Nov 19, 2013

Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden ~ Review & Giveaway on Mom Loves 2 Read

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  Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
“Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation” 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?  

My Review :
I have mixed feelings about this book.  I could definitely see the "Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation" idea and loved the mixture of Christian Fiction, Suspense and Science Fiction.  But the story was a bit chaotic for the first half.  I really didn't care for some of the characters and got quite aggravated with them at times.  I was thrown a bit when zombies and aliens became part of the story.  I love the author's original take on the "End Times" yet could not really get into the story as I like.  I'd have to say that it is pretty well written, yet definitely a book that needs the readers' full attention.  It is not a light read, and one that is not easy to anticipate as surprises have a way of sneaking up on the reader. 
I'll have to put this one away for a while then come back and reread it again to see if I have the same reaction the second time. 

Author Pauline Creeden 
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 a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction. One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.   

Blog Tour Giveaway
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1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very interesting book to read. I like the intrigue and wondering what is going to happen with the characters and story of this book. I will have to look for it.


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