• post plague kidnapping, v b law

    Post Plague Kidnapping

    Good evening from a drizzly England. I hope you’re well today. Today, I‘m reviewing  Post Plague Kidnapping, by author V. B. Law. Summary Post Plague Kidnapping is set in the late 2030s in the Southern US. Leah (our leading female) lives alone, fending for herself on a daily basis. She prefers it that way: when you’re alone, no-one can hurt you. No-one can leave. However, Leah isn’t the only person to survive a world-wide viral infection. Other groups have been observing her town for some…

  • The Pariah Child, Serafina's Return, Lyrica, Fantasy, Natasha D Lane

    The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return

    Good evening from a stormy Eastern England. How are you today? Today, I’m reviewing The Pariah Child, Serafina’s Return by Fantasy author, Natasha D Lane. Story   The Pariah Child: Serafina’s Return, by Natasha D Lane is a fantasy sequel, following young Serafina as she returns to her beloved alternate world, Lyrica. It’s been two years (Earth time) since Sera last entered Lyrica and now, sixteen years later in Lyrican-time, the world of Lyrica is at war. While on Earth, Sera has her own troubles,…

  • strange secrets, book review, fantasy

    Strange Secrets

    Good afternoon and welcome to Bookish Beyond. I’m Dax and today, I’ll be reviewing Strange Secrets, by Mike Russell.   Strange Secrets is a unique collection of unusual short stories that discuss topics such as; The nature of reality The afterlife Our individual perceptions of our world.My favourite stories were Missing Persons, Reality, and The Forest. Each explored its theme well and had me thinking deeply about it for days after. Writing Style Russell’s writing style uses simple combinations of words, painting a clear picture…

  • grave mistake, charlotte munro, book review

    A Grave Mistake (Horror Collection)

    Good afternoon from a rare, sunny England. I hope you’re having a good week so far. Today, I’m reviewing A Grave Mistake, a collection of short horror stories by author and horror enthusiast, Charlotte Munro. Examples of recurring topics I identified were: Retribution Curiosity getting the better of people Terrible / ‘Grave’ Mistakes Dark Magic Wishes that get out of hand My Favourite Stories Serendipity (the longest story) was my ultimate favourite. Munro definitely saved the best for last. If you love sleepy towns with dark…

  • book review,david korson, state of redemption

    State of Redemption

    State of Redemption continues on from Book One: State of Redemption, by author David Korson. This thrilling sequel once more follows young Derek and his allies as they seek out a man that possesses a deadly chemical compound known as Alfa Dust. If it is released, the general population will become infected and eventually, die. Story   The story carries on immediately after the events of Book One: State of Refuge, with Derek and his allies pursuing an old ally turned enemy, in the hopes…

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    Secrets to Being Amazing (Self Help)

    Secrets to Being Amazing: What confident people don’t do Hey guys, I hope you’re having an awesome Tuesday so far. Today, I’m going to be reviewing Secrets to Being Amazing: What Confident People Don’t Do, by Denise Wijayaratne About This non-fiction book discusses behaviours linked to our own feelings of insecurity in life and how they affect others. The author details things she’s noticed in people all her life that show their lack of confidence, which includes the way people treat others they come into…

  • An Excuse for Murder, Vanessa Westermann, book review, thriller,mystery,murder

    An Excuse For Murder (Thriller)

    An Excuse For Murder is a mysterious Thriller set in Caulden, England. Two years after Gary loses the love of his life, he decides to take revenge on her killer, later meeting introverted bookshop owner, Kate. Story   The story revolves around themes of vengeance, loss and regret- of things characters wished they’d done to avoid future suffering. There is love in the air, a mysterious murder, and hitmen turning up with their own personal vendettas. One thing I think could have been touched on…

  • brimstone,tamara thorne,mstery,books review,thriller

    Brimstone (Tamara Thorne)

    Hi guys, I hope you’re all doing well. Today, I’m reviewing a Thriller/Mystery-Horror book titled Brimstone, by author Tamara Thorne. Brimstone, by Tamara Thorne Warning: Read this book only if you are aged 18 or over as there are some themes unsuitable for younger audiences. Story Set in Brimstone, Arizona (1968), Brimstone is the tale of young Holly Tremayne and her promiscuous mother as they go to visit Holly’s movie star grandmother at her hotel. The story explores the myth of the Brimstone Beast and…

  • Death of a lie,book review

    Death of a Lie

    Hi guys, I hope you’re having a terrific Thursday so far. It’s a bit gloomy here so fingers crossed we get some more sun soon. Today, I’m reviewing Death of a Lie, by Peter Harper, a novel set mainly in Romania and revolving around secret government secrets. Story Death of a Lie, by Peter Harper is a story of secrets that takes place in Romania. When Lucian’s adoptive father discovers a file of coded information having fallen from a plane during WW2, he hides it…

  • Fallen from Grace

    Fallen From Grace

    Fallen From Grace: How I Dealt With Character Assassination As A Result of the Gaslight Effect, (by Kimberly Marasco) Fallen from Grace is the tale of how one woman personally had her education, employment, and private life sabotaged by certain individuals, after working as a recruitment consultant for a particular American Corporation. The stress of the author’s experiences led her to develop a vestibular disorder, which made her life a living hell for many months. Definition of Gaslighting: To manipulate (someone) by psychological means into…