Saturday, September 29, 2012

{Review} The Tomb by Dave Ferraro

ASIN #: B0059K5W68
File Size: 423 KB
Page Count: 306
Copyright: July 1, 2011
Publisher: David Ferraro

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

18-year-old Rachel Thyme has been handed the opportunity of a lifetime when she joins an archaeological dig off the coast of Australia. Eager to have some experience under her belt, she doesn't question the rumors the locals tell of the previous archaeology crews and the haunting disappearances. She ignores the first signs that something is wrong when her crewmates begin to do strange things, that propel them deeper into the bowels of Black Forest Island. But she can hardly write off discovery after discovery that lead her to confront a long-hidden tomb and puts into question what she thinks she knows about the supernatural.

Rachel wants nothing more than to prove herself on this excursion, especially as it was her daddy's money that helped her land this job, and as she makes friends, and even sees a little romance, she discovers horrors she can hardly imagine, from evil slowly awakening around her, to the hidden demons locked in her past.

The Tomb is a stand-alone prequel to the Hunters of the Dark paranormal fantasy series.

Mandy's Review:

I enjoyed reading a prequel that wasn't about Shanna, the main focus of the Hunters of the Dark series. But I'm wondering why Rachel? It certainly explains why she's known as a 'bitch' amongst the group of hunters, but I'm wondering if there's going to be stories about all of the hunters' beginnings. I would like to know how they all came to the point of joining the group and what their first experiences were.

In The Tomb, Rachel is in Australia on a three-month dig. The females that are around her age are somewhat jealous of Rachel because of her looks, family money, and being able to pull strings to get on the team. The guys that are around her age all want to hook up with her. Rachel is not savvy in the ways of romantic mystique, though, since she was basically brought up in a French all-girl boarding school. She would like to be friends with them all, but her main focus is the job at hand. It doesn't help her reputation, though, when it's her that discovers the hidden doors that lead into the tombs.

There are some weird things going on. People are in trances doing strange things and then people begin disappearing. Is it the work of a team member or is there something paranormal going on?

The Tomb was interesting to read, but I missed the camaraderie of the group of Hunters.

*An ecopy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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