• The After Days, Amy Ginsberg

    The After Days

    ‘In a world without power, you need the power of friendship and love to survive.’ Hey guys, sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. It’s been a busy week with lots of ups and downs. Today’s review is for The After Days, by Amy Ginsberg. Although I wasn’t sure what genre this was (Goodreads didn’t list a specific genre), I feel like it sits on the fence between Contemporary Fiction and Dystopian Fantasy. Can you imagine a life without electricity, running water, or…

  • specter,katie jane gallagher,book review,ya paranormal

    Specter: YA Fantasy Paranormal

    Hey guys, a very good evening from what looks to be a stormy Eastern England. Today’s review is for Specter, a young adult paranormal fantasy, which follows sixteen year old Lanie Adams, self described ‘loner extraordinaire’ as she searches for answers to a ghostly problem. Storyline From the very first sentence- ‘It turned out, all the books and movies had gotten ghosts dead wrong,’  I was hooked. The author dives right into the core issue of the story as a ghostly apparition appears in lanie’s…

  • star child, petra landon

    Star Child: Awakening

    Hi guys, I hope you’re having a beautiful day. Today, I’m reviewing Star Child, by Petra Landon. With themes of rebels vs authority, comradery and deception, this story fondly reminded me of the Sci-Fi Western tv series, Firefly. Just to elaborate, I LOVE Firefly! Storyline We’re introduced to a young girl named Novi on the mining planet, Idriko. Escaping on a rebel cruiser, Novi soon becomes involved with its renegade crew as it takes on various jobs for some mysterious new clients. There is talk…

  • the sky people,terry goodkind,book review

    The Sky People

    I’ve been a fan of Terry Goodkind for a long time, ever since I first began the Sword of Truth series. I was excited to hear about this short piece, The Sky People as I’ve recently been diving into ancient Earth history. A Slice of Ancient History Our ancient ancestors depicted humanoid beings (different to ourselves) in their cave drawings, those that were said to come down from the sky, to commune with us here on Earth. This short tale by Goodkind introduces such beings…

  • Esemtu, Raphaela Springer, Karin Springer

    Esemtu: Volume 1 (A Graphic Novel)

    Hi guys, I hope you’re well. Today has been a busy day. My dog Sam unfortunately had to go to the vet. Luckily, it wasn’t anything too serious and now I have a very sleep pup lying next to me. Today, I’m reviewing my first graphic novel, ESEMTU. Set in Vienna, Austria, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel follows three university students (Ethan, Isabella, and Dave) as an ancient Sumerian mystery unravels around them. After an Iraq refugee confides in Dave about an ancient artefact he…

  • the dark unseen,andrew c jackson,thriller,susense,short story

    The Dark Unseen: A Novella

    Identified Themes: loss, relationships, unseen evil. Hey guys, I hope you’re having a nice day so far. I’m currently melting here in the UK but hopefully, you’re not. I’m not sure how anyone handles this kind of heat to be honest but it is what it is. Today, I’d like to discuss a short story I read recently called The Dark Unseen by author, Andrew. C. Jackson. This is the first really dark story I’ve read in a while so I really eager to take…

  • Cryptofauna, patrick canning,fantasy,book review

    Cryptofauna

    ‘Cryptofauna is a game. The players are called Operators–  Each Operator has a rival–  Operators select a disciple–  Every disciple is given three tasks to complete.’ Where to start? This book has me fangirling for the first time in my life. I’ve always preferred somewhat bizarre stories so this one immediately stole my heart, with themes of survival, good vs evil (the duality of human nature), and life contrasting with death. At St Militrude’s Home for the Insane and Elderly, a Janitor lurks, about to…

  • Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hi guys, how are you this rare, sunny English morning. Today, I’m going to be discussing a more controversial book. I know, there’s plenty of those to go around nowadays, right? However, this book genuinely spoke to me. How I feel about modern Feminism While not being a follower of modern Feminism, I can appreciate the history of first wave Feminism, where women fought for the right to vote and the right to greater work opportunity. When I compare those…

  • State of Refuge

    Hi guys, today’s review is for State of Refuge, by author David Korson. If you love Sci-Fi Dystopian tales, then this one might be for you. After the final war, an oppressive global government dominates the planet, erasing our history, altering our language, and deciding what jobs we do, and where we go. There is no freedom! {As a warning: there are some references to brutal sexual assault at times, though only near the start, when some prisoners in the State of Refuge attack some…

  • The Hermit of Hisarya

    Having read the first four books in the Sam Smith Mystery Series, I couldn’t help but pick up number five when it popped up in my Amazon Recommended. About the story The Hermit of Hisarya is slightly different from the previous books in that it’s set abroad in Bulgaria, instead of in Sam’s home country of Wales. When travelling with fiance Alan for a psychology conference, Sam is pulled into a historical conspiracy, where her life and freedom are put at risk. Themes Explored Book…