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Review: Dreck by Alex Green

Strange is the first word that comes to mind when thinking about this book. In a post-apocalyptic world with supernatural blizzards, strange is a perfect fit. Dreck by [Alex Grass]

I’ll admit that the first couple of chapters had me expecting a poorly written book with so much random jargon that I wasn’t going to be able to enjoy it. I was happy to be incorrect. The author sets the stage for the rest of the book through the language he chose in the first couple of chapters, which makes sense once you continue reading. There is an easy shift between perspectives and language used depending on the scene.

Overall, the story was not what I expected, and it was interesting to see the character’s growth. A lot of description was used, which helped show the landscape after a long war—taking us through various aspects of a world utterly unknown to us.

As the story finally concluded, many of the pieces I wondered about fell into place. Though I still have a few questions (but I won’t give you spoilers).

If you like strange books (and are an adult – the language choices are geared towards an adult audience), then this will be right up your alley.

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Review: God Came to My Garage Sale by Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro

This is the story of someone whose life is turned upside down. It doesn’t go into much detail about what happened, which left me with questions. Whatever did happen meant that she needed to move and purge unneeded items; at a garage sale. The book focuses on the strange occurrences that transpired during the garage sale.

In our day-to-day lives, we often dismiss coincidences, but what if they mean something more? The author explains how each occurrence, no matter how small or coincidental it may seem, actually meant something much, much more significant.

The book is an easy and smooth read. Each chapter outlines a different event that happened during the garage sale. This gives the reader a natural stopping point without leaving us hanging to read the next chapter. Perhaps after reading this book, you will see the small things in life as big things.

If you aren’t into religion you may still enjoy this book. It does not delve into the bible or give any one religious perspective. It is more about what could happen if we look at things in a different way.

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Review: Tremor in the Hills by Cristina Matta

The imagery transported me to Peru, with the vivid landscapes, and food/drinks native to Peru. The story follows Tamara a young girl who is terrified of being back in Peru visiting her family. The year before there was a horrible Earthquake where she almost died. Being back with her family in Peru brings back all of the traumatic events that she lived through and has been dealing with since she left. Throughout the story, you can see tremendous growth from Tamara as she faces dangers she could never think imaginable.

All the while she is trying to help her friend and figure out who the murderer really is. I had suspicions of who the murderer might be and as the story progressed there were hints to lead you in different directions. The author does an excellent job of making you want to continue reading. This is the perfect book for the young reader who enjoys a mystery.

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Review: Demystifying Diversity by Daralyse Lyons

I really enjoyed how this book looked at diversity through a broad lens. Many books that discuss diversity chose a specific group to discuss (e.g., minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, disabilities, etc.). Those books have their purpose, but by only looking at one aspect of the diverse world we live in, we can’t view the entirety of our world.

The author shares her story about being a biracial individual, and by doing so, I felt a connection with her and trusted that what she shared came from a place of compassion. She didn’t pretend to understand what everyone was feeling but still managed to give voice to the other diversities by sharing interviews with other individuals. These interviews were an amazing way to explain and share the other diversities that exist in our world.

This is an excellent read that we all need to make the time for.

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Review: Preternatural Evolution by Peter Topside

This is the second installment of Preternatural, and I enjoyed being back in Meadowsville. There was not as much action throughout this book as the first one, but it had more character growth. The vibe of ‘evil never dies’ rings true throughout the entire novel, and yet I was rooting for it to die and let the people of Meadowsville finally have some peace.

An excellent addition to this book that many sequels don’t show was the characters’ trauma from the first book. The story takes place 15 years after the first novel, which sounds like a long time. However, when dealing with mental health (PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.), 15 years is a blip. It was refreshing that the author kept true to life in the respect that the characters would have lingering effects from the first book’s events.

This installment is setting up for something big in the final novel. The characters have faced evil more times than any person should, and it isn’t over yet.

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If you haven’t read the first one, then be sure to get that too!