The Raping of Ava DeSantis by Mylo Carbia

The Raping of Ava DeSantisThe Raping of Ava DeSantis by Mylo Carbia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This well-crafted debut novel of Mylo Carbia is a definite must-read! Just a few pages in and I can’t put it down. The story shows the thin line between justice and revenge, and Carbia did it in one sweep.

The plot is very impressive, Ava wanted revenge, but you’ll never know when she’ll strike and how she’ll do it. I can’t help but cringed and be amazed at the same time, on how descriptive and accurate the scenes – as if I’m watching a movie in my head.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Carbia’s writing. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a thrilling novel packed with unpredictable scenes and plot twists that will keep you on edge.

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Last Light Falling (The Covenant #1) by J.E Plemons

Last Light Falling (The Covenant, #1)Last Light Falling by J.E. Plemons

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Why would someone like yourself come to my aid? I’m just an old, withering man who has nothing to offer” he says.
“And I’m a broken girl who wants nothing to take. Look into my eyes. What do you see?”

I’ve always been a fan of books threading the dystopian & post-apocalyptic genre, and this book never fails to exceed my expectations. First off, the story line is amazingly unique and hauntingly evocative at the same time. It is truly an epitome of a true page-turner. Every detail is intricately described, that you’ll almost feel you’re one of the characters and everything is happening around you. The action sequences are to die for (literally!). The author really did a great job when it comes to research, because he was able to portray dangerous and yet plausible scenes effectively. The protagonists, Arena & Gabriel Power, despite their unbelievable gifts are amazingly exemplified as humans. You can feel their happiness, pain, fear, anger and rage, which are all basic human emotions. The rest of the characters are well-developed and as you go along you’ll realize that everyone plays an important part in keeping the story intact.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wanted more than just a post-apocalyptic story. This would definitely make you awake for hours not only because of the utterly gripping scenes, but because you wouldn’t dare to put it down once you open its pages.

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Amanda’s Room by Chuck Miceli

Amanda's RoomAmanda’s Room by Chuck Miceli

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

Stars: 3.5

First off, this novel is longer than I expected. In paperback, it may be 322 pages, but for ebook it is actually 766 pages. I’ll start off with the story. It is indeed one of kind, as it revolves around Amanda’s ghost (w/c is a 3-month old baby) and her ability to control the weather through her painted room.

The twists and turns in the story was developed when I’m actually in the last quarter of the book and it will really keep you on your toes. The first half of the book consists of every character’s life story, particularly Katie and Bert. This I think makes this novel longer than necessary. I also skipped some parts pertaining to meteorology since I think it’s very technical, especially for a reader who’s not into it.

I would recommend this to everyone who loves paranormal with the twist of crime and suspense. This may be a long read, but the plot and the climax are worth it.

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21 Hours by Dustin Stevens

21 Hours21 Hours by Dustin Stevens

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rate: 4.5 stars

This is definitely the kind of book that you’ll be elated to watch on the big screen. Every page never fails to leave you on edge, because the author depicted each scene with clarity and vividness making it so realistic. It allows you to experience every pain (and I mean a LOT of pain) and triumph the character has to go through just to save his niece. Every character is developed fairly making them useful and vital to the story. I only rated it 4.5 stars because of some grammatical errors and a few parts that I feel unnecessary.

I would highly recommend this to everyone who wants a realistic piece of action. 🙂

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The Tuesday Blade by Bob Ottum

The Tuesday BladeThe Tuesday Blade by Bob Ottum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I have read this book when I was in college, but I can still remember how it made me realize that mystery/thriller genre will always be one of my favorites.

The book was well-written, with enough suspense to make you want to finish the book in a hurry. Its story line is hauntingly good, making it unforgettable. The only thing that I don’t like is the ending. It’s as if the author only has a few days left to finish the novel, thus reflecting his haste in the ending.

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