I got to know author, A.M.Manay a bit better a while ago when she was a guest ON WHOSE ON THE SHELF with Nonnie Jules.
https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/a-m-manay-in-whos-on-the-shelf-with-nonnie-jules/ I liked her interview so much and reblogged it at: https://marethmbotha.wordpress.com/category/a-m-manay/ Reading author interviews as well as their blog posts certainly brings a reader closer to the voice in the book. So, even though I had “She Dies at the End” on my TBR List for a while, I’m glad that I finally had an opportunity to read it.
In addition to her work as an award-winning indie author of supernatural new adult fantasy, A.M. Manay is a former inner-city chemistry teacher, a singer, a yoga enthusiast, and a mother through domestic open adoption. She has a passion for increasing diversity in popular culture and for strong heroines who stand up for themselves, make their own decisions, and don’t depend on romance as their reason for being.
November Snow has seen her own burial a thousand times. It is the only thing she knows about her future. In a war among vampires and fairies, a small advantage can mean the difference between victory and defeat. And a psychic who can peer across the globe, unspool the past, and probe the future is more than a small advantage. Everyone wants to use her for his own ends: the ancient king, the black sheep, the dutiful son, the lost boy.
But November Snow wants things, too, before death comes for her. She wants purpose. She wants friendship. She wants love. She wants happiness. She wants respect. And she will not settle for less. Pulled into the midst of a royal family feud centuries in the making, she must forge her own path through violence, betrayal, first loves, and mortal peril as she struggles to come to terms with her gift and her destiny, even as she knows this for certain: She dies at the end …
Bronze medalist in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards
Finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards
MarethMBotha on 6 April 2017
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
“SHE DIES AT THE END by A.AM Manay has been an incredible, imaginative and somewhat violent story – to be expected from a book with this setting and plot. Nevertheless, the author manages to draw the reader into the story from the first page. I can assure you that I never felt the need for skimming or skipping pages – too scared I would miss some important detail.
This is the first ever vampire/werewolf/fairy story I’ve ever read. So I cannot give a comment on what sort of behaviour to expect from the cast of characters other than to mention that the plot moved along at a steady pace, revealing many unexpected twists and turns: there wasn’t a dull moment anywhere.
Other positives: Good, meaningful and believable dialogue; some specific scene setting driving the plot; beautiful descriptive scenes and a strong, somewhat tragic heroine and an even more tragic hero, had me wanting to find out more with the turn of each page; vengeful greedy villains assisted by all sorts of traitors – all make for a thrilling read; flow and ebb of the plot written with just enough tension to make this book a page turner for me; well edited and formatted.
If you can accept the blood and gore of a story such as this, and appreciate the high quality of the writing, I recommend this book as an excellent read.”
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