Thursday, June 4, 2015

Review: The Dead Days Journal by Sandra R Campbell

The Dead Days Journal
By Sandra R. Campbell
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 978-1506100401
Pages: 266
Genre: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Dystopian

The daughter of a radical doomsday prepper, Leo Marrok spent her entire life preparing for the end. A skilled fighter and perfect marksman, Leo is her father’s second-in-command when Armageddon comes to pass. Together, they lead a group of survivors to a secure bunker deep in the Appalachian Mountains.

Vincent Marrok is willing to take extreme measures to repopulate their broken world. Leo’s refusal marks her as a traitor. With father and daughter at odds for the first time, their frail community is thrust into turmoil. Until the unthinkable happens, a blood-thirsty horde arrives. The impending attack will destroy all that they have worked for.

To protect her home and everything she believes in, Leo puts her faith in the arms of the enemy—a creature only rumored to exist—the one she calls Halloween. An alliance born out of necessity evolves into feelings Leo is ill-equipped to handle.

The Dead Days Journal is a post-apocalyptic story of love and family told through Leo Marrok’s first-hand account and the pages of Vincent’s personal journal, giving two very different perspectives on what it takes to survive.

5 of 5 Stars

I received an ARC copy of this book via the author through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Beyond the synopsis, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I requested to review this via Net Galley as I've never read any of this authors work before.  I have to say I was not disappointed in the least.  This book was great!  It grabbed my attention and held it through the entire book.  If you are a fan of books that have little bits of multiple genres within them then this is a book for you.  It is first and foremost a paranormal romance and Dystopian themed book.  You also have aspects of suspense and horror involved.  Some of the parts will maybe shock and disgust you but after all it is part of the whole dystopian theme of the book.  It was really well written and I loved all the characters even as I was hating a few of them at the same time.  I'm really excited to see if this will ever become a series.  Sandra Campbell is an author to watch out for and I will definitely be reading more of her books.

About the Author:

Sandra R. Campbell lives along the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay with her husband, Greg. She can trace her passion for the macabre back to reading Edgar Allen Poe as a child, with her pet crow, Big Fellow, by her side. She has since submerged herself in a wide range of dark literature. An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, climbing and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures.

Sandra is a member of the Romance Writes of America, Maryland Writers’ Association, the head of a MWA critique group, and founder/co-author of

Find the Author Online Using the Following Links:

Twitter: @Dead_Sassy 

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