Reviews

Awards:

WINNER: Readers’ Favorite Awards — Gold Medal 2015: Young Adult Coming-of-Age
WINNER: Mom’s Choice Awards — Silver Medal: Young Adult Books
WINNER: Beverly Hills Books Awards – 2015: Best Young Adult Fiction
WINNER: Awesome Indies — Seal of Approval: “A treat to read.”

Reviews:

Wind Catcher:

“This is an enjoyable read for all ages that goes by as fast as the authors can unspool it. ” –Kirkus Reviews

“This very unique and refreshingly original contemporary fantasy has elements of high epic fantasy woven throughout it, and it will surprise and delight even the most jaded fantasy readers.” ~ Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews 

“Wind Catcher stands out from the crowd.  It’s… a powerful young adult adventure steeped in Native American legend and tradition.” Donovan, eBook Reviewer,Midwest Book Review

“A treat to read.” – Awesome Indies

“Wind Catcher is one of the best thrillers for YA that I have read in some time…. If I hadn’t had to eat and sleep, I would have read it right through without stopping. It is just that good!” – Bookends

“I truly enjoyed this book. First the characters are good especially, Juliet and her grandfather Sicheii… This story seemed fresh and original. Finally the writing is superb, great flow, great analogies, great dialogue. If you like books like Harry Potter, Inkheart, Divergent, Twilight, and such, you will love this book!!!!!!!!!” – Author Alex Mueck

“A page-turning thrill a minute, Wind Catcher kept me guessing until it’s final pages. Age appropriate YA literature at its best. Don’t miss it!” – Judy Murphy, Masters School Librarian

“I LOVED Winder Catcher! I haven’t read a book as great as this in some time and I’m most definitely looking forward to reading even more of this series!” – Kindle Reviewer

 

Brink of Dawn:

Midwest Book Review says of this follow-up to the multiple award-winning Wind Catcher:
“As in Wind Catcher, betrayal, faith, and love are themes woven into the thriller format—and be forewarned; Brink of Dawn also ends in a cliffhanger that portends future adventures. Who is good and who is evil? All is not black and white, and readers move deftly through a gray world of possibilities in a satisfying thriller saga which holds wonderfully unpredictable twists and many thought-provoking moments. Highly recommended for young adult (and many an adult) thriller/fantasy readers who look for solid action, powerful characters, and an approach that breaks the usual genre boundaries to offer something refreshingly different.”

Wow! Simply, wow! How’s that for a review…Any reader, young adult or not, who enjoys fantasy, thrillers, adventure, stories with a strong female protagonist, or simply a great work of fiction will love Brink of Dawn!” Readers’ Favorite

“…a fast-paced story, quirky dialog, and interesting characters.” Kirkus

“This book would be a great read for anyone who likes stories, with extraordinary powers, as well as some kind of aliens, and for people who just like stories that are action-packed. I would recommend this book to everyone to try!” Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

“This book is enthralling and leaves you begging for more!” 5 Girls Book Reviews

 

Scorched Souls

“This ending was perfect. It was a summation of all of the choices Juliet made or were made for her. She drew upon the lessons of her grandfather and her experiences in order to finally understand her purpose and her choice. Loved this series.” Amazon Reviewer

“I loved this series. I read them all back to back and then the second chances short story that goes along with them to help fill in a few blanks. This book was brilliant, it drew you in and made you want to know what would happen between the world’s if they would connect or would the world just end. Could the chosen have been misled all along by the spirits, were they just pawns in some bigger game of which they were never meant to win?” Amazon Reviewer

“Overall, I would say that if you are into dystopian fiction, this is totally a series you should check out. I think it fits in nicely with the genre and is actually more well-written than others I have read from the genre. It’s a nice twist on a-hero-saves-the-world story that has been written about extensively the past few years. It’s fast-paced and exciting, and is definitely a nice addition to the YA fic genre.” Reading for Sanity

 

Second Chances:

“Second Chances – A “Chosen” Short Story by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef is a teen/young adult mystery, thriller, and fantasy, with a supernatural bite thrown in to grab my attention completely. I am certainly no longer a young adult but I was glued to this story. It took me on a wild but short ride of action, mystery, and supernatural thrills with enough twists and turns of a full novel.” Amazon Reviewer

“Tribal folklore, mystery, suspense. Great reading for teens and adults alike.” Goodreads Reviewer

“It was so well written and there was such an intriguing mystery to Juliet’s circumstances that I immediately downloaded Wind Catcher, the first book in the series from where the characters in this short story appear. Proved to be a wise decision as Wind Catcher was also a brilliant read.” Goodreads Reviewer

Awards:

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2014 – Best Book in the Category of THRILLER
WINNER: Eric Hoffer da Vinci Eye Awards 2015 — Grand Prize: Finalist
WINNER: Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2015 — Best Commercial Fiction: Honorable Mention

Reviews:

Fracture Point

“Let me start by saying, make sure you have no plans…nowhere to go, nothing to do…because once you start reading, Fracture Point will take you down a path that will not let you go until the last word is read.” Fundamental

“I loved the characters. Altabef depicts well the evil men, money and living off the other’s misery. He shows the reader insides of sadistic, selfish minds. On the other hand, the faith in the cause of the people in the resistance movement wins the reader over in no time. Fracture Point is a thrilling story, the suspense almost tangible. The story flows effortlessly, and characters are interesting.”The Taste of Tales.

“[F]racture Point’sexquisitely drawn characters keep readers involved and immersed in the plot… Altabeftakes the time needed to create characters who are believable and whose motivations and actions are compelling against the backdrop of a bigger story, and this approach drives a thriller that proves hard to put down.” MidwestBook Review

“The story is fast-paced and filled with enough action to keep you reading until the very end, with plenty of nail-biter moments that will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.” Amazon Reviewer

“I freely chose to review this ARC from an author I didn’tknow, and am now a HUGE fan!” Amazon Reviewer

 

Shatter Point

“The book combines my favorite aspects of my favorite authors into one. James Patterson-the master of the psycho killer who kidnaps girls, Patricia Cornwell-scientific thriller, and Dean Koontz-really spooky plots.” No Holding Back

“An amazing read…This is one of those books that no reader will be able to part with until they reach the end, I guarantee it.” Stars Reynolds Readers’ Favorite

“If you enjoy a great suspense novel, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. It will get your heart pumping and have you hoping the craziness will turn out for the good of everyone involved. You won’t want to put this story down till the very end.” Bassgiraffe

“There are twists and turns galore in this book and once you think you have it all figured out, another curve ball is thrown at you. If you love a good mystery suspense, this is the book for you.” Bookie Monster

“Surprises around every corner, I found this to be a very fast paced story that I simply could not put down.” Jacque’s Book Nook

I love a book that is a social commentary but is effortlessly able to weave an intriguing story into it…It made me think and I love books that do that!” Passionate Bookworms

“A wild ride.” Kevin Ryan – Bestselling Author

“Will tick all of your boxes and give you even more than that. I had trouble setting this one down…and suggest it for a fantastic read.” 5 Stars Bennett, Readers’ Favorite

“This is a thrilling captivating read that I really enjoyed.” Sit Back and Get Cozy

From genetic manipulation and twists of fate to cold-blooded murder, scenarios change with a snap but succeed in bringing readers along for what evolves into a wild ride of not just murder and mayhem but social inspection.” Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan

 

Enemies of the State

“Masterful storytelling at its best. This taut action-packed thriller of a short story is a dynamite depth charge of action and intrigue. Buy this book and you will enjoy an evening of spine-tingling thrilling plot twists.” Amazon Reviewer

“Using the short story format, author Jeff Altabef has drawn us into a character-driven, high thrills adventure with richly layered characters. Set in the near future, when the ever-widening gap between those who have and those who do not results, not surprisingly, in a dual society with rapidly receding freedoms for those at the lower end. In this setting we met Steven Cabbott, ex-military now private security, struggling to understand who the good guys are and how he fits into this dangerous world. Starting with a seemingly simple charge to protect an individual, he finds honor and courage as well as treachery and evil among the cast of characters he encounters in this fast-paced story.” Amazon Reviewer

“Masterfully written. A highly suspenseful and cleverly crafted short story thriller. It sucks you in from the first sentence and takes you on a roller coaster ride that doesn’t stop until the very end.” Amazon Reviewer

Awards:

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2016 – Best Book in the Category of SCIENCE FICTION
FINALIST: 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the Category of YA
FINALIST: 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards in in the Category of YA

Red Death:

“Where dystopian novels are a dime a dozen, Altabef creates an epic tale that stands out… Altabef does a fantastic job of making concepts thought-provoking and delightful to read. Red Death will appeal to a wide audience since it has something for everyone. It’s action-packed, with plenty of chases and fights for those who enjoy adventures and drama. There are enough twists to surprise those who are intrigued by political intrigue, suspense, and cliffhangers. Amid kingdoms to unite, princes to save, and lives on the line, there is also a playful romance sprinkled throughout for those who desire some lightheartedness.” Recommended US Review of Books

“…[A] thought-provoking saga about belief systems and religion, courage, adaptability, greed, and goals of ruling humanity, and a seemingly juggernaut of chage that rolls over everyone in its path…[P]erfect for readers who appreciate the complex worlds and feisty protagonists of The Hunger Games and similar novels.”  Pick of the Month for November,  D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Jeff Altabef creates a fantasy adventure that weaves together powerful themes like death and faith, love and devotion, and, of course, betrayal.” Readers’ Favorite 5 Stars

“Red Death by Jeff Altabef contains dynamic writing and an epic plot-line that will keep you on the edge of your seat….The author has created not just a single city or even a single state; he has created an entire world that is like a MAD MAX version of a mixture of Tolkein’s Middle Earth and Medieval England.” Amie’s Book Reviews 5 Stars

“This was an incredibly well-written novel. The dark dystopian world is so vividly described, you visualize the characters in your mind.” Author Anthony Avina
The Ghost King

“I’m just wow, once again I was transported to this world and felt like I was part of it. This book was even better than the first one. The flow of the story is perfection; the characters feel so real. Jeff captured the emotions very well. I didn’t find any errors so once again this shows the editor and the writer both care about the quality of book they are putting out. I can’t say enough about this book to me this series has become a must read if you’re into fantasy.” Amazon Reviewer

“An ancient prophecy, a battle looming against overwhelming odds and an evil witch, 3 tribes who must band together in spite of inherent hostility between them and one man who can unite them. An exciting addition to the Red Death books, The Ghost King will leave you breathless. Great writing.” Victoria Palmer’s Reviews

“After reading Red Death, I didn’t think a sequel could top it. I was totally mistaken…If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones – you’ll love this story.” Goodreads Reviewer