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Review: Skin

skinSkin by Kylie Scott

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Source: ebook courtesy of author, Kylie Scott, and Momentum

Six months ago, I would not have read any sort of zombie books. Something about them quite repulsed me even Justine Larbalestier’s arguments for them in Unicorns Vs. Zombies did not win me over. Thankfully, it also did not turn me off completely. I found, however, that I quite enjoyed it if the zombies are the baddies.

Bring on the shambling-lumbering moaning-groaning hungry for human flesh zombies!

I say all the time that I’d read pretty much everything so I thought I should really give these zombies a chance. I’m so glad that I read Flesh (Skin #1) as I fell completely, head over heels, in love with Daniel and Kylie Scott for creating this beautiful man! Hence, my second foray into zombie-world with Skin.

The tension were sizzling off the page and I don’t mean just sexual but everything from fear, attraction, and of course, sexual. And I loved being strung along for the ride. It was a shaky beginning for me with Nick’s ‘purchase’ of Roslyn and her captivity however it was Ros who won me over with her determination, vulnerability, and courage. Nick’s Alpha male attitude was a bit much at times and yet again, it’s Ros who balanced it out with her independent will. Ros was a school librarian and it appears, she likes to categorise people into Dewey decimals (which I found hilarious and cute at the same time), something like this…

He appeared to be doing the rugged-man thing again, overdue for a shave. She’d shove him into 573.3-Prehistoric Man.

I really can’t help to compare this book with the first one as I was completely blown away with Flesh. Unfortunately, Nick just isn’t Daniel (I am faithful, see!) and whilst the tension at the beginning was delicious, it didn’t last as it did in Flesh. However, I do like Ros more than Ali and I am starting to enjoy this dystopian/post-apocalyptic/invaded by zombies Australia.

More, please!

Thank you, Kylie Scott & Momentum, for providing a copy of the book

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Review: Black Feathers

Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Source: eGalley courtesy of Angry Robot – get your own copy from The Book Depository

A cryptic and sinister prologue set the tone and atmosphere of this novel. The world is a bleak place and yet, there is still some sort of hope… Well, it might be hope or it might be something else…

The scene opens in a cold and dark snow stormy world. The event, however, is actually a beautiful earthy and hopeful one. A birth of a child. A birth surrounded by many signs pointing of the boy’s destiny. Gordon Black, through whom, the story will be revealed to the world.

In a different sort of world, a young girl was running –fleeing from something that terrifies her. A consultation with The Keeper brought to light that she has been marked for something great. The path to greatness will be hard and Megan Maurice must find the strength to face it for the world may depend upon her realising her destiny.

I do so like the premise of this book. This dark apocalyptic world (pre and post) of the earth, after taking so much abusive use, fighting to restore its wellbeing. Whilst this does not bode well for the people, yet there is a glimpse of hope. The Crowman, though no one knew who he is exactly, who could be good but also evil. It is a mystery but one that is important for the survival of humans. D’Lacey has woven a dark broken world with little rays of hope.

By the ending of the book, though, I still felt that I’ve gone nowhere further than the beginning. That’s my only complaint, it’s too slow.
It feels like I’ve only read the beginning of the tale. I know it’s only book 1 but I would prefer a chunky book with a solid conclusion (even if it’s a cliffhanger) rather than an average book which leaves me nowhere at all.

Thank you, Angry Robot and NetGalley for the privilege to read & review eGalley

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