Monday, January 21, 2013

Purgatory Reign: LM Preston (3.5 stars)

About Purgatory Reign

Something evil this way comes, 
unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting.

Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.

Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood.

On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

Pages: 368
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Release: February 16, 2013


Peter's life has not been easy--his parents are killed in front of him, then a woman he befriends dies in his arms. He can't imagine things can get any worse, but they do... much worse.

After his parents die, a local pastor takes him in but nobody shares with him his destiny. Suddenly on the run, Peter meets friends and enemies along the way. He has to trust his gut and two friends, Angel and Kyle, who seem to have pieces to the puzzle of his life. They are all on the path to extreme evil, and time is running out.

I couldn't help but root for Peter, Angel, and Kyle. They had each suffered through horrible events and refused to go down without a fight. In addition, the story is fast-paced and intriguing, full of unexpected twists and turns. From page one, I wanted to know more--particularly what made Peter so special. 

Somewhere, about one-third of the way through, I found the story a bit convoluted and sluggish. But quickly, once the plot details started to flesh out, I was reinvested in the story and racing to the finish to see what would happen. The final scenes took my breath away, and the ending suggested future installments to come.

Grab a copy of Purgatory Reign and enjoy the ride!

Rating: 3.5 stars
Note: Worthy of rounding up to 4 stars on GoodReads and Amazon.

About LM Preston

L.M. Preston loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. She worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. Her passion for writing science fiction was born under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds feeds her creation of multiple series for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers thirsty for an adventure. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

For more information, please visit the author's website, blog, Twitter, Facebook page, and on GoodReads.

Book Trailer

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LM Preston said...

Thanks so much for taking a peek at Purgatory Reign!!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much for sharing it with me!