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Day One by Nate Kenyon

I’m a huge fan of books with slightly psychotic characters and weird endings. So I definitely enjoyed this one! It had my eyeballs glued to the page (like to the point where it was SUPER LATE AND MY EYES WERE BURNING but I couldn’t stop reading) and I wanted answers dangit. Aaaall the answers.

Likes:
• A kind of apocalyptic city vibe, where I was 99% sure NO ONE COULD BE TRUSTED.
• John was a really SAD person and I felt for him a lot. His life just got worse and WORSE as the book went on. (as his history unraveled anyways)
• THE ENDING WAS PRETTY MUCH WOAH and there were still several elements that were totally shocking!
• The writing was really easy and comfortable to read and I gobbled the book up super fast.
• It features loads of unreliable technology that keeps you paranoid.

Dislikes
• Some of the technical aspects about computer hacking bored me to death and there were at times where paragraph after paragraphs centered around it.
• Some side characters majorly annoyed me with some of their life choices during this whole scenario..
• Possibly a little farfetched? I get it. A computer that can completely think for itself and control THE WORLD. That’s right, the whole damn world but nothing else in this world seems to be that advanced.
• Oh, and another thing, there are like 8 million people who live in New York and they quite literally disappear in this book and our characters encounter maybe 40 people total.

All in all: it’s definitely a good, creepy and solid apocalyptic mystery! It has a good ending and very sketchy characters (LIKE SERIOUSLY DON’T TRUST ANYONE!)

3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

Thank you Nate for sending me a copy to review.

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The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman

Synopsis:

Death hasn’t visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders’ bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.

Rowan’s village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan’s door once again.

Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.

My Review:

What an awesome book! I don’t quite understand why this books rating is where it’s at but it definitely deserves a 5 star from me. It’s gorgeously written and is a dark tale that stabs you in the heart and constantly throws all new levels of craziness into the mix.

It was one of those rare books that literally glued my eyes to the page, had me devouring each sentence in a mad need to find out what the hell was going on and what would happen.

5 out of 5 Stars

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The Preying Grounds by Paul Morabito

‘These grounds aren’t meant for building. There meant for harvesting’

Prayfield is inhabited by an evil entity which becomes unleashed and has a serious thirst for vengeance. Yes there was a moment in the book where I thought it had taken a turn into the ‘bad scifi movie’ route but it quickly changed and started to make sense.

There are plenty of great twists and a-ha! moments that keep things fresh and exciting, even once you start to get a good idea of where the plot is going. If you manage to figure out some of the details, there are lots of surprises in store.

The ending was unsettling yet satisfying, and I get the feeling that it’ll be just as enjoyable to reread the story later.

In the mean time, I can certainly recommend THE PREYING GROUNDS. You’ll want to read it on a cold night with the lights turned low. It’s just that kind of novel.

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you Paul for sending me a copy to review.

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