TOMMY NIGHTMARE by J.L. Bryan
(Jenny Pox #2)
Publisher: J.L. Bryan Books
Released: 11th April 2011
Review Format: Kindle Edition (with thanks to J.L. Bryan)
While Fallen Oak recovers from the Jenny pox, someone new is hunting Jenny. Like Jenny, Ashleigh Goodling belonged to a pair of opposites with powers that mirror each other.
Now Jenny and Seth must face the opposite of love...
A few months ago I reviewed Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan and I thought it was great. So when Mr Bryan asked me if I’d like to do a review for the second book in the series, Tommy Nightmare, I jumped at the chance! I think I actually nearly bit his hand off in my rush to grab myself a copy. I hope I didn’t leave any teeth marks! *grins*
You know how it is when you really enjoyed the first book in a series and when you read the second it can sometimes be a bit of a let-down? You’ve experienced that, yes? I know I have. Well, Tommy Nightmare definitely did not let me down and I loved it even more than the first book!
The characters J.L. Bryan writes are pretty amazing. I loved Jenny and her ‘opposite’, Seth in book one. They were so easy to get to know and great fun to hanging around with. Just in case you don’t know, these guys have special gifts, only Jenny doesn’t see hers as a ‘gift’ but a huge burden. I think I can tell you without giving out any spoilers that Jenny’s touch kills. Even the slightest touch from her would give you the ‘Jenny Pox’ and you’d probably die a horrible, painful death. Seth is her opposite, and then there’s Ashleigh … Listen, I’m not going to tell you anymore about Jenny Pox, you’ll just have to read the darned book!
But anyway, I was talking about the characters. In book two, the first character we meet is new to the scene. Tommy. Tommy is living with a group of other boys in a foster home with, lets just say, not so nice foster parents. He’s not an evil kid and he can’t help having a ‘gift’. I really liked Tommy, or maybe more to the point I felt sorry for him and I really enjoyed the character. There are a few new characters brought into this story, but I think you get my point about how much I loved reading about them.
It amazes me how this author sets the scene. There are no long, drawn out descriptions of anywhere, but he seems to implant the picture into your brain without you realising it and the plots are always fast paced and exciting, with Tommy Nightmare being no exception. There was nothing about this book I didn’t like. I flew through it in a matter of days (which is really fast for me) and it’s actually taken me longer to digest the story and decide how to go about writing this review without it being full of spoilers, than it did to read the book.
There is some swearing, the occasional sex scene and a bit of gore in here, but this is not a horror book and you won’t have to check under the bed before you go to sleep after reading. Age-wise, I think it’s pretty suitable for anyone over 16. Do I recommend it? OMG yes! This series is definitely not one to miss out on. Seriously! Go get yourself a copy!*
My rating: 5 stars