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REVIEW: Dead by Morning by Kayla Krantz

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Dead by Morning by Kayla Krantz 3.5/5

13936690_1240147482703333_1895443041_nObsession is deadly. No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. She wishes more than anything to graduate but things don’t always go as planned. Luna quickly finds herself trapped in a web of lies and murders, spun by the least suspected person in her hometown. It’s not long before she realizes she’s being targeted by the person she despises most in the world. When Luna figures out who is behind the killings, things make a turn for the bizarre when she is contacted by a friend she has not heard from in years. It is then Luna realizes she is very much in danger, but although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams.

Thanks to Rambunctious Ramblings Publishing Inc for giving me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


A horror with a narcissitic, satanic antagonist that believes he is above the law, above right and wrong, and definitely above God. This makes Chance an unpredictable, fear inducing killer from the beginning, and he is just school kid.

Chance has a fascination with Luna that sees him weaving himself into her life at school and at home. When Luna learns of his sinister ways, he piles on the threats and ups his level of control over her by gaining the trust of her father. He seems a little torn over his emotions, but when he slips into’that’ mind set, he cannot control himself.

Chance’s obsession with Luna is cryptic, the author leaves us wondering as to what is so special about her. It is only when ‘Dreamworld’ comes into play that some things are answered. Luna’s friend Max seems to know a lot about Dreamworld, but the reader is unsure why. I know there will be many installments in this series, so I hope more comes to light on Max.

Sometimes I found Chance’s luck at avoiding arrest, and making people keep quiet, a little unbelievable, yet it added to making him appear more of a threat. I would have liked more conclusion on Max’s knowledge of Dreamworld, but I guess book two will provide that.

A teen read with young characters, a ruthless antagonist, and a supernatural element.

The opinions expressed here are those of K.J.Chapman and no other parties.

All books reviewed on this blog have been read by K.J.Chapman.

K.J.Chapman has not been paid for this review.


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