RECENT REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

  • Invisible Hand, The
    James Hartley
    I would recommend this title to young children (4th-8th grade) who are interested in Shakespeare but find his work intimidating. The book has good pacing, interesting setting, believable and likable characters. ~ Lisa Baughman, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Sammy & Me
    Marie Yates
    A good read. I read it in an afternoon over lunch and didn't put it down once. The description said it was book 2 of a series book could be read as a stand alone. I hadn't read book 1 and found it still enjoyable but wish I'd read book 1 first to know the full back story. I'll have to find it now! Look forward to reading the next in the series.
    ~ Louise Horobin, NetGalley

  • Time Knot
    M.C. Morison
    The second in this series about children through various periods of history who time travel in an attempt to save the world. I can't wait for the next book ~ Margaret Pemberton, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    A new series that links several special children through history, starting with ancient Egypt and ending with modern times. A great read full of intrigue and adventure and there is a bit of history that is fascinating to learn about. This is definitely on my 'to follow up' list. ~ Margaret Pemberton, Librarian, NetGalley

  • Time Sphere
    M.C. Morison
    Shoshan, a young Egyptian Priestess from 5,000 years ago and a young boy in a modern day London museum connect through time. Each in their own time find themselves in danger as the followers of Set, a sect that brings Chaos to the world and work to break their connection permanently.

    More than a light airy story for teenagers. Time Sphere is a story for all ages. My only problem with the book is the constant shifting of times. Once it became easier to keep them straight I kept reading to the end without a break. Learn about Egyptian gods and religious practices. So much to imagine. The reader is absorbed by the story and will not want it to end. Enjoy it for yourself. My rating is 4.75 out of 5 stars. ~ DelAnne Frazee, Amazon and Goodreads

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 starsBack and forth to now
    ByAmazon Customeron 6 June 2017
    Format: Paperback
    At first sceptical of the spirit world, the young and highly spirited Tatiana soon excitedly embarks on a quest to save a trapped soul and at the same time takes quite a journey of self discovery. Skipping between wonderfully painted pictures of the French Revolution and the present day, 'what is real?' in this life is brought cleverly into question, not only for Tatiana, but for her friends and family too.

    A delightfully told tale, The Spirit Trap had my teenage self gripped and it was very much a pleasure for my adult self to be taken back there!
    ~ Amazon Customer, Amazon.uk

  • Time Knot
    M.C. Morison
    I gave this to my twelve year old, who is obsessed with history and the possibility of time travel, and he adored it. ~ Yvie Field, NetGalley

  • Escape from the Past: The Kid (book 2)
    Annette Oppenlander
    This is the second book the in the Escape from The Past series by Annette Oppenlander. This book follows Max again as he enters the game again going to a new era the Wild West. Max is again lost in what the goal of the game is and how to survive in this era. We get to meet a new set of characters in the book as well as learn about the Wild West.
    Again, in this book the author does an amazing job creating an entire new world to submerse yourself in while reading. This time we are in the wild west and following the timeline of Billy the Kid. As a reader, you can tell that the author has carefully taken her time to research this era, with all the of the imagery and descriptions I feel like I am in the Wild West with Max. The author describes town life as well as the life of the Indians in this book perfectly. While reading the book, it feels so real that you could almost be in the game with Max.
    Max is growing on me as a main character. He has grown a lot since and during the first book to the second book. We can see a change in his mannerisms as well as the relationship with his mother. Max has taken his free time to research the era he was first dropped into as well as learn some survival skills. I love how the author can add a love interest into the book each time. It makes Max show his true feelings and make him become more of an enjoyable teenager. I also love that the book is told completely from Max’s point of view because we not only get him describing what is happening, but we get a lot of his feelings as different events are happening in the book. We have a lot of action in this book since the Wild West was a challenging era Max has a lot to learn about the interactions between everyone.
    I loved how we got a lot more details about the game and the function of the game. The author makes almost a complete second story with how the game functions during this book. I can’t wait to read the third book and see how this ends up. We have some new characters mentioned that are in present day so I am hoping they are in the next book as well.
    I guess my one compliant was I loved the characters from the first book especially Bero he grew on me. The author does mention these characters in this book, but just in passing. I wish we got more interaction with the original characters. I feel this book wouldn’t make full sense if you read this as a standalone book, there are a lot of references back to the first book and the whole idea of him being teleported into the game could be picked up, but if you read the first book it would make a lot more sense what the end goal is.
    I would suggest this as a nighttime read. There were parts of the story in which a lot of action was taking place and made it harder to put the book down, but for the most part there where some natural stopping points that helped me with reading this at night.

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book.
    ~ Reading to Unwind Blog, http://readingtounwind.blogspot.com/2017/05/escape-from-past-kid-by-annette.html?spref=tw

  • Escape from the Past: At Witches' End (Book 3)
    Annette Oppenlander
    My teenage son found this series to be excellent, he really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
    ~ Steve Lowrey, NetGalley

  • Last Stop, The
    Michael H. Burnam
    A Science Fiction with UFOs, super power suits and flying further than Mars in a few hours.

    This book was fast paced with action, adventure and visits to the moon. This book was one that I will definitely be reading again!

    My favourite character has to be Pam, who, although can’t walk very well, has spirit, which names her my favourite character.

    ... I Recommend it to UFO lovers! ~ Beatrice Rivers, NetGalley

  • Invisible Hand, The
    James Hartley
    Truthfully, I find the plot amazing. I don't think integrating any Shakespearean play into the story has been done before. It's a fresh idea. This story reminds of Sam Sotto's Love and Gravity. It also has time travel but instead of a historical genius, in here it features a classic play by no other than Mr. William Shakespeare. If time permits, I would like to reread this story. I want to fully grasp it and connect with it. I don't think I was able to appreciate what it was telling me the first time. ...I am looking forward to reading the next books. ~ Gurlay Garcia, I Am Not A BookWorm!

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Read it at night on your own- you will love it!
    By Pragz on 16 April 2017
    Format: Kindle Edition
    Awesome book! Loved reading this total thriller. I was petrified whist reading the spirt trap however I couldn't put it down. The author describes the catacombs with great precision and gives you a good understanding of the history of the revolution. I would recommend this as a fun and light read to anyone. Read it alone at night on your own...you will love it!
    ~ Pragz, Amazon india

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome book!
    By Amazon Customer on 13 April 2017
    Format: Kindle Edition
    I really really loved this book and I like that it was part thriller, part mystery, part ghost story.
    The characters were very convincing and it felt like I was really there.
    I will definitely read this again!
    Emily, nearly 11.
    ~ Emily, Amazon UK

  • Tramp Life
    Tony Telford
    "Tramp Life" was strongly recommended by a friend of mine whose daughter is a teenager probably in Pearly's age. She was enthralled by this book.

    Thus, I bought it for my son who read it in not time. He said, the suspense became unbearable and he could not wait to know how Pearly would overcome her dangerous adventures - and then hopefully he would be relieved.

    So as his father, I think "Tramp Life," is a must book that I will read too. ~ Aki Legna, Reader Letter

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The description of the scenes from the French Revolution are so convincing that you feel like you are actually there
    By K2on March 26, 2017
    Format: Kindle Edition
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    Verified Purchase
    As I was reading this novel, I was totally captivated and gripped from start to finish. The description of the scenes from the French Revolution are so convincing that you feel like you are actually there. The Spirit Trap will have you thinking about this life and the next long after putting the book down.
    ~ K2, Amazon.com

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    ** I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

    French Revolution? Check. Trapped ghosts? Check. Time-slip elements? Check. Catacombs and castles? Check. Romance, danger, and thrills? Check. Young adult fiction? Check.
    SIGN ME UP!
    I was incredibly excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint. The plot was original and fresh, especially coming from a genre that's been exhausted by endless dystopias and paranormal angst. Even the love triangle was enjoyable. Williams-Wynn's writing is beautiful, lyrical, and sucks you into a fascinating, atmospheric worlds. It's escapist fiction at its best, and I really need the author to keep writing so I can read more!
    ~ Mary Johnson, Goodreads

  • Invisible Hand, The
    James Hartley
    5/5 Stars
    A very different story from most books that I read. Time traveling and Shakespeare wrapped into a love story. Well done. ~ Amber Bennie, Lampshade Reader

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    Bruce Wilkerson rated it
    really liked i

    In the “The Spirit Trap,” the world is animated with unseen forces from a distant path when Tatiana, a young English girl with French grandparents, discovers she is linked to victims of the guillotine during the French revolution. If she doesn’t come to their help, her life will be haunted by their suffering. During her school holidays, a close friend named Marcus accompanies her to Paris where she meets a handsome, yet alienated cousin. Caught between their jealousy and the need to lie to her parents, she explores Paris on a quest to discover the secret of Isabella’s death.

    I loved the book and didn’t put it down till I had read through to the end. The history of Paris, found in the streets and catacombs, really does come alive with this story. After I had finished, I had to wonder if my own dreams didn’t pull me back to another life just as they did for the characters in the “The Spirit Trap”.
    ~ Bruce Wilkerson, Goodreads/ Amazon

  • Escape from the Past
    Annette Oppenlander
    I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it and am looking forward to reading another one in the series. ~ Oliver aged 13, NetGalley

  • Escape from the Past: At Witches' End (Book 3)
    Annette Oppenlander
    Annette Oppenlander has a genuine flair for original and compelling storytelling and as with the first two volumes, "At Witches' End" will keep the readers rapt attention from cover to cover. Unfailingly entertaining from beginning to end, and also available in a Kindle format ($5.38), "At Witches' End" is unreservedly recommended. ~ Midwest Book Review

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