Thursday, October 30, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} Sanctuary - By Pauline Creeden


Title: Sanctuary
Author: Pauline Creeden
Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, clean NA

In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?



This blew my mind!

Those who know me know that I am a zomibe buff, and Sanctuary took any standards that I have & blew them out of the water. Pauline was able to create a different type of Zombie/Apocolyptic genre that is filled with multiple different types of horrific monsters. There are your stero-typical zombies, then you have wailers....holy MOSES!
I can not count on one hand how many times my skin started crawling in this book. With all the page-by-page cliff hangers, close calls and just flat out creepiness, I was glued to this book from the beginning!
The one thing that I could have gone without in this book is Brad...he just screams @$$hole....and I kind of wish he would have screamed it from the streets so he would have been taken, or killed. But, just as every character, I know he serves a purpose. (Even if I can't stand him)

On the other side of the character spectrum, there's Jennie. At first I wasn't sure what to think, I felt as though her sweet-nice side would get her killed. Yet it seemed like her faith is what kept her strong, and I am not one to like a lot of religious features in a book, but there was just enough tactful use of it to have a perfect little marriage.

Overall, I truly enjoyed this thrilling whirl-wind of horror. I am pretty sure there will be multiple books to this series, and if not I will be begging Pauline to brew something up.


About Pauline

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. It is also the 2013 Book Junkie's Choice Winner in Historical Fiction. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Reader's Choice Gold Award for Best YA Horror Novel.



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