Survivor by Pauline Creeden #BookReview


For me Survivor was a highly awaited sequel to Sanctuary. Sanctuary was a story that seemed so different to me. We followed Jennie, Brad and Hugh as they dealt with inner demons as well as the alien looking demons that wanted nothing more than to turn them and anyone else left on the planet into a sort of zombie. I couldn’t put Sanctuary down leaving me longing for more. Survivor didn’t disappoint. While the story didn’t revolve around the characters I had become so attached to I got a chance to see what happened to the people who Hugh left behind and their struggle not only to bring a group of completely different individuals into a cohesive group but also the need for them to survive with their family and the family they just inherited. Survivor seemed to primarily focus on Rory, a teenage boy struggling with the disappearance of his mother and the need to take care of his twin sister. But each character still struggled, the Shisa still roamed around looking for new victims and the zombies continued to stumble around outside the protected walls of Rory’s group apartment building.

At first I found myself missing the switch of character in each chapter but with every character in one location there was no need for it. Through Rory’s eyes you could see the pain, grief and longing of each character; the groups struggle to just survive in their building or go outside those doors and look for other survivors.

I became so engrossed in Survivor I didn’t even realize I had come to the end of the story leaving me once again wanting more! Pauline has successfully made a sequel that is a perfect companion to Sanctuary.


*Novella companion to Sanctuary

What if the Biblical End Times unfolded in a way no one told you about and the rapture didn’t happen before the tribulation began…

Aliens have attacked and Rory’s mother is missing, but none of that matters much to him. He’s safe in his apartment complex, has his friends and his twin sister, Hailey. But as supplies start to dwindle, it becomes obvious that he needs to do something to make sure they all survive…even if it means he has to brave going outside through the Shisa and the zombies people have become. As long as they are safe, that’s all that matters, right?

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Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation

In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…

When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?

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Sanctuary crosses boundaries and borders and incorporates elements of all kinds of action and intrigue, from thriller-like adventure to a post-apocalyptic tale of life after aliens invade. Thus it will delight readers seeking something truly different, while disappointing those who anticipated a shallow, one-dimensional subject and story line.”


Pauline CreedenPauline Creeden

Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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