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About the Author
- Publication Date : August 5, 2015
- File Size : 3144 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 427 pages
- Publisher : Pythoness Press; 5th Edition (August 5, 2015)
- ASIN : B0112S00KI
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,376 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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From the very first page, the setting jumps out in real and vivid imagery. Into which the diverse cast of characters comes to life organically, starting as believable elements of their environment and quickly gaining depth and form as A.M. Manay reveals their complexity over the course of the story. There are so many successful elements here: masterful foreshadowing, maintaining of tension and suspense, dialogue, character building, even romance. More than that, though, it's just a great story.
I was one of the many people who was put off the vampire-and-werewolf theme after plodding through yawn-worthy quasi-literature spawned by the Twilight fad. But this book has restored my interest, and piqued my curiosity. The world portrayed in "She Dies At The End" is detailed and well thought out. Backgrounds of the various supernatural creatures are grounded in history and the convoluted relationships of generations, which gives each character depth and culture beyond the individual. It is a delight to discover their world through the eyes of November, the protagonist, as she slowly becomes part of it. Also, I have to give Manay credit for making vampires sexy again. All I can say about that is I look forward to seeing how relationships develop in the next books of the series...
This was an exciting and thought-provoking read. Well-written, superbly paced, and full of interesting characters. A great piece of writing and a great story. I'm looking forward to the next November Snow book! Heartily recommended.
I particularly appreciate the "human-ness" of our main character - her worries, her insecurities, her weaknesses...while she simultaneously demonstrates throughout the story her incredible strengths - physical, emotional and strength of character. The magical combination makes her easy to love, admire, root for, and aspire to. Even her name is awesome, for crying out loud! November Snow? How cool is that!?
Aside from great characters, there were many aspects of the story that leave me in deep thought long after I've finished the book, themes of prejudice vs. forgiveness and destiny vs. self-determination, to name a few. I'm a HUGE fan of A.M. Manay now, and anxiously await book two...and for the movie deal she very much deserves with this work!
A few disclaimers before I go any further:
1) I do not normally enjoy paranormal/fantasy books, so a book about vampires, werewolves, fairies, etc. is not usually my thing.
2) Like a dolt, I actually read the second book, She Lights Up the Dark, first. To say the least, I was a little lost, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
3) I just devoured an ARC of the third November Snow book, She Marches Through Fire.
So having read the second and third installments first, I toddled on back to the beginning of the story, and was immediately enthralled (and not by mystical means, either).
She Dies at the End introduces November Snow, a young woman from a rough background whose psychic powers have not gone unnoticed by the otherworldly creatures who live among us in author A.M. Manay’s smart, stylish supernatural world.
When a group of these creatures purchases her from her drug-addled mother, November finally finds a place where she feels some semblance of belonging. But there are other groups who crave November’s power. This story has the perfect mix of thrills, romance, terror, friendship, suspense, and understanding.
Now that I’ve read the beginning, I’m going back to read them all again. Don’t miss this great beginning to an epic supernatural saga! 5 BIG STARS!
Top reviews from other countries
This is the first ever vampire/werewolf/fairy story I've ever read. So I cannot give a comment on what sort of behaviour to expect from the cast of characters other than to mention that the plot moved along at a steady pace, revealing many unexpected twists and turns: there wasn't a dull moment anywhere.
Other positives: Good, meaningful and believable dialogue; some specific scene setting driving the plot; beautiful descriptive scenes and a strong, somewhat tragic heroine and an even more tragic hero, had me wanting to find out more with the turn of each page; vengeful greedy villains assisted by all sorts of traitors - all make for a thrilling read; flow and ebb of the plot written with just enough tension to make this book a page turner for me; well edited and formatted.
If you can accept the blood and gore of a story such as this, and appreciate the high quality of the writing, I recommend this book as an excellent read.
Title: She Dies at the End
Author: A. M. Manay
Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Number of Readers: 27
Writing Style: 9/10
Of the 27 readers:
26 would read another book by this author.
19 thought the cover was good or excellent.
20 thought the author worked well with speech to develop the characters.
15 thought the setting was vital to the success of the story.
26 thought the ending was powerful and well-plotted.
2 felt the first half needed cutting slightly to improve pacing.
‘This author works very well with description of character, setting and with speech to offer the reader a fascinating story, well plotted and packed full of wonderful characters. I enjoyed it very much.’ Male reader, aged 42
‘This book is all about pacing. It’s got it in truck-loads.’ Female reader, aged 27
‘There is nothing better than a fantasy where the author is capable of creating a fantasy world you can fall into. Well, I fell – pretty hard. Excellent. I’d highly recommend it to any fantasy lover.’ Female reader, aged 54
‘November Snow is a memorable character. She’s strong, but not always, susceptible to love, but not endlessly (see Twilight for endlessly boring I’m in love with a vampire) and, best of all, her powers are fascinating. The author has a light pen, able to describe the world in depth but also keep up the pacing. I look forward to reading the rest of his author’s books.’ Male reader, aged 24
‘One of the best things about being a reader for The Wishing Shelf Book Awards is that I get introduced to brilliant new authors. This author is one of them.’ Female reader, aged 61
‘Magically magnificent! A FINALIST and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards