Pandora Syndrome by April Wahlin – My Review!!

Pandora Syndrome – My Review!!

Pandora Syndrome Cover

Pandora Syndrome: Stories of Ithiria popped up in my recommendations not too long ago. Though I’m not a vampire story fan, I read the blurb, and added it to my TBR list. Here are my thoughts.

Synopsis (from the author):

After being shot outside a club on her twenty-first birthday, Pandora Todd, aka Dora, finds herself in the bed of a handsome stranger with a pair of snake-like fangs. Now, instead of a hangover, Dora wakes with an intense hunger for blood and the strange ability to control all things dead, a distinctly un-vampire trait. Unfortunately, just when Dora grows accustomed to the vampire aspects of her eternal life, she finds herself targeted by a rival necromancer. Soon, Dora becomes wrapped up in a plot that will shape her past, present, and future.

What I liked:

First, I enjoyed this book! April Wahlin did a great job of taking vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other horror denizens and made them more human than monster. It was an interesting way to make the story different from others. Seen through the eyes of Dora, the story follows her transition from new adult to vampire – something she doesn’t particularly like to be. Pandora Syndrome also handles Dora’s relationships with other supernatural beings in a humorous and entertaining way. All told, a fun read!

What I didn’t like:

I only have two minor complaints about Pandora Syndrome. First, the story moved a little slowly in places. Second, the cliffhanger ending. I know, personal preferences, but that is why they are minor complaints.

Overall impression:

April Wahlin did a good job with her characters, the story, and building a supernatural world superimposed on Los Angeles. A few slow spots and the cliffhanger ending bothered me a little, but not enough to knock the rating. If you like supernatural stories, read this one!

My rating:

5 Stars

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Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed – My Review!!

Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka – My Review!!

Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka

I’m not a zombie fan. Even though The Walking Dead is filmed around Atlanta, I don’t watch the show and haven’t read many zombie books. I surprised even myself with my selection of Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed. Here are my thoughts on this zombie scifi novel!

Synopsis (from the author):

Set in 2036, the world of Zeeka Chronicles is modern and futuristic.

But something evil is afoot.

The villainous Zeeka is planning revenge and is breeding zombies to wipe out the Islanders on Gosh.

Why does he want revenge?

New technology and scientific breakthroughs in the field of medical science set the stage for the unimaginable in this tale of a hateful man, kidnapping, love, lies, revenge, female robots, a ghost, a deadly virus, sixty programmable zombies, corruption in the police force, and a hero you will love.

Dr. Steven Sharpe knows Zeeka’s secrets.

Can he expose Zeeka without risking his life and that of his beloved family?

Will Detectives Jack Wildy and Jerry Cole discover the truth?

Can secrets remain buried?

What part does Janet, Raynor, Mandy, Miranda, and Zombie Number Nine play?

What I liked:

I enjoyed much of the story and the imaginative spin on zombies and technology. Many twists and turns made it hard to guess the outcome, and there were plenty of surprising events. If you like zombie tales with a touch of romance and plenty of action, give Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka a chance!

What I didn’t like:

There were two areas that detracted from the story for me. First, the dialogue was difficult to follow and was stiff and didn’t flow well. Secondly, the interactions between the characters seemed awkward.

Overall impression:

Brenda Mohammed’s Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka was an enjoyable read. Futuristic technology, zombies, ghosts, and plenty of action made it a fun read. Check this one out if zombies are your thing!

My rating:

3.5 Stars (rounded to 4 Stars)

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