Review: True Born by L.E. Sterling

True Born by L.E. Sterling
Series: True Born (# 1)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Pages: 304
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.

The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…

And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot.


Review: Meridian Six by Jaye Wells

Meridian Six by Jaye Wells
Series: Meridian Six (# 1)
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 122
Source: book provided by the author for review



Meridian Six remembers the days before the Troika enslaved humans. She also remembers her mother, a freedom fighter murdered in the final battle between humans and vampires. But it is her mother’s final words that have haunted her:

Red means life.

In the years since her mother’s death, she has been used as both a propaganda tool and a blood slave by the Troika.


Review: Entwined by Josie Litton

Entwined by Josie Litton
Series: Anew (# 3)
Release Date: May 31, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 293
Source: Book provided by author for review



Amelia and Ian’s story comes to a stunning conclusion in Book Three of this erotic retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” set in the near future. Escaping deadly danger in the glittering city of Manhattan, the lovers find refuge on an island sanctuary where beauty disguises lethal intent.

As they seek to bridge the chasm of lies and half-truths that threaten to destroy them, they discover a new, far deeper love that opens the way to healing and redemption.


Review: Savage Winter by Rachel Van Dyken


Savage Winter by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Seasons of Paelo (# 1)
Release Date: July 6, 2014
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Pages: 82
Source: book purchased by reviewer



If they take you, you don’t come back. You either die…or wish you had. The Western Empire was ruthless. The only reason I survived was because he gave his life for me–a life that might as well have been mine, for when they stole his last heartbeats, they silenced my own.


Review: The Ignota by Tom Calen

The Ignota by Tom Calen
Series: Scars of Tomorrow (# 2)
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Permuted Press
Pages: 367
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Assassination has rocked the Global Alliance. As one Family falls, the others rush to claim the spoils. The victims of treason seek revenge, but the layers of manipulation and deceit thicken around them.

The unrest the Alliance was so desperate to suppress has spread.


Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Series: Monument 14 (# 1)
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 294
Source: book won in a contest

Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.


Review: Once Upon a Darkness by Aria Kane

Once Upon a Darkness by Aria Kane
Series: The Company (# 1)
Re-release Date: March 31, 2014
Publisher: self-published
File Size: 561 kb
Source: book provided by the author for review

Gretchen and her twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies, they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.


Review: Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Series:  Razorland Trilogy (# 2)
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends sold by Macmillan
Pages:  332
Source:  ARC won in a contest

Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance.


Review: Circles in the Dust by Matthew Harrop

circlesCircles in the Dust by Matthew Harrop
Release date:  March 27, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 271
Source: book provided by the author for review



What if the world you know was taken from you tomorrow?

David spends his time staring out the window at the forest he can see from his family’s apartment window, yearning to explore the woods until war ravages the world and thrusts him into a nuclear wasteland.

Like many others, he finds security in the woods that once filled his daydreams.


Review: Shadows by Isla Bick

Shadows by Isla Bick
Series: The Ashes Trilogy (# 2)
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Publisher:  Egmont
Pages: 528
Source:  NetGalley

The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive.

Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love.