Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fractured Angel by Ken Williams

22839821This book was AMAZING! [Ken Williams] tells the inside story of working with the homeless in the backyard of the rich and famous. In [Fractured Angel] he draws on his own experiences to create a fictionalized account of a social worker, a mother, and a fifteen year old runaway all trying to cope with their demons. [Williams] has a way with storytelling and the empathy he shows for all his characters shows through in his words.

Survivors by James Wesley Rawles

10816296I really have enjoyed both books by [James Wesley Rawles] that I have read. [Survivors] describes people trying to survive and take care of those they care about after an economic collapse. Sadly this is a very conceivable idea. All the main characters were of strong faith and that was in important part of the story but not all were Christian which was a breath of fresh air.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

After The Darkness Omnibus: Episode 1-6 by SunHi Mistwalker

After The Darkness Omnibus: Episodes 1 - 6[After The Darkness Omnibus:Episodes 1-6] by [SunHi Mistwalker] is set in a dystopian world where it is always winter. There are some people of privilege who live fairly comfortably but that can be taken away from you for saying anything bad about the government. Those people are often killed or turned into mindless puppets to serve the higher classes. The story follows the entwining lives of one young girl and the "hunter" with a conscience who capture her and her young sister. The way they fight for life and what is right changes throughout the story. This was an enjoyable read with interesting setting and characters.

Americanisation by Angus Woodward

12369756I was sent [Americanisation] by the author [Angus Woodward] since I had read and reviewed another book of his. This one was much different but just as good. I loved the tone of snarkiness that the author uses to portray "typical" American life from the eyes of a new immigrant. Sadly I don't think it was far from the truth.

I have been lax.

I have been lax in posting but school has started. I have finished 2 books and almost done with a third so hoping I can get the motivation to write the reviews.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Azure by Grant Palmquist

18127883Society is perfect, or at least that is what the citizens of [Azure] are told daily. What they see and experience tells them otherwise. This futuristic novel is a modern day version of [1984]. The government wants to retain control and power so badly they are willing to sacrifice everyone. [Grant Palmquist] creates a eerie prospect of the future.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The London Project by Mark J. Maxwell

22858506If you like classic crime novels or science fiction you must read [The London Project] by [Mark J. Maxwell]. [Maxwell] does a great job creating this hybrid of genres without letting either overpower the other. The characters were people, not aliens or cyborgs. The crimes were real but involved futuristic technology. I look forward to reading books by [Maxwell], hopefully a continuation of the characters stories.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Broken Realms(The Chronicles of Mara Lantern, Book1) by D.W. Moneypenny

22527615I really enjoyed [Broken Realms(The Chronicles of Mara Lantern, Book1)] by [D.W. Moneypenny]. The combination of a real life disasters causing a crossover of dimensions was great. The character of Mara was intelligent and a little on the snarky side. The plot was very character centered and that drove the action. Sometimes there may have been too much detail of events but that was only a speed bump and nothing to really detract from the quality of the book.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bride of a Bygone Way(Beirut Trilogy #2) by Preston Fleming

13081181[Preston Fleming] has quickly become one of my favorite authors. With [Bride of a Bygone War] he hits another home run. The continuing action and intrigue of Beirut in the 1980's is conveyed in a fast paced yet humanistic manner. 

Any fan of spy thrillers or the action adventure genre definitely needs to check [Mr. Fleming] out. I will be awaiting the third installment of the [Beirut Trilogy] and any more works by this exciting author.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Zenith: The First Book of Ascension by Dirk Strasser

21219624[Zenith: The First Book of Ascension] by [Dirk Strasser] has some interesting characters that keeps the story moving. It seems to introduce the idea of light(good) versus dark(evil) along with the quest for enlightenment.

Twin brothers have to go on a journey to the summit of the mountain for enlightenment. The story focuses on one of the brothers journey. I would have liked to read a little about the other brothers struggles. It seemed that the idea of twins went by the wayside.

Overall it was a good fantasy novel that picked up pace as it went on.