Saturday, 6 June 2015

Book Review | Wayne Elsner | Tannion

Tannion: Volume 1 (The Tannion Series)


Author: Wayne Elsner
Title: Tannion
Genre: fiction

Synopsis: Lightning is always powerful and occasionally deadly. The bolt that hit Jim Tannion however was different. It gave him skills and abilities that made him think he could be the closest thing to a superhero the world had ever seen. Skills he could use to heal any injury, enhance his body, and control the bodies of others with only a touch. Then he found he could kill. Tannion knew he had to keep his new found skills a secret. No one could know about him or what he could do. Being found out would put him on a doctor's table as they took him apart to find out how he could do what he did. He wanted to use his skills to help people who needed it and to hurt those who would hurt others. From Kansas, to New York, and then to Los Angeles he searched for the people he wanted to stop. The bad guys who needed to be put away or maybe put down. But things and times change and sometimes one finds a line that is easier to cross than to stand behind. When do the good guys become the bad guys and do they always know the difference? What is important and what becomes important to each of us? Tannion isn't always sure. 

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old.


Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Book Review | Maurice G Miller | The Budapest Experiment

The Budapest Experiment: An International Thriller Novel


Author: Maurice G Miller
Title: The Budapest Experiment
Genre: fiction, Thriller

Synopsis: At what price does one sell their soul? ... In 1991 Michael, an adventurous, but struggling American entrepreneur navigates the streets of Budapest looking to make connections in Hungary’s new market economy. While moving around the city, he senses an air of mysticism and lurking evil. A series of dealings and events leads him to a business consulting position with the Russian Mob.  Recruited and seduced by the Organization’s women, money, and power, he becomes entangled in the web of Mob culture. An examination of conscience reveals a spirit ravaged with feelings of guilt and betrayal, a rapidly growing bank account serving as a means to justify his actions. Pondering his future, Michael wonders if he can balance this extreme Budapest lifestyle with his “ordinary” family life back home. After padding his wallet for the past several months, would the Organization let him just walk away? What would you do?

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old.


Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | Sharon E Anderson | Curse Of The Seven 70's

Curse of the Seven 70s


Author: Sharon E Anderson
Title: Curse Of The Seven 70’s
Genre: Fantasy. Romantic Comedy, Urban, Paranormal

Synopsis: Heartbroken, hungry, and a little bit drunk, Cassandra soon realizes that just when you think things can’t get any worse, sometimes they can get very strange…like finding a skeleton in the basement of your newly inherited cottage. But when that skeleton suddenly becomes a hot, romantic, and business savvy vampire named Varo…sometimes things can get better. That is…until his infamous older brother shows up, and their centuries old sibling rivalry threatens her chance at true love.  Can their love survive her conniving ex-fiancĂ©, his vengeful brother, and the Curse of the Seven 70s?

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old. An excellent romance story that will make the reader fall head over heels with the book. This book mixes the paranormal with romance.



Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | Sarah Parry | Imitating Art

Imitating Art


Author: Sarah Parry
Title: Imitating Art
Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Romance

Synopsis: Don't get mad - write a book about it! Well not IT exactly, but writing a book is what Nell Flanagan did to get over her philandering husband Patrick, leaving her for a younger model. An exercise that started out as therapy, but ended up with her becoming an International bestselling author. Things are looking up at last, until events start happening in real life that start mirroring events in Nell's book. When Patrick goes missing in similar circumstances to the husband in her novel, Nell finds herself under the scrutiny of handsome Detective Sergeant Rob Parsons, whom she labels with the same womanising brush as her husband, particularly when he tries to flirt with her during questioning. And then when her twelve years old daughter, Laurel, is kidnapped, Nell finds herself on the road south with the last person on earth she would want help from - the handsome police officer himself! Imitating Art is a romantic caper introducing a new detective duo that sizzles like the best flirtatious banter!

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old. An excellent romance story that will make the reader fall head over heels with the book and the mystery will keep the reader on their toes wondering how the story will end.



Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | T. Ellery Hodges | The Never Hero

The Never Hero: Volume 1 (Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs)



Author: T. Ellery Hodges
Title: The Never Hero
Genre: Superhero, Adventure, Time Travel

Synopsis: Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon... while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges... The Never Hero is the first instalment in The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs -- a mind-bending, genre crossing, action-adventure trilogy.


 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old. This is an excellent book for those who like adventure and superhero novels.  



Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | Jeff Russell | The Dream Shelf

The Dream Shelf

Author: Jeff Russell
Title: The Dream Shelf
Genre: Alternative History, Thriller, Military

Synopsis: The Dream Shelf follows Sam Archer on a journey of hope, frustration, elation and shame as he struggles to uncover the secret of his father’s hidden past. Along the way it examines the basis of human motivation, asks whether doing the wrong thing can sometimes be the right thing to do and highlights lessons in sacrifice and integrity that one generation must pass on to the next. 

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and hard to stop reading. Really enjoyed reading this book and I would highly recommend it. This is good for both young and old. This is an excellent book for those who like history, thriller and/or mystery novels.


Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | Suzanne McKenna Link | Saving Toby

Saving Toby


Author: Suzanne McKenna Link
Title: Saving Toby
Genre: Young Adult, adult, romance, contemporary, fiction

Synopsis: Loving someone through their hard fall from grace takes a lot of grit. Hired on as a caretaker to the ailing Mrs. Faye, Claudia Chiatmetti is drawn into the lives of the widow and her son — a world where sadness lingers and old wounds run deep. Empathetic to the family's plight, Claudia is powerless against the emerging feelings she has for the unruly Toby Faye. Up close, Toby’s blue-grey eyes expose a need she cannot ignore. His dark past will test her fortitude and expose her to danger. Does Claudia have the grit to love Toby through it?
Saving Toby is a powerful and moving debut novel set on the south shore of Long Island. It is the first book of a two-part story that follows the emotional and inspirational tale of a young couple's journey to find themselves. 

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and a perfect mix between adult and romance. This book is good for young adults and it has an excellent storyline. The quality of written content is amazing and I would highly recommend this book. If you are looking for an easy read and enjoy a good romance novel then this is the book for you.  



Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Book Review | Melissa Silvey | Equinox

EQUINOX (Waxing Moon Book 1)



Author: Melissa Silvey
Title: Equinox
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Fantasy

Synopsis: After losing her grandmother Holly is left alone to face the most powerful and evil druid in their line; her mother Rose. She must find a way to destroy her mother's powers and find another druidess to perform the ritual before the Equinox. Holly knows she can't do it alone. But can she trust the handsome stranger who was sent to find her for reasons he can't admit. Will it all work out, or will Holly's powers fade away as her mother's grow stronger?

 Review: Excellent book. Easy to settle into and a perfect mix between the paranormal and romance. Excellent fiction book that will entertain the young and old alike. This book gripped my attention and made it hard for me to stop reading. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fiction books and a little mystery.



Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Book Review | Melissa Silvey | The Traveler

The Traveler



Author: Melissa Silvey
Title: The Traveler
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Fiction

Synopsis:
As soon as small town librarian and aspiring novelist Valentine Parker meets Thomas Jefferson, she knows he’s different. He doesn’t even look like anyone she’s ever seen before. As she gets to know him, she realizes she’s right. He’s different, very different. As she tries to figure out exactly what is so different about him she finally finds the words for her novel.

 Review:
This was an excellent book that was easy to settle into and it was an easy read. I really enjoyed this book and it was the perfect mix between romance and science fiction. This is a book in the young adult category and it is a book that fits perfectly for young adults as the like romance and a bit of the extraordinary like time travel.


Book Location: Rose Hill, Alabama


Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Monday, 1 June 2015

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows



Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Harry is waiting in Privet Drive. The Order of the Phoenix is coming to escort him safely away without Voldemort and his supporters knowing - if they can. But what will Harry do then? How can he fulfill the momentous and seemingly impossible task that Professor Dumbledore has left him?

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.


Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | J.K, Rowling | Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine...
J.K. Rowling charts Harry Potter's latest adventures in his sixth year at Hogwarts with consummate skill and in breathtaking fashion.

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry



Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected...
Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry


Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


Author: J.K. Rowling
Title: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

Synopsis:
The summer holidays are dragging on and Harry Potter can't wait for the start of the school year. It is his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and there are spells to be learnt and (unluckily) Potions and Divination lessons to be attended. But Harry can't know that the atmosphere is darkening around him, and his worst enemy is preparing a fate that it seems will be inescapable ...With characteristic wit, fast-paced humour and marvellous emotional depth, J.K. Rowling has proved herself yet again to be a master story-teller

 Review:
This book is gripping from the first page and I found it hard to stop reading and put the book down. This book is full of imagination and magic that transports you from the real world into the world in the story, When reading this book it is easy to become lost in the pages and forget about the real world. This book will be a good read for children and adults alike for many years to come and it is the kind of book that can be read over and over without getting bored of the story and the magic. This book will never become lost; it will be passed down from generation to generation and each generation will love it as much as the last as it is a magical experience and it transports the reader directly into the world of Harry Potter. Reading this book will make you feel like you are at Harry’s side fighting the fight against bad magic.

Book Location: Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry

Star Rating:  5 out of 5 stars