Two weeks of free audio books had gone by…

Yes, it’s already been two weeks and I haven’t even listened to half of the books I want, even though I’m rather happy with my progress. I don’t think I’ll gather myself to write full reviews of these books, but I think I could write few sentences about them.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch star-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-full-iconstar-empty-icon

dark-matterA curious book that I was afraid to pick up because of all the fans out there that would kick my ass if I didn’t like it :P. Well… probably not, but you know how it is, right?

Anyway, It was very good. I loved the idea and this story had plenty of thrilling moments, parts that made me wonder “what if” that I simply can’t ignore it. So why not five stars? Maybe it was the writing style? Maybe the events annoyed me a bit a few times, but I can still say this book is worth reading and I could recommend it to sci-fi fans and to those who ever wondered what might’ve happened. Continue reading “Two weeks of free audio books had gone by…”

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Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9

It rarely happens that I pick up something so dark and serious. And it’s even more rare that I finish reading a book like this, but let’s just say I had a motivation. And I was curious to finish it. It wasn’t easy, but here it is.

51tojveomlAngels in the Shadows by Joseph Blanche

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Angels in the Shadows is a psychological thriller about a young lady, Krissy, who uses a veteran Combat Tracking dog to search for lost children. Krissy is on the trail of two missing girls when she discovers something that threatens to destroy her and her family, and she finds herself on the trail of a serial killer.

If you’re looking for a pleasant mystery story – this is not for you. It’s brutal, bloody and graphic. The author did well to show you exactly what a psychopathic killer can do and what others are able to withstand to survive. The worst part of it is that it’s about children. I admit I struggled a lot to read it because of that. I’m more used to “nice” stories. This one shook me, scared me and yet it made me believe that people can do good things even if their life wasn’t easy. Continue reading “Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9”

Post apocalyptic writer and a vampire prince

Kingdom of AshesKingdom of Ashes (Nightfall #1)
by Elena May

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

In a world, where vampires took over a weather-controlling device, people were reduced to small groups of resistance that hide and try fighting for their survival. They’re becoming desperate. Hiding in caves, away from the sun is slowly killing them. The only way to win is to kill the vampire prince and try to take over the Weather Wizard.

Myra’s mission is simple – ambush and kill the vampire leader. She volunteers for the task to prove she can be useful and strong. Their plan seemed to be good, but it would be way too easy if it all worked out, would it?
Now Myra is prince’s prisoner.
Why wasn’t she killed or tortured for information about the resistance? The answer’s simple – she’s a writer. Grant it, she’s got a lot to learn to become a good one, but there’s one thing you loose while becoming a vampire – an ability to create.

It was hard to believe this was Elena May’s first published novel. Her style was very appealing, I couldn’t put the book down. I loved the moments when Vlad thought Myra how to enhance her writing skills, I loved the twisted Sheherezad reference :). I didn’t mind the weird bloody scenes [after all, these are vampires we’re talking about]. The twists, Vlad’s plotting, and planning, all the support characters – I liked it all. Continue reading “Post apocalyptic writer and a vampire prince”

Zombies and unexpected deaths

“Rise of the Chosen” is a fantastic story that pulls you into the world ravaged by the Lifeblood. It’s an original tale with vivid characters, surprising plot twists and a refreshing take at zombie-like creatures who aren’t always the blood-thirsty beasts you’re used to.

Rise of the ChosenRise of the Chosen by Anna Kopp

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Goodreads blurb (since I won’t put it better):

In Sam’s world there are two rules. Rule #1: Nobody dies. Protect the living at all costs. Rule #2: Everybody dies. At least once.

The Waking was a global event in which a force called the Lifeblood invaded all humans who died. The few strong enough to control it came back as powerful immortals. The rest let the bloodlust take over and awoke with one goal – to kill.

Newly appointed Watch Guard Samantha Shields has a legacy to uphold. Her father died a hero defending their city and now she wants to follow in his footsteps. Except for the dying part, of course. Unfortunately, fate has other plans as she discovers deep dark secrets that make her choose between her loyalties and the lives of everyone in her city. Both rules are in play as Sam is forced to make hard decisions that could cost her everything – including the person she cares about most.

Ooooh I’ve got one thing to say about this book: I love it! The story’s awesome!

But seriously, I love the writing style. At first, I thought the introduction with all the definitions wouldn’t work, but they fitted in perfectly because they clearly stated what is what and how the situation looks like. The story read much better with me knowing what the author had in mind while using a certain word. Continue reading “Zombies and unexpected deaths”