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The Sin Collector by Jessica Fortunato Review

The Sin Collector

Book One of The Sin Collector Trilogy

By Jessica Fortunato

 

Liliana was born a Sin Collector taking the sins of those who are dying so that they can be at peace in the world here after. She has seen many things in her one hundred years of life and it has been a long time since she has performed the ritual to collect sins. She has started to live her life as a normal person working at a library until one day a request for a book of Sin Collectors comes through the library making her afraid for her life.

 

This is an interesting novel it is very much fantasy with hints of mystery and romance. Liliana is a strong willed woman who rides around on her motor cycle like she owns the place which is fun to see in a character, girl power and all that, but she is also kind and caring with a great amount of love to give making her a diverse and provoking character. When you add in the story line and even the back story Jessica Fortunato creates a world unlike any other with Sin Collectors and an organization determined to kill off each one and when people from Liliana’s past come back into her life the drama that ensues is palpable. This book is worth the read, it’s not very long but the author fills every page with drama and intrigue.

 

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Voyage of the Dead by David P. Forsyth Review

Voyage of the Dead

Sovereign Spirit Saga Book One

By David P. Forsyth

 

A ship full of passengers receive startling news from ashore, the ship has been at sea for the past few weeks and now on land there is an outbreak of what looks like zombies. The CDC is calling it a virus, super rabies to be exact and through social media and the toys of a man who has just won the lottery, the members aboard the ship do everything they can to save the people they care about.

 

This was an amazing book, right from the beginning the author jumps in with action and violence as the zombie plague spreads through LAX airport. Unlike some zombie books out there, this one has an origin a place where the zombies actually came from instead of just being an act of God, which I thoroughly enjoyed and for me it made the zombie apocalypse much more believable.  Another aspect I enjoyed of this book is that the people it surrounds are not only out there to save themselves but they truly want to save other people from a terrible fate and you don’t see that very much anymore. All in all this is a great action novel, with fast paced scenes and gruesome details it is sure to please any fan of the action genre.

 

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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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Simmer by Kaitlyn Davis Review

Simmer

Book Two of the Midnight Fire Series

By Kaitlyn Davis

 

Kira was born with a special ability she is able to harness the power of the sun and use it to defeat vampires. Kira travels with her guardian and best friend, Luke, to Sonneyville home of a large group of protector conduits to hopefully learn how to control at least half of her powers since she is the only person alive who was born to a protector and punisher the two factions within the conduit community. Once Sonnyville is attacked by vampires who are after her she decides it is time to put an end to it and goes after Diana the one who has initiated the hunt for Kira, if she is able to capture Kira and drink her blood she will be immune to both factions powers.

 

Kaitlyn Davis writes some of the best action scenes I have come across in a young adult book; they are fast paced and so well delivered making this more than just a silly romance. With this book we get to see more into Kira’s character and her family life in general we also get an introduction to her mother’s family which doesn’t turn out so wonderful to begin with. The overall book is fantastic like I said great action but also the romance is intense but when Kaitlyn Davis throws a monkey wrench into Kira’s relationship with Tristan you can’t help but wonder if she should really be with someone else. Even if you are not a fan of vampire romances I would give this one a try it is not your average series.

 

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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan Review

The Lifeboat

By Charlotte Rogan

 

In the summer of 1914 Grace Winter is on her way across the Atlantic with her new husband to meet her new in-laws. Though in the middle of the voyage there is a mysterious explosion that leaves the ship she was on at the bottom of the ocean, with half of the lifeboats engulfed in flames people rush to the ones remaining only to realize that the plaque stating a capacity for forty passengers is a lie, if they are to survive others must perish but how does one decide such a thing?

 

This was such an interesting novel it starts with a trial and you have no clue as to what the trial is for except that it had to do with the main character’s time spent trapped on the lifeboat. The events that occur during this book bring a strange light to the survival instinct. The author manages to write a beautiful and terrifying novel without using ghosts or goblins but simple human behavior and survival instinct. This is definitely an interesting read as the survivor’s minds begin to become the true monster of this story the more immersed we become with the tale. I just wish there had been more to the epilogue but that is simple greed on my part.

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