Monday, July 15, 2013

REVIEW: TOMMY NIGHTMARE (The Paranormals, #2) by J.L. Bryan

Title: Tommy Nightmare
Series: The Paranormals, #2
Author: J.L. Bryan
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: April 10, 2011
Genre: Paranormal
Reviewed by: Books4Tomorrow
Source: Purchased
My smiley rating: 4/5


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...


If you’ve read the first book, Jenny Pox, you’ll love Tommy Nightmare. Bryan brings back key characters from the first book and adds to the mix a handful of exciting new characters with their own unique talents to amp up the suspense.

Although Tommy Nightmare doesn’t pick up at the exact point where Jenny Pox left off, it does continue the story of what happened at Fallen Oak after Jenny murdered nearly half the town’s people. It was great to meet up again with Jenny and Seth and in a way, also with Ashleigh. She is one of the most terrifying villains I’ve come across. Imagine a teenage girl wielding the power of love and using that to manipulate her parents and an entire town of people to bend to her will. That doesn’t sound too terrible now, does it? But the way Bryan wrote it, it is downright petrifying. Tommy and Esmeralda, each with their own powers, were a great addition to the story, but Ashleigh and Jenny were undoubtedly the stars. With the introduction of Alexander, hence the title of the third book, Alexander Death, things just got so much more intense towards the end.

I loved the parts where Jenny had dreams about one of her previous lives in the Roman era. That was a nice touch to the story. I enjoyed this book so much I stayed up the whole night reading until I had finished it at dawn. There were a few minor things that bugged me and which were a little hard to overlook, but it didn’t dampen my enjoyment of the story and I’m eagerly anticipating reading Alexander Death. Tommy Nightmare can be read as a stand-alone, but it will make you curious enough to read the first book to find out what happened between Jenny, Ashleigh and Seth; and also to get to know these three characters more.  


Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan has 119 reviews on Goodreads. Read it here.



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