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Sanctuary CoverIn a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?

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(4 / 5)

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Earth, invaded by aliens. Seeming bent on slowly torturing the denizens of our poor little planet. I can’t help but get the picture of these alien guys playing a sims game, giggling as the poor people run for their lives in a panic as they let loose randomly seeming horrors on their victims. First they attack the sun, darkening it down to a portion of it’s former self. Then they poison the water supply killing a third of the population. And then things begin to get weird.

As a chunk of the remaining people are turned into zombie type creatures we get to follow along multiple point of view as events unfold and people band together in search of a sanctuary.

I rather enjoyed this different take on zombies. Religious references and themes take a bit of center stage but I didn’t feel smacked in the face with them. Quite a number of characters fill up the story nicely without overwhelming the book.

My only complaint is the ending doesn’t feel very much like an ending as this story isn’t even close to being done and I certainly hope another book is in the works!


2sanctuFBIn simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary is scheduled for release September 30, 2013, and has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.
One of Pauline’s short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.

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