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  • Boundary
    Mary Victoria Johnson
    While this doesn't have the most sophisticated prose, te plot is unusual and engaging with the sort creepiness you'd expect from a gothic novel and the emotional conflict and questioning found in the best dystopian novels. The characters were sufficiently well developed and the 'master' was epically disturbing. This book was a pleasant surprise for me. I look forward to seeing how things develop in book 2.

    ~ Jules Ironside , NetGalley

  • Boundary
    Mary Victoria Johnson
    This was a great start to what I hope will be an exciting series. Filled with mystery and magic, it's a great book to curl up with on a rainy day. The cast ensemble is wonderful, which each one worming their way into your heart at some point. I actually read this a year ago already and was glad to read it again. Not to mention I've been waiting for the sequel so I can find out what happens. ~ Leah Tesch, NetGalley

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    I must say this was an interesting book that really kept my attention once it got going. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a suspense and halfway thriller with a lot of twists and turns to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read more from this author.
    ~ Zanetta Warren, NetGalley

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    I would say at about the third or fourth chapter this book took such a surprising turn I got to the point where it was hard to put the book down. I must say this was an interesting book that really kept my attention once it got going. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a suspense and halfway thriller with a lot of twists and turns to it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would read more from this author. ~ Zaneta Warren, NetGalley

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    This book was a great read and I found myself getting chills at points and needing to put it down so I could get back to my normality which I loved about this book ~ Ashleigh Miller, http://www.movieandbooksgirl.com

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    I liked reading it and I will definitely re-read it in the future! ~ Niki Prokopiou, NetGalley

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    This novel had a lot of charm. I will read more from this author in the future. I do recommend it. ~ Lori Simmons, A Graveyard Visible

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    I was captivated by this story and I urge others to give it a chance.
    https://rorotbd.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/arc-a-graveyard-visible-by-steve-conoboy-review/ ~ Roise Dennison, Come Here Often?

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    In The Alaskan Chronicles, Book 1, The Provider elderly Jim Richards takes us back to his teen years in Anchorage where sun flares devastate America and beyond. A shy gamer, his tale exposes us to the cruelty and surprises of the elements given modern lethargy, crime, and fundamentalism as he moves through the seasons of life with a makeshift family.

    Neighbor Bob drives the narrative with grit as the story erupts. He is just off the grid enough to keep the community a few steps ahead. Unlikely talents emerge from the group as needed including a bit of romance. The hunting scenes describing the landscape and wildlife in the countryside are particularly vivid. We can imagine the cabin fever induced during the coldest months of pioneer-like living and gain appreciation for the native people.

    A quick read, especially from Part 2, young readers will revel in the boyscout hero's encounters in wild Alaska. With an epilogue, the elderly narrator draws us into Book 2 reminding us that things will never be the same. ~ Emmy Slatni, YA Reviewer

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    The Alaskan Chronicles is an epic tale on one family’s struggle to survive in an unforgiving and unremitting landscape. This story instantly pulled me in and took me right into the wilderness. It dragged me into confrontations with wild animals and also with the seasons that were breathtaking in their realisation. The true to life writing style brings the story to life in sparkling detail and brings this epic, wild and dangerous landscape into sharp relief. It is in that accurate and beautifully descriptive detail that the strength of the storytelling shows. Vivid descriptions of a world, then a society falling apart, with all the problems that brings. Then swiftly followed by the breakdown of that society and all the flaws in human nature that brings out. When stripped of our constructs of civilisation, we must get back to nature, or die, and on her terms.
    A wonderful triumph of a story, epic and detailed, harsh and yet human, a tour-de-force of creative writing. I am really looking forward to the next instalment of Jim's adventure. ~ Stephen Oakes, Author

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    A modern day Swiss Family Robinson. The author imagines a scenario where solar flares wipe out all the electronics in our world. The story progresses through the first seasons spent in the wilderness, the struggles, stumbles, and triumphs. It really takes hold in the final third of the book, when outside influences occur. I don't want to give away too much of the plot. I enjoyed the story very much. The ending! Wow! Just when you thought you could see how it was going to wrap up, the author throws a huge wrench into the mix. I was very surprised! I can't wait for the next instalment! ~ Randal White, Randa's Booklikes

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    Honestly, this book kind of terrified me. I’m used to dystopic novels being set hundreds of years in the future, a safe arm’s length away. This book is set at just an uncomfortable distance. Pair that with the fact that the Event could possibly happen at any time, and this story gets scarier than any horror story. I really found myself getting into it. Scary realism put aside, it was really interesting following Jim and his family through this huge event, and watching them as they learn to adapt to this new way of life. I had a tense feeling in my chest throughout most of this book, thinking that there was some huge conflict just waiting around every corner. I look forward to the next book. ~ Bailey Randolph, Reading Rabbit Hole

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    John Hunt has a deft hand at weaving an interesting tale. ~ Anders Mikkelsen, KOEUR'S BOOK REVIEWS

  • Alaskan Chronicles, The
    John Hunt
    John Hunt has a deft hand at weaving an interesting tale. ~ Anders Mikkelsen, KOEUR'S BOOK REVIEWS

  • Graveyard Visible, A
    Steve Conoboy
    I was first drawn to this book because of its striking cover and interesting synopsis. It's about a young boy called Caleb, who has lost his mother and lives with his pretty unresponsive, cold father. Their home backs onto the graveyard where is mother is buried and which is home to a slightly odd young girl called Misha and her grandfather.

    According to Caleb's father and grandfather his visiting and 'obsession' of the graveyard isn't healthy. But it's through this yearning to visit and study the graveyard that his dark adventure begins.

    For me personally, this is a story of profound loss. Each character is battling with their own loss and dealing with it in varied ways. It is through this loss that I really connected with Caleb and his grandfather's story. It's an interesting view point to feel that loss through a child's eyes, not only of a mother but of his uncaring father. I felt that the loss aspect really outshsdowed the 'horror' aspect. But I think that's why I enjoyed it if in honest.
    ~ Jayne Sutcliffe, NetGalley

  • Frankie & Me
    Marie Yates
    Praise for Marie Yates:
    Marie Yates is an author and coach who works with survivors of rape and sexual abuse. She brings a very special expertise in writing Reggie & Me, the first in the Dani Moore series. A thoughtful and thought-provoking work of fiction, Reggie & Me is one of those deftly written novels that lingers in the mind and memory long after it is finished and set back upon the shelf. Very highly recommended for both community and academic library collections. ~ Julie Summers, Midwest Book Review

  • Hospital High
    Mimi Thebo
    This book is amazing. Feel like I've just been on one incredible, sometimes laugh out loud funny, always intensely moving journey & graduated from the most appalling small town American high school. ~ Lu Hersey, Twitter

  • Cold Fire
    James Hartley
    ...atmospheric, very readable, and in the best sense very educational. ~ Charles Nicholl

  • Cold Fire
    James Hartley
    Intertwines modern day mystery and introducing the writings of Shakespeare in a new and refreshing way. ~ Jennifer Henderson

  • Cold Fire
    James Hartley
    A great way to get younger teens enthralled by Shakespeare as they’ve never been before. ~ Lucy Russell

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