Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Blog and Review Tour and Giveaway: Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

Ultimate Sacrifice
S.E. Green
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

Vickie has always lived a quiet, ordinary life in an equally quiet and ordinary small town. Yet one fateful night a child turns up dead in the woods behind her house in a ritualistic slaughter. Vickie and her family are suddenly thrown into a national spotlight. But as the investigation unfolds, she begins to realize her family isn’t so ordinary after all. Evil is inching closer to those she holds dear and Vickie isn’t sure who she can ultimately trust.

I went back and forth on this book. Ordinarily, I love these kinds of books (YA, suspense), but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. After putting that aside, I was able to enjoy the book, but I felt like it could have been much more.

The characters were a little flat. Vickie and her family could have been developed a little more for my liking. The romance seemed to be a side distraction, not well developed, and really pointless to the plot of the book.   I wanted more of the romance, which means it was good enough to hook me in.

On the other hand, the story was good! It was suspenseful and kept me guessing up until the last minute!

Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green is a YA suspense that while enjoyable, didn't quite leave me satisfied. The characters felt as if they were one dimensional many times. On top of that, the story had so much potential and fell just shy of the finish line. 

Vickie and her family are thrust into the spotlight after a child is found dead in the woods behind her house. But that isn't all that happens. What happens when she finds out her family isn't as normal as she thought it was. 

3.5 stars. The story was ok and there were moments I liked, but overall, it didn't completely deliver for me. 

S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) is the award winning author of the thriller, KILLER INSTINCT, the spy series, THE SPECIALISTS, and the romances, THE SUMMER MY LIFE BEGAN and SHADOW OF A GIRL. She lives off the coast of Florida with her very grouchy dog. ULTIMATE SACRIFICE is her debut YA horror, due out October 2017.