- File Size: 2062 KB
- Print Length: 177 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 153744316X
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: K. R. Rowe; 1 edition (October 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M61LG9Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,827,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Whether it's an eerie, haunting scene guaranteed to cause goosebumps or the deep, gut-wrenching pull of first love, this author is phenomenal at descriptive writing. The senses are engaged and the writing flows effortlessly, immersing the reader into a well-paced story - which caused me to lose track of time more than once.
One of the biggest reasons this story is so captivating is the characters - you can't help but love Allie's quirkiness and be sympathetic to her horrific past. Phillip is all business as a detective, but shows a softer side when he feels an attraction to Allie almost immediately when they meet and charms his way into her life. Maybe Allie is more open to the possibility of the supernatural because of her past, but Phillip needs convincing and soon witnesses some terrifying events that can only explained by paranormal means.
Blood of the Sixth is a spine-chilling read and one I'd highly recommend to horror/paranormal thriller fans.
I received a copy of this book through Rosie's Book Review Team in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great story filled with lots of action and a great bad guy. Allie is kind of off from most people but that is what makes her special, I could help but cheer her on. I love how Phillip is trying to protect her. It’s such a change from the hard-nosed detective you usually read.
This is a quick read with lots of description. I easy fell into this story and didn’t want it to end. I will be adding K.R. Rowe to my watch list for her other books.
I received Blood of the Sixth from Sage’s Blog Tours free of charge. This does not influence my review in any way.
I enjoy horror books (and movies) although I don’t read exclusively in that genre. I must admit that perhaps I’m more lenient with horror books than I’d be with others. If they manage to scare me, I’m usually happy. As happens with comedy, where it’s very difficult to make people laugh, it’s not that easy to scare people (or at least people who enjoy being scared. I know people who wouldn’t read horror or watch movies). If the book can scare me, the story is good and the characters are solid and interesting, we have a winner.
And, we have a winner! As I mention above I am reviewing this book as a member of Rosie’s Books Review Team, and I noticed it in the catalogue of books available a while back, but I had so many other books to read that I didn’t dare to take it on. And there it was, teasing me. Eventually, I had to read it.
The story, told in the third person, alternating between the points of view of Allie Kent, the main protagonist of the story, and some of the other characters, including Phillip Chambers, a detective who falls for her from the very beginning.
The opening of the novel (and as I said I’ve read a few in the genre) is very strong. I won’t mention anything, although I dare you to check the beginning of the novel in the look inside feature. You’ll see what I mean.
The main characters have difficult and traumatic experiences behind (Allie’s we discover slowly, and they are much worse than we imagine), and Allie and Phillip clang to each other. But the bizarre crimes have also much history behind them, and soon the ghosts of the past become more vivid and alive than the present for Allie, causing all kinds of terrible things.
The crimes are not only gory and scary, beautifully (if you know what I mean) and eerily rendered but also relate to a tragic love story. The baddies… well, supernatural doesn’t quite cover it. If you’re or have ever been scared of the dark, you’ll jump at shadows after reading this.
The author cleverly creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, where Allie’s apartment, her building, and the neighbourhood become part of the story, giving it a gothic feel. I can honestly say that I felt as if the town was shrinking and only the areas where the crimes were committed existed.
As I mentioned above, the writing is superb, with excellent descriptions, not only of settings and of the gory details but also of the psychological experiences of the characters, that although written in the third person feel very close. The novel fits in well in the tradition of the Southern gothic novel, with complex family relationships, oppressive atmosphere and the weight of traditions.
So, here you have a pretty scary story, with sympathetic characters you care for, a well-developed and intriguing story, and a gothic atmosphere. There are many aspects of the story that readers of other genres would also enjoy, but I hesitate to recommend it to people who don’t enjoy horror, because… well, it’s horrific and more. I’m looking forward to exploring more of the author’s novels and I strongly recommend it.
This is not a long book. Nor is it too short. The length was perfect for me. What the book does, is pack one hell of a punch. The author paints a wonderful picture of the surroundings, giving it an almost Mardi Gras feel. But when the sun goes down it becomes far from the carnival atmosphere of daytime. The detail is breathtaking, the horror terrifying, all mixed together into a fabulous story. The characters are well put together, drawing you further into the yarn
Utterly compelling, utterly shocking. Brilliant