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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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”

Dangerous hiking

For a story that’s pretty much outside of my comfort zone, I was surprised how hard it was to put it down. It’s an interesting story with some thrilling moments and a strong female heroine. And what else would you want from a good story?

UntraceableUntraceable (The Nature of Grace #1) by S.R. Johannes

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Graces’ father disappears. But you can’t simply vanish, there are always traces. She knows he’s still alive and she’s determined to find him even if everybody else thinks he’s dead.
Mo has his own mission. As it happens fate joins their paths. But who is this mysterious boy and why does he live in the forest. Can Grace really trust him?

Grace is a strong-minded heroine. She notices things others had missed, finds new traces, discovers a mystery she really should stay away from. As things get more and more dangerous she manages to stay focused and still keeps going. No matter what others might think of her. Continue reading “Dangerous hiking”

Nice, but forgetable

The Angel KnightsThe Angel Knights (The Angel Knights 0.5) by Mary Ting

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Goodreads blurb: 

Michael and Claudia’s decision to move back to Crossroads was to keep their children safe, but they can’t escape who they are. Their children, Zachary and Lucia, were destined to be demon hunters—Venators. From the age they were able to hold a sword, they were trained to become the best and to ensure they would become leaders one day.

I’ve read this story about two weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. The thing is, when I’m thinking about it now there’s not much I can tell you. It was a nice and cozy read that introduced interesting characters and gave you a view of the world’s situation. It also shows, that within all the battle and tough situations there’s a time for joy and fun. Continue reading “Nice, but forgetable”

Three brothers to save the fourth

Yea, I know the post title is cheesy, but this poem’s been running through my head for a while now. It started at work, we had this “how would you improve… question and I thought about all the trackers we’re using and then went with the “One tracker to rule them all”, etc :P.
Too many books 😀
Oh wait, there’s no such thing!

Anyway, the book review! Yes, I wanted to write about a certain book. A pretty good one too :). If you’re interested in a young-adult sci-fi novel with few brothers as main characters I’ve got just the thing for you!

The Fourth PieceThe Fourth Piece (Order’s Last Play #1) by E. Ardell

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What is it all about? Three brothers – Lyle, Devon, and Lawrie, who aren’t quite human, receive a psychic message from the long-lost brother who needs their help. Well, anyone’s help actually, but since the message reaches them it will have to do. Continue reading “Three brothers to save the fourth”