• 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…

  • A Question of Will: The Aliomenti Saga, Book 1

    A Question of Will (volume 1) by Alex Albrinck was my first read of June. The story follows Will Stark: father, husband, and entrepreneur. Told from both Will and his foe’s perspectives, we learn about the ancient order of the Aliomenti and their plans for any who seek to betray them. Story overview The story begins in 2030, with Will having built up his own empire from nothing. Time travel is a feature that comes later in the book, taking Will all the way to…

  • Relics of Andromeda: Song of Ancients

    An Epic Tale Spanning Civilizations And Centuries Anka has believed the stories since childhood: the alien relics bring ruin and madness. Ancient pieces of technology that seem to have minds of their own, the relics interfere with human psychology, granting the power to bend space and time- and often inducing psychosis. When the colonists of Andromeda first discovered the relics, long before Anka was born, humanity was plunged into chaos. Now Anka is carrying a relic in her pack, tasked with securing the object before…

  • 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos: Review

    Although perhaps considered a controversial book by critics of Peterson, I loved this book so much! Despite the lies spread in the media about Peterson, he’s a very down to earth, logical-thinking man with a caring attitude toward other people. His 12 Rules for Life was an insightful read that discussed various ways to improve your own personal life, instead of focusing on the melodrama being spread around the internet nowadays. One of the rules that held my attention most was about putting your own house…