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5++ stars for Raising Hell: How to Survive the Terrible Twos #pnr #paranormal #uf #ku #bookreview

Title: Raising Hell: How to Survive the Terrible Twos

Author: Katie Zaber

Genre: Paranormal Romance /Urban Fantasy

Book Blurb:

The voices tell me to wake up, but with two children under three, I’m awake. Believe me. There’s just so much pressing on me.

Crystal, the woman who runs Shade, the secret group who imprisoned me, is still out there and I cannot rest until I have ended her. I need supernatural allies to do that, though, and they are hard to come by. Witches, vampires, and weres refuse to unite against their common enemy, choosing to hide in seclusion while innocents are hunted and turned into lab rats.

Meanwhile, my best friend is entering a new phase of her life, and I don’t want to miss a second of her happiness, despite the dire warnings from a powerful psychic in the mall.

And then there’s Lucas, the man who will never say he loves me and rejects the idea of marriage. He loves me even if he can’t say the word. Right?

So what if there are dire predictions popping up all around me? I have more than enough to deal with. My kids will be fine. Just fine.

Won’t they?

My Review:

Eve has her hands full with two children under three, but her greatest challenge is yet to come. I love paranormal stories, especially ones that keep me up late at night. This book is one of the most original, gripping paranormal fiction I’ve ever read. The world-building is incredible. The characters are vibrant and leap off the page. The narration is immersive with plenty of magical realism and emotion. I seriously lost sleep over this book.

Let’s start with the world-building. Frankly, the world-building is the star of this book. Katie Zaber creates a world that’s unique yet familiar. The paranormal elements are executed naturally so it feels real, even though I know it’s not. The world-building makes everything else in this book work in symmetry.

The characters are wonderfully written with each one having their own voice, personality, and motivations. I connected most with Eve. She’s such a relatable character. I kept wondering to myself what I would do in her circumstances. She’s also quite complex. I love the power within her and the fear she has. I won’t give anything away, but it really spoke to me. The rest of the characters are well-written and had me whipping through the pages.

What makes this such an incredible read is the writing. This is my first time reading a Katie Zaber book and I am impressed. She’s a talented writer whose words come alive in this book. The plot progression flows seamlessly. The tension and conflict in the plot amp up a reader’s blood pressure. The ending made me gasp. I can’t wait to read more from this author and this series.

My Rating: 5++ stars

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Special Giveaway:

To celebrate the launch of Raising Hell, one lucky winner is going to win a signed copy of Raising Hell, $10 Amazon gift card and surprise book swag, all on me. Good luck!

Runs August 3 – September 2

Open to US residents 18 and above only. Winner will be contacted within 48 hours and if there's no response, another winner will be chosen.

Author Biography:

Katie Zaber, author of the series Dalya and DNA, is a fantasy author whose imagination knows no bounds. As a child, her parents read stories about Atlantis and other fictional places that she dreamed of exploring, fueling her love of history, adventure, and fantasy. She loves to spend what little free time she has winemaking, baking, and reading. When she has a full day to herself, you can find her at the beach or at a winery. Her favorite meals are the ones her boyfriend cooks, and she loves spending quiet nights at home with him, binge watching new fantasy shows or play video games.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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