Panic Review

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Title:  Panic

Author:  Katie Hughart

Published:  2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre:  Fiction, Suspense


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I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write a review on this book or not.  I’m just wary about hurting people’s feelings.   Writing a bad review on a popular book with hundreds of reviews is much different than writing one on a book that’s out there with only a few reviews on Goodreads or Amazon.  I feel bad if I bring down the author’s rating, especially because I received this book for free from the author herself.  Also, to even write a book is a huge accomplishment in itself.  So Ms. Hughart, I hope this doesn’t hurt your feelings, and I applaud you for being able to write a book at all; it’s definitely something I would never be able to do.

I actually read this book back in July, and then I fell really ill for a few months.  So while I don’t remember every detail, I do remember some things.  I felt like there was a character or two in the story (the nurse being one) who had no place in it.  I feel like her character could totally be removed and not affect the story at all.  I don’t like when the point of view shifts, and I like it even less when a secondary character (nurse) pops up very late in the book with one.  It just takes me out of the story because by that point in the book, the reader already has a feel for the characters; so to jump into someone else’s head at that time in the story, just isn’t for me.

Also, I read the whole book and finished it.  This is a good thing; there have been some (few) where I just give up.  However, I feel like finishing it was also a bad thing; something horrific happens at the end with no closure at all.  The story just ends.  After reading the whole book, to get to an ending like that, sort of made me a wee bit upset.  I understand having cliffhangers, perhaps there was going to be a sequel?  But I always like the protagonist(s) to have at least some hope, you know?  Especially with an ending like this one.

That’s pretty much it, but like I have said before, even though I didn’t like it, doesn’t mean that you won’t.


Have a great weekend everyone.


My Rating:  1 ½  out of 5 stars


Happy reading!




****(I was given this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.)****


2 thoughts on “Panic Review

  1. As long as you were upfront about your review methods, you shouldn’t worry. It is your own opinion and no one is going to take it as you are representing a whole community of voices. Self published authors are a hard niche. I have decided to not review self publish writers because I have high standards and many traditional publishers don’t even do well on my scale and thus most self publishers wouldn’t fare well at all (I would dare even say all). Kudos to you for reading the book and giving it a review.

    I felt your review mentioned a good reason for you to not like the book.

    • Yeah, I definitely have a high scale and standards too. Though I have actually read a few self published authors that were really good lately too. Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

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