Blog Tour and Review: Animal by Nikki Rae

Blog Tour and Review:  Animal by Nikki RaeAnimal by Nikki Rae
Published by Nikki Rae Publication Date: 02/28/15
Genres: Dark, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear. 

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


“On the outside there was not permanent damage, but inside I was scarred forever.”

We enter the story being introduced to Ava.  She is an animal whisperer.  Dealing with animals is a breeze. Humans, not so much. At age 15 her life drastically changed.  Her parents had connections that introduced her to an irregular lifestyle.  But, now they are no longer around to love and nourish her. She clings to routines and numbers to help her pass from one moment to the next.   

“All I seemed to want was closeness, even if it meant being close to the monster that had taken me away from my life and tortured me.”

“He” has watched Ava. From the time she was young until the present time he has watched her, always being just a step behind. But, he is tired of lurking in the shadows and has decided that it is now time to collect the prize that he has so dutifully watched.

“They” are the unfortunate bystanders. The one’s who have no choice, but are now part of this story due to their grievous associations. They interact with each of our main characters in their own way, watching each hideous scene as more secrets and maddening behaviors are revealed. Even the less dreadful parts of the story are laced with an overshadowing evil presence that taints the good with its poison.  Yet all of these characters persist, helping to weave together an intricate plan that will hopefully allow for a future.

When I finish a book from Nikki Rae I am torn with emotions. Do I stand up and give applause? Or do I try to put the pieces of my Kindle, heart, and mind back together? It took me days to digest and sort out Animal so that I could write this review. The writing was what I have come to know from Ms. Rae.  She is an excellent story teller.  The character development was so gripping. The story line made me want to double check all the locks on my doors, at the same time that I wanted to curl up on my couch and get lost in Ava’s story. I believe a good description would be darkly mesmerized. Animal was not my typical happily-ever-after read, but there was finality, and the characters did find solace in this resolution.

“The bird flew away.”


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4 Stars

About Nikki Rae

Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

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