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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Jenni Bishop

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin is a thrilling sci fi, post apocalyptic, suspense story that had me on the edge of my seat, all the way through. I am not normally a zombie lover, but this story is unique and different in it’s telling and the plot and whilst it has walking dead, it’s focus is on how it came about and the people and their fight for survival.

This tale is definitely intense and will have your heart pumping and your fight or flight instincts kicking in and I had to remind myself to breathe, as I traversed my way around the action and danger, drama and twists and turns. Courtney’s story is an original twist and is so engrossing. Her vivid writing style, is so descriptive that it truly feels like you are the one fighting and trying to survive. I had to read it all in one go, I had to keep turning the pages because I had to know, I needed to know, I had to witness it first hand. Trust me when I say you will continue to think about it long after you have turned the last page and long after darkness has set, when you are looking in the shadows.

Rafe and Charlie have gone from normal to chaos and fighting to survive, but it’s not just the walking dead they have to worry about. Will they be able to survive the true evil that is after them?

I have not read anything by Courtney before, now I have to go back and read the first two books and scout around to see what else she has written because her word smithing is superb. This is definitely my favourite read so far for the new year.

If you love a thrilling, gory tale that is gruesome, is disturbing, is disgusting and intensely gripping, then this is one that should be on your reading list.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Heather Lovelace

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This zombie apocalypse novel is action packed from beginning to end. Well written, the characters and plot jump off the plate. I loved this book and continue to be enraptured by the author. Great read – definitely recommend!

reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Alive (Sundown Series) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Sarah Oakes

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about events unravelling. Rafe Duncan works for security in a government science facility. When he helps doctor Charlie off the road, and she is burgled she stays at his house with reluctance. But when events unravel at work, suddenly they have to stick together for survival. Can they make it?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Charlie standing up for herself but kind underneath or Rafae as strong and silent but kind underneath.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the natural imagery of the snow in the dawn light or the forest and mountains as something beautiful and calming with the cows. And also the use of the senses in particular to sounds with unnerving silences and horror filled pops and cracks later on.
I loved the mix of realism with the doctors and sci fi with the apocalypse combining together to perfection. Fast paced action with high stakes made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

Reviewed by @sarahoakes

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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Candida Hopper

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)
By Courtney Konstantin

Omg this book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time!!! There was danger and action throughout the entire story. I could not put this book down until I found out what happened. The author did an amazing job making me feel like I was right along for the ride. I became completely invested in the main characters Rafe and Charlie. I haven’t read the first two books in this series and I was able to follow along with it any trouble, but now that I have read this book I am absolutely going to go read the first two. This is the first book I have read by this author and I am so glad I did because I can’t say enough great things about this book, it was riveting and the attention to detail was awesome. I highly recommend this book.

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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Erica Fish

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alive is the first book that I have read by Courtney Konstantin and it will not be my last. She is an artist when it comes from her background scenery to her detail organization of her characters. I was so enthralled with this story that I found it very difficult to put it down. This is a sci-fi, zombie, a post-apocalyptic thrill that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I will admit when I was reading the jacket of this book that I was leery because of the zombie angle, but I was wrong as this zombie book is different than all the other books out there. The main characters are Rafe Duncan and Charlie Brewer. They work in a secret government facility. The plague breaks out in the facility and Rafe and Charlie has bigger problems. The zombies are hungry, the plague is killing everyone, and there is a group of government radicals who are on a mission to have everyone dead who worked in the secret facility. Will Rafe and Charlie be able to remain alive or will the zombies or government radicals find them first?

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Alive by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Kerry Baker

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alive by Courtney Konstantin is the third book in the Sundown Series. This book can be read as a stand-alone.
Everything about this book intrigued me from the moment I read the blurb. It sounded exactly like the kind of book I enjoy and I have to say it certainly did not disappoint in entertaining.
This book is fast paced, intense and was so enthralling it had me on the edge of my seat. There were times when I could feel my heart beating so hard that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I absolutely had to know what was going to happen next.
It really felt like you were there with the characters, fighting alongside them every step of the way.
While this book can be read as a stand-alone – it is the first book I have read by this author – I can see how it would be beneficial to read the previous books in this series. I know I will be going straight back to read them! This was a brilliant book and one I can say I highly recommend.

Reviewed by @kerry

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Alive (Sundown Series) By Courtney Konstantin – Review by Laura Furuta

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)
By: Courtney Konstantin
5 out of 5 stars

The story Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin is a thrilling book that I loved reading. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world where those who become infected with a plague turn into flesh-eating zombies. This story had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It is suspenseful and at times I had to remind myself to breathe. I loved reading about the characters of Rafe and Charlie. They both work at a facility where secret experiments are being conducted. A plague has started to turn anyone it infects and they find themselves in a world that has been turned upside-down and in chaos. They also find themselves pursued by mercenaries. Will Rafe and Charlie be able to survive both the zombies and those who are hunting them down? Read this book to find out. This story does an amazing job in making you feel like you are right there with the characters and experiencing what they do. I could feel the fear that they have when facing those who are infected. Charlie is a beautiful, smart, and strong woman. She is driven to prove that she can be an equal partner to Rafe, not just a responsibility. Rafe is a man that is determined to keep alive and also protect Charlie. He is someone who is caring and will defend himself and others. There are other additional characters that are introduced in the story and I enjoyed reading about the part that they play and their interactions with Charlie and Rafe. I absolutely love post-apocalyptic tales of survival and this book is an example of why. It is well-written and you won’t want to put it down until you read the last page. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by @dory7205

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Alive (Sundown Series Book #3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Angela Hayes

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Alive is the third thrilling instalment in the Sundown Series by Courtney Konstantin. This is a brilliant zombie, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic story with heart pounding action, drama, danger, government experiments, a plague, and a fight for survival. I am not kidding when I say I was on the edge of my seat for the majority of this story. The book is intense- and Ms. Konstantin took me on an adventure I won’t soon forget. There are a LOT of Zombie/apocalyptic stories that have made the rounds over the past few years, but this one is an original take on Zombie lore- easily pulling me in and keeping so totally engrossed that I lost all sense of time and place. I was in a page-flipping frenzy, desperately needing to know what was on the next page, and in store for the characters. Completely absorbed by the story, I finished it in one sitting. I am still thinking about it several hours later! Now that’s a sign of a great story and a superb author!
Ms. Konstantin has a vividly descriptive style that brought every 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 is a depth to the story and the multi-dimensional characters, that really sets this book apart from others in the same genre.
This is my first read from Ms. Konstantin- and even though this could be read as a standalone, it is abundantly clear that there is so much more to know, and that has made me even more intrigued by this fantastic story/series. I will definitely be going back to read the first two books, as well!
Honestly, if you love a thrilling read, Zombie/apocalyptic/survival stories with a gripping, well-written plot, and incredibly interesting characters- then this book should on your TBR! It’s a definite ‘must read’!
Addictive reading! Can’t wait for more!

Thank you, Ms. Konstantin!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Sue Kemp

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)
By Courtney Konstantin

Alive is the last book in the Sundown Series by Courtney Konstantin. This is not my usual genre of reads but I have to say after the first chapter this book did hold my interest and for the most part had me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what was or wasn’t going to happen. I also think I need to go get books one and two, so I know the whole story. What plans do you make when doomsday has arrived? Rafe and Charlie must now make these plans and hope they survive. The world as the humans now know it must fight against flesh eating zombies, where only the strongest would survive. Rafe and Charlie however not only had the flesh-eating zombies to worry about but also the Government radicals to take into account. The Government Radicals were after everyone who worked at Rafes family’s facility and that included Charlie and Rafe. Will Rafe and Charlie survive both the Zombies and the Radicals? Grab the book and find out, you won’t be disappointed it really is worth the read.

@sussieau

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Alive (Sundown Series Book 3) by Courtney Konstantin – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Alive (Sundown Series Book 3)Alive by Courtney Konstantin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a post-apocalyptic suspense thriller that left me sitting on the edge of my seat. I will be checking out other books by this author. This is a story about survival, zombies, and has a science fiction feel to it. It is a story that is easy flowing and the action just kept coming. Rafe and Charlie work in at a facility where Government experiments are done but now someone is out to silence anyone working there. I highly recommend reading this book to see who survives

Review by @bjwagner
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