Wednesday, September 20, 2017

REVIEW: Dead Things by Martina McAtee

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things
Dead Things Book 1
Martina McAtee

17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is. 

They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death. 

As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.


This book was amazing. I was glued from beginning to end. There were so many twists and turns that I never saw it coming. It's such a refreshing and fun Paranormal read.

The characters were awesome. I loved how we got the POV of Ember and her twin cousins. I felt as if I could connect with each one, and I was constantly wanting to find out more about the struggles each one faced at the end of each chapter. 

The story-line was phenomenal. Usually, I don't like it when authors change characters throughout a book, but this author did a fantastic job of making sure that I knew which character was going to be a part of that chapter before I started reading. Each chapter kept me turning each page and kept me wanting me to get back to that specific character to find out what happened next. This author has a true knack for suspense and surprises and I highly recommend this book and it's even free on Amazon!!

Dark Dreams and Dead Things
Dead Things Book 2
Martina McAtee

17-year-old November Lonergan spent her whole life feeling like an outsider. She was right. She’s a reaper like her mother; like her two cousins, Kai and Tristin. The supernatural world believes they are part of a prophecy to save them from an evil known as the Grove. Ember just wants to survive high school and fix the fallout from bringing back her friend. 

Old enemies are lurking; waiting for their opportunity to strike but the pack has a new problem. A group of legendary hunters has resurfaced, threatening the reapers and anybody who stands with them. They are making good on their threats too; attacking those closest to the pack.

Their only hope of defeating the Legionaries involves trusting a stranger to perform a dangerous spell to advance Ember and her cousin’s powers. But Ember has a secret; a secret she can’t tell the pack. One that leaves the pack vulnerable.

An attack on pack allies, leaves one member of the group injured and another missing, along with a mysterious girl named Evangeline who may play a bigger part in this than any of them realize. As the Legionaries are closing in, the pack must trust their enemies, enter hostile territories, and play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath. Their entire plan lynches on a dangerous bargain, but rescuing one member of the pack could mean losing another in their place…possibly forever. 

Cover Designer: Nathalia Suellen

What an unexpected turn of events this story had. I loved it!!

The characters were just as awesome as they were in the first book. I also loved meeting the new characters in the story too. I still felt as if I could connect with Ember and her twin cousins in this book as well.

The story-line was powerful and so full of wonder and had many shocking events that made me crave to read more. This story had loads of excitement and I totally totally enjoyed this one even more than the first book and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. I highly recommend this read.

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