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Low Pressure By Sandra Brown Review

Low Pressure

By Sandra Brown

Bellamy Lyston Price never wanted to be associated with the bestseller that she wrote. She had written it for purely therapeutically reasons, but when it is found out that she is the author and the book is based on the murder of her sister when she was twelve years old she is thrown into the limelight. Now as she is going home a sleazy reporter implies that maybe the police convicted the wrong man and she along with her sister’s boyfriend of the time she was murdered collaborates to find out whether the cops had it right or worse, wrong.

Low Pressure

Sandra Brown has created an interesting suspense novel full of twists and turns that will lead you deeper down the rabbit hole as it turns out that Bellamy’s sister, Susan, was not quite what Bellamy has remembered and is a much darker character than anyone would first imagine. Full of romance and murder I loved this book, though it is a romance it wasn’t “heavy” on the romance but leaned more towards the mystery side of the story which is a refreshing change. One of the things I found unique is that from the beginning you know who is after Bellamy and why, the fun part is there is more to the villain than first meets the eye as well as being remarkably crazy, but in the end Sandra Brown still has a few tricks up her sleeve to surprise you. All in all this is one heck of a thrill ride and certainly worth the read

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The Passage by Justin Cronin Review

The Passage

The Passage series Book One

By Justin Cronin

“And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years; and he died.”

This is the basis for project Noah, when a group of people stumble onto something that can cure any known disease and increase life. They begin testing right away soon using inmates on death row as subjects for the new drug they have created. But the unthinkable happens, leading to a nightmare that spans generations.

The Passage

The main character in this novel is Amy Harper Bellafonte, not in the typical first person narration but she comes to life through many different characters point of view as the story progresses. Justin Cronin employs several different facets to writing in this one novel, I may be wrong but I do not think there is a single form of writing that he did not use including epistolary voice, using a series of letters or documents. Instead of confusing or leaving the reader feeling lost it actually makes the novel fascinating to read brining into focus much more of the story that you would usually get. My personal favorite was “Auntie” as she was the bridge to what happened after the virus and what is currently taking place in the story. This is one of those novels that will stay with you for the rest of your life not only for the amazing story but for the unique writing style. Though if you do not know there is a second book then the ending will suck, yes it’s that good. Hopefully I can pick up The Twelve, book two of the Passage series, because I am dying to find out what else Justin Cronin will bring to the table.

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Crossed by Ally Condie Review

Crossed

Matched Book Two

By Ally Condie

Cassia is determined to find Ky after he has been taken by the Society into the Outer Provinces where the Society intends for him to be a casualty in the ongoing war. But after Cassia arrives she finds that Ky has already escaped into the mountainous caverns. Along the way she discovers remnants of a society that has survived until now and other startling revelations. Soon her journey is not just about finding Ky but also joining the rebellion in hopes of changing the Society itself.

In this book we find out more about Ky and his past as he relives lost memories that have resurfaced due to being in close proximity to where he has once lived, the life Ky once had is so captivating but we also learn more about Xander and Cassia creating a more diverse love triangle between the three and the reader dying to know who Cassia will chose. This entire novel may not have been as great as the first one, sequels rarely are, but the more the story progresses the more enthralling it becomes. Ally Condie did a remarkable job in expanding the story into so much more, creating two other civilizations to coincide with the Society and adding new dimensions to an already fascinating story.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

By Seth Grahame-Smith

 

You may think you know Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States and the man responsible for putting an end to slavery but you know nothing. When Abraham was a boy his mother was killed by a vampire, before this he was like the rest of us in his assumption that vampires are just a myth, after they poisoned his mother with their blood Abraham Lincoln made a solemn vow to kill every last vampire in the United States becoming the greatest vampire hunter of all time.

 

The civil war was actually a war between vampires, and the southern vampires used slaves as food, the southerners knew about this and supported it. That is the basis of this novel how Seth Grahame-Smith was able to make light of such a horrible situation I will never have a clue but he did, and in doing so wrote a New York Times Bestseller. This Novel is written as a biography of Lincoln’s life and the perils he found himself facing, in other words each one being caused or due to a vampire. I didn’t enjoy this book but it wasn’t bad I suppose it is somewhere in the middle with me, if you are bored and have nothing else to read it is entertaining enough to keep you busy.

 

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One Blood by Qwantu Amaru Review

One Blood

By Qwantu Amaru

Randy Lafitte is cursed when he turned eighteen his father took his own life, then again when his son turned eighteen he was murdered; now his daughter has just turned eighteen and has been kidnapped. Not only does Randy have to pay a hefty ransom but he must also release Lincoln Baker from prison the same man responsible for killing his son.  But this is just the tip of the ice berg as Randy Lafitte will stop at nothing to get what he wants including murdering those who stand in his way dragging his family into a churning void of murder, voodoo, and terror at its finest.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this novel the synopsis is vague at the best but once you read it you realize there is no way to do this novel justice in just a few short words. The author brings to life a new side of Louisiana; all while a hurricane is looming in the distance intent on destroying anything in its path.  The interlacing factors in this novel are so profound that you must thoroughly pay attention you will find yourself lost in the confines of the pages. The story is intricate and immerses you so thoroughly that it is a remarkable book to say the least, what truly makes this story great is that it is believable enough with just the right blend of murder and intrigue with paranormal factors that it comes to life on the pages. This book was definitely an interesting and scary enough story that I almost couldn’t put it down it is a shame that we all must sleep sometime.

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