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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jaime's Review of Released by Megan Duncan

After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined. Excerpt from Goodreads.

Jaime's review...

First I want to say I love reading Indie authors books and spreading the love especially when the books is as well written as Released. Megan takes dystopian to a different level.

The MC Abby is a truly kick ass girl who's not afraid to get dirty or shoot something in the face if need be and I really liked that about her. She also had times of vulnerability that I thought were very true to her character. One cannot be strong all the time. I also loved that even during a demon apocalypse she made the time to paint her nails I know its trivial but it was something she needed to do to calm her nerves. I also really adored Max he wanted to protect Abby at all cost including sacrificing his own life. I did find her brother Carter to be a bit arrogant and annoying but maybe that was just me.

I really enjoyed Megan's take on the dystopian genre with the baddies being demons from hell instead of zombies or human factions. I also liked the way she described the creatures as birds, hounds, bear like creatures, and little gremlins. She also did throw a cult in the story for good measure. This was definitely a fast read that flowed easily. I found myself feeling for Abby and her band of travelling friends hoping and crossing my fingers that they found what they were looking for at the end of the transmission. The ending definitely had a cliffhanger that made me want the second book right now. So if you enjoy a world filled with demons, kick ass heroines, and hot boys I suggest you get Released! Go download it for your Kindle or Nook. There's also paperback versions available.




  1. Great review , I too LOVED this book!

  2. Awesome review! I can't wait for the next one! I hate cliffhangers :)

  3. Me too Missy! I can't wait for book 2 :D

    Thanks Marjie! I really enjoyed Released!


  4. Amazing review! I've never heard of this book until now, but I really want to read it! Thanks!! :)

  5. Thanks Carey! Megan will be stoked to hear that :D

  6. Okay, I have been dying to read your review. Any spoilery things or is it safe to read now? :)

  7. I think blogger might let me comment :)

    Loved your review. This book sounds totally entertaining. I loved Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (zombies) and this sounds just as awesome.

    That thing about painting the nails is such a great touch, and just such a real thing to have a character do. In the middle of chaos there's got to be that moment of normalcy.

    But I hope that wasn't a spoiler about the brother and the sacrifice!!! ;)

    Will definitely be adding this to my TBR pile. Hopefully in early July!


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