Saturday, 27 February 2016

Book Review | Peprah Boasiako | Back 2 My Rootz

The Genesis (Back 2 My Rootz)

I received this book for free from the author. I was sent this book to read and review. This book was sent to me after contact with the author on Goodreads.

Author: Peprah Boasiako
Title: Back To My Rootz - The Genesis
Genre: Urban, Urban Life, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Fantasy, Suspense, Crime

Synopsis: When tragedy strikes King "KD" Diamonds family in Africa at a young age, Black, his uncle decides to migrate him to the US in hopes to get him a better life. Having lost a son of his own, Black looks to fulfil his dreams through his nephew. KD has a plan of his own however, to live a life of crime. Forging an unbreakable bond with brothers, Juan "Dolla" Sanchez and Roberto "Poundz" Sanchez, from his neighbourhood earlier on, the three embark upon a quest with one goal in mind - achieve success in the drug game at all costs. With unshaken loyalty, love and trust among them, and a strong backing, the young men take the streets of New York by storm. The plot thickens when a bloody street war forces KD to retreat to Africa in hiding. The Genesis is the beginning of the tale of an inseparable group of young and reckless men and their journey through the treacherous terrain better known as the streets. 

Review: This literally is amazing and I cannot wait to have the other two books so I can finish the story and have the full trilogy in my collection. I was lost in this book from the minute I opened it up and started reading. There is so much going on in this book and that makes the storyline so interesting. I will definitely be investing in the rest of the trilogy and even the rest of his books. Towards the end of the book, the storyline got deep and interesting. This book ends on a major cliff hanger. I really wish that I had the rest of the trilogy so that I could continue to read the story. Honestly, I nearly cried at the cliff hanger as I was not ready or prepared for the book to end. I would recommend this book to any reader as it is pure perfection and I felt like I was a part of the book and not just reading it. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Monday, 22 February 2016

Book Review | Robert Eggleton | Rarity From The Hollow

Rarity From the Hollow

I received this book free from the author. I was sent this book so I could read and review it. This book was sent to me through Bostick Communications. 

Author: Robert Eggleton
Title: Rarity From The Hollow
Genre: Children's Story, Science Fiction, Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Mental Health

Synopsis: Lacy Dawn is a little girl who lives in a magical forest where all the trees love her and she has a space alien friend who adores her and wants to make her queen of the universe. What's more, all the boys admire her for her beauty and brains. Mommy is very beautiful and Daddy is very smart, and daddy's boss loves them all. Except, Lacy Dawn, the eleven year old protagonist, perches precariously between the psychosis of childhood and the multiple neuroses of adolescence, buffeted by powerful gusts of budding sexuality and infused with a yearning to escape the grim and brutal life of a rural appalachian existence. In this world, daddy is a drunk with severe PTSD, and mommy is an insecure wraith. The boss is a dodgy lecher, not above leering at the flat chest of an eleven year old girl. Yes, all in one book. It is a children's story for adults with a happy ever after ending. 

Review: This is an absolutely amazing book that I found myself completely lost in by the end of the first chapter. This is definitely worth taking the time at the end of a busy day (or each day; In the morning, afternoon or night) to read some of this book. I would recommend this book to avid readers (or to literally anyone because it truly is an excellent book) This is a book for the adults and it will surely take you back to childhood. I know that this book has a permanent place in my book collection and I will read it many more time for many more years. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Book Review | Gerald Weaver | Gospel Prism

Gospel Prism

I received this book from the author through Legit Lit Book Tours. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Gerald Weaver
Title: Gospel Prism
Genre: Young Adult, Adult, New Adult, Teen, Thriller, Drama, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery

Synopsis: Alone in his jail cell, Christian receives a midnight visitation from a beautiful stranger. She is the messiah and tasks him with solving a series of spiritual mysteries in order to save his immortal soul ... 
Atmospheric, dreamlike, unpredictable and wise, Gospel Prism is the dazzling debut novel from Gerald Weaver which brings into focus the relationship between literature, language, truth and religious faith. 

Review: I would like to thank Gerald Weaver, the author, and Legit Lit Book Tours for the opportunity to receive and read such an amazing book. I really enjoyed reading this book and I am sure that I will read it again many times in the future. This is an excellent book that I am glad to have in my ever-growing book collection. I really liked the plot of this book and found that I could not stop reading and put the book down. In this book you get to know so much about the characters that you begin to feel like they are real people and that you know them on a personal level which is always a really good way to grip the attention of the reader. Connecting to the characters makes the reader want to read more and more to keep up with what is happening with the characters. 
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys one, a few or all of the genre's listed above; But I would also recommend it to people who have not read books of these genre's or hasn't liked these genre's in the past. I am saying this as I am certain that this book will win you over and have you rethinking what you didn't like about these genre's previously. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Book Review | Yvonne Jones | The Amulet Of Amser

The Case Of The Mona Lisa: Volume 1 (The Amulet Of Amser)

I received this book from the author through Goodreads. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Author: Yvonne Jones
Title: The Amulet Of Amser - The Case Of The Mona Lisa
Genre: Historical, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Middle Grade

Synopsis: Wen's very first fantasy adventure in the middle grade chapter book series - The Amulet Of Amser - The Case Of The Mona Lisa.
Blending history with fiction, Children learn about famous pieces of art. Wen, the youngest member of the Amser family, is destined by his family's ancient oath to forever protect the world's most precious pieces of art for all of mankind. During a visit to his Grandfather's house, Wen learns that he can influence what will happen tomorrow by going back in time. Will Wen be able to save the Mona Lisa or will Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece be lost forever?

Review: This was a good read and I would definitely be interested in completing this book box set once they are all published.  This is a fun and factual way to teach children about history and art. This book is made up of a very short story so children will not have to sit for ages to hear/read the whole story. The length of the story and the fact that there are illustrations is a good thing as it means that children will not get bored. Mixing fact with fiction will make the book more interesting for children. This is a good way to teach children facts without it feeling like a lesson. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.