• daed remnants, armarna forbes, book review,urban fantasy

    Dead Remnants

    Dead Remnants, by Armarna Forbes is a YA Urban Fantasy tale that follows young Ashen on a journey into the afterlife. As a young child, Ashen was visited by a terrifying supernatural presence, but it wasn’t a one-time occurrence. When Ashen’s life ends unexpectedly she finds herself in the midst of a war between beings of the afterlife, but she’s being forced to pick sides. Which side will she choose? Story The story is told through multiple points of view, each explaining the character’s life…

  • abduction chronicles, thomas l hay

    The Abduction Chronicles

    The Abduction Chronicles is an abridged version of two respective books: An Abduction Revelation and it’s sequel. The year is 1960 and seventeen year old Tommy has destroyed his new car. The problem? He can’t remember what happened: all he recalls are three strange lights in the night sky, and nothing else. Fast forward to the modern day and Tommy is about to experience far more than he ever imagined. Story As Tommy grows up, his life becomes increasingly complicated. He serves in the navy…

  • the god queen, m l tishner, book review,fantasy,sci fi

    The God Queen (Rebirth: Book One)

    Summary The Velocio, a series of God-like humanoids are soon expected to return to the people, to give them hope that the Federation can overcome the corrupt Dominion. Story Young Rei has worked in a tavern all her young life and is eager for adventure. When she has a chance to join the federation, she grabs it, determined to do good. However, her life is not as simple as she believed: secrets have been hidden from her, important ones that will upend everything she’s ever…

  • shadows of atlantis,mara powers

    Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

    Good afternoon, how are you today? It’s yet another drizzly Tuesday here in England and today, I’m sharing a review for one of my old favourites, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers. Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is a fictional novel that explores the culture and downfall of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Mara Powers has studied this legendary place for over thirty years and has created a compelling story of humanity’s inner spirit, our relationship with nature, and the greed/deceptive employed by those…

  • 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…

  • secrets to being amazing, confidence

    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…