"First they break you, then they take you, then they put you into the game."
The book starts out with a series of mysterious phone calls. One minute it's a little girl, the next an old creepy man whispering "Candy can you come out to play.?" When Candice goes to the police station, they check her phone records, and they find nothing. No one believes her. They think she's lost her mind and the sickos on the other end of the phone won't leave her alone. No matter where she turns her pursuers are one step ahead. The novel switches back and fourth between Candice POV and that of the killers. We see their sick, twisted plans. These psychos take reality television to a whole new level, plunging innocent people into their nasty game of cat and mouse, ruining their lives until they reach their breaking point. Some people don't make it. But not Candy, they can bend her but they can't break her. Adventure, twists and danger are around every corner...then the novel takes a delightful, unexpected turn. Things aren't always what they seem in The Game. In the Game, it's kill or be killed. You can play the game or you can let the game play you. Game on!
I was given a copy of Sorrow’s Fall for an honest review and I can honestly say that I loved every bit of it. Davonne Burns thrusts you into a world fighting for power over the galaxy. Thrown into the middle of it all is Sorrow, a boy who possesses a gift that everyone wants to get their hands on. He is a weapon. An assassin bred to kill. Nothing more. Or…at least that’s what he believes.
From the beginning I felt a strong connection with this character. I felt for him when he was sad or hurting or angry. I felt for him like he was real and I wasn’t just reading fiction. Not many authors can do that to me these days and I cannot wait to read the second book. The cliff hanger did annoy me a little, but only because I didn’t want the story to end. This has the potential to blast Twilight out of the water. Bring on book two…and a movie…
It's been a while since I posted any reviews on The Walking Dead, but after watching last night's episode (the best one in the series so far), I can't help but express my heartbreak over the events that unfolded.
Finally, Morgan returns, and if you read the comics you were already prepared for it being a gut wrenching episode.
Well, the last time we saw Morgan he was trying, unsuccessfully, to put a bullet in his zombie wife's brain. He couldn't and because of that his son died. Now alone, Morgan is a broken man, an empty shell of who he once was. Rick discovers him living in an old apartment, filled with an impressive armory of weapons, grenades, clever booby- traps and strange markings scribbled onto the walls. (ie. CLEAR, DUANE TURNED) It took Rick a beat before he could finally convince Morgan that he was real. Morgan gets angry, blaming him for not being there when he needed him the most. He fills our beloved/crazy sheriff in on what happened once he took off for Atlanta, which to Rick's horror has sent Morgan spiraling into depression and madness. He refuses Rick's offer to join Team Prison, saying that he has to "clear"...whatever that means.
Morgan tells Rick that good people like him and his son will die, the bad people too, but the weak people, like himself, will inherit the earth. I don't believe you're weak, Morgan. In fact, you're the exact opposite. Even in your mental state you survived the death of your wife and son. You chose to keep on living when it would have been so easy to end it all with a single bullet.
Morgan is one of my favorite characters in TWD series, and I've heard whispers that he will make an appearance in the Season 3 finale. I'm not sure if this news should make me happy or not. Will he take Tyreese's place and be slaughtered by the governor like in the comics? Or will he be their shining knight in battle armor if they are brought to their knees in the showdown with the governor? I really hope it's the latter.
There were other memorable things about this episode.
The sweet moment between Michonne and Carl which leads him to saying "I think she's one of us."
When they leave the hitchhiker, not once, but twice only to find him mutilated bthe road on their journey home. It's good to see that Rick is no longer picking up strays. As cold as it may seem, not everyone can be trusted andwe don't need another Randall situation. The song at the end was a nice way to finish the episode. I think that seeing Morgan in his state has opened Rick's eyes, giving him a glimpse of his future if he doesn't stop doing, "Stuff" and "Things" and get his act together.
In all, this is definitely my favorite episode of the entire TWD series, one that will haunt me forever.
It’s so hard to find a good zombie novel these days, one that is not only fast-paced, action packed and gory, but also has a great story and an excellent cast of characters. Dead, but not for long has all those things and more.
After the zombie virus breaks out in a local hospital, a group of doctors, nurses and civilians band together to seal off the hospital from the dead and protect the sick and dying from the infected. Of course there are challenges, twists and turns at every corner, but the survivors work together to reach one common goal – to survive. I must say that my favorite character was the overweight, annoying nuisance that is Eric. I've never laughed so hard reading a book in my life. You love him, but at the same time, you hate him too. He only looks out for himself…or his belly depending on how you look at it.
The beginning sticks a bite in you (pun intended) and doesn't let go until the very end, and even then you still wish there was more. I find the zombie genre to be very fascination or anything that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. It just shows the human struggle of not just one, but all of humanity when it is brought to its knees. Would it be every man for himself? Or could we really come together as one unit and fight to not only save ourselves, but the human population as well? Another thing I love about this book is that it isn't a superhero story. There weren't any over the top, impossible action scenes (ie. One man taking on an entire zombie horde alone). It was believable, and in the end every one of the survivors were heroes. This is one of the best zombie books out there and I can’t wait to read more from this author. If you enjoy Walking Dead, this book is for you and even if you’re not into the whole zombie thing, give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed.