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Dying to Run by Cami Checketts: Review & Giveaway(INT)

Dead Running

Cassidy Christensen is running.

Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.

Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.

Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.

With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

Dying to Run

Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, her only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but she won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.

This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.

My View: Alright, you can go ahead and kill me now. Yes, you have my permission. I just made the biggest blunder ever in the reading world. I read Book 2 before reading Book 1 and that was done mistakenly. I know I can blame it on my newest personal low I have reached in my life which helps in not keeping my mind straight. So instead of doing the logical thing like checking on Goodreads or Amazon, I decided to go by the title and somehow thought that perhaps the main character was dying to run and then she died so it was Dead running. If you don’t see any logic in what I just wrote, I can completely understand. I think I’m going mad too.

Anyway, this book pulled me in with the very first line and never let go which is so wonderful, isn’t it? And the pages just flew by. So one good thing I can surely tell you is that this book stands alone really well because otherwise I would have known I was reading a sequel.*facepalm*

There are so many tones to this book, I love the variety. There’s action, there’s mystery, a bit of romance and some lively humor thrown in. I really like the characters, especially adore the Nana. She’s really cute!

The book is fast paced, oh how I love that. Recently I have been paying special attention to the editing because there are so many books with not only grammatical/ spelling mistakes but also an unending book that stretches on too long at few places. I end up cringing while reading such books because they do nothing to hold my attention and hence I get diverted to other books. So if a book holds my attention throughout and there’s not a word I will cut from it, then it’s a miracle.

Though it’s a very short read of just 78 pages, I enjoyed reading them all and never felt like something was rushed or the book was too short. It felt complete and I enjoyed my read.

P.S. I started reading Book 1 right away after Book 2 (possibly the only record holder for reading two series books back to back in the reverse order) and though I hate myself for already knowing some of the things that will happen, I’m enjoying reading it. But something tells me it’s Book 2 that I would like better even after finishing Book 1.

Anyway, off you go, purchase this book for only $0.99.

4/5 stars – I really liked it. 




Author Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog:

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.


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Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

13 thoughts on “Dying to Run by Cami Checketts: Review & Giveaway(INT)

  1. Oh no, why are you at a personal low? 😦 Hope you feel better soon!

    I’ve made this mistake with books before, and movies too. Made me feel pretty silly, but I guess it’s actually pretty easy to do, hehe. And I get your logic – Dying to Run sounds like it would be the first book. At least you really enjoyed the book! It sounds interesting and different from the stuff I usually read, so might give it a try. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Victoria. Things just haven’t been right. I am facing brickbats from my PhD Supervisor and two of my pet turtles went missing (one was found, the other not) and all in a week. I am still grieving for my turtle and I was hoping for a miracle but 6 days into it, my hopes are not so great. So I have spent half the time crying, other half working on my thesis presentation. It really hasn’t been a good start for 2013.

      Oh, I feel better knowing I’m not the only one. Thanks for telling me you would have thought the same about these book titles, reassures me quite a bit. I think you should give it a go, it’s good.


      1. I’m so sorry about your turtle! *hugs* That must be an awful feeling. At least one of your turtles is okay though. That’s something good at least. I really hope your thesis presentation goes well!

        I’m sure things will turn around soon and that you’ll start having a better year – at least you can fill it with great books! And talk to me any time on Twitter if you’re feeling down and feel like you need a chat! 🙂


      2. Thank you so much, Victoria. You are too kind. My thesis presentation went better than I expected despite a few glitches. Yes, books are certainly a solace. I thank God daily for giving back one of my turtles. Thank you so much dear.


  2. Wow! That’s something. 🙂 Well, based on the titles, I might have thought the same thing about the order. Great review, made me wanna read these (but book 1 first) 😉


      1. Titles are so hard! I sometimes wish I could just pay someone to come up with good titles for me. Don’t worry about it too much though, I think your titles are really good! It’s probably just because we book bloggers are so eager to read everything that we just dive right in! Especially when the covers look really exciting 🙂


  3. Thanks for the review! I’m terribly sorry that you read them backwards, that would spoil a lot of the suspense of Book 1. I’m sure it’s my fault, I need to put numbers on them. I always think of these things after the fact.
    Thanks again,


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