Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kiera Hudson: Dead Flesh (Book 1) by Tim O'Rourke: Review

Kiera Hudson: Dead Flesh (Series 2/Book 1)
By Tim O'Rourke
Published March 31st 2012
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

When Kiera and her friends return from the dead, they soon realise that the world is not the same – it has been pushed. Returning to Hallowed Manor, Kiera soon learns that it’s not only the world that has changed, she is changing, too.

Asked to help solve the murder of missing school teacher, Emily Clarke, Kiera and her friends soon discover that they are now living in a world where humans and wolves live together, sharing a fragile peace.

But during her investigations, Kiera soon discovers that the world is now a much darker and dangerous place than the one she left behind.

“Dead Flesh” is Book One in The Kiera Hudson Series Two.

This is a Young Adult novel, recommended for ages sixteen years and up.

Darkfallen's thoughts:
First I want to say this is more of a 4.5 stars for me. Goodreads really needs to get with the program and give us the half star ratings. Lol

Kiera and the gang are back!....well sort of. They are back but they are definitely not the same. Then again who can come back from the dead unchanged? But it isn't long before they don't have time to worry about the strange things that are happening with themselves and have to focus on this new world that they've come back to. A place where everything seems to be off just a little. And the worst part? In this world the wolves have taken over. They're no longer the stuff of myths and fairy tales, no they are very real and the humans live in fear of them.

Kiera and the gang do what they do best, and stand up to the bat to take on this world head first, determined to set it right. The question is can they do it without getting themselves killed...again?

So when I first found out that Tim was doing a spin off series using most of the same characters I wasn't sure how that was going to work. But all I can say is it works in a way that only Tim O'Rourke can pull off! This book turned out to be amazing!! Now I will say that in the beginning it was a little slow to start and I started to think this was going to be the same as the first series which made me a little discouraged, but I stuck it out and I was sooooooooo glad that I did!

For one thing it was nice to see Kiera & Potter embrace their relationship and work together. I mean sure they had their spats, like we know the will because hello this is Potter we are dealing with, but they finally seem to accept that they lovers and nothing will come between that. It was nice to see the softer side of Potter when he was dealing with Kiera. I can't wait to see their relationship grow even more, and dare I say...go on a real date? Lol

We also get a closer look into Kayla with half of the chapters being told from her POV. I have always like Kayla and I am so glad we get to know her better. I really hope we get to keep Sam. (a boy that likes her) I would love to see her find some happiness and someone that can finally accept her for her after everything that she's lost in her life.

Overall this was a great start to this spin off series! Plenty of action and new twists that will keep you guessing and plenty of cliffhangers that will keep you reading!



  1. Such a creepy cover! I love it!! I haven't actually read the first series but I think I should :) great review!

  2. when will book 2 come out in the 2nd series