Book Review

Review: Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaffer

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Rating: 4 out of 5 hoots

Published: September 3 2019

Number of pages: 432

Format: advanced reading copy

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genre: urban fantasy, horror, mystery, paranormal

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads

Summary:

Nita escaped her kidnappers and is running away from the black market. Now all she wants to do is live her life without having to look over her shoulder. But when the video of her self-healing herself comes out on the Internet, Nita becomes the target for the black market again. So to keep herself safe she makes herself be feared, that way no one will dare to come after her.

With Kovit back, her plans begin to backfire but Nita is sure that after she takes her revenge on Fabricio for betraying her, she is sure that her plan will work. But killing Fabricio is hard work even with Kovit and yet, Nita is determined to kill him at all costs.

My Review:

An advanced reading copy was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It was a year ago after I read Not Even Bones and I remember thinking how intense and thrilling it was to watch Nita’s character grow from a naive girl working inside her parent’s basement to a survivor who escaped from her kidnappers and destroyed the black market. She had help escaping from a zannie name Kovit. A zannie is an unnatural creature that has a hunger for pain to stay alive. Normally, it would be wise to stay away from a zannie but this particular one chose to stay with Nita after she was detained inside her cage. But now Nita is outside of her cage and has a thirst for revenge against the boy who started her kidnapping. Continue reading “Review: Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaffer”

Book Review

Book Review: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

37570585Rating: 5/5 hoots

Published: September 4 2018

Number of pages: 363

Format: ARC

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Genre: urban fantasy, horror, mystery, supernatural

Audience: young adult

Get it at: Chapters Indigo

Shelve it at: Goodreads

Summary:

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their parts on the internet, she only dissects the body. Her mother brings Nita the specimen before shipping them off to buyers. But one day, things change for Nita when her mother brings a live specimen and orders her to cut it off to pieces. It’s a live teenage boy who won’t stop begging for help. Nita wants out.

But after she saves her victim, Nita ends up in his place and since she isn’t human, Nita is shipped to the Death Market where all the other supernaturals are sold. She has this special ability to alter her biology, which is priceless in the black market. Locked in a cage, struggling to escape, Nita must ask herself if she is willing to be the worst kind of monster if she ever wants to be free from her prison.

Review:

An advanced reading copy was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have never watched the Dexter TV series so I’m just going to use NBC Hannibal meets This Savage Song instead. It still works as they’re both TV shows with psychopathic serial killers and cannibals. So if you watched the TV show Dexter or Hannibal or both, and you absolutely enjoyed the Dark Duet duology by Victoria Schwab (my most favorite author of all time) then you might enjoy this new debut by Rebecca Schaffer who decided to make this into a series and I’m very excited by that. Continue reading “Book Review: Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer”