Friday, September 26, 2014

Review @Month9Books - Predator by Janice Gable Bashman @janicebashman

by Janice Gable Bashman

Goodreads blurb:  "Predator is a fast-paced, creepy page-turner! Bashman had me at the opening sentence and she's still got me. I want more!" Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Rules.

The hunt is on! Sixteen-year-old Bree Sunderland must inject herself with an untested version of her father’s gene therapy to become a werewolf in order to stop a corrupt group of mercenaries from creating a team of unstoppable lycanthrope soldiers.

When Bree went with her scientist father to Ireland, she thought it would be a vacation to study bog bodies. She never expected to fall in love with a mysterious young Irishman and certainly never expected to become the kind of monster her father said only existed in nightmares. Dr. Sunderland discovers that lycanthropy was not a supernatural curse but rather a genetic mutation. When they return home, her dad continues his research, but the military wants to turn that research into a bio weapons program and rogue soldiers want to steal the research to turn themselves into unstoppable killing machines.

Bree’s boyfriend Liam surprises her with a visit to the United States, but there are darker surprises in store for both of them. As evil forces hunt those she loves, Bree must become an even more dangerous hunter to save them all.

She will become the thing she hates, to protect those she loves!

Predator gives the werewolf legend a couple of new spins by introducing the Benandanti (an actual folkloric belief that certain families of Italy and Livonia were werewolves who fought against evil), as well as a modern scientific approach to mutation and the science of transgenics.

"Every twist and fascinating revelation fell into place smoothly, with an ending that will leave readers wanting more. With this kind of originality on the page, it is exciting to speculate at the surprises Bashman will unveil next."  —Suspense Magazine

 About the Author:  Janice Gable Bashman is the Bram Stoker nominated author of PREDATOR (Sept. 16th, 2014; Month9Books) and WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE (w/New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry)(Citadel Press 2010). She is editor of THE BIG THRILL (the International Thriller Writers' magazine) and has written for Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, Writer's Digest, the Writer, Wild River Review, and many others. Her short fiction has appeared in various anthologies. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and the International Thriller Writers, where she serves on the board of directors as Vice President, Technology.

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My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!!
***Received this ebook from the publisher Month9Books for an honest review

The cover is creepy and fierce looking.  I really like it.

Wow, lots of things happening it this book, but it did have some slow parts for me.  I think that Janice set up an awesome world that is only going to get better if it is a series.  At this point, I have no idea where this will be a series or not, but it left like there is more to come but with closure if that makes sense.

There are definitely some unique ideas in this world that I haven’t read before.  Janice’s descriptions are very life like, and you can see it happening while you are reading it.  She definitely threw me for a couple of loops that I didn’t expect.  As always, I will not give anything away in my reviews because I think everyone should have a chance to experience a book for themselves without someone ruining it or tainting their own impressions of the story.  My mom is always asking what happens in a book or with a movie we are watching, and I always say “I don’t remember, read/watch it and see.”  She gets so mad at me, but I don’t mind.

I really think this is a book my high school students could get into.  I hope one day I can add it to my classroom library, but not sure when I can afford that.  This was my first time reading anything by Janice, so I will have to check out and see what else she has especially if there is more to this series.

I recommend this book to those people who want a unique werewolf world and don’t want everything happy and perfect.  Off to read a new adventure :)

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