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review 2021-01-04 04:46
Review: Deathless Divide (Dread Nation, Book 2)
Deathless Divide - Justina Ireland,Shirley Drake Jordan Editors: Sharon E. Cobb,Bahni Turpin
Wow. Ms. Ireland took us for a wild ride on this one.

Wherein Jane and Katherine become the best of friends, go on more adventuers. We have deaths, rebirths, apparently the vaccine works, but also, it does not work. We have a mad scientist on the loose, and vengeful bounty hunters on his trail, the East Coast has fallen, more racism and mysoginy. There are not-so-happy reunions, a whole lot of character development, more allies, and lots more death..

This was just fabulous. I loved the story, the characters, the narration with the added narrator was wonderful, and the ending left me wanting more, yet was completely satisfying. I loved this book and its predecessor and whether or not it's this story continuing, or something completely new, I look forward to reading more by the author.
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review 2021-01-04 04:16
Review: Dread Nation
Dread Nation - Justina Ireland,Bahni Turpin

To start, I have no idea what I was thinking when I decided I HAD to read this. I shall quantify this by saying, as someone who has lived her intire life dealing with the reality of slaver, racism, and mysoginy, I despise dealing with it in my fantasy world. I actively avoide books and movies that are racially charged or heavy with the sexism. Sometimes you can't avoid it, and sometime and book/movie is so effing fantastic that I can give it a pass. Dread Nation is going on the list. But make no mistake, the racism really grated on me.  Also, it was in first person perspective, which I normally loathe; this was not bad.

 

With that being said, this was an amazing story, and what drew it to me was zombies, combined with historical fiction, and black people in the forefront. The characters were fun and likeable, even when they were unliekable. The world building was amazing and the writing was incredible!

 

We follow Jane McKeene a half black/white girl who is a student at Miss Preston's School for Negro Girls (I think that's what it was called.) Basically when the dead decided to get up and walk during the battle of Gettysburg The Civil War "ended" and the war vs the Dead began. The North still "won" and blacks were given freedom, but not really. They, along with indigenous tribes were swooped and placed in combat schools where they taught them how to be on the frontlines in the battle against the dead, as well as beat their culture and "savageness" out of them so that they can better serve their white betters. Sigh, I'm letting the bitterness bleed into the review.

 

Anyway Jane gets thrust into crazy adventures and all around bad situations with her nemisise Kathrine Devaraux, who is also of mixed race, but a goody-goofy know-it-all, which irks Jane to no end. There are devious plots, secret "utopia" towns, crazy scientists with vaccines and terrible experiments. There is also the dead, which the characters refer to as shamblers. There's a lot of death, allies, betrayals and grudging friendships.

 

I've heard the narrator before and they were amazing. They captured the voices and brought the world to life.

 

Just read/listen to it; it was great!

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review 2020-12-05 14:34
Nine, Ten, Never Sleep Again by Willow Rose
Nine, Ten ... Never sleep again - Willow Rose
Man, this author never fails to keep me turning page after page!!
This was such an intense read, and with so many side twists to it too. I couldn't get enough of it, to be honest. I literally devoured this story. 
I think this is my favorite in the series so far. It was different, but in a good way. It still had all of the elements that I look for in a thriller/horror read. Had a wicked protagonist. Scared the pants off me. Had all of the gore you would expect from a mass murder story. It's the clever twists that Willow Rose puts in that make her a master at what she does!! 
Okay, so there was one part, where this guy kills a chick for his reasons. Then he kills again and honestly, I had a groundhog moment. The chick wasn't killed in the same way but I got lost in who was being killed. It felt like the same chick for a minute.
But I digress....
Can't wait to read Eleven, Twelve, Dig and Delve. I just know it's gonna be epic.
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2020/12/nine-ten-never-sleep-again-by-willow.html
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url 2020-12-04 08:44
Why We Like Horror Movies?

Some people can’t get enough of scary movies. They see scores of scary films – over and over. They catch horror flicks on opening night.

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text 2020-10-29 15:12
Release Blitz: The Reaper by Jade Royal

[Because facebook has very unfairly blocked my blog, Punya Reviews..., from being promoted on their platform, I'm using my booklikes profile as a "gateway" of sorts so I have a link to promote. I've been trying to reach them by leaving them messages through the Facebook blocks option, however not sure I'll ever be able to have this block lifted as I have no means to reach them directly. More on what happened can be found here.]

 

LINK to my release blitz post for The Reaper on Punya Reviews...:

https://punyareviews.blogspot.com/2020/10/release-blitz-reaper-by-jade-royal.html

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