Saturday, December 14, 2013

Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary: Spotlight and Review

Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary
(Daughter of Ravenswood #1)
Publication date: September 7th 2013
Genres: Dark Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

When eighteen-year-old Judy Hudson discovers she’s a necromancer and sees first-hand the pain her powers can cause the dead, she just wants to deny who she is. The zombie plague is long over. She wants to find a more normal life, but that’s a challenge when a beautiful otherworldly man, who claims to be her guardian, saves her life.

Judy tries to set right the harm she inflicted on a spirit she raised, but new zombies attack—zombies raised from among the long-time dead. Someone else just like her is out there, and he’s not trying to set anything right. To save her own life, and protect the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town who’ve become her friends, Judy has to figure out who’s raising the dead and why. She must also learn to control the darkness inside her—a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams.



4 Stars

The Zombie Plague is over, so when rotting, skeletal zombies rise up and kill several unfortunate townspeople fingers point to the newest arrival, Judy Hudson as the cause of the unnatural activity.  Judy is an orphan who unexpectedly learns she has supernatural powers.  She is driven to find out her origins, and learn what happened to her family.  In so doing, she uses her newly acknowledged powers, even though her control over them is slipshod. 

I loved the action in this book, and felt the characters were unusual.  Judy is a kind person but she takes foolhardy risks and sometimes the consequences of her actions lead to unexpected results and more problems.  Thankfully, she is a fast learner and has some powerful allies.  Turns out she holds the key to a greedy sorcerer’s vengeful quest for immortality and unlimited dark power.

 This entertaining read kept me reading late into the night wondering what would happen next.

This ebook was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie-J


Kim writes urban fantasy for anyone who longs to discover they are extraordinary. She writes about hopefulness and determination, and about heroes who push through extraordinary situations and obstacles, one step at a time. Magical friends and gorgeous guys help, or hinder, in one adventure after another.

When not writing, revising, or thinking about writing, Kim gardens, plays with her dog, chats on social media, catches up with friends or cooks an Indian feast. She is a member of Writers Victoria, Romance Writers of Australia, The Alliance of Independent Authors, and a certified chocoholic.

Kim grew up in Birmingham, UK, studied medieval history and psychology at Adelaide University in South Australia and has worked all over Australia and in London. She now lives with her husband and an adorable Cocker Spaniel in Melbourne, Australia.


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Valerie R said...

Loved the info on the book thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays.

Erika R said...

Terrific looking... thanks for sharing and chance.