20 September 2014

Review - Revels By: Molly Cochran + An EXCERPT!

Title: Revels: A Halloween Novella
Author: Molly Cochran
Publisher: (September 12th, 2014)
From: the Author
Format: eARC
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Synopsis: A Halloween camping trip goes hopelessly awry when Katy Ainsworth and her paranormally gifted boarding school friends decide to make the outing a party, only to find themselves surrounded by an uncontrollable mob of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and zombies who’ve shown up as uninvited—and lethal—guests!

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Review: 4 Stars - Revels is a Halloween Novella set in author Molly Cochran’s Legacy series world. While it does focus on characters fans have come to know and love from those books, you do NOT have to have read those books to enjoy this fun story perfect for our favorite spooky holiday.

Sometimes it’s great to dive right into a good novella. You can sit down and read the story from beginning to end in one sitting. And this one will have readers on the edge of their seats as Katy and friends school camping trip takes on a whole new meaning of telling scary stories by the camp fire.

There’s blood and guts, evil magic and werewolves to name a few things that make this the perfect Halloween treat!

With paranormal creatures running throughout the town it’s only a matter of time before someone or a many someone’s end up dead.

I really enjoyed the fast pace of the story and how quick the chapter moved the characters from one problem to another. I liked the shocking way the story played out and how the author created a unique resolution that I had no idea was coming. I kept waiting for a sign of how Katy and her friends were going to come out of this one… all my guesses were wrong and was shocked and happy with the twist Cochran provided at the conclusion of the story.

In the end, it’s a great novella. Fast paced read with some great twists along the way. Those who love YA should grab this one for a scary ride that doesn’t let up until you finish the last word. Paranormal fans will also find lots to love about this quick story and the characters within. Now readers go and find out if Katy and her friends will end up having a Happy Halloween in the end? Or will they all end up dead and eaten by zombies? Enjoy!









Excerpt:

I was sent off to gather worms. When I got back to the campsite, Lolille was making a ritual circle about twenty feet across out of twigs and dried grass.
“Get in here!” she chided. “No pokin’!” She tossed one of my worms at Verity, who screamed.
“That one’s high strung,” Lolille said to Cheswick with a nod. “Now gather round, y’all. Let me show you how we do things back home in Crawfish Gully.”
She arranged all the gruesome things we’d gathered into the center of the circle and began to dance around them, hopping up and down and chanting in some language that seemed a little like French, although I couldn’t make out its meaning.

An’ a gris-gris comin
Better watch les petits
Les mortes sont venues
Ici avec nous

Peter and I looked at each other. Verity was trembling. Becca had blanked out.
“Weirdest camping trip ever,” Cheswick said.
At that moment the circle around us burst into flames. Verity’s shaking hands flew to her face. Then Lolille fell into a swoon as the things around her—the worms and toads and moldy bark and all the other dirty things she’d made us fetch—wriggled and rose up around her like dream trees. They grew tendrils and wound among us, changing form, melting, growing, taking on color, taking on life, until we were faced with . . . people.
They’d all turned into people.
Some were young, no older than we were, and might have come straight from Ainsworth School, blinking in the moonlight and looking bewildered. There was a pale, beautiful girl with dark hair hanging down to her waist, who could have been on the cover of a fashion magazine, a lanky boy as tall as Peter, a gap-toothed Georgia Mae Jagger look-alike with big pink lips and bleached hair, a pair of twins with sly eyes like foxes, a short, stubby guy with a buzz cut and pimples . . .
And him. Him, perfectly, heartbreakingly gorgeous. A Chris Hemsworth clone, aged seventeen. Blond hair a little too long, cheeks that blushed. Eyes like blue ice, sparking in the firelight. He was wearing a red military jacket with gold epaulets. And he was looking at me.
“Katy.”
“Huh?” I’d been willing my heart to stop pounding. Peter was pinching my arm. “Ow.”
“This is some kind of spell,” he said.
Duh. “Well, yeah.”
“Are they all dead, or what?”
“I don’t . . .” I began, but then the pretty brunette floated up off the ground and hovered above our heads. “Well, maybe.”





About the author: 

Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON and the novella WISHES, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her works include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING and the nonfiction book DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America, the Romance Writers of America, the New York Public Library, and the Westchester Fiction Awards. LEGACY and POISON as well as THE FOREVER KING, GRANDMASTER, and THE TEMPLE DOGS, are available as eBooks. A third novel in the LEGACY series, SEDUCTION, is scheduled for release December 4.

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