Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: October 12, 2017 in giveaways, horror, reviews, YA
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Ultimate Sacrifice
S.E. Green
Publication date: October 3rd 2017
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

My Review

Well, this wasn’t what I was expecting, in a good way.

Told from Vickie’s, seventeen years old, point of view, the story begins when her brother finds a little girl’s body in the woods by their house. It appears to be a ritualistic sacrifice. The family is under suspicion because of the close proximity of the murder and their connection to the girl. Hounded by and condemned in the press, Vickie digs deep, looking for something, anything, to clear her and her family.

This story goes quickly. As Vickie gets desperate and does some stupid things to solve the murder, the more reckless she becomes. Her actions are believable. You know how you watch a movie and scoff when the character goes in the basement after hearing a strange noise. We are so sure nothing bad will happen to us that we often do go see. I could feel her frustration when people look at her strange. And her family has some deep, dark secrets. She thinks she knows them, but she doesn’t.

Reminds me so much of a movie I watched a long time ago. Two couples are racing to get away from demon worshipers after coming across their sacrifice. Just like in that movie, I kept getting nigglings of something supernatural. Not just because of how the little girl was killed either.

I also knew that the more Vickie stuck her nose into the investigation, the darker things would become. It was subtle to begin with. Then I started to get an idea where the author was taking me, and couldn’t wait to see if I was right. I knew what I wanted to happen. It’s horror, right. And I got it. A surreal ending.

4 Stars



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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Author S.E. Green

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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  1. Mary Preston says:

    The cover is the perfect fit.

  2. Heard this one was a good one and now I want it really bad!!! :)

  3. Great review! This sounds entertaining and definitely creepy! Glad you liked it! :)

  4. anxious58 says:

    Sounds like a good read.

  5. feeroberts64 says:

    This sounds really creepy. I love creepy!

  6. I love when the ending makes it all worth while.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. I just finished this Tuesday – that ending! OMG this was so much better than I even anticipated. It would make an interesting movie. I loved that fact that it came in at around 175 pages. I usually like longer reads but it really worked for this one and made it feel even faster paced and more dire!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. What an ending! I liked the shorter read too. Flew through it. A longer book would have put me through the anxiety ringer. LOL

  8. What a creepy cover. This sounds perfect for fall. You have me curious my friend.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Something about fall makes me want to read the creepy ones. Who am I kidding. I always want the creepy ones! LOL

  9. Sandra Watts says:

    Can’t wait for this one! Sounds super good!

  10. LauraJJ says:

    Oh the cover looks so neat! I cannot wait to read!

  11. Mindy Bel says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks amazing! I would really like to read it!