Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Review: Havoc's Cry

I usually don't read paranormal books with vampires, werewolves and the like but I took a chance with this novel because my book, Day After Disaster, has a strong female lead just like this one. I wanted to see how Victoria crafted the character and I was not disappointed at all. The lead character is strong and paranormally powerful but also shows vulnerability and weakness. Very well done.

The story was a little slow at the start but plot needed to be laid out so you could understand the nuances that come into play later on in the story. Once it got rolling it was action after action. Maybe a little too fast with characters constantly going to the hospital and then magically being able to walk out the next day (even the non-paranormal people) but it worked and was essential to keep the story moving.

The supporting characters were very interesting and well described. You understood what made each of them tick and how the main character needed to understand that to effectively run the team. Villains also received the same character care. Victoria painted beautiful interactions here. You immediately knew who she should be very afraid of and who would not be such a big threat.

My only criticism, and this is just my opinion, is the inner character chatter was redundant and confusing to follow but some of the inner chatter was amusing and made the story more entertaining, almost comical.

Hats off to Victoria. I can't believe I read a paranormal book with vampires and werewolves and loved it. You made the magic reality in a detective meets sorceress kind of way.

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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit:
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