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Rising (Rising #1) ~ Holly Kelly


Open book … read harshness that you want to leave, but bloody Hades if Ms. Kelly doesn’t keep you reading just so you know what happens to the main character. (Which completely drives me nuts at times, but then that is life … suck it up & move on!)

Dragonian Xanthus is walking on land to prevent a war between humans & the inhabitants of the oceans. Mankind is doing it’s best to destroy the oceans, this is something that we do in our world because so many don’t stop & think. (We have all done it, but sadly some just keep on doing it.) This Dragonian took a HUGE chance going Triton to prevent this war.
Triton is the father of mermaids/mermen, who were all wipe out due to Poseidon ordering the Dragonian to eliminate them all. Because of this, Triton despise all of the Dragonian (even if they were born after all the deaths of his children) … but can you blame him?

Xanthus comes across a 1/2 human & Dragonian, who by law he must kill. This woman has lived her entire live in a wheel chair because she has a skin colored tail fin. Not knowing that she was 1/2 anything, but simply disfigured, Sara Taylor is about to find out more is actually living in the world than she every believed.
Discovering that she can actually breath  underwater and learning swim, takes up so much of  her time with Xanthus. That she does not question a lot of the how’s until running in to Xanthus’ brother … let’s just creep with a tale-fin & creep is being NICE about it!!

This new world you will discover a little bit of fantasy followed by many reasons not to keep pollute this planet. Great way to bring it across, put many of the reasons in a fantasy tale that pulls you in (but not to the pollution aspect) to characters and how they came to be.
Both of these two will have to fight long & hard to complete the task set out before them, for themselves as well as for each other. Ms. Kelly has create characters that work well together (even the ones  you despise) in a world where fantasy can be found pretty much at your front door.


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Assassin’s Honor (Order of the Sicari #1) ~ Monica Burns

Assassins honor

Archeologist Emma has lost her parents, who were murdered when searching for the truth about the Sicari. Her father believed that they still existed in todays society, and they were the “good” guys.
During a dig, Emma looses the professor that she looks up to, leaving her as the only suspect. Now, she is finding out that her father was right, and that the Sicari are still around. But sadly there is an opposing group, the Praetorian, that would demolish cities or countries to wipe them all out.

Ares has Emma released knowing that she did not murder the professor … but hoping that she will lead him to the Sicari relic that her father discovered. But during watching her, he allows himself to be discovered. Hoping that he can convince Emma to provide him with the relic.
Unfortunately, Emma is being watched by others. Ares has a choice, to allow her to be killed or to save her … only problem with that, is it will open their world to Emma.

It comes down to saving Emma, not only from the Praetorian but also from her own self. Emma is determined to stand for herself in a world where she does not have the strength or abilities of the Sicari.

Ms. Burns creates a unique world where in todays society, Honor is one of the most important things. But she always creates a opposite side to this, putting you on edge wondering if the Sicari will survive or be completely wiped out … as it is already believed.

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Autumn (Autumn #1) ~ David Moody


One day the people of the world simply die. Some for no reason at all. Others from the accidents caused by those who died in pain & agony. But there are some who are left … and how they survive this all depends what they are willing to do or try.

Not once does Mr. Moody use the word Zombie. You do not have your Walking Dead creatures. The undead in this book are quite a bit different than what you would find in Walking Dead or Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (or books similar to those). And who doesn’t like a great kick arse survivor like Daryl?
When the dead to begin getting up & moving, it is just in what ever direction they are facing. You can actually walk up to them & move them around without fear of getting bitten or harmed. You are able to find shelter without worrying if they will “discover” your location. You are able to move & gather supplies without worrying if they will attack you.

Mr. Moody writes about a world that is devastated. Destroyed because of the accidents the deaths cause … from planes or vehicles crashing & causing fires to the terrifying fear & guilt the survivors have. A world without power, low food supplies & the undead changing gradually over time.
He writes about different reactions to this devastation. From fear & shock to survival instinct; terror to a type of determination … he uses the characters to give you different views on how humankind might react.

I did not find this book like most books that have the dead rising (Zombies). Instead of brain-eating or flesh-craving beings, these dead change over time. From corpses laying on the ground or sitting in vehicles into something a bit more disturbing as time drags on for the survivors.
Don’t get me wrong, I love watching Daryl survive in a world filled with or kill Zombies (& his friends attempting to live in a Zombie filled planet). But sadly, that describes most books or movies with containing Zombies. It’s actually nice to come across a different style of writing or view.
I was hooked on the Autumn series before getting to the middle of book #1 & I am currently reading #3. (My Mom loved to read & this is just one of the series of books she left us.)

Keep in mind there are some sections of this book that just seem like it is just dragging on & on. But you will find those boring parts are necessary … even if you find yourself considering speed reading through them, don’t. You might miss something, causing you later to back track. Mr. Moody has a reason for putting that info in the book, you just have to read to discover it’s purpose.

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