Posted in Blog, fantasy, Reviews

Review: Locked Out Of Heaven by Danielle M Orsino

This is the story of how the Fae came into existence, angels being locked out of Heaven. The book includes various characters and their journey within the Court of Light and the Court of Darkness.

The idea of this book was interesting, and I enjoyed the explanations of how each type of Fae came into being; pixies, mermaids, etc. Much of the story centers around Queen Aurora and how she began leading the Fae.

The beginning of the book was tedious to read. There were many metaphors and similies used to describe the characters and set the scene. Less is often more, and I prefer to let my imagination fill in some of the blanks.

Overall, the book was well written. The language was mature but not difficult. Once more dialogue was used, the story progressed and blossomed into an excellent story. For those who enjoy fantasy and the Fae, this is a great read. I look forward to seeing what comes next in this series.

Get your copy here (affiliate link).

Posted in Blog, Reviews

Review: Snarc by Bruce Olav Solheim

This comic follows an alien named Snarc that needs to prepare Earth for his hosts. The comic is written as five shorter stories where Snarc meets various Earth people. Snarc #1 by [Bruce  Solheim, Gary  Dumm]

I enjoyed this comic and thought it had a different take on an alien invasion story. The illustrations were vibrant with crisp drawings. The fact that they looked hand-drawn and not computer generated gave it a nostalgic feel. Snarc is an interesting character, but my favourite character is his witty cane.

The various shenanigans Snarc and his cane get up to were enjoyable, humourous, and held important lessons. This is a comic that can be enjoyed by kids and adults.

I can’t wait to see who else Snarc meets in future editions.

Get your copy here (affiliate link).

Posted in Blog, Reviews

Review: The Intuitive Detective by Stacey Webb

This book shares the author’s life in short snippets related to following her intuition. The book begins by explaining the different types of intuition, which was helpful as I didn’t know there were different types. The book is broken into four main sections with various stories from Stacey’s life making up the chapters. The Intuitive Detective by [Stacey  Webb]

I enjoyed the layout of the book and the short chapters. It is an easy read when you only have a few minutes but still want to read something. A few chapters rely on reading the previous but are still stand-alone chapters giving natural breaks to the reader.

At the end of each chapter, Stacey puts her final thought about how that story related back to her intuition. Reiterating the connecting thread that links the purpose of the book.

I would have liked to flesh out a few stories more thoroughly. It felt like there was something missing, or it wasn’t clear which intuition was being utilized.

This is Stacey’s first book, and it was well done. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

Get your copy here (affiliate link).

Posted in Blog, fantasy, Reviews

Review: The Last Keeper (The Warminster Series Book 1) by JV Hilliard

The book follows a few characters through their journeys that interconnect. A great evil with powerful magic wants to rip the realm apart, and only a few key characters know this is coming. The Last Keeper (The Warminster Series Book 1) by [J.V. Hilliard]

I enjoyed this book; it kept me wanting to know what would happen next. The vivid imagery allowed me to imagine I was there with the characters. At first, I thought I might be confused about the number of characters and their roles in the book – I was wrong. The story is so well laid out that you don’t confuse the characters or their location within the journey. The fight scenes were long enough for a good battle but not too daunting to get through.

I loved the characters – Fox and Addilyn were my favourites, closely followed by Ritter. They each had so much value to the story and well-thought-out personalities.

Overall, this was a great book; any fantasy lover would enjoy it. However, I did not like the end – not because it was terrible but because now I need the book!

Get your copy here (affiliate link)

Posted in Blog, Reviews, sci fi

Review: The Influencer by Alex Grass

This book has many components that converge to make an interesting story. A sorcerer is being driven in a limo while cell heads are running amuck throughout the city. The new vigilante may be the only one to save them, but if they can is still unknown. The Influencer by [Alex Grass]

This is the second book by Alex Grass that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. Like the last book, his writing is excellent and the story bizarre. I enjoy how he crafts the world and the characters within it. The story itself is strange, and I wasn’t sure why things were happening until closer to the end. But it all comes together!

I enjoyed the concept that social media and cell phones are more important in this society than (sorry, I can’t tell you that would be a spoiler).

The main problem with this book is that I didn’t know it was just the beginning. The book ends just as it is getting good, and I have to impatiently wait for the next installment. We are left with a cliffhanger making this book a bit of a letdown, but I still suggest you pick up a copy because the story, writing, and world are worth it.

Get your copy here (affiliate link)