Release Date: October 21, 2012
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With the Skin-walkers closing in, Kiera and her friends flee across the English countryside. Learning Potter has been keeping secrets from her, Kiera makes the painful decision to split from the group and leave her friends behind to go in search of her father. Can Kiera reach him before she turns into a statue, like the ones that appear to be following her?
Desperate to win back Kiera’s trust, and fearing she is walking straight into a trap, Potter goes after her. But with a more desperate and cunning enemy anticipating Kiera’s and Potter’s every move, will Potter’s past secrets ultimately lead to the death of Kiera Hudson?
Dead Statues, the darkest and most disturbing adventure in Kiera Hudson Series Two.
I thought Kiera Hudson can't get any darker than Vampire Hollows. Apparently I'm wrong because like what Tim O'Rourke said (warned) on his note, DEAD STATUES might be short compared to its predecessors but it's the darkest and most emotional book so far in the series. And he didn't exaggerate.
This point in the story I thought I've read it all. I mean how much worse can things get? They've been pushed to another world, everything isn't what its supposed to be, werewolves are sort of ruling the town, moving statues, the dead lives and on top of that, someone or something is still trying to off Kiera and the gang. Well Mr. O'Rourke sure took a sharp left on this one as he reveals how much in deep sh*t Kiera, Potter and Kayla really are. It's like the ending of that movie Devil's Advocate where you realize it's this sick cycle of coercion and the wheels will keep on turning until Kiera makes her choice. The Elders really hit an all time low this time when they decided to play Kiera and Potter's emotions against them employing the age old strategy of divide and conquer to force Kiera to finally choose between humans and vampyres. This time around the Elders raised the stakes by making it personal. Very personal.
"Then turning his attention back at Sam, he added. “Did you sue him?”And of course, this review will be incomplete if I don't talk about Potter. You know how much I love Sean Potter and his lines are killing me in this book! He might be too much and his words might not be choice cuts but man, they are funny! However his insensitivity finally caught up with him and seeing Potter all torn up and broken over Isidor and Kiera yanked my heartstrings. Potter is always acting macho and tears and heartfelt words aren't really his thing. He's more of the action-speaks-louder kind of guy so his heart to heart talk with Kayla spoke volumes and seeing this vulnerable side of him made me love him even more.
“Sue who?” Sam asked confused.
“Your fucking hairdresser,” Potter grinned rolling up his sleeves, readying himself for the Skin-walkers who were growing ever nearer. “If I came out looking like you with hair and shit sprouting outta me, I’d be demanding a refund.”
DEAD STATUES was emotionally packed and really the turning of point of Kiera Hudson II. The characters' trust and loyalties for each other is unraveling and everything is now on the tipping point. It can go either way and though Kiera and Potter's indomitable resolve is always reliable, their cunning adversaries in The Elders makes everything unpredictable. The ending was very typical of Tim: hair-pulling cliffhanger. Gah!
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