Post Script: Unbreakable – Kami Garcia

A paranormal YA adventure.

Unbreakable ( The Legion #1), Kami Garcia

Unbreakable

Kami Garcia

Simon & Schuster Australia

ISBN: 9781471118531

 

Description:

Kennedy Waters didn’t believe in ghosts, until one tried to kill her.

When Kennedy finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that evil forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her house and destroy a dangerous spirit sent to kill her. The brothers reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon – a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night.

Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive. Along with new Legion members Priest and Alara, the teens race to find the only weapon that might be able to destroy the demon – battling the deadly spirits he controls every step of the way.

Suspense, romance, and the paranormal meet in this chilling urban fantasy, the first book in a new series from Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels.

My View:

This was an interesting and exciting paranormal mystery that is a quick read. Personally I would have like to have seen a little more development of the introductory scenes – I felt that the author leapt into the bizarre, paranormal and mysterious too quickly and the protagonist accepted the sudden and unexpected paranormal activities without raising much concern or questioning.  That being said the read was quite enjoyable and had me reminiscing about the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, of which I am a big fan.

 

I think the author and this series has potential. This is a little piece of escapism that is designed to leave you asking “what’s next?”

Post Script: Mostly Murder – Linda Ladd

Voodoo, murder, gators and The Scary Man… This book is creepy!

Mostly Murder

Linda Ladd

Kensington Books

eKensington

ISBN: 9781601830517

 

Description:

A tough, no-nonsense detective…edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton

Mostly Fear

She suffered a terrifying coma. She survived a serial killer’s obsession. Now homicide detective Claire Morgan hopes to forget the nightmare of her Missouri past in the city of New Orleans. But when a body is discovered near her home, her darkest fears come rushing back

Mostly Superstition

Surrounded by candles and skulls, the victim is bound to an altar like a human sacrifice. More disturbing to Claire is the voodoo doll in the woman’s hands. A doll pierced with pins and wearing a picture on its face. A picture of Claire Morgan…

Mostly Murder

Claire doesn’t believe in voodoo. But she does believe in the power of superstition to warp a person’s mind and feed a killer’s madness. It is here, in the muddy bayous where it festers, that Claire must face her fear head on—and meet the man who’s marked her for death…

Praise For Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan Thrillers

“One of the most creepy, crawly, and compelling psychological thrillers ever.” —Fresh Fiction

“Chilling, compelling suspense…be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dryer

“Exciting, thrill-a-minute!” —Midwest Book Review

“Plenty of suspense and surprises.” —Publishers Weekly

 

My View:

This is the 6th novel in the Claire Morgan series – which I didn’t realise when I picked up this book; however it made very little difference to my reading pleasure though I will definitely add the past 5 books to my want to read list.

The prologue titled A Very Scary Man was creepy, insightful and worrying. I don’t know where you came across this voice Linda Ladd but it is blood chilling. I was hooked. I sat and read this in one sitting finishing late in the evening. And I was not disappointed. This novel has all the elements of a great thriller/horror story – yes at times it was horrific! The  narrator alternates between two voices, you could say the voices of good and evil and  being privilege to the insane ramblings and rationalisations of The Scary Man was frightening.

Homicide Detective Claire Morgan is a great protagonist – she is complex, has a history I really want to discover (I will catch up on this in the earlier books), she is strong, resourceful, smart and has encountered a lot of bad luck on the job. Her domestic partner is almost too good to be true – one of those rich, handsome, rugged types usually found in a romance novel… and his opulent lifestyle did take me a bit of time to get used to…maybe because I didn’t have the history of his life and character I found his lifestyle a little over the top at first. But I moved on and I was glad I did, the pace and fear factor in this story explodes on the page.  This was an engaging and pulse racing read. I haven’t felt so spooked in years! Congratulations Linda on a job well done.

 

Post Script: The Sacrifice – Peg Brantley

The Sacrifice

Peg Brantley

Bark Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780985363857

 

Description:

Former lawman Mex Anderson is trying to cope with the horrific murders of his family as best he can. Moving from his small, Mexican town to the snowy mountains of Colorado has helped, however it seems nothing can ever take away the gut-wrenching pain of his loss. When the head of the drug cartel responsible for the killings approaches him with an offer that would reveal the individuals behind the murders, it might lead to the one thing that would allow Mex to heal: revenge.

The Sacrifice: a novel of guilt and redemption that proves there is always hope for tomorrow even in the midst of unconscionable evil.

My View:

Lies, secrets and a reveal you won’t see coming!

Another outstanding read by author Peg Brantley; I am really pleased I discovered The Missings (and earlier book); it introduced me to this author who writes a captivating narrative intricately woven around fully developed characters. This story had kidnapping, voodoo, opportunities for revenge, a big twist in the end and the hint of a potential romance; it had all I needed in a good read.

I didn’t like the cover.