Review: Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden
In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?
I received this book to give an honest review.
With Sanctuary, you are thrown into the world of aliens (though there is not much talk about them) and the end of the world pretty much only with zombies. Yes I said zombies, but these zombies are not your run of the mill zombies. Jennie is a college student who finds herself thrown in the harsh world of the aliens. When tragic events happen to Jennie she is forced to fight for her and her brother's survival. I really felt bad for Mickey, Jennie's little brother. He seemed so innocent. The aliens have unleashed a new terror one that turns the people if bitten into something that is horrible. There will be survivors, but how can they all deal with what the aliens are throwing at them. Can they find a way to defeat them or at least hold them at bay. The ending seems to have a cliffhanger so I hope there is a book two in the works.
There will be heartache, and strength, love and faith all this comes together to make a good story. I am giving this book 4.5 stars, only because I would have liked more information about the aliens. Why were they there, what was their agenda. Other than that it was a really good story that kept me engaged late into the night. If you like reading about apocalyptic stories then this is the one for you.
About the author:
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary is scheduled for release September 30, 2013, and has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.
One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.