Michelle Hofacker

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  • The Undead Heart (#1 in the Blood Thirst Series) on April 04, 2013

    The Undead Heart (#1 in The Blood Thirst Series) I love this book! From the first page eluding to mysterious "The Man", I could not stop reading it, I was hooked. This book takes you on a fantastic journey through a woman's life, making the paranormal and impossible seem like normal everyday life. From time travel, living with a different kind of vampire, and introducing new ideas and "people", this book opens up a new world. A world that feels like our own, including meeting Jack the Ripper (scary). I felt like I was really living her life with her. This book has something for everyone; action, romance, thrills, scares. The emotional roller coaster is so worth the ride!! I want more.
  • Paradise Squandered on June 02, 2013

    When I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I was expecting to be reading a book that would similar to those I have read before. We all know the ones about a teenager who deals with adversity and comes out smelling like a rose. That is not what I got. This book at first confused me, I felt like I had walked into the middle of a conversation. I actually stopped and restarted. Then with a slap on my forehead, I realized why. The author's unique perspective into the main characters life allows you to feel like you are 'in' the main characters head, thus my confusion. Imagine spending longer than 5 minutes in the head of an intoxicated teenage boy and you will understand. This voice gives the book a great quality of depth and feeling. It allows you to truly understand the reality of the growth of this character. It is well written and worth taking the time to read.
  • The Survivors Book I: Summer on Sep. 20, 2013

    Finally, the Zombie Apocalypse story I've been waiting to read!! This is an incredibly well written story that is not all about slashing zombies to live. There are zombies, and zombies as you have never seen before, very awesome, creepy and scary. But they do not take center stage and overpower the story for once. This amazing book follows the emotional journey of a young teen into her adulthood showing HOW she survives. What she endures, encounters, the real nitty gritty of what would happen next that is lacking in most apocalyptic tales. There is a realism in the characters in the book that is so often lost in apocalyptic storytelling. This girl/woman is not a superhero nor does she have paranormal powers. She is a real, believable quirky 'heroine' made strong through her having to face the end of the world as a high school senior and grow up or die. It was very easy to become emotionally invested in this story. I admit, I do not remember having ever cried so much in a zombie book before. This story has something that will appeal to all readers, not just fans of zombies, there is true drama, some romance, thrills, terror and of course the apocalypse. This book has become one of two Apocalypse books that are my favorites. I cannot wait for the next installments to come out !