Review: Escaping Mortality (Escape #3) by Sara Dobie Bauer

escaping mortalityDisclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review.

The cliffhanger at the end of book 2 in this trilogy, Escaping Solitude, left me frantic. Luckily, this installment picks up mere moments from where the previous left off and continues the story without missing a beat. This trilogy of novellas will make for a seamless full book once released in that format.

In her paranormal writing, Bauer excels at showing the ways in which monsters are people, too. The plot to this finale comes full circle, revealing that people can be monsters in their own right. Bauer also brings us deeper into the vampire mythos she has created in this world, one that is at once familiar and entirely her own. The Elder vampire is a mixture of enticing and total creeper. He’d make a fabulous sort of anti-hero if Bauer ever decides to show us his full story.

The epilogue verges into sappiness territory, but its exactly what’s needed to tie off the final threads of the story. Andrew and Edmund have become two of my favorite vampires in literature and they deserve every bit of their happy ending.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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