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The Litter

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The Litter by Kevin Doyle

(Excerpt from Goodreads) They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them? In a city that had seen every kind of savagery, they were something new, something more than murderous. And one woman, who had thought she had lost everything there was to lose in life, would soon find that nothing could possibly prepare her for what would come when she entered their world.

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5 stars

This book starts out with a brutal murder, a body that can just barely be determined to be a male, and tore apart by an animal or some tool. The city is seeing more of these murders and the homeless and those that won’t be missed are the victims. Karen is the daughter of the Chief of Detectives so she has some street smarts. She works with the homeless in the darkest part of the city. When one of her young charges disappears Karen takes it upon herself to find him. Let’s just hope the murderer doesn’t find her first.

This book is amazing. There is a brutal killer, lots of gore, and a paranormal twist. We start out with the police trying to find a pack of wild animal or brutal killer. Then it goes into another story completely. I really liked Karen, he she is trying to help those that most forget about. And with her background she is a strong character for this story. I loved the paranormal twist. I couldn’t wait to see what happens at the end.

If you are looking for a great thriller, this is the book for you. Just note that it is pretty gruesome so some people may want to avoid. I loved every gory detail.

To purchase The Litter, or for more information, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Kevin Doyle’s website.

I received The Litter for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Star Trek Pop-Ups

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Star Trek Pop-Ups by Paula M. Block, Terry J. Erdmann, and Courtney Watson McCarthy

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Star Trek is one of the most enduring franchises in Hollywood entertainment history. Part of the public consciousness since 1966, it spans the worlds of television and the movies and counts millions of fans worldwide. Now Star Trek Pop-Ups delivers seven iconic Star Trek moments in a new way popping off the page in three dimensions. From the original USS Enterprise in flight to the dreaded Borg cube from The Next Generation and beyond, here is an unforgettable series of alien encounters and thrilling action scenes, featuring memorable moments from Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. Bursting with energy and ingenuity, Star Trek Pop-Ups will capture the imaginations of fans young and old. 7 pop-ups and 25 illustrations, all in color.

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5 stars

I will admit that I know of Star Trek, you would have to be dead not to have hear something. But, and please forgive me, I am not one of the super fans that you think of. I broke my teeth on the original Star Trek with William Shatner when I was a kid. I did see some of the movies and the newer versions. I do admit that I really like the new remakes with Chris Pine in them. But I do appreciate the series and I couldn’t help but jump on the chance to review the pop-up book.

The first thing that I noticed was how big this book was. It is big enough just to have on the coffee table and the cover art just makes the outside look amazing. I couldn’t wait to open the book. There are so many illustrations and pop-ups throughout the book with lots of information on each version of Star Trek.

Just reading this book makes me want to go back and refresh myself on all of Star Trek, from William Shatner forward. This is a great book that will introduce you to Star Trek to rewet your appetite. This is a great addition to my library and I strongly recommend it to anyone that is a fan or likes similar books, movies, etc.

To purchase Star Trek Pop-Ups, or for more information, make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received the Star Trek Pop-Ups for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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