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Crucible of Time by Jeffrey A. Carver

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December 9, 2019

I was given a copy of “Crucible of Time” for an honest review, and I want to thank everyone involved with this treat. “Crucible of Time” is the sixth book in the series, and I have not read any of the previous novels, so I came into the story…


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Fantasy Genre Reviews

Smoke and Rain by V.S Holmes

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December 9, 2019

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, and I’d like to thank V.S Homes and their team for thinking of me! I appreciate an opportunity to read something with a new and exciting twist to dark epic tales.

Let me start with my first…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

The Tenant – Katrine Engberg

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December 9, 2019

Succession

Katrine Engberg’s debut Scandinavian noir thriller, The Tenant is a gritty crime mystery with a riveting plot that is intricately constructed. Katrine bases her story in Copenhagen and crafts a Nordic atmosphere that is uniquely styled and vividly portrays the location in all its sweeping facets.

Julie Stender is a young woman…


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Childrens Fantasy Historical Fiction

Animal Farm – George Orwell

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December 5, 2019

Elucidation

An extremely famous and popular book that carries a major political message. Essentially Animal Farm is a parody of communism from the Bolshevik revolution, to the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. Beyond the obvious, we can see that this is a tale as relevant today as it was in…


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Literary Fiction

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

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December 5, 2019

Emancipation

My Sister’s Keeper is a hugely compelling novel that explores an agonising moral dilemma of doing everything possible for your child – but can you choose between your children. It is heart-breaking, sensitive, compassionate and superbly written to bring a serious illness and portray it through a novel.

The premise is…


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Fantasy Genre Literary Fiction Reviews Supernatural Young Adult

Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster

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December 2, 2019

Today I am reviewing a book filled with magic, mystery, and charm. The name of this lovely novel is “Esme’s Wish” by Elizabeth Foster, and I found this book charming. Elizabeth kindly asked me to give this an honest review, and she sent me a copy to read.

To…


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Horror Supernatural

The Poor and the Haunted – Dustin McKissen

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November 20, 2019

Liberation

The Poor and the Haunted is a psychological drama that is enthralling, full of suspense and possesses a supernatural dimension that may lead to horrors as the story unfolds.

Jimmy Lansford is the protagonist of the story which is told over two time periods; as a young boy of…


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Fantasy

The Dynasty of the Phoenix (A Tale of Shadow and Shroud #1) – B.A. Ellison

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November 16, 2019

AwakeningThe Dynasty of the Phoenix is a highly imaginative fantasy story that brings together thousands of years conflict, fantasy creatures and mystical superpowers, into a world that has long forgotten magic and remembers only the legends and myths.

Gal’gatha is an old curator of a museum, and also what lies hidden…


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Literary Fiction

The Weight of a Moment – Michael Bowe

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November 15, 2019

Wherewithal

The Weight of a Moment is an absorbing novel that is psychological stimulating. The story explores the personal fallout that a moment’s action can have on the lives of two men, Tom Corbett and Nick Sterling. We are also treated to intriguing character development, touching on their past and exploring…


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Crime Thriller

Woman in the Water – Katerina Diamond

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November 10, 2019

Traumatic

Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey return in Katrina Diamond’s sixth book in her crime thriller series. Katerina immediately establishes an atmosphere of fear, mystery and danger when a Woman in the Water is found and pulled from a freezing river. Adrian Miles is the first on the scene of…

Peter Donnelly
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