Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Sundered by Shannon Mayer

Release Date: October 11, 2016
Publisher: HiJinks Ink Publishing
ISBN13:  9781987933208
Genre: Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

"My name is Mara, and I want desperately to become a mother."
All of my dreams were dashed when the world was promised hope but instead became a place of danger, death . . . and monsters.

Living in a rural part of Canada, I thought life with my adoring husband was finally moving in the right direction. We had an idyllic home, friends, and plans for a future together.

The only thing missing, was the child we both so desperately wanted.

Hope came in the form of a single medical miracle. Yet the drug was not as it seemed and instead of healing, it beget a world of monsters.

Now we must find the will and strength to survive with only each other to hold onto.

But a deadly secret threatens our love and very survival ...

Author Warning: This book has a cliffhanger. Proceed with caution as you may fall off the edge screaming for more.

Even if you failed to read the book blurb for SUNDERED, you would know that the miracle drug  wasn't the miracle everyone thought it would be. SUNDERED ended up being a quick, easy flowing, read with danger and a sweet romance.

The story flowed nicely. It was a bit slow at some points, but it kept me interested. Mara and Sebastian were both sweet. They love each other a lot and it shows in everything they do. They have to work through some hard times, but seem to grow stronger as the book goes on even with everything that is working against them. There are two furry friends introduced in SUNDERED and I loved them. They were so in tune with the world and willing to do anything to protect their masters. I wish I could reach into the pages and bring them home with me.

I had a few complaints while reading SUNDERED. I thought there were some stupid mistakes made. When you are told that the shot you are waiting to get is being recalled for unknown reasons, you should probably not beg for one anyways then proceed to give it to yourself. You HAVE to know that it might be recalled for a very good reason. Common sense goes a long way. Another thing, maybe tell your wife your becoming one of the things that's outside your gate so she can prepare better. I found Mara to be extremely whiny at times. For good reason at a few points, but sometimes you just have to live and stop wallowing in self-pity.

There were a few issues, but at the end of SUNDERED—which ends on a major cliffhanger— wanted more. That's a win in my book.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.