not willing to form relationships. She is a fighter and that’s all that matters.

There is plenty of action and many turns that will make it even more interesting. The universe is fantastic and few things are left to chance. There is so much to be discovered and I cannot wait to find out more in the next book. We have friendship, love, disappointments, secrets unfolding, unexpected events…. What more can one desire?

Well, one thing made me decrease one star and it may be small to you, but to me, taking into account how much I loved it, it made me upset. While Sawyer’s story is told on the first person. Kenzie’s is told on the third person. I do no understand why. I mean, since everything is told from her perspective, I guess it’s more her view and her opinion. Kenzie’s come as a way to integrate the story with someone from the other side of the team. It why on the third person? I just don’t get it.

The narration was good. I wanted more implication from the narrators and I wanted to feel the pain more and feel the frustration more. But I cannot complain too much. They both managed to capture my attention and I had no problem in understanding them or differentiating between the characters.

All in all, this may be your next 5 star read. I am stuck with one teeny tiny detail and I cannot get over it. But other than that, I absolutely loved everything about this book! I loved the writing and the characters and the plot! 4 stars for now and looking forward to the next book. Until next time, Happy Reading to all!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by AJ Eversley. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Audiobook Review: Fever Rising

Author: K.M. Riley

Narrator: Audra Cook

Length: 6 hours and 5 minutes

Publisher: Trifecta Publishing House

Released: Sep. 14, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Dystopian

“I don’t save, I kill. I don’t build, I break. I don’t run, I chase. And I won’t rest until a new society is built on the System’s ashes.” (Cassidy Havok)

Kaden Valens’ world is kill or be killed. Such is the life of a Challenger, the property of a Citizen. Fight or die. When Kaden is ordered to face his sole family member, his sister, Nix, he chooses a different battle – one against the Federacy that owns him.

Rebel Cassidy Havok is the Federacy’s worst nightmare. Her only goal is to bring down the government, doing whatever it takes to eradicate the slave-based society. When Kaden defies the Federacy publicly, she hopes to make an ally out of him, turning the tide in the resistance’s favor.

Cassidy helps Kaden escape the clutches of the Citizenry, and they flee to the Wilds, the world outside the Federacy’s reach. There they plan for the fight of a lifetime. Can they take on a nation, or is their cause a lost one?

 

K.M. Riley is not only a lover of stories, but she’s a game designer, artist, and fan of all things imaginative. If she’s not writing, she’s daydreaming or doodling about more worlds and characters that will make great tales. With a background in Creative Writing, she’s always busy creating new adventures, or taking part in them.

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What a book full of action! That’s the main thing and the main item that would describe it. We have tons and tons of action and a hard fight against the system. It takes one apparently insignificant foe to open one’s eyes and see the bigger picture.

I was so captured by the action and by the fighting scenes! The author does a great job at constructing them, but especially we have a great political system. We have fighters with superpowers and fighters willing to do what it takes to win, or to protect family and friends. With all these elements, I was thrown into a story that made me curious to see what would happen next.

The characters are quite all right. I liked their personalities and their will to survive and face the Federacy, but I also liked the relationship between them. However, I must admit I wanted a little bit more attention to their growth. We know they are fighters, but it looks like that’s all they are. Small scenes and quick lines may show a glimpse into their deeper selves, but that’s about it.

The narration was great, Audra Cook managed to capture the fights in her interpretation and also the panic, the strength and determination. Every scene she navigates with certainty and her voice is clear and easy to understand.

All in all, I liked the story quite a lot. Probably too much fighting made me decrease 1 star. I wanted a bit more from the story, I wanted to see more vulnerable sides of the characters. But I liked it and I’ll follow the author to see what other surprises she has for us J Happy Reading!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by K.M. Riley. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Nov. 14th:

In Patti’s Imagination

Nov. 15th:

Lilly’s Book World

Nov. 16th:

Guilty Indulgence Bookclub

Nov. 17th:

Book Addict

T’s Stuff

Nov. 18th:

Jazzy Book Reviews

Nov. 19th:

Lomeraniel

The Book Addict’s Reviews

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