Saturday, September 7, 2013

Week 36 Reviews: Shadowlands, Hereafter

From Goodreads:
Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection program. Entering the program alongside her, is her father and sister Darcy. The trio starts a new life and a new beginning leaving their friends and family behind without a goodbye. 

Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. Just as they're starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?

From Goodreads:
Rory Miller thought her life was over when a serial killer set his sights on her and forced her into witness protection. But a fresh start on Juniper Landing Island was exactly what she and her family needed. For the first time in years she and her sister hang out at the beach, gossip about boys, and party together. She's also made friends with a local clique--including a magnetic and mysterious boy named Tristan. 

But Rory's world is about to change again. Picturesque Juniper Landing isn't what it seems. The truth about the swirling fog that rolls in each morning, the bridge that leads to nowhere, and those beautiful locals who seem to watch Rory's every move is more terrifying than being hunted by Steven Nell. And all Rory ever wanted was the truth. Even if it means learning that she can never go home again. 

My Review:
I loved reading these so much! And it's kinda funny, when I was creating the post for this review, I found out that Kate Brian also writes under some other names, including Emma Harrison and Kieran Scott, which under those names, are books that I absolute loved. And so now these are added to that list! They were just so fantastic! I loved them both so much!

I just absolutely loved reading these books back to back, because all the little details stayed in my mind for the next book! Like the weird dream scene that Rory has in Shadowlands-but that it turns out wasn't a dream! So good!

Rory was a really awesome person to read about! Shadowlands starts right away in the action, and there's an undercurrent of menace throughout that book. Which counters with how pretty much normal Hereafter is, once the main secrets about Juniper Landing-and Rory-are out!

I really enjoyed that, what Juniper Landing is! Because it seems like it's quite useful, for people to be able to work through their issues after death! Really enjoyed that, and how people like Rory, now, help them with that!

Oh, Tristan! I really hope that the developments in Hereafter aren't true, that you're not the one who was doing those bad things. There's a slight chance that you aren't, but that's unlikely, so yeah, that's not fun for Rory!

I loved this book, and how it straddled the line between reality, supernatural stuff, and being crazy! So good, and I really can't wait for Endless!

Author: Kate Brian
Series: Shadowlands #1, 2
Read: September 5th, 5th, 2013
Source: Tuebl, NetGalley
Reason Why: Because it sounded really good! And Hereafter a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book!
Publisher: Hyperion, Disney-Hyperion
Published: January 8th 2013
Expected Publication: October 1st 2013

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
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5/5 Hearts
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