Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: Blood Like Cherry Ice (Tenebrous Chronicles/ Miki Radicci Book 3) by M.E. Purfield

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

24707690Title: Blood Like Cherry Ice
Published: Nov. 21, 2013
Pages: 139
Format: eBook
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M.E. Purfield returns with his teen-age psychic Miki Radicci rummaging through the underworld of New York to find justice for the dead, but this time the crime hits too close to home.

An average night with her best friend Corey turns for the worst when they bump into Ethan Weisz, leader of the Separatist organization American Strong. Weisz places Corey in a coma, but no one believes that he could accomplish such a fantastical scene of violence. Plus no one saw Weisz at the scene of the crime or the use of his psychic power.

Except Miki.

She dives deep into the hate culture that spreads through the homeless of Manhattan to the outskirts of New Jersey in effort to avenge Corey. Miki could swim so deep in hate that it might put her psychic ability to the test and change her in ways where there is no turning back.


This is the third book in this series and I have to say I keep loving the character Miki. In the third book we are not dealing with her working with Elite like she was before this time she is working to find the person who hurt her friend. Miki became more of herself within this book better than in book two and I loved it.

She is back at home which her grandpa loves, Corey is still not living at the apartment. He is living in a hotel room which is fine with her she knows he may be back soon once everything dies down between Grandpa and him. As Corey, Rory and Miki are out one night Corey gets hurt. Miki doesn’t believe it to be an accident as she knows she saw something before he got hurt. Miki makes it her mission to get to the bottom of it all even it means she finds herself in trouble and not there when she is needed most at the hospital. There is race talk within this story which really surprised me, though I understood why it was in the story if you are not prepared for it, it may shock you. Miki comes across some shady characters in this one though they soon learn not to mess with her, she isn’t someone who you want to make mad.

With all that going on she is getting calls and texts messages from someone named Yippy. But who exactly is this person and how is he able to see and hear her every move? We don’t find out in this book but we get a taste of who this person is. Maybe in book four we will learn more?

Overall good storyline, detail characters, and plenty of action I highly recommend this book for you to read. I think you would really enjoy reading about Miki, her powers and how she doesn’t let anyone walk over her.

M.E Purfield was raised in the Jersey ‘burbs. At 18 he moved to Jersey City to attend The School of Visual Arts film program in NYC. He has never returned to the ‘burbs. Since then he’s done some script work for low low low budget films and even directed a few shorts.

Before publishing novels, he has toiled around with many short stories in many genres at many venues until he decided his strengths lie with Young Adult fiction, contemporary and noir fantasy.
When not practicing the art of Potty Mouth, he spends his time raising his son, being married, watching horror films, and listening to punk music.
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