Book Review: What Kills Me by Wynne Channing @wynnechanning
*This is an old review transferred to my new website*
A friend led me to this book and it caught my interest from the blurb. I don’t buy books often but I bought this in a sheepish impulse. I had several books that I already agreed to review so this was bumped further down the list. All I can say is this book is so much better than its blurb or its absolutely gorgeous cover (and I sort of wish I had bumped it up).
The book tells the story of a seventeen year old girl that finds herself the victim of vampire politics. It has everything you could want in a vampire novel: blood, violence, death, intrigue, psychos and allies that will die for your heroine.
Though short (Amazon estimates it at about 219 pages for the ebook and I read the book in less than a day), it fits into it digitized pages the action of a much thicker novel, flitting from one harrowing fight scene to the next. The scenery is well thought out and clearly depicted without detracting from the speed and flow of the plot.
The characters keep you guessing and I thoroughly enjoyed Lucas, a companion that is about as hard to read as a book in braille to a sighted person. The reactions of Zee, the main character, are realistic and engaging, making you feel for her. You empathize with her trials. You fear for her life and the life of her friends.
What Kills Me will keep you glued to the edge of your seat till the very end. Don’t miss out.
About the Author
Wynne Channing is an award-winning national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist.
She started writing horror/fantasy tales as a girl. She still has the first novel that she wrote when she was 10. It’s (unintentionally) hilarious.
Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite).
She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”