Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Review of Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2) by Dawn Gray

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*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is one hell of a ghost story. I unfortunately did not have the chance to read the first in this series, but while most series are a straight continuation, this one seems to not be. If I had my guess, I would say the S.P.I.R.I.T unit in this one may be the only link to the first book.
I find only three or four minor spelling errors in the whole book, which is pretty long considering it took me the whole day to read this one.
The story is engaging and a bit frightening really. It's definitely a must read for any fan of Clive Barker's work.
The way this story ends is semi cliff hanging and I do hope book 3 will be the continuation of it so they can finally find what they were looking for to begin with.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws

My Review of Color Me Pretty by CM Stunich

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Color me Pretty is the sequel to Paint to me Beautiful and it's job very well. The story reads as a very long epilogue to the first book as the reader follows Claire on the start of her road to recovery.
The editing on this book was far better than PMB's and I only spotted two small errors.
Paint Me Beautiful and Color Me Pretty are books that prove to the world that change can happen if the person really wants it to. It's not a thing that can be forced on a person, or guilted into doing. The person them self truly needs to find that spark that screams "I don't want this anymore. I want to change."
The support of friends and family is a key role in these books as they are in real life when it comes to the topics of this book as well as topics of a similiar nature. Again I urge people, give these books a chance and then be the best damn Emmett Sinclair you can be, it may save someone's life. If you're a Claire Sinclair, then learn from her and grow and blossom just like she did and realize you are not alone in your battle.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws

My Review of Paint Me Beautiful by CM Stunich

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This story is bound to piss a LOT of people off. It will piss off a lot of the Claire's and Marlena's of the world... But... It should still be read. So both sides can understand and learn.
Throughout the story, Claire gives glimpses of how she ends up, she doesn't want to end up that way, but she's spiraled so far it's inevitable. I honestly think if it wasn't for Emmett, she'd have been lost months before.
There are a few minor errors that I spotted, they are nothing drastic.
The story will put a whole array in emotions, questions, and doubts in the reader's head which is absolutely why this story needs to reach as far it can.
I honestly believe this book would do wonders in clinics and hospitals around the world. I know the next print copy I purchase will be donate somewhere where it can help someone.
I encourage you, even if this type of book isn't your cup of tea, read it anyway, what you learn from it may end up helping you save a loved one's life someday.
Thank you to all the Emmett Sinclairs of the world, and thank you to CM Stunich for telling the story of millions of people in the world that need people to know that are beautiful just the way they are.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws
Reviewed by
S.Cu'Anam Policar