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Dec
3

Review: The Vault by Emily McKay

Review: The Vault by Emily McKay The Vault Author: Emily McKay Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: B- What We’re Talking About: Note: This review contains spoilers from the previous two titles. If you have not read the previous books, read this review at your risk. Gikany and Una have come to appreciate the compelling world of The Farm series. The unique vampire mythology is fascinating. Humans already possess the DNA that can turn us from thinking beings into ticks consumed by only the hunt and need for blood. That this potential can be made a reality through a catalyst created by human scientists is staggering. The previous two novels, The Farm and The Lair, have...
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Dec
22

Sunday Snippet – The Lair

Sunday Snippet – The Lair  About the Book The Lair  Author:  Emily McKay  Publisher:   Berkley Trade Released:  November 5, 2013  REVIEW HERE Snippet “This is where you seek sanctuary?  In a freezer in Wal-Mart? You can’t be serious.” “Serious as airtight, reinforced steel doors.” “Airtight, reinforced steel doors–” She paused to grab the handle and swing the door open.  “That open from the outside.” He smirked.  “Yeah.  Handles on the inside, too.  Besides, I haven’t met a Tick yet who actually thinks to try that.  They lose interest in what they can’t see or smell.  They’re animals.  Once you disappear into that box, you no longer exist to them.” She took a step closer to the door. ...
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Nov
5

Review: The Lair by Emily McKay

Review: The Lair by Emily McKay The Lair Author: Emily McKay  Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A, 4.5 Stars What We’re Talking About: The Lair is the exciting sequel to the YA novel, The Farm.  Although The Farm wasn’t exactly what we were expecting, we liked it. But right from the start, The Lair was a gripping read which we enjoyed, and we look forward to more. The story starts off near where The Farm ended.  Mel has been turned by Sebastian, and he has taken her under his wing to “raise” her.  For the first time in Lily’s life, she is not only not watching over her sister, but they are physically separated.  However,...
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Dec
6

Review: The Farm by Emily McKay

Review: The Farm by Emily McKay The Farm Author: Emily McKay  Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012 Publisher: Berkley Trade The Farm #1 ISBN: #978-0425257807 Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal) Format(s): Paperback (420 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…       And when trust is...
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