Author: Rhiannon Frater

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon Frater

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I received this book for free from Rhiannon Frater in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Lost in Texas (The Living Dead Boy #2) by Rhiannon FraterLost in Texas by Rhiannon Frater
on October25th 2016
Genres: Horror, Middle-Grade
Source: Rhiannon Frater
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In the zombie apocalypse, no one is safe. Not even children. That’s what twelve-year-old Josh and his friends in the Zombie Hunters Club discovered when the undead invaded their school in The Living Dead Boy.

Now, Josh and the remaining Zombie Hunters are stuck on a city bus traveling across zombie-infested Texas. With fires burning on the horizon, mass evacuations underway, zombies roaming the countryside, and in-fighting among the adults on the bus creating tension, Josh has never felt so helpless. Despite his father’s insistence that the adults can handle the situation, Josh knows far too well from watching zombie movies that one person can put everyone else at risk.

To his absolute horror, he’s right and he and his friends are running for their lives.

Josh may have always considered himself a zombie hunter, but now he’ll have to prove it to escape the ravenous undead and lead his friends to safety.

As you are all probably aware, I love Rhiannon Frater. She writes amazing books with in depth characters, and tons of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. This follow up to the first book was no exception. The book may be short, but it packs a punch. Right from the start there is a tension about things. The looming threat of zombies, and the people around about to snap from fear and feeling trapped. I flew through this book simply because I had to. I couldn’t stop until I knew the outcome of it.

Josh is back of course and he is undoubtably one tough kid. Yes, he’s scared, but he has seen enough horror movies to know the things that will make you become zombie snacks. He is very much calm and collected most of the time, and is for sure someone I would want to be leading me through the zombie apocalypse. He runs into his fair share of trouble when things go really wrong at a pit stop at a truck stop, but he manages to get through with the help of his friends. the ones he has left anyways. He also makes a few others who are pretty aweome.

What I love the most about this series is it is told in such a realistic way. How everyone acts and the things they feel seem very real. It’s an easy book to get lost in and feel like you are really part of it. This may be a middle grade book, but it is full of creepiness. The descriptiveness is on point and the plot flows quickly and smoothy. I can’t wait for the next installment of this series to find out what happens next.


4.5 Hot Espressos

Review: Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater

Review: Dead Spots by Rhiannon Frater

Posted by on 02/11/2015 • 9 Comments

It’s not often that I get super excited and fan girl over a book, but this is one of them. I read a very early copy of this since I was lucky enough to be a beta reader. I feel like I need to disclose that. Having said that, this is a book that I need to own a physical copy of because it was absolutely amazing!! I need to read it again. (As soon as I can make myself carve out time for it, which will be soon.) The terror was so real, the emotions and feelings were pulling me every which way, and I felt so drawn into it and needed to know what was coming. This book really just hit me hard with the feels and the…

Review: The Tale of the Vampire Bride

Posted by on 07/13/2012 • 29 Comments

The Tale of the Vampire BrideRhiannon FraterSeries: Vampire Bride, #1Release date: December 7th 2009by Library of Horror Press


All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live her life as she pleased. When her family becomes guests to one of the most fearsome and powerful vampires of all time, Glynis finds her fate is far more terrible than an arranged marriage. The Tale of the Vampire Bride is sure to thrill fans of the terrible, yet romantic vampires of literary past.

I don’t give 5-stars often, in fact, half of the ones I gave this year are all for Rhiannon’s As the World Dies series, so I was a bit afraid to give this a 5 and have you think it’s only because I heart…

The Last Bastion of the Living Tour Stop

Posted by on 06/12/2012 • 34 Comments

Today is a super epic day at Xpresso Reads with the tour for The Last Bastion of the Living that brings you Rhiannon’s newest mind blowing novel, her dream cast, my gushing review, and a giveaway! Well, what else can I say? Today, Xpresso Reads is the shizz!

The Last Bastion of the LivingRhiannon Frater Release date: June 12th, 2012

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A walled city surrounded by lush land, protected by high mountain summits, and fortified by a massive gate to secure the only pass into the valley, The Bastion remained humanity’s last hope against the fearsome undead creatures known as the Inferi Scourge. On one fateful day, the valley gate failed and the Inferi Scourge overran and destroyed the human settlements outside the walls, trapping the remaining survivors…

Review: Blood & Love and Other Vampire Tales

Posted by on 05/29/2012 • 33 Comments

Blood & Love and Other Vampire TalesRhiannon FraterRelease date: March 7th, 2012

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Award-winning author Rhiannon Frater delves deep into the vampire mythos in her new short story collection featuring the beautiful, but deadly undead. Spanning a hundred years and a diverse cast of characters, Rhiannon explores the themes of loneliness, revenge, blood and love in seven tales. How far will the bloodthirsty vampires go to find love, revenge, and family? Discover the truth in Love & Blood and Other Vampire Tales. *A copy was provided by Rhiannon Frater for review purposes*

Eeeeh, vampires à la Rhiannon Frater? Yes please!

This vampire anthology gives us vampiric tales from the vengeful to the romantic. Divided in 3 parts, we’ve got a good bunch of unique short stories that sticks…

Review: Pretty When She Dies

Posted by on 05/02/2012 • 30 Comments

Pretty When She DiesRhiannon FraterSeries: Pretty When She… Trilogy #1Release date: November 24th 2008

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Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry…

… in a new, horrific, unimaginable way…

Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.

All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what’s worse is that he’s a necromancer. He has the power to force…

Siege Tour Stop – Review & Interview

Posted by on 04/23/2012 • 25 Comments

RIGHT? How awesome is today!? I am beyond thrilled to have Rhiannon dropping for the Siege Blog Tour. First you will see my glowing review of Siege, the final book in the As The World Dies trilogy which is my favorite EV-ER. Then I’ve got a super awesome interview with Rhiannon to show you. If you haven’t read this series yet, don’t worry – everything is SPOILER FREE! So you have to read this, and then go get these books because if you don’t, I may cry.

SiegeRhiannon FraterSeries: As the World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, #3Release date: April 24th, 2012by Tor BooksGoodreads / Purchase

The zombie illness has shattered civilization. The survivors who have found tenuous safety in Texas defend their fort against the walking dead and…

Review: As the World Dies: Untold Tales Vol 1

Posted by on 03/26/2012 • 16 Comments

As the World Dies: Untold Tales Vol 1Rhiannon FraterRelease date: August 3rd, 2011

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THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES introduced Jenni and Katie and their harrowing journey to the makeshift fort in the Texas Hill Country. But theirs is not the only tale to be told.

In the first volume of the AS THE WORLD DIES UNTOLD TALES experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead.

Deep in the Texas Hill Country, a man and his little dog takes refuge in a bed and breakfast located in the hills above a doomed town where an infested rescue center might unleash the hungry undead…

On a deserted highway slicing through the desolation of West Texas, a…