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Xpresso Book Tours: Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

Book Title: Ultimate Sacrifice

Book Author: S.E. Green

Page Count: 175

Publishing Date: October 9th, 2017

Publisher:Oftomes Publishing

Date Read: August 13, 2017

Synopsis: Vickie has always lived a quiet, ordinary      life in an equally quiet and ordinary small      town. Yet one fateful night a child turns up dead in the woods behind her house in a ritualistic slaughter. Vickie and her family are suddenly thrown into a national spotlight. But as the investigation unfolds, she begins to realize her family isn’t so ordinary after all. Evil is inching closer to those she holds dear and Vickie isn’t sure who she can ultimately trust.

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The Review:

So, I have done something fun and unique. I had received the ARC of this one a while back from Oftomes Publishing, and had written my review on it. I had signed up for the blog tour to continue to spread the word and decided that I was going to do a re-read of the book and review it from a re-readable (making that a word, yep) perspective. You can find my original review here.

Ultimate Sacrifice is creepy, mysterious, and mind-boggling. It is a perfect Halloween read and will have you guessing until the very end! This one is well written, has an intriguing, developed plot, and is full of insane twists and turns! It will have you on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding!

S.E. Green has done an outstanding job with developing this story. It has an immense amount of creepiness and surprise to it! The murder mystery clues are so well hidden that, even on a second read through, it is still difficult to determine who killed Michelle until the very end! Every character in the book is a suspect.

On a second read through I feel that the characters are a little more developed than I initially thought. They each have their own unique personalities that add depth to the story and the suspicion of the murder. Vicki is still my favorite because she is daring and brave and really tries to figure out who the murderer is and why the clues keep linking to loved ones around her. Kevin seems more authentic to me second time around and definitely added a layer of depth to the story that I did not see the first time.  I still do not like Travis, but his actions make more sense to me after reading the book again too.

Though there were several clues layered within the story that alluded to the truth behind Michelle’s murder, I think it would take an extremely meticulous reader to pick them out and figure out the murder mystery before the ending of the book. Even with a second read through I could not pick out any particular details that pointed to the truth. The hints I found made more sense on second read through, but were definitely not obvious.

I have decided to raise my rating after reading this one through again. I really enjoyed the fact that it was re-readable and that the author spent so much time developing the plot, mystery, family drama, and powerful twists and turns that made this story so great! It was thrilling and creepy, with several satisfying horror scenes and suspicious characters. Make sure to read this one if you are looking for an October read with a high creep factor!


Thank you to Oftomes Publishing and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.


Author Bio:

S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) is the award winning author of the thriller, KILLER INSTINCT, the spy series, THE SPECIALISTS, and the romances, THE SUMMER MY LIFE BEGAN and SHADOW OF A GIRL. She lives off the coast of Florida with her very grouchy dog. ULTIMATE SACRIFICE is her debut YA horror, due out October 2017.

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Tour Schedule:

October 9th
Ceres Books World
To The Moon And Back Reviews
Emma And Kelsey Chat
The Book Club Page
anie’s blog: diary of a wannabe writer
Moohnshine’s Corner
Bibliobibuli YA

October 10th
Darque Dreamer Reads
Smokin’ Hot Reads
The Last Page
Arkham Reviews
Life at 17

October 11th
Kendra Loves Books
Mythical Books
Literary Meanderings
The Phantom Paragrapher
Why I Read
A Weebish Book Blog

October 12th
Gryffindor Books
Captivated Reading
YA & NA Bookshelf
The Attic Ghost
Booker T’s Farm: Books & Nails & Puppy Dog Tales

October 13th
Tara’s Book Addiction
I Read Indie
Girls With Books
Movies, Shows, & Books
Jazzy Book Reviews
Liezel’s Book Blog

October 14th
Am Kinda Busy Reading
The Genre Minx Book Reviews
Imagine Reader
Gemmas Book Nook
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Lisa Loves Literature



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17 thoughts on “Xpresso Book Tours: Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green

  1. I often experience that as well, that when re-reading a book there’s more depth to be found as I initially thought when reading it for the first time. That’s one of many reasons why I love to re-read books!

    The book sounds awesome, the only thing that’s holding me back is the number of pages this book counts. Id expected it to be somewhat bigger when I read the synopsis and such. I’m a bit scared as to how a book with the murder mystery and such could be well developed with that amount of pages. But then.. reading your review it doesn’t look like it’s affecting the development at all, so I’ve decided to put it on my wishlist!

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  2. I loved this book as well and your review on Goodreads was part of what pushed me to add the book to my TBR! This book definitely has some re-read value even after knowing how it ends, if anything I imagine it makes all of the events of the story even creepier and changes the way some characters would be viewed. Love the review!

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    1. I am glad you added it to your TBR! What you said is what motivated me to read it again and do another review because re-readablility is so important to a lot of readers and I think it shows how well the author wrote something with creepy twists and turns.

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