Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Tour Review#- Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden

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Title:  Sanctuary   
Author:  Pauline Creeden
Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, clean NA
Publication Date:  September 10th 2013

Plot:  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 an GCRBook Tours from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

“And in the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.


The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”

Revelation 8:11-13

Salvation follows the aftermath of three different individuals after the Earth is attacked by the Shisa (aliens).

Jennie: our lead protagonist and main character of this story-


is a 19 year old girl, who throughout this bleak ordeal, still believes that there is still hope at the end of the tunnel even if all may look to be lost.


She loses both of her parents during the epidemic and becomes the sole guardian and care taker of her little brother, Mickey.



is the former ‘hot biology teacher’- turned lead researcher in charge of decoding the nature of the alien virus and investigating whether its effects (on humans) can be reversed. He is Jennie’s love interest and is a very smart, curious, and compassionate individual that will put his life on the line to save those he cares for.

Hugh is well liked among all of the characters but ironically shares a strained relationship with brother, Brad--who lies and tries to sabotage Jennie's impression of Hugh.


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is your typical younger bratty brother stuck in the shadow of Hugh-- his older, studious and perfect mold of a brother. Brad is a ladies’ man, a social climber, user, and gold digger and has taken an interest in Jennie solely due to Hugh’s fascination with her. He has no sense of loyalty to anyone other than to himself.

The story in detail:

Earth is under siege. Our sun has been attacked, our water supply is now rendered undrinkable, and now dog-lion like creatures are roaming our streets infecting our people with a toxin that turns people into zombies and causes them to bite and spread the virus and thus annihilate the human race.

Now with the Earth in shatters and its inhabitants dying, Jennie and a few survivors must gather their inner strength in this race against time to find a cure for the infected and a weakness for the Shisa while trying to stay alive and save their world from invasion.

Who will live? Who will die? Is it really the world apocalypse? And is there any way in stopping it?

Read and you will find out!

My thoughts: #Who knew that having faith could be the true key to salvation, and in this particular case, survival? Hah, makes me want to pick up a Bible and go to church! lol.

ABSOLUTELY LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this story as it was mind gripping, intriguing and yet disturbing, and totally engrossed me into the plot line and all of the character mind frames and plights!! I already can’t wait for bk2! I hope there will be an actual romance for Hugh and Jennie and that Brad will FINALLY get a clue!! NO ONE LIKES HIM!! Well, except for that research lady that is but I doubt she’ll like him for very long!! Buahahahaa!!

 Until then, Ms. Creeden!♥

My Rating:
-Overall : 8.75
-Plot : 8.75
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.75
-Cover : 8.75
 About the Author 

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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, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and is now available as an audiobook. #1 Bestseller on Amazon in Christian Sci/Fi and Fantasy (October 2013)

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. 

Author's Links:
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