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Nowhere to Land

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I really wanted to enjoy this book more than I did, I like the idea of the story and it made it a little bit different. But I found the writing style hard to get into at times, it could be quite confusing. The metaphors were bizarre and didn't always make sense. 
I liked the idea of the plot, even though a lot of it was a bit far fetched and very unrealistic, but if the writing and the metaphors were improved then I think this would be better than it was.
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A brilliant read and one I really enjoyed. The characters are loveable and varied, the plot is one that is engaging and medium paced. I found myself completely drawn into the story and enjoyed the writing style.
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This one had me gripped from start to finish, I always find the books more thrilling when you can see yourself in that kind of terrifying realistic situation and this one had me in that moment throughout!
I liked the strong FMC and overall think this was great, a proper action packed heart stopping thriller!
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Woah!!! That book was non-stop!  I never got bored, and it was a page turner (and funny too)!  This one was definitely a surprise hit for me!
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Nowhere to Land by Teretha Houston - 5/5
General Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers - SciFi & Fantasy

From 37,000 feet in the air and nowhere to land a plane while being over the Atlantic Ocean a pilot and air marshal are struggling to keep the passengers safe and everyone at ease.  This is a fun mystery and thriller novel that left me filled with anxiety wondering what was going to happen next.  The Author was able to take a story and add a dash of everything into it.  We are given romance, mystery, and enough twists to make your head turn.  Great read and I would recommend this to others. 

Thank you Netgalley and Yorkinton for the eARC.
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As an air traffic controller this cover attracted me to read this book.
Of course it has it flaws regarding aviation.
Overall a very interesting book keeping you hooked till the end.
Humans playing with nature creating an unstoppable monster and then transporting it via plane around the globe sounds like recipe for disaster.
Love the consistency and interesting plot.
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When I think of a thriller, this is the kind of book I have in mind. It’s 100% exciting. Every scene filled me with some type of emotion. Most of them scared the crap out of me. Some were touching. The scenes with Eden and Quentin had me pining for them to get together at some point, but the author wisely chose not to have the making out while fighting for their lives.

The author’s bio said she was into science, and you can tell. Nothing rocked me like finding out that humans can actually hibernate. I’ve been obsessed with researching it ever since I read this book. I hope I’m not the only one who didn’t already know this. The author explained the science and real-life history behind it just like what I’ve found during my research.

I love a novel that’s told through the eyes of the characters. I felt like I was Eden and Quentin.
Thank you NetGalley, Yorkington, and especially the author. Keep writing, and I’ll keep reading.
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Ebook/Horror:  I want to thank Netgalley for a copy of the book, but I was disappointed.  Give me a creatures and a body count and I'm in. This one was a hot mess mostly because it took place on a plane.  If I'm not happy with the writing, I get nitpicky.  The writing was awful. The beginning settings were vague for several paragraphs and I was constantly trying to find out night, day, hot, cold. Cottage, mansion, apartment, city, rural. 
Keep in mind that the monster is making holes in the plane, but is smart enough to not damage the hull. 
My biggest peeve was the little girl who was allowed in the cockpit during the flight.  That does not happen since 9-11.  The stewardess takes the girl without asking the captain during the flight. All visits are at the discretion of the captain and only done after the flight.  
Keep in mind the monster spends half the book making a racket and shifting the weight in the freight backend of the plane and it does crash. 
There pseudo science and then there's stupid science.
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Fast paced, didn’t know what was going to happen next. Great quick read!  For some reason, I am drawn to stories in planes or on ships, and this did not disappoint.
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Great book with an unforgettable ending.

I don't read many science fiction novels. This one has made me a sci-fi fan.

The synopsis drew me in with the promise of a story of survival. I found this story to be that and much more. Tight writing moved the plot at a break-neck pace. I can't wait to read the next book by this author.

The author adroitly kept raising the stakes as well as putting more obstacles in the way while providing the hero and heroine fewer chances of saving themselves or the flight as the novel progressed.

Thank you Yorkinton and NetGalley for this advance reading copy in exchange for my honest review.
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I really couldn’t get into this book and found the writing impossible to get through. The action is bizarre and the story made very little sense. Unfortunately, this was not the book for me.
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A book filled with a whole lot of emotions. A complete roller coaster! This book is an excellent read with a great plot, fantastic characters and good writing. Keeps the reader totally involved.
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Real thriller fans, this one’s for you.

I was blown away by this book! I couldn’t put it down. I love a good story about fighting for survival. Odds are stacked against the people on the flight. The first sign of trouble is when pilots die and no one can figure out why. Things only get worse when a genetically modified animal called a mega-T breaks loose. The chances of anyone surviving dwindle with every page. The ending is genius.

I was tired of plodding through slow-burn thrillers with long, drawn-out sections and was searching for a book with a tight plot. Nowhere to Land was exactly what I wanted. If you want a book with a tight storyline, read this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Ms. Houston knows how to write a pulse pounding thriller! I can’t wait to read her next book.

Thank you NetGalley and Yorkinton
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This story is the kind of story that makes no sense and one of the previous reviewers said almost exactly what I was thinking:

The action occurs mostly on a 747, with its passengers in a desperate fight for survival.
Our antagonist is a scientific experiment that is being transported. Unfortunately, its genetic make up means it can shift and modify, and has the kind of relentless need to destroy that makes for a truly horrifying enemy. As passenger after passenger is picked off, those remaining are caught in a frantic bid for survival.

For this to be successful you have to completely suspend any sense of normality. From start to finish the scenarios these characters are placed in are absurd, and it struck me throughout that we would be very unlikely to have anywhere near the level of success we see in dealing with this danger.

If you’re in the mood for something scary and completely over the top then this will probably be perfect.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an e-ARC of this novel.
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Realistic terror is always more terrifying than fantasy. This book does have a fantastical element to it but it also realistic and that made it incredibly terrifying. I could imagine a scenario like this happening and I went through the same fear the characters do.
I am not going to suggest this is a really well written read and my rating would have been lower. However, something about this book really pulled me in and I was hooked. I found myself on the edge of my seat, desperate to know if anyone would survive and how. 
The book has a slow, confusing start but as things start to become clearer and the action gets going this is a whirlwind of a read that you will not be able to forget in a hurry.
Thank you to NetGalley and Yorkinton for an advance copy.
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With non stop thriller I couldn't have asked for more. The tension is so taught and running on all cylinders. I could read this again and again, just to get that adrenaline rush.
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A sad DNF for me!

The writing is very voice-y, which usually I love, but—I have to say I wasn’t sold on this one! The metaphors were very bizarre, and going too far at points, and the opening chapters seemed pretty caricatured—pacey to the point of jarring with minimal character development besides establishing that each character had a chip on their shoulders. 

Sad not to be able to get through this one—but it was quite a bit different from what I expected, and in reading others’ reviews, apparently it becomes even more-so by leaning into the sci-fi element. 

Still, very grateful to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc!
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Fast action to the max.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a book that will keep their hearts racing nonstop until they read the last word on the last page. The fast-paced thriller gripped me from the start with some of the best action scenes ever.

Within the first three pages, a man kicks some serious butt in a surprising way, a police car is the one being chased, dangerous criminals are on the rampage, and a box containing secrets is stolen. I thought there was no way this pace could continue for the rest of the book. If anything, it got even faster. I kept waiting for a lull in the story to take a break. I didn’t find one until I had finished the book. I can’t wait to read the next book by this author.

Thank you NetGalley and Yorkinton for the opportunity to review this book.
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This book never got going for me.  The writing was too slow and I ended up not caring about the story at all.

I am very picky about the books I read.  I need them to go at a quick pace and don't care much for a ton of  details and this book just bogged down.

I do appreciate how hard it is to write,
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As if being stuck on a plane with no fuel and no landing zone in sight is bad enough, imaging doing it while being hunted by a creature out of your worst nightmare. Teretha Houston’s thrill ride of a story reads just like a movie. It made me think of if Jurassic park was crossed with Snakes on a Plane. This one can be described as part horror, part thriller and all action. 

My only feedback would be that the blurb doesn’t really do this one justice. If I hadn’t read the part at the end mentioning Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, I’d have overlooked this one. The premise makes it sound like a disaster thriller about a plane. I think it could benefit from making it a little clearer, otherwise I think people will presume terrorists or human threats which may put off fans of horror or sci fi action.
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