Donners of the Dead, like all of the Karina Halle books I’ve read, was FANTASTIC! One of the many things that I love about Halle’s writing is that her characters are so real, they are flawed and in your face and you can’t help but to connect with them and love them.
This book was no exception, Eve was strong, capable, noble girl and you couldn’t help but admire her. And Jake was mysterious, sexy, and stoic, I knew I loved him the first time he called Eve Pine Nut! It was the goofiest, unsexiest nickname I’ve ever heard and I LOVED IT! I couldn’t help but grin like a fool every time he said it.
The other thing I love about Halle’s writing is that she has a real talent for sending chills right down your spine when she wants to. I love a good scare, I started reading Stephen King novels when I was just a kid and I’ve been hooked ever since. While all my friend’s were playing mall madness I was engulfed in a story about a killer clown and lulling myself to sleep with lingering “We all float down here, Georgie”. There aren’t that many writers that can make my heart race, or make me check over my shoulder for the things that go bump in the night, but Karina Halle is one of them. Donners of the Dead was a chilling tale and not only because of the flesh eating atrocities that were running rampant in this book, but also at the truly frightening ugly side of human nature…
“There are only monsters inside of angels and angels inside of monsters. Choose wisely.”
I loved the fact that this story was prompted by an actual event in history, it honestly made me want to know more about the actual events that transpired with the Donner party. I also liked the Native American aspect to this book, it had some cool myths and interesting facts that brought a lot of great elements to this story! I read this book start to finish in one day. I couldn’t sleep not knowing how it all turned out. Thankfully it was quick and effortless to get through. It kept me completely engulfed from start to finish. Anyone who enjoys Karina Halle books will not be disappointed in this! And if you live under a rock and haven’t read anything by her yet, I recommend doing so, immediately. This was a gruesome tale and I loved every minute of it!
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.