I’ll be on vacation for a few days. But you can expect lots reviews and some other posts as well after that.
Genre: LGBT (m/m), Erotica, Interactive, Fantasy, Dystopian
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Cover: Isn’t its creepiness great?!
Trigger warnings: rape
description: After being incarcerated at a prison that leans over the edge of the world, Fayt must do whatever it takes to escape (or simply survive) the horrors that await him. You will take control of Fayt and guide him on his path, but be careful, for not everyone posing as an ally will lead you down the road to freedom.
Note: This is an interactive story, and it is important that you keep a record of your choices close by.
Fayt is in your hands…
Review: This idea is so great!
It’s been ages since I’ve read an interactive story – and back then there were no ebooks so you had to search for the next page and I always ended up spoilering myself.
But I really enjoyed ‘using’ this ebook and I had fun discovering every possible ending. I would have had more fun if I hadn’t read it in one go, though. The endings are rather similar at times. So take your time and read the different routes like maybe a month apart or so?
I have to say, the choices were really, really terrifying at times. Like, I know that nothing bad will be happening in the real world, but I still was full of adrenaline.
So you may be wondering why I give 3.5 stars… I had some problems with Fayt enjoying being raped. And the sexy scenes were not sexy to me (not only because of the rapings, because there were consensual scenes as well. Depending on your choices).
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Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy by Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
Genre: LGBT (m/m), Romance, Paranormal,
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Cover: Sooo creepy and so perfect!
Trigger warnings: Rape mention
Description: Twenty years after prom queen Cassie Kennedy is brutally murdered, six teenagers break into the house where she was killed to hold a séance. Haven knows his cousin Elise only wants to scare the crap out of him and his friends, but he’s willing to put up with one of her pranks if it means a chance to spend a few hours with the new kid in town, Pierce Hunter.
But when morning comes, Elise has disappeared without a trace.
Twelve years later, Pierce and his twin brother Jordan are professional paranormal investigators, starring in their own ghost-hunting TV show. When Pierce calls Haven, insisting they return to the supposedly haunted building one last time, Haven reluctantly agrees. He’s nervous about seeing Pierce again, but he’s determined to get some answers. Did they really speak to Cassie’s ghost that night? What happened to Elise? And the biggest mystery of all – how did she know the secret of the well?
Review: I really should read everything by Marie Sexton!
This story is so, so great and fun to read with the right amount of creepiness. I especially enjoyed how you (or at least I) don’t know if there are really ghosts at work or not. There is evidence pointing towards yes and evidence pointing towards no.
The book changes between ‘Now’ and ‘Then’ and I found it at times a little bit spoilering. But you’ll read about the thing happening very soon after the spoiler so it’s not too bad.
I liked each character on their own, but I didn’t really root for the pairing. They were okay together, I guess, but I didn’t feel them.
But you don’t even need he romance with this book! The paranormal aspects and the murder mystery are so intriguing on their own that the romance (that doesn’t play that big of a part anyway) is not even really needed.
Now I have to decide which book by Marie Sexton I’ll read next!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.