• a prayer of light and venom, D Elias Jenkins, magical, fantasy

    A prayer of Light and Venom

    Good morning from a lovely sunny Eastern England. How are you this fine day? My pup is currently snoozing beside me so I thought it about time I post my next review. Today, I’m reviewing A Prayer of Light and Venom, a magical fantasy tale by D. Elias. Jenkins.   Summary Years after King Oligan’s corruption, most magical creatures have been wiped out, or have gone into hiding. All that changes when the fabled Sorrow (a force of great darkness and misery) returns to the…

  • The Outcasts, Misty Hayes, Fantasy Book

    The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger

    Hi guys, I hope you’re well this holiday season. Today, i’m reviewing The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger (Volume One), by Misty Hayes. If you love a good Paranormal Fantasy read, then this may be the one for you.   Story The Outcasts: The Blood Dagger follows young Larna Collins on a summer trip to England. With her father having left years ago, Larna hopes she can find clues as to his whereabouts. However, upon arriving in England, she finds herself in mysterious company, and soon…

  • Devil's Lake, Angela Merlo,fantasy

    Devil’s Lake

    Good afternoon from a rare, sunny English city. I hope you’re well. Today, I’m excited to be reviewing a fantasy/paranormal romance novel, entitled Devil’s Lake, by Angela Merlo. This unique tale deals with themes of anxiety and past trauma, along with delving into mythology later on in the story. With that said, let’s dive right in. Story Devil’s Lake follows Alison, a water-phobic teen, who considers herself ‘broken’ after tragically losing her parents eight years ago. She struggles to come to terms with what happened,…

  • nightvision,c h knyght

    Nightvision (Twilight Shadows)

    Story Summary: Nightvision, by author C. H. Knyght follows the young Prince Dante of Ookamimori as he flees his land, to find protection from a growing evil, the Kobrona (serpent) royal family. To me, Nightvision is a story of family, friendship, self-sacrifice, and loss. Story Loves: I love that I’ve found a book about shifters, without erotica, as that spoils otherwise interesting shifter stories for me. Dante and his clan are wolf shifters, with the Princess of Owlderah being an owl shifter, and so on.…

  • the lost war, justin lee anderson,book review

    The Lost War

    Hi again, from a cold and blustery England. Apologies for being gone a while: I recently moved home and haven’t had the internet for a few weeks. Today, I’m excited to finally be reviewing The Lost War, by Justin Lee Anderson. Summary The Lost War, by Justin Lee Anderson is set in the fantasy land of Eidyn. A great war has been fought against an evil Draoid (magic wielder), and the people of Eidyn are still recovering, while demons stalk the land. It is up to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…