- File Size: 703 KB
- Print Length: 365 pages
- Publication Date: December 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006HSX3EY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,297,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Loki Variation Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
She has since graduated to Microsoft Word, but her imagination hasn't slowed down. She loves all kinds of genres; historical fiction, science fiction, horror, biographies, mythology, fantasy, and epics.
Riley currently lives in Florida with her husband and 2 children, and a menagerie of pets.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, enough about the monsters. The characters are what makes this piece work, and I found the development of Derek and Sasha and all the others to be believable and interesting. The members of this little group are not two dimensional and the way Hud and Travis step up later in the book shows the complexity I appreciate. What you see is not always what you get. The author understands this and I found her drawing of all her "family" to be a bittersweet treat.
On note of advice addressed to the author- if you are going to write about gun-totting characters, do a little research on the subject. Not being critical here (note the 5 star review), but a short time spent beefing up your knowledge in this area will add a great deal of authenticity to your stories. If nothing else, ask a vet or hunter. They usually be will be glad to help. Now get back to work so I can read your next book!
Sasha finds herself protecting a young girl from creatures she could only have imagined in nightmares. I loved the parental bond she felt towards Nora and the way she cared for her above her own wants and needs. Searching for safety and answers to what has happened, they meet Derek and his loyal dog Ripley. Attraction between them is evident from the start, but nothing is simple in this new world they find themselves emerged into. I have to say I have a HUGE crush on Derek!!
Derek, Sasha and Nora pick up more survivors and become a family of sorts. This band of characters stick together and fight to keep each other alive. I really loved the characters, I could relate with them and I kept my fingers and toes crossed, hoping they would win against these almost supernatural forces. I did not want the book to end and found myself freaking out at the cliffhanger of an ending. I don't want to give anything away, but I will tell you that I cannot wait to read what happens in the next book. GREAT BOOK!!
About two thirds into the story an event happened that almost made me stop reading (trying not to give spoilers), but finished it anyway because I wanted to see how things wrapped up. The ending was not satisfying to me. So much time was spend in the story developing the characters, then the ending happened.
First two thirds were good, last third - not so much.
The pluses: I thought the action was well written. The book starts off at a fast pace and keeps going hard for a while. I thought the author did a great job keeping the action going. Very few typos etc compared to most free/cheap downloads.
The minuses: I wish there was a little less of the Sasha- Derek love story, and more on the actual day-to-day surviving. I was also a little annoyed with how the two star crossed lovers spent so much time thinking incorrect assumptions about the other one instead of just coming out and talking to each other; it made them seem younger than their supposed years
Overall a good read, and since I got it as a free download I was pleasantly surprised.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a huge fan of zombie/end of the world fiction and I totally enjoyed reading this book. The characters are from all types of situations and find themselves fighting to survive... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Booklover Sue
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.
A young woman, Sasha is woken in the middle of the night to the sound of someone yelling. Read more
The Loki Variation is your standard zombie novel. A lab created virus accidentally leaks out, turning humans into bloodthirsty, mindless, monsters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kyra Dune
Sasha is a young woman newly on her own with her own apartment barely unpacked. Nora is a young girl of maybe eight or nine who has seen her mother turn into a cannibalistic... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Angus
Great read. I thought I'd be bored with "another zombie book" but she keeps the momentum going and the characters real.Published on December 4, 2013 by MD Mamma
The Loki Variation by Sabrina James Riley is an apocalyptic scenario where the most unlikely strangers are forced together in order to survive. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This had an interesting twist to zombies. I liked the background on the Loki variation and how it came to be. My main problem with this book is the romantic aspect. Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by TrinityJo
Are you tired of reading the same zombie story over again and again? It's true that many of the genre use the same basic recipe but The Loki Variation is one of the zombie novels... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by JeWellen
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