18. pro 2014.

(Blog Tour) The Mesmerized by Rhiannon Frater

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My rating: 4 stars

Book summary:

"It is silence, not screams of terror, which proclaims the end of the world…

Minji Nordim is vacationing in Las Vegas with her small family when she witnesses the beginning of a terrifying apocalypse. When humanity is transformed into mindless drones by a terrifying supernatural event only Minji appears to be immune.

Thousands die instantly, but the other affected people are drawn to the Nevada desert. Nothing stands in the way of the mesmerized. Not fire, not heights, not rubble. As the bodies pile in the streets and the relentless wave of the mesmerized plods into the deadly desert, Minji is trapped in a burning city attempting to rescue her affected family.
Can one woman save her family and the world?"


      Rhiannon Frater is a a lady who writes the most kick-ass heroines: they are fearless, smart, loyal and strong. True girl power stories. But also, this author is known by her action packed stories about apocalypse and zombies: As the World Dies trilogy is a must read for anyone who claims to be fan of The Walking Dead. 

     Her latest novel, The Mesmerized, follows that same premise - Minji is a wife and a mother of two little girls who find herself in completely crazy situation during family vacation in Las Vegas. What should have been fun times, turns into fight for her husband's and daughters safety. For some unexplainable reason, Minji is the only one not affected by the same thing that turns everyone around her into zombie like state.
      The Mesmerized does start a little bit confusing and you will need to read few chapters before you get captivated by the story, but it only adds up to the general atmosphere of the confusion - Rhiannon Frater makes you walk in the shoes of her main character. You feel what she feels and discover things gradually. Minji is not scientist or special opp, you will not get fancy SF explanations or Mission Impossible fight scenes. Minji's driving force is her mother instinct and love for her family, her only focus is to get them to safety and get her little girl back. That is what makes this book feel real and easy to relate to.

      Who should read The Mesmerized? I believe that it would be a perfect choice for fans of Stephen King and similar authors, as well for anyone whoi would like to read something different from their usual picks.

Happy reading,

Broj komentara: 7:

  1. I have seen some great things about this going around the blogsphere!

    Thanks for the heads up about the beginning, I think if I am prepared for it, I will enjoy this more.

    Great review!

  2. I've heard nothing but good things about this author and her books. This book looks really badass! I'll have to check it out myself!
    Great review, Glass.

  3. Odgovori
    1. Okay my first comment got eaten alive. NOO.

      Anyway, Giselle recommended the author to me a while back and while I haven't gotten around to reading her books, I am so happy to see that you like the author too! :D It makes me feel like I should definitely pick up her books as soon as possible! :)

      Lovely review, hon! :)

  4. I like the sounds of this book. The premise seems super creepy!

  5. This sounds like a thrilling read! This is the second review I've read today that has made me want to pick this one up - I definitely need to get myself a copy. I can work my way through a bit of confusion if it pays off, and it sounds like it does. Lovely review!

  6. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I truly need to, right? I know that my friend Sue loves TWD a lotlotlot so I'll definitely rec this to her. I'm glad you loved the narration and felt the compulsion to read it :) This sounds like a winner for every and any Stephen King fan indeed ;)



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