June 5, 2017

Nothing Left to Lose Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Nothing Left to Lose (John Cleaver #6)
Author: Dan Wells
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Tor Books 


New York Times bestselling author Dan Wells continues his acclaimed John Wayne Cleaver series, popular with fans of Dexter

Hi. My name is John Cleaver, and I hunt monsters. I used to do it alone, and then for a while I did it with a team of government specialists, and then the monsters found us and killed almost everyone, and now I hunt them alone again.

This is my story.

In this thrilling installment in the John Wayne Cleaver series, Dan Wells brings his beloved antihero into a final confrontation with the Withered in a conclusion that is both completely compelling and completely unexpected.

Don't forget to catch the film adaptation of the first installment in the series, I am Not a Serial Killer, in theaters August 26th.


"Top-notch writing and well-structured suspense elements keep the story moving briskly."―Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series will welcome Wells's gripping debut.” ―Publishers Weekly on I Am Not a Serial Killer

“Wells's debut is an unabashedly gory gem. This deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery, and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish, even if they won't admit it. Buy multiples where it won't be banned.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on I Am Not a Serial Killer

“This dazzling, un-put-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please.” ―F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

“The beauty of the prose, mixed with the depth of characterization, gives the haunting, first person narrative a human touch. Regardless of your age or your genre preferences, you will find this story both profound and enthralling.” ―Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author

Nothing Left to Lose is the latest installment in the highly original and thrilling John Cleaver series. One of the great things about this series is the fact that each book is just as fantastic as the last. A lot of series have a tendency to go downhill after a couple of installments, but this is definitely an exception to that. I fell in love with these books after reading the first one and I continue to be happily surprised with each successive novel. 

Every aspect of the book is very well done. The main character, John, is complex and fascinating. He's a teenager, but has seen and done things that most adults will never get to in their lives. Even though he's a legitimate monster hunter who's wanted by the FBI, he's really accessible and easy to identify with. John is certainly realistic with his many flaws and shortcomings, along with his redeeming qualities. I continue to love watching him battle and kill the Withered, and getting to know him even better. The secondary characters are always realistic as well, and the people we get to know in this book are no different. The plot was exhilarating and had me eagerly devouring each page as quickly as I could. Every book in this series continues to pleasantly surprise me with the originality and uniqueness - both of which are so hard to find anymore. I loved learning everything I could about these monsters that John hunts and kills. Every part of the story is richly detailed with vivid imagery and descriptions that bring it all to life in front of the reader's eyes.

The last thing I want to touch on is one of the most important to me personally: the writing style. The book is done from the first person point of view - from John's perspective. This was the perfect fit for the book, and I'm so incredibly happy the author chose to do it this way. I love the deeply personal connection to the narrator it allows, and it almost always allows me to have a richer reading experience than any other writing style. I don't think any other POV would have done the story justice - and I'm really glad I'll never have to find out. I highly recommend this book and series to fans of fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, thrillers, and horror! 
DAN WELLS writes a little bit of everything, but he is best known for the Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, the first book of which is now a major motion picture. He is a co-host of the educational podcast Writing Excuses, for which he won a Hugo and now helps run a yearly, week-long writing conference. In addition to novels, novellas, and shorts, he has also written and produced a stage play, called "A Night of Blacker Darkness," and works as a staff writer on the TV show "Extinct." He has loved in the US, Mexico, and Germany, and currently resides in Utah with his wife and six children and 439 boardgames.

 You can purchase Nothing Left To Lose at the following Retailers:

(1) Set Copy of the John Cleaver Series (6 Books in Total) by Dan Wells.
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter



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