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{November 14, 2012}   {Review} Dead Statues by Tim O’Rourke (Kiera Hudson Series Two, #3)

From Goodreads: 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?


Once again, O’Rourke sets the scene for a powerful Kiera Hudson book that will have readers second-guessing all the characters, but mainly… the most beloved, Potter.  This novel is much darker than the rest; with the recent death of a character very close to our hearts and the constant fighting and “betrayal” amongst the remaining characters, O’Rourke makes this a heartbreaking tale. Moreover, the vivid descriptions of flesh being torn from bodies makes this novel not for the faint of heart.  It definitely made me cringe at a level I haven’t experienced in an O’Rourke novel until this point, and it’s my understanding that it has to get worse before things can get better.  But, I love it.

O’Rourke’s novels whisk me away to an alternate world where werewolves and vampyrus walk the earth, and though it’s very dangerous, especially in this “pushed” world (a world turned upside down—like a parallel universe), I still very much want to be a part of it.  And when O’Rourke begins his tales, that’s exactly what happens.  Don’t miss out on this amazing series, especially as O’Rourke has just released the next installment, Dead Seth, so if you’re afraid of the cliffhanger (and what a cliffhanger it is!), rest assured, the answers are coming.  Four stars.

I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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