Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Purgatory Reign by LM Preston (Review)



Summary:
Something evil this way comes...sadly for it, Peter Saints awaits.

Peter Saint's life stinks. But things are about to get much worst. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give—his blood. Peter carries within him the one gift or curse that could unlock a secret to destroy the human race. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one treasure the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer that he hopes will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.


Prices/Formats: $3.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback
Ebook Release: February 16, 2013
Paperback Release: May 18, 2013
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
ISBN: 9780985025137
Pages: 368


My thoughts:
From having read Bandits, I knew LM Preston could nail male POV, and she does exactly that in Purgatory Reign. Peter is a character that you root for right from the start. He's had a really tough life, and just about everyone around him winds up dead. But then he's given a gift, although he sees it as a curse, at least a first, and it sends him running for his life.

The action scenes are really well done, keeping tensions high and the pace quick. Peter's relationships with Angel and later Kyle are fully developed with lots of twists. While I did predict one big twist, it didn't take away from the story at all. 

The books does stand on its own, but it definitely implies there will be a sequel, one I'm looking forward to reading.

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34 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Big congrats to LM! The book sounds tense and thrilling, and I'm so delighted to see more authors writing Adventure-Horror. And that's an amazing giveaway. Best wishes to all the entrants and to LM on her book's success! :-)

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  2. Congrats to LM on the success! Awesome.

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  3. LM is such an awesome lady - her hard work is inspiring and I'm excited to read this novel!

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  4. So happy for LM! She totally rocks. I remember reading the first few chapters of this book while she was in the midst of writing it. Loved it!! Can't wait to read the complete version.

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    1. I think you'll really enjoy it, Sheri.

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  5. Thanks everyone :-D it was so fun to write it. I tried my hand at mystery and suspense, hoping I nailed it. Stay tuned for book 2.

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    1. I think it's obvious when an author enjoyed writing the book. It just makes for a great story. :)

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  6. Sounds like an awesome read! I've been digging male POV lately so I really want to read this!

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    1. I love male POV. My MG novel has a male POV and it's so much fun to write.

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  7. Sounds like a good one and congrats to LM.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the review, Brenda!

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  8. I never thought I'd say this, but that guy on the cover has a pretty sexy backside.

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    1. LOL. I like the way you think, Kiersi!

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  9. You are so supportive of other writers, Kelly! But do tell me how you manage to read as much as you do. My "to read" stack is overflowing...

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    1. Oh, mine is too, Mirka. I wish I had more time to read.

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  10. L.M. has such an ear for the voice of a teenage guy, doesn't she? Glad you enjoyed it, Kelly. Thanks for the review :)

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    1. She really does! Happy to review this book for you and LM.

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  11. I love a male pov that rings true. Got to get this!

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  12. That sounds really quite cool. Congratulations, LM!

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    1. The setting are definitely awesome. I think you'd like them, Kat.

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  13. This book sounds great. I love anything with a horror flair to it. And fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the review :)

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  14. I've been reading a lot more male POV lately. When done well, it can add some nice variety to my TBR pile. :)

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    1. Yes, definitely! I find it really refreshing.

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  15. Excellent review!

    Congratulations to L.M.!

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  16. Congrats to LM! I am so excited for her! This book sounds amazing. I am so happy to have the chance at the giveaway!

    Great cover and I loved your review. :)

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