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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

165) Human Blend by Lori Pescatore

The Blurb -

Escaping from them had been difficult enough, now Laney needs to keep hidden. All she wanted was to be on her own. Laney is not like other girls... she has very special abilities that set her apart from others. How or why she came about these abilities is a mystery she has yet to unfold. Haunted by memories and flashbacks of the suffering she endured at the hands of her captors, she changes her appearance and hides out in a small town. Ignoring her own warnings, she begins a relationship with a local boy. The relationship turns dangerous when the boy begins developing similar abilities.

This development does not fall under the radar of the men who are trying to recapture her. A young doctor's interest is piqued when he witnesses her mysteriously curing a young child's illness. He befriends her due to his growing fascination with uncovering the true nature of her abilities, but not without harboring secrets of his own. Laney's new life falls apart when she meets a young intern that seems to have all the answers to her questions. The information sends her into a tail spin. Thoughts of going on the run once again are thwarted as those whom she was running from find her.

My Review -

This was a thrilling debut novel and there was lots of excitement and suspense. This wasn't your usual supernatural story and the plot had quite a lot of depth to it. As the story unfolded I found myself being surprised with every twist and turn. Nothing seemed to be as I thought it would be and by the time the end came along and everything was out in the open, well then I finally felt like I could stop holding my breath!

There were some really interesting characters in this book but mostly it was their abilities that made them worth reading about. I liked Julie right from the start and couldn't wait to find out more about her and her powers. I grew to like Austin and the Doctor but mostly it was the relationship they built up with Julie that had me reading faster and faster.

As with any debut there were of curse a few minor flaws. But to point out any in Human Blend would just be nit-picking. This was a self-published book and one I hope many will take the time to read because it really is worth checking out. I also hope that this will not be the last we here from Julie. There are still some unanswered questions and I really would like to see what happens next.

*** Lori Pescatore is my author guest this week!

Read the interview and enter the contest to win one of two copies of Human Blend! ***


Sharon S. said...

this cover is spooky. I like it.

E.J. Stevens said...

I've had Human Blend on my wish list and hope Santa brings me a copy. :)
Great review!
From the Shadows

Anonymous said...

Lori's Human Blend is a unique tale and I have heard great things about this author!

Anonymous said...

It's an awesome book. Lori Pescatore tells a great story. Don't miss it.