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Review: Unholy Testament: The Beginnings by Carole Gill

Published 21/11/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Unholy Testament: The Beginnings  
Author:          Carole Gill
Pages:             104 (on my e-reader)
category:      Horror

The story:

The day Eco first laid eyes on Rose Baines was the day she discovered (The House on Blackstone Moor) her family’s savage butchery at the hands of her mad, incestuous father.

“I saw you leave the house that day, Rose, that terrible day you discovered your family butchered. I saw you…”

Eco realizing he has fallen in love with her pens a confession documenting all of his sins committed in the course of his immortal existence. The one request is that Rose reads his confession.

Rose, having become his captive, is forced to read this unholy testament of his.

From Ancient Egyptian vampire cults to Roman vampire brothels to The Dark Ages, The Crusades, The Black Death of 1348 to his meeting with child murderer and Satanist, Gilles de Rais, concluding with his wicked affair with the Blood Countess herself, Erzebat Bathory.

Eco is, if nothing else, frankly and brutally honest. The pages are filled with debauchery and vice and murder–yet, there is also love or what Eco swears is love.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

My first thought when I finished the book: Nooooooooo!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it left me with this cliffhanger! From the first sentence of this book I was hooked, I loved The House on Blackstone Moor so when I was asked to read this book I just had to say yes. I’m glad I did because this book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Meeting all the historical figures I loved and reading about them just kept me turning the pages of this book. As always the writing style was great, the story moved along quickly but you got the time to get to know the characters and to either fall in love with them or hate them.

The verdict of a book addict:

An amazing book, but I hated the ending because it leaves me craving the next book!

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Review: Grave Witch by Kalayna Price

Published 13/11/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Grave Witch 
Author:          Kalayna Price
Pages:             325
Catagory:      Urban Fantasy

The story:

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around…

To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life…and her soul

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I read the backcover of this book and I decided to give it a chance. The story spoke to me becuase it isn’t a story I’ve read a milion times before. And I was right about that, I really liked the book. It takes place in our world but there are a lot of supernatural things out there. I loved Alex, she isn’t some damsel in distress and she can take care of herself. I always love a book with a strong woman in it.

The story was exciting and it really had me turning the pages to find out what would happen next.

The verdict of a book addict:

I good first book in a series I’m going to follow for sure   

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Follow Friday

Published 09/11/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

I thought it was time to participate in another Follow Friday! So this weeks question is:

Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

Well it depends, I love zombie books and most of the time they start the same. People wake up and find the dead walking. Most of the times it’s a virus or an experiment gone bad. I don’t mind that because if you read about zombies it’s a fact that it will have similar ideas to other books I’ve read. But I do mind if people write the same story and just change the names of characters. In my opinion if you do that you lack creativity.

Review: Foretold by Jana Oliver

Published 06/11/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Foretold 
Author:          Jana Oliver
Pages:             416
category:      Demons

The story:

In the fourth Demon Trappers novel, Riley faces the final battle for humanity and Beck’s heart—and Hell is the least of her problems
Now that Riley’s managed to (just barely) fend off Armageddon, everything’s changed. Well . . . most things. After their passionate kiss before the big battle in the cemetery, Beck is back to treating her like a little girl, as if nothing ever happened. While she’d love to just tell him off and move on, Riley vowed to take care of Beck the way he’s taken care of her since her father’s death—but she’s about to get a whole lot more than she bargained for. When she’s commissioned to go with Beck to his hometown and help him care for his dying mother, they stumble too close to a dark and murderous secret, one that Beck fears will drive Riley away from him forever. As chaos breaks loose, Riley may be Beck’s only hope for redemption . . . and survival.

Meanwhile, up in Atlanta, it’s quickly becoming clear that Heaven may have won a battle, but the war is far from over. Riley and Beck face a stormy future, as Lucifer’s ex-right-hand-man, Sartael, proves himself to be more resilient than anyone thought. He has Atlanta in his grip and is about to begin a brutal war with the prince of Hell. As the seconds tick down toward a final confrontation, it’s up to Riley and the man she loves to finally defeat their old enemy, or lose everything they’ve fought for.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I had mixed feelings about reading this book, because I knew it would be the last book in this great series. So at first I decided to read it slow and take my time. But when I started I just couldn’t put the book away. In this book you get to learn more about Beck and as he is one of my favourite characters in the series I just had to read this one.

I wasn’t dissapointed, just like the other books in the series, it was exciting and had a great story. I just didn’t want it to end, but I really wanted to know what was going to happen next and how the series would end. I loved the ending, it didn’t leave any questions although it was an open ending to a great series.

The verdict of a book addict:

It broke my heart knowing that this was going to be the last time I read about Riley and the other trappers. But it was a great ending,one I loved and I will really miss this series.  

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