• 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,…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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    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…

  • doorways to the deadeye, eric j guinard, book review

    Doorways to the Deadeye

    Hey guys, how are you? Today, I’m reviewing Doorways to the deadeye, by Eric J Guignard, the tale of a courageous young hobo, Luke Thacker. Set mainly in the 1920s and 30s, young Luke hops the American rail-lines, following mysterious signs known only as The Hobo Code. But, who has been leaving these signs for Luke to find? Story In 2019, a journalist named Daniel Greenberg is interviewing a man nicknamed King, who once knew Luke Thacker. This modern part of the narrative is used…

  • 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…