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Rex’d by J.B. Skelter and Jack Reher Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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SYNOPSIS:

MONDAYS. Oh, the horror. Going back to school after a nice weekend. Homework. Tests. Gym class. It’s even worse for Rex Gerard, the “new kid” at Scholomance High. Making friends, navigating the rough halls, avoiding trouble…

But on this particular Monday, it’s also Halloween. Rex’s favorite holiday. It was his mom’s too before she passed away. And today, Rex will learn exactly how she died and what his purpose is in this life as he unlocks the hair-raising mysteries and lurking monsters of Scholomance.

But is he… is ANYONE… ready?

MY REVIEW:

This is a great book. I couldn’t put it down. It has some great twists and turns. I love the characters that have been created. It’s a really enjoyable read. It’s a not so typical day in school for Rex and his friends. Rex is trying to find out some things about his family and what he finds out is that his family isn’t normal or at least normal by human standards. You need to add it to your TBR list.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

J.B. Skelter is an author, high school teacher, and all-around good guy. He has written two other novels under an alternate identity, but his real name remains a closely guarded secret. Skelter lives in a ghost town somewhere in Colorado with his wife, two kids, and pet pig. Find out more about him here.

Jack Reher is a screenwriter that wrote the film Endangered starring Billy Bob Thornton & James Marsden. He recently adapted Jon Bassoff’s acclaimed novel Corrosion for the screen that Mike Macari (The Ring, The Ring Two) is producing. Currently, he’s adapting IDW Publishing’s upcoming comic book The Shunned One created by Alan Robert for the screen. Find out more about him here.

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Catch Me When I Fall (Dreamcatcher #1) by Vicki Leigh Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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SYNOPSIS:

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

MY REVIEW:

Vicki is a great writer. I couldn’t put it down. I love the characters and the world that she has created. It has some great twists and turns. We are introduced to Kayla and Daniel. They meet each other under not so normal circumstances. It’s a great story for anyone who loves to read paranormal book. It’s one of those to add to your TBR list. I look forward to reading more of Vicki’s books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes.

Vicki is an intern at TriadaUS Literary Agency and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.  Find out more about her here.

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TBR: October  2014

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