Review: Alive at Sunset by Kayla Krantz

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Alive at Sunset (Rituals of the Night #2) by Kayla Krantz 3/5

6tag_060717-064253Revenge can become an obsession of its own. After her high school experience, Luna Ketz moved on. She’s in college, studying to be a doctor and living an hour away from her old home in Lima, Ohio—where the worst of her memories lie. Three years have passed since her friend Violet’s death and the thought of that day in the woods hasn’t left her mind once. Every week, she visits the hospital where Chance Welfrey remains in a coma. She tries to move on…wants to move on…until once again she receives a phone call from Max Cazmea warning her that things may not be over just yet.

Chance, recovered from his recent coma, shows up on her doorstep. He has found a way into Luna’s life that she cannot escape—he’s dating her roommate, Amanda Grey. Back in her life once more, Chance has a list, and everyone on it ends up dead. As things escalate, Luna finds herself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse that will take all of her wits to survive.

Review:

Luna is trying to get her life back together after the terrible events of high school. The memory of Chance’s sick obsession with her still hangs over her head, and she visits the hospital every week to ensure that he has not woken up. They say, even if he does wake, he’ll have no recollection of his old life. How do they know for sure?

Krantz’s books always scare me. I think it’s Chance’s mindset that gives me the heebie jeebies. He is irratic, hell bent on revenge, and just a psycho. You never know what he is going to do. A killer you can’t escape, even in your dreams, is nightmare inducing.

Luna has the right doses of denial, fear, and anger. Her homelife- especially in regards to her parents- felt a little unbelievable, but it made sense to the narrative for Luna to distance herself from her past. Certain aspects felt out of place/ included to progress narrative. Surely Max would not have interrupted the funeral to talk to her? Wouldn’t her best friend go to the funeral and not get ready for a date?

There were a few inconsistencies, but yet again, Chance comes across as the invincible serial killer, adamant to get to Luna by any means necessary. He is a character you love to hate.

I have received an e-copy of book three in exchange for my honest opinion. I need to know how this trilogy plays out.


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

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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.

Review:

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.