Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Organ Reapers (Review & Giveaway!)

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Title: Organ Reapers
Author:  Shay West
Publisher:  Booktrope
Published Date:  23rd October 2014
Rating: 3 Stars


*Thank you to the author for the review copy*

Synopsis: Detective Elliott “Eli” Robinson and his new partner, Ava Aguilar, are baffled by a series of brutal murders happening in their fair city. No evidence, no eyewitnesses...only mutilated corpses with missing internal organs.

When Eli and Ava stumble upon evidence of similar gruesome crimes around the globe, they realize there is more to the murders, but the answers continue to elude them. In a race against time, Eli and Ava must figure out who is behind the killings and stop them before more people die.

But the answers will take them out of their comfort zone and into the realm of the fantastic: another world with a different set of rules, and a leader who has no qualms about killing.

Review: This was an interesting read! Because of my friend Diane @ FictionZeal I have been wanting to try some more mystery books, which was I looked forward to reading this one!

Although the title does make it sound super gory, I can assure you that this book is not. In fact, it is a pretty clean book, with a murder case where people end up missing their organs. However, what the cops don’t know is that the perpetrators are from another land. I was okay with the whole fantasy element mixing in with the mystery, but I did want a bit more mystery in this. Instead the fantasy elements kind of won over here.
 
Ava's life quote
And the fantasy wasn’t too amazing :/ Yes, Tani and Keena, the characters who came from the fantasy land were awesome. I loved how they were so surprised about everything new at earth, and how they were the first to stand up against their leaders. I liked that they were so close and cute as well, and the budding romance was sweet. What I didn’t like was that there was not enough world building when it came to the actual realm they lived in. I also felt like their fantasy world wasn’t different enough from earth. I didn’t even know in what ways it was different until halfway through the book…

I really liked Ava’s character! She’s a female cop, and a feisty one at that. She has her own connections, is not afraid of running with them men and at the same time manages to stay feminine all the way through. I loved her character and the way she was unafraid of anything and willing to believe. Eli was the main character we get to hear the most of, per se, and I think he was pretty cool too. He had his own problems, as in getting over his divorce. But it was good to see his character develop in the novel.

The ending was liked and disliked. I felt like we didn’t get enough of an epilogue to Ava and Eli’s story, and I really wanted to have a bit more closure there! Especially on the romance side of their story. But when it came to Tani and Keena we had a lovely epilogue that left me satisfied, hence feeling tied up there.

Giveaway! Win an ebook copy of Organ Reapers! Open internationally. Click the word below to enter!

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Olivia’s Question: Would you like to go to a fantasy land?

Olivia-Savannah x

27 comments:

  1. Hi Olivia - Thank you for mentioning me in your article. You only rated it with a 3 star; hope you keep reading mysteries. Many are very good. It's actually very coincidental; I won this same book through LibraryThing, but haven't received it yet. :)

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    1. I had to! You have ignited me to try more mystery reads. I hope to keep on doing so :) I hope you like this one when you read it, and I am interested in seeing what you think of it ^^

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  2. this sounds right up my street!

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  3. Hi Olivia,
    I'm not a fantasy fan but I do enjoy a mystery from time to time. This book was unique in that the two genres were combined. I would hesitate to read this book because of the extraction of organs. Don't want to read the details of that.

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    1. A mystery is a nice book to have! It was a different combination. I do promise that this book doesn't go into details about the removing of organs. Nothing in here is to gory.

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  4. Ooo I've never heard of this book but it sounds so different from everything else I've read! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and great review!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Laura! It really was something new for me as well :)

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  5. Oh man, the like/hate ending has me curious

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    1. Those kind of endings leave me half satisfied!

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  6. I would love to go to a fantasy land.

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  7. This sounds pretty interesting & unlike anything I've read! Great review!

    ~Cari @ My Addiction:Books

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    1. It was very unique! Thanks for reading, Carina.

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  8. This sounds interesting- and I am glad it isn't very gory. I am curious about the fantasy element. Awesome review! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes, the fantasy element was the strongest but I liked it nonetheless!

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  9. Opps, I think my comment didn't go through?

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  10. There it its! I was saying that, the post about trolls etc, that very troll left a comment on that specific blog post, what's more obvious in her obsession to bait me, is that we aren't FB friends, so SHE'D have to have gone to my profile page to find the link to the post, which was public, but ..... why is she browsing my profile page anyway! About the book, I'm not an avid reader of books, although I wish I could be, I just can't sit still long enough, which I like is a slight disorder of some sort lol

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    1. It was very annoying to have someone follow you so much. You should be very careful with what information you post and where you post it now as well!

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  11. I'm all about traveling to a fantasy land. That's why I love reading so much, in books I can be whoever or wherever I want! :) Seriously though, great review!

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    1. Heehee I do think that is a good reason for reading! And it does already enable you to go wherever you want ;)

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  12. That cover is pretty powerful--and the tagline!!! Your review reminds me of that old urban legend about the person who wakes up in a bathtub missing all his organs.

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    1. Yes, it was a very eye catching cover. Oh, I have never heard of that legend before. I think I shall have to go research it :3

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  13. I haven't heard of this novel but the cover is pretty catchy - interesting premise as well. You have me intrigued now!

    Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  14. I was surprised when you mentioned the fantasy elements. This does sound interesting though.

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    1. Yes, it was a unique combination of the two :)

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