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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Vengeance is the fifth thrilling instalment in the Sundown Series by Courtney Konstantin. This is such a brilliant zombie, post-apocalyptic survival story with so much heart pounding action, adventure, violence, drama, danger, a plague, fight scenes, tension, intensity, mystery, suspense, and so much more.
The is so vivid- every detail so cleverly crafted that the entire story came to life, pulling me into all the heart-pounding action- and had me in survival mode, looking around every corner for any new threats- believe me, I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of this story.
The book is intense, raw, gritty, and entirely gripping. Ms. Konstantin took me on an adventure that was so ‘real’ and believable- even though we don’t have zombies in the real world- she made a true believer- it was that realistic.
There are a LOT of zombie apocalyptic stories that have made the rounds over the past few years, but this story/series has quite an original take on the zombie ‘lore’. I was immersed in the story- losing all sense of time and place- completely engrossed and entirely invested in the outcome. I devoured it in one sitting and am still thinking about it, days later- and to me, that’s a sign of a great story and a superb author!
Ms. Konstantin has a bold, dynamic, and vividly descriptive style- which brought every single scene to life. I was right there, in amongst the action, fighting for survival! The story is so gripping, gruesome, and disturbing- but at the same time there are tender, emotive, and heartfelt moments which gave the story so much more depth.
Even though this could be read as a standalone, there is so much more to know, with important storyline/backstory, intriguing developments, as well as character introductions/details to be found in the previous books. So, I really recommend reading the previous books before starting on this one as knowing what happened previously will definitely enhance your reading experience of this book.
I cannot recommend this series and author highly enough! So, if you love a thrilling read with zombie/apocalyptic/survival theme- a gripping, well-written plot, and incredibly interesting characters- then this is the book/series for you! Seriously! What are you waiting for- it’s a definite ‘must read’!
Addictive reading! Can’t wait for more!

Thank you, Courtney Konstantin!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin was a great 5 star read.
Once I started I was pulled right in, this isn’t my typical read but I really enjoyed it.

Max is a very strong woman, she and her family are fighting the infected humans during a zombie apocalypse. They are also trying to fix things that have gone wrong while also hiding from the government. There is a serious twist that turns Max’s world upside down.

Will the family survive? Will the truth come out?

My emotions were all over the place. We get danger, suspense and so much more in this great read. The author’s writing brings you right into her world and you feel like you’re right there with the characters. All of the characters added a great element to the story. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Even though it is book 5 in the series it can be read as a stand alone. However I highly suggest you read from the beginning to thoroughly enjoy the series. 1-click and get started today.

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Amanda Kimble

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Vengeance (The Sundown Series #5) by Courtney Konstantin

This is the first book I’ve read by Konstantin and I must say I’m looking forward to the next book. Courtney is an amazing, talented woman. This book had me in tears.

Max was a single mom until she found that her ex is still alive. When she brings Griffin home things work out very well. They make a great team and she won’t leave him alone in his time of need. The quote I chose for Max is: “If you don’t wake up, I’m not sure how I’m going to get us out of here.”

Griffin is finally back where he’s wanted to be since he was a teen. Max Duncan. His high school sweetheart. And his daughter Jack. The quote I chose for Griffin is: “This coming from you is comedic gold, truly. I wish Alex and Rafe were here to witness the words coming from your mouth.”

Highly recommended for Sci-fi Paranormal lovers.

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Vengeance by Courtney Konstantin – Reviewed by Roxsanne Lesieur.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Max Duncan is one of three siblings on the run from a government organisation who want her head, she is recovering from the torture she experienced at their hands and she has a family around her, but her thirst for vengeance against the man who tortured her is haunting her days and nights where she has nightmares of her being in that chamber again and this time not surviving. She is struggling with life in the group because of this, but the apocalyptic circumstances she finds herself in allow her to forget that her troubles when she is out on runs, or fighting for her life against the undead.

As she settles in for another meal with her family, not just joined by blood but by jointly held experiences she cannot stop thinking about the missed shot and the consequences of leaving this particular person alive, but she aspect she is struggling to accept the most is the person who missed that shot, it is a relic of thinking from her childhood, but something she is trying hard to change, but everyone around her is feeling the resulting tension. The one person she can count on though is her partner and her child’s father, this is only enforced when they go out hunting together to gather some fresh meat for the group, plus the few days break from the tension will be good for everyone, not just Max. When they get back to their home base, they find that there are four of the undead there and have to delay their entrance to deal with the threat, then after moving them as far away as possible so as not to draw attention to themselves, then after they have cleaned up a family meeting is called, this is where they find out that they need to find someone, Max is not impressed and feels that it isn’t something they should be focussing on and also that the individual isn’t someone they should or can trust, instead it should be finishing what they started and getting rid of her torturer, there is a discussion where everyone weighs in their opinion and in the end she is overruled and the decision is made to find them.

As the plan is put into action, they also take the opportunity to find out about their other important person, however, the news is not what they want to hear but they agree that at least they have some idea on what is going on, but they take advantage of the opportunity to gather supplies from the gas station they stopped in before they head back, but it is an escape by the skin of their teeth when a large horde of the undead attack them as they are leaving. As the news of what they found is broken to the group, Max decides that they need more information and that she will be the one to go and get it, so she sets out with her favourite hunting partner to scout out locations and find a scavenger party so that they can abduct one of the members and get them to spill the information they know, however, albeit they got some more information, it doesn’t go quite to plan and her partner gets injured during the confrontation, this leads to them taking longer to get home and in the meantime becoming trapped due to the severity of the injuries and lo and behold, the person who comes to their rescue just happens to be one of the people they are looking for, but will they end up being a friend or foe in the days to come and will the information which they have gleaned during the run be enough for them to formulate and execute a plan to finally put a rest to all their troubles?

This post-apocalyptic thriller will leave you strung out after being whirled around on an emotional rollercoaster as the scenarios play out and decisions are made, this fast paced story is full of action and suspense throughout and will leave you wanting to read until the end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Shannon Fowler

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book 5 in the Sundown Series but can be read as a standalone. However, there are references and characters from the first four books that may lead to more questions. I did read this book out of order and enjoyed it quite well. Well enough to get the rest I have missed!

This story, and series, is an apocalyptic-type story with the entire country being “infected” except for a select few. Our heroine Max along with her sister and brother and their new family are trying to right the wrongs and figure out the world without a true government while fighting/killing the “infected” who eat the uninfected humans.

I am left wondering what will happen to the family and how they will continue to survive. With the next threat coming at them questions remain! Looking forward to the next book.

I am also wondering if Konstantin writes other genres as her knack for thriller/adventure is spot on!

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Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story. It is well written and all the characters are well developed and likeable. This is the fifth book in the series but it is OK to read as a standalone as the book makes sense without reading the previous ones. It’s a gripping story that is fast paced from the beginning.

This book is set in a time when there is a zombie apocalypse is happening. Max and her family have found a safe haven safe from the zombies and the government who are after them. Max and her family know the truth behind the outbreak so the government is trying to capture them to keep it quiet. With other people to try and rescue it is a story about deciding what’s best. Do they leave potential survivors for the safety of themselves? Or do they risk it all to help safe others?

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This dystopian page turner stands on its own in a genre overrun with retells and predictability. I jumped into this series with this book, unaware that I had missed so many books prior, but didn’t feel I was at a loss starting where I did. Konstantin did a great job weaving this gripping tale together in a way that speaks to all age groups and leaves the reader enthralled. Now that I’ve found this keeper I cannot wait to go back and catch up on the rest of the series.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great SciFi, Paranormal story. I would say that this would be a great additional story for the Young Adult genre as well. Even though this book is Book 5 of the series, it can be a stand alone. The plotline is a fast paced post-apocalyptic suspenseful story. I could not stop reading this book. I was turning the pages so fast that I almost got paper cut. It is centered around one character, Max. I felt that she was fully developed and well liked. She was in a tragic accident that changed her life around. She is marked and has to watch her back at all times. She wants to keep those close to her safe. I highly recommend this story to see what happens to Max.

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Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vengeance (Sundown Series Book 5)
By Courtney Konstantin

  • This book is intriguing, full of suspense, action and what surprised me the most was how emotional it was. Even though this is the fifth book in the series it can be read as a stand alone. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. There are wonderful characters in this story and you can’t help but become invested. I don’t normally read zombie stories but this one is more than a zombie story, it is different than any I have read before. I really enjoyed the dynamics in this family and their different personalities. This is a well written book that was enjoyable to read. I recommend this book.View all my reviews

Vengeance (The Sundown Series Book 5) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Duncan’s just ROCK! I can’t help but be impressed by this group. They are living in a difficult world now but have become stronger as the days go by. This story kept me reading and on the edge of my seat. Never knowing what was going to happen next unless it involved the infected (then…I knew). The emotions and thought process I went through while reading was enormous! Fright, worry, tears (yes I teared up!), happiness as well as wondering how I would do as one of these Characters…pretty sure the answer is not well.

The characters are simply Bad to the Bone! They all have little issues but they each have wondrous strengths that complement each other. Alex is the leader/mother type figure. But don’t cross her because she will go “Mamma Bear” on you! Rafe and all his knives… he just impresses me! He is a physically and mentally strong one. Max is on another level than these two. She speaks her mind, has one goal and loves her family. I loved watching how these and the others band together and fall apart.

This is an interesting series. I have only read a couple books in here. Each book explains what has happened or is happening to everyone so they are basically stand alones. I loved reading this and look forward to the last in the Sundown Series!

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