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Review: Queen of Magic: The Revolution by Hayden Knight

The story follows a witch, Salaire, who learns about her mother’s troubling deal to get what she wanted. In the end, it is Salaire who must follow through on the deal and lead the nonhumans to freedom. Queen of Magic: The Revolution by [Hayden Knight]

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn’t want to put it down. The dialogue kept the story going with enough description to show where we were in this magical world. From the onset of the story, it is evident that Salaire just wants to be left alone but by the end, she is thriving in her new role which shows great character growth. 

There was some indication of a potential love interest but it didn’t delve deeply into that part of the storyline. Thank goodness! Too many stories get sidetracked by the love interest and I lose interest in the story.

The characters were all very interesting and had their own personality. I even read their dialogues in the voices I thought they would be using. From the witch to the wolves to the dwarves and everyone in between it was interesting to see how they all came together.

Even though this is the first in the series the ending was still very satisfying. I am always very disappointed in a book when nothing is resolved, luckily the troubles that arose in this book were handled in this book. The epilogue was the cliffhanger, as it should be, showing where the next book will lead us.

This book is worth the read and I hope to review the next in the series when it comes out.

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Review: Hive by Jeremiah Ukponrefe

Hive takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where an alien force decimated the world. There are now pockets of humans trying to survive and hopefully, end the hive for good. 

hive

There are strong characters throughout the book and you see the relationships change among them. The main character really comes into his own by the end of the book. The writing is effective in transplanting the reader into the hive’s world. 

I enjoyed the story and the twists throughout. No spoilers here but there are exciting twists! 

There was quite a bit of description used, especially in regards to the weapons. The amount of description was tedious to read. The weaponry descriptors were strange and things I wouldn’t have known if not for video games. 

Overall I enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series. 

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Review: A Flash of Horror by Karina Kantas

This is a collection of super-short stories that take less than five minutes each to read. Every story is unique, well written, and transports you directly into the story without having to read the often dull build-up. They were all full of excitement and yet simplistic. Even with the simplicity, there are sufficient details to let your imagination run wild.

The stories are designed to be horror; however, only a handful of the stories felt like horror. It is an enjoyable read, but I wished for more horror.

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Review: The Epitome of Kimmy by Kimberly Anne Bell

All life is precious, and when a child comes into this world, they should be covered in love and acceptance—Kimberly shares how this was not the case for her in this memoir. Throughout the book, we understand how she came to ‘Accept & Embrace It All.’ A saying that I love!

The Epitome of Kimmy: Accept & Embrace It All by [Kimberly Bell]

Kimberly described many traumas in this book and how she persevered. It chronicles her life from birth into adulthood. The book kept me reading as I wanted to know how she was doing as an adult. I feel like this only skims the surface of the events that happened. I would love to read an extended version in the future that goes more in-depth about the emotions that she felt and the coping strategies that she found along the way.

It is a beautiful way to share with others that you can make it out of the darkness. It is worth the read.

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Review: Manflu by Simone de Munoz

When I first read the title ‘Manflu,’ I didn’t have very high expectations. It is a weird title, but Simone delivers an excellent book that I didn’t want to put down.

Manflu by [Simone De Munoz]

The basis of the book is that an illness has killed most men or those that survived were bedridden. A few men prove to be immune, and some never caught it at all and are housebound. The main character is a scientist working on a cure, while others are trying to sabotage her.

The writing is excellent and easy to read. Each character had their own unique personality. Every time stopped reading; I couldn’t wait to get back and see what would happen next. It felt like I was watching a movie in my head as she transported me to this world with Manflu.

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