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January 19, 2014

Love It: Dead Lost by Tim O'Rourke

Series: Kiera Hudson 2-8
Format: Mobi
Release Date: December 22, 2013
Publisher: Self
Source: Author
Recommended By: Michelle Novels On The Run (Series)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo 

Confronted by the photographer, Potter reluctantly gets caught up in delivering photographs and letters that could either destroy the pushed world or make the wolves stronger.

After Jack Seth pushes the lever, Isidor sets off in search of Melody Rose. His journey takes him back to Lake Lure where a series of child murders have been taking place. The murders are believed to have been committed by a winged creature, making Isidor the prime suspect.

While both Potter and Isidor hope the journeys they’re taking will push the world back to how it once was, neither of them can truly understand why cracks are forming in the ground…and in the sky above them.

NIGHTMARE!

This is how I would describe DEAD LOST, the second to the last installment of Tim O'Rourke's highly addictive series, Kiera Hudson. It's just gone wonkers and the story is like an ouroboros, a snake eating it's tail; like Back To The Future meets Groundhog Day. My mind is reeling from the events and right now I won't even try to make sense of it. All I want at this point is for Kiera & Co. to get out of the pushed world and get this ordeal over and done with!

DEAD LOST is a very revealing volume in more ways than one. For starters, we finally discover who the Photographer is, or should I say PhotographerS, and why they've been so bent on messing with Kiera, Potter and the rest of the crew since they arrived in the pushed world. Leaving pictures that depict the future and notes that does nothing but stir shiznit for the already agitated bunch. In a convoluted way, the Photographers have the same goal and that is for everyone to get out of this pushed world and go back to the real one. But before they can successfully do that, there's layers upon layers of mini alternate events, personalities, etc. that overlap each other, it's like going down the rabbit hole and it's sure to give us readers a serious case of Head Fluck!

Aside from these revelations, DEAD LOST is narrated by the siblings Kayla and Isidor. Yes they're back in the fray and both have been doing pretty interesting things in the background all thiis time. I'm a little torn over this because though I'm glad they're back in the story (I sure missed them!) part of me feels they were better left dead. It would've been dramatic plus it won't be a war without collateral damage right? Not only that, their deaths left an open slot for new characters or for secondary characters to be in the forefront. But regardless of this subjective feedback, I'm still glad they're back and the roles they will play in the final book, Dead End, will be pivotal.

O'Rourke did another brilliant turn in DEAD LOST. It just shows how immense Kiera's universe is and how O'Rourke planned and plotted the story to its minute details. I don't know what's going to happen in Dead End or if there will be a book 3 after this wraps up, all I wish (and I know I will get) is for the series to end with a loud BANG! And again, if you're an urban fantasy reader and haven't read this series, you're seriously missing out. In addition to that, don't be intimidated by the number of books out, the story is so good you'll devour each book in a matter of hours it won't be a challenge to catch up. 







16 comments:

  1. Lots of things going on at that cover

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    1. True! I actually like the theme of the previous books.

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  2. That is awesome you found a terrific indie series. I am all about getting behind good solid, indie authors. I will have to check this out! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Don't you just love indie and self published authors?! They're gems waiting to be found.

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  3. Wow ok, so you have me curious..this sounds fast paced and intense!

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    1. It is a great indie series, I hope you get to it soon!

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  4. Wow, this sounds...complicated. I think I will have to try out this series

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    1. Yup but not confusingly so. The world is complex but there's a method to the madness that I've come to appreciate. It's genius really.

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  5. Glad to see you enjoyed it. I have some catching up to do . An ouroboros ...!!

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    1. You'll know what I'm talking about :D

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  6. LOL that is a crazy cover. Glad you enjoyed it Braine.

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    1. Yeah, I liked the first few covers but in a way it got dark and crazy because the story is getting dark and crazier too

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  7. That's funny, I'd never heard of that series before, but it looks great :)

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    1. Now you have! I hope you check it out soon, it's really good :D

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  8. I really really need to try this author, I keep hearing amazing things about the books!

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