Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lisa & Jenn's Review of Dead Lost by Tim O'Rourke

Dead Lost
Kiera Hudson series #2, book 8
by Tim O'Rourke
163 pages
published December 23rd 2013
genre:YA Horror/Fantasy

Confronted by the photographer, Potter reluctantly gets caught up in delivering photographs and letters that could either destroy the pushed world or make the wolves stronger.

After Jack Seth pushes the lever, Isidor sets off in search of Melody Rose. His journey takes him back to Lake Lure where a series of child murders have been taking place. The murders are believed to have been committed by a winged creature, making Isidor the prime suspect.

While both Potter and Isidor hope the journeys they're taking will push the world back to how it once was, neither of them can truly understand why cracks are forming in the ground...and in the sky above them.
Lisa's Review
                    AS always, 5 heart Pounding Stars!!!!
Yes!!!!!!!! Halleluiah ! We finally know who the photographer is!!! Us die hard fans have been waiting  a long time to find out this little morsel. I am curious to know how many fans guessed correctly. I'm thinking not to many. Tim has a way of fooling us all.

I loved the fact that there was a lot of interaction between Potter and Kayla in this addition. Potter was his usual smart-assy self and Kayla gave him a run for his money. Kayla's character has grown immensely since she popped into the series. Her and Potter have a brotherly/sisterly kind of relationship that I love reading about.

"What, you spend a lot of time hanging out in morgues swinging your dick, do you?" I said. Jesus, Potter, I thought sniffing old women's knickers was bad, but necrophilia takes the fucking piss." - Kayla

I was also thrilled to be back in Isidor's head. I missed him so much. He is so loving and kind, but a fierce warrior.  If he wasn't so much younger than me, I would have a major crush on him.

" I could search for a thousand lifetimes and still never find the right words to describe how beautiful a person Melody Rose was." - Isidorable
I must say that I did get a little lost while reading Dead Lost. I'm sure that was Tim's intention. He loves to get the reader all twisted around to later reveal  answers to all  of the questions we gain throughout the book. As the story moves along, everything became much clearer. I found myself saying, "Oh! Now I get it", quite alot . I just can not comprehend how Tim is able to weave these crazy events, circumstances, lives, ect.. and tie everything up in a nice little bow in the end. Its freaking amazing! As always, there is a major cliff hanger that left me screaming and searching for a magical page in hopes of finding what is to come, but of course it never appeared. The words "To be continued in 'Dead End' - The final book in the Kiera Hudson Series Two . Coming Soon" stared back at me. I just know that 'Dead End' is going to  go out with a BANG! I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!!!!!!!!!

Jenn's Review

***** 5-this series is gonna be the death of me- Stars
~this review contains spoilers from previous books~

You can kill me, but my death won't change what's coming.”

Brilliant! Evil, twisted, bloody, heart-stopping GENIUS!! In short, that's Tim O'Rourke for me. This man can do no wrong in my eyes. He drags you into his world kicking and screaming, knowing all kinds of trouble lies ahead and immerses you so completely you feel like a different person at the end, fumbling around blindly not having a clue what to do next. He terrifies me like no other, scared to turn the page but unable to help myself, laughing one minute-crying and or cringing the next, try not to get too attached to any of the characters (good luck with that) because he will just rip your heart out when he kills them off if they betray you.....I'm sending dear Mr. O'Rourke my shrink bills, he will absolutely drive me bat-shit crazy but I will love every friggin minute of it. As per usual with his books, my review is gonna be short and sweet. There are just too many twists, turns & surprises, ANYTHING I say could very well spoil the story and these books just have to be lived as they come. I had to suffer, you should too ;) 
 Potter wasn't meant to be interacting with this Kiera, but just like it always did, Potter's dick had gotten in the way again. Would he ever learn? Not while there were beautiful women in this world like Kiera.

Dead Lost is our next stop on this terrifying speeding train known as the Kiera Hudson Series. We pick up right where Dead Push leaves us and Potter is facing off with The Photographer who has just killed the other Kiera.
Potter glanced up at me, my face still hidden by the hood.
You shot her!' he screamed. “You killed her!”
Slowly, I pulled back the hood.
No!” he gasped, at seeing my face. “Why did you have to kill Kiera?”
To save your life, Potter.”
The damn elusive, mysterious photographer reveals themselves to Potter, but will we learn who it is? You will have to read this to find out, 'cause I'm not tellin! While Potter ventures off with The Photographer to deliver some photos and get some answers, our beloved Isidor and the man who screws with my head, AKA Jack Seth, are at the Great Western Railway Station having a moment of their own....
What's Happening?” I gasped as he started to change shape and size before me. But Jack wasn't changing into a wolf like I had seen him do so many times before, he was becoming me.
I'm saving your fucking life, that's what's happening,” he panted. He shook violently as his emaciated face started to contort until it looked like mine. “Jeezus, Isidor, your head really is full of dumb fucking ideas.”
Why are you doing this?”
Because I want you to go and find your friend, Melody Rose. She'll be waiting for you, trust me.”
Isidor goes off in search of Melody and stumbles across a town where babies are being snatched in the middle of the night by what the town believes to be 'winged creatures' marking him as a potential suspect if he were to be discovered. As Potter and Isidor are off on their own missions to push the world back they start to notice some disturbing changes taking place, cracks are starting to form in the sky as well as the ground. What does it mean? Why is it happening?? Is it a good thing, or are things about to get a whole lot worse???

I stood in the opening and stared up at the night sky. Looking upwards, mouth open, I wondered whether Jack had done some damage to this pushed world.
What have you done, Jack Seth?” I breathed, staring up at what looked like faint cracks appearing in the night sky.
Once again Tim O'Rourke takes us on a ride you won't soon forget, all leading up to what I'm sure will be an explosive and epic finale. I'm equal parts terrified and excited. We've been through so much with these characters, I feel just as invested in the outcome as they are. I want to take up camp in O'Rourke's head and never, ever leave.

And now, I'm going to leave you with what I like to call 'Fun with Potter'....
He would soon get over it – he always did. Sure, he would bitch and complain, that was another of his talents as well as having his brains in his bollocks, but Potter would heal.

Another jealous Kiera, I thought. These pushed worlds really were mirror images of each other. How does one guy manage to piss off the same woman in two different wheres and whens? Only Potter could do that.

Fuck me, it looks like an 80's boy-band reunion. No, on second thought, let's make that the 70's.”
Always the wise guy”
I do love that man

About the Author...

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Tim is the author of the bestselling 'Kiera Hudson Series, 'Samantha Carter - Vampire Seeker Series', 'The Sydney Hart Novels' & 'The Moon Trilogy' amongst other titles.

Little Brown/Piatkus Publishing Group have just signed Tim to a three book deal for his 'Samantha Carter - Vampire Seeker Series'. Book one is now available in eBook format and will be published in paperback in January 2014!

The world publishing rights to Tim's latest novel 'Flashes' have just been signed by 'Chicken House/Scholastic and the book will be published Spring 2014!

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