Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dead Life Book 2 (Dead Life Series) by D Harrison Schleicher

I enjoy an action packed zombie novel and this book did not disappoint. It is the second installment in the series and if anything is even better than the first novel. My only gripe is that it is so short but then it keeps you hanging on until the next book comes out ;) I am hoping that there will be even more development of the main characters. A fast and fun read.

Four out of five stars.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout

This was a refreshing and original take on the old west genre which examines a little known reality of the settlement of the west. Namely the experience of the women who either came with their families or on their own. Sometimes the women set to their tasks and lot in life successfully but other times the sheer isolation, poverty, and terrible losses they faced could completely overwhelm these brave women. What happened to these broken women is the basis of this book. The answer is a wagon train run by a homesman to bring these women back to civilization and their families. The story is heart breaking and sad. Anyone who is interested in the settlement of the west and the role that women played should definitely read this book.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dead Life Book 1 by D. Harrison Schleicher

I found the book to be a fun and enjoyable read. It was a bit slow to start with but picked up quickly. Recommended for anyone who would enjoy a fast zombie read.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say I was very impressed. The writing flows and helps to draw you in right away. I especially enjoyed how developed and detailed the characters and their backgrounds are. Definitely an enjoyable read.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Priestess of the Dragons' Temple by Amelia Smith

It is not often that I come across a series in which each successive book in the series improves on the one before it. I enjoyed the introduction to this new fantasy world with the first book but I absolutely loved how the author has expanded with this new addition to the series.
Imagine a world where dragons rule but only a very few are able to see them. The world that has been created here with dragons, priestesses and the connection between them is so very well thought out and detailed that it is a joy to read. I love fantasy novels especially ones in which a new world is created and it is obvious that a lot of thought and preparation went into this series. It is very original and very detailed as to the culture and religion of this new world. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Highly recommended.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Far From Home by Victoria Stolte

This novella deals with the sensitive and unsettling reality of domestic abuse. It is a stark but also encouraging story about Jade's escape from a horrible situation and her heroic attempts to begin a new life including a romance with a new man. Well done and highly recommended.