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Review of “Amongst the Killing” by Joe Compton

This book has absolutely everything I look for in a crime thriller.  Is there a ton of action?  No.  Is the editing in this book perfect?  No.   Did I care?  No.   I read a book hoping for great characters, … Continue reading

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Review of “The Road to Grandeur” by Brandt Trebor

First of all, the blurb for this book doesn’t do it justice.  The story is a full-out adventure in a magical world populated by every fantasy creature you’d hope to find, and there’s plenty of heart and comedy thrown in. … Continue reading

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Review of “Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith” by Shaun Hume

It’s impossible to write a review of this and not mention the similarities to Harry Potter.  A parentless boy is whisked away from the ordinary world and taken to a fantastical school.  He ends up with really only two friends, … Continue reading

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Review of “Tongues” by Sam Joyce

At the start of this book I couldn’t tell exactly where it was going, and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it (based purely on another book’s similar premise where I ended up hating that story entirely). However, THIS … Continue reading

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Review of “The Elemental” & “The Empath” by Lisa Veldkamp

I’ve read a couple of fantasy/magic-based stories using the elements as the source for magic, and I liked the everyday approach to them in this story. Catherine and her gifted circle of friends lead pretty ordinary lives, but they use … Continue reading

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Review of “Anatomy of a Darkened Heart” by Christie Stratos

This felt like a book I would’ve had to read in an English Literature class in college – and I mean that in a good way.  Everything about the writing and the story felt legitimately true to the period, like … Continue reading

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Review of “Discovery” by J.B. Taylor

I’m a sucker for any opportunity to read about a new alien world, and the one in this book is pretty good.  In a few short pages (most of the book is set on Earth), the author does a great … Continue reading

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