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?
My Review:I received a copy of Sanctuary for an honest review.
Sanctuary is a zombie, apocalyptic, horror, sci-fi, young adult, religious novel all rolled up into one story. Aliens have landed and after six months of nothing but destroying the human water supply they’re attacking. There are beasts called shisa which are lion-dog like animals who infect humans with an alien virus that causes them to become zombie like and attacking anything and everything and then dying five days later. The human race is running out of time and when Jennie’s mother becomes one of the first to be infected and then her father Jennie knows she has to do everything in her power to keep her brother Micky safe. Hugh a high school science teacher seeing Jennie running for her life steps out of his safety zone to go help. Things quickly pick up pace in the story as Hugh and Jennie work together with the Lord to help find a cure and a way to stop the aliens once and for all.
Sanctuary was a very interesting read. I really enjoyed a lot of the book and it was super-fast paced with a lot of interesting science facts and great characters, except for Brad. I really didn’t understand the point of Brad’s perspective being in the book at all except to gain more insight into Hugh’s life and maybe for Hugh and Jennie to grow a stronger relationship. All in all enjoyable although some parts seemed to drag and Brad’s perspective made reading a bit difficult.
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.
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