Monday, 17 September 2018

Predators by Michaelbrent Collins Review!

41555326Title: Predators
Author: Michaelbrent Collins 
Pages: 380
Published: September 4th 2018
Source: From Author

PURCHASE: Amazon

SHE IS ONE OF THE ONLY ANIMALS WHO CAN CHASE A LION FROM HIS KILL... 
Evie Childs hoped the all-expense-paid trip to Africa would give her a chance at adventure. Maybe it would even let her forget a past that haunts her, and find safety from a husband who abuses her. 
HER JAWS CAN CRUSH BONE TO POWDER... 
But when a group of “freedom fighters” kidnaps her safari tour group, intent on holding them for ransom, the adventure turns to nightmare. 
SHE KNOWS NO MERCY, ONLY HUNGER... 
Now, Evie and the rest of the survivors must travel across miles of the harshest, most dangerous environment on Earth. No food. No water. No communications. 
And they’re being hunted. 
SHE IS THE ONLY ANIMAL ALIVE WHO LAUGHS AS SHE HUNTS... 
A pack of Africa’s top predators have smelled the blood of the survivors, and will not stop until they have fed. Because in this place, you can be either one of the prey, or one of the... 
PREDATORS

My Thoughts:

I knew nothing about this book  before I started reading! I got an early copy of this and couldn't find it listed on Goodreads so went into this blind, and boy was I surprised! I devoured this and didn't want it to end!! At first I thought that it was werewolves or something.... don't ask me why, but it's not, it's something even scarier, something real and something I wouldn't put at the top of the food chain!! 

Evie won an all expense paid safari trip to Africa and hoped it would help her forget. Gram, her son Craig and his daughter Gale are on the safari trip of a lifetime because one of them is terminally ill. Selena and her husband are trying to rekindle things. All 7 of these are hoping to see what Africa has to offer, but Africa has changed and there's a new alpha predator, one that the lions even fear, and this rag tag group are about to get up close and personal with them. 

Africa is in the middle of a drought and the safari place is struggling, Naeku, is one of the safari guides and she hopes that this time they will find the animals and the customers will be happy. But she doesn't count on the two mysterious men that join their safari and kidnaps them. Naeku, Evie and the rest will have to traverse a hostile landscape and try to find safety before it's too late.

The thing I loved about this book the most was the setting and the way the author brings the bleak African landscape to life. He made me want to visit the place but also stay away from it because of the animals!! The predators in this were brilliantly written and I had to go look them up on the computer to see if what the author wrote about them was some what true! They are as scary as they are described here ;) Everyone has heard about these animals, but I wouldn't have thought they could be Alpha predators. The way the author gives us a look at Queen and her thoughts and feelings was awesome.

There are also quite a few characters that we get to know. Each has a story to tell and they were heartbreaking for different reasons. I immediately felt for each of them and connected to them all. I don't want to say too much about them because I feel like you need to read their stories to understand them!! Some characters you will hate, some you will love, but each of them will touch you in some way!! It's not just animals that can be the monsters and the author does't shy away from showing us this! The animals we can understand, it's the human monsters we can't! 

Anyway, this book was definitely different than what I thought it was going to be. It's slow to get going, but once it does, it's full on, brutal action. It's not just about the animal attacks, it's so much more and I really hope we might get to see some of the characters again, I doubt it, but one can hope!! 





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