Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: Kavachi's Rise (The Devouring #1) by Mike Kearby‏

Title: Kavachi's Rise
Series: The Devouring #1
Author: Mike Kearby
Genre: Damnation Books
Publisher: Horror, Thriller
Words: 56,000

Book Description:

A Dark Secret. Thomas Morehart and his sister, Kara are vampyre, not the undead, but creatures evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to mimic their prey, man. Then - rescued from a Nazi Prison Camp, Thomas and Kara are brought to the U.S. and forced to work inside government-owned mortuaries. Now -betrayed by the government sixty-seven years later, Thomas and Kara are in a race against time to transform back to their feral states or risk Exsanguination by government sanctioned hit squads.
Okay, let's begin with how awesome the synopsis sounded! Vampires that don't sparkle rock! I am a big fan of vampires being vampires, not the typical YA-Fall-Deep-In-Love-Let's-Get-Marry type, but legit kickbutt, horrifying, awesomeness. This book
sounded AW-MAZING! Government + Vampires = BIG SUCCESS. May I remind you the other government + vampire novel I read *cough cough Department 19* that was my favourite of 2011? If you want a break from the goopy, lovey-dovey vampires, try reading this book.

Okay now I will but weird again. This book for some reason kind of reminded me of the Ishbalan from Fullmetal Alchemist. *evil grin*. My anime mind never stops. The Gyspsies were feared, and outcasted and hello? Ishbalans much? So I am not that crazy, right? I mean the Nazi parts got me thinking of the extermination of the Ishbalans. Okay, here come the tears.

The story was full of horrid powerful imagery. It kind of felt like a mad artist painting a blank canvas. It was rustic but full with emotions and passion.

But personally this book wasn't perfect. At parts I was confused. I mean I knew this book was going to twist and turn but still, I got confused. This to me was a book I think Jack Hodgins from BONES would love! I mean it contained the government, conspiracy, Gypsies, history etc.

Overall this book was good, and perhaps I will reread it when I mature more for I think I will give it more stars. 

From Wikipedia: Mike Kearby (born 1952) is an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published ten novels, one graphic novel, and written two screenplays: (2011) Boston Nightly, with fellow writer Paul Bright and (2012) The Devouring. Boston Nightly is scheduled for filming in the spring of 2013.

Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and received a B.S. from North Texas State University (now theUniversity of North Texas) in 1972. He taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created ""The Collaborative Novella Project"" The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work. 
""Ambush at Mustang Canyon"" was a finalist for the 2008 Spur Awards.
""A Hundred Miles to Water"" was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction.
“Texas Tales Illustrated” was awarded the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best YA Non-Fiction.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like such a great read! I love books concerned with history and conspiracies, so this is perfect for me.

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories


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