RECENT REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS

  • 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

  • Invisible Hand, The
    James Hartley
    A cute story for a more younger audience... Overall, this story is a good start to a series that intertwines modern day mystery and introducing the writings of Shakespeare in a new and refreshing way .... I would recommend this book to anyone of a younger age. ~ Jennifer Henderson, Flip Flops and Notebooks

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Haunting Thriller
    By A. J. Greenaway on 5 March 2017
    Format: Paperback
    I guess I’m not what could be described as a ‘spiritual’ person, so it’s a testament to the writing of Veryan Williams-Wynn that she managed to hook me with a tale of the supernatural. Within the first few chapters of The Spirit Trap, my natural scepticism to all things ghostly was probably what attracted me to the MC, Tatiana. In the beginning, she too didn’t want to believe the other-world events that were drawing her into an orbit around the black hole that was the event horizon of another dimension. Inexorably, Tatiana is pulled headlong into a mystery that goes back to the French Revolution. Her cousin, Marcus is the perfect foil to Tatiana’s increasingly bizarre experiences and that relationship is the one that defines the unique character of The Spirit Trap and kept me turning the pages.

    This is a clever blend of different genres that keeps the reader guessing and chasing the “multitude of the silently whispering dead” until the real reason behind Tatiana’s beautiful haunting is revealed.
    ~ A. J.Greenaway, Amazon

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great strength of the story is that it explores complex ...
    BySteve A Shawon 3 March 2017
    Format: Paperback
    This is a young adult's novel that would also appeal to older readers because it can be read on a number of levels. It's a fast paced, atmospheric ghost story centred on Tatiana, a spirited teenager who is on a dangerous quest to free the spirit of an ancestor caught up in the French Revolution. The horror of that time is powerfully evoked. The action begins when she is haunted by a painting bequeathed to her family. From the beginning the tension is relentlessly cranked up.

    The book is also a cleverly observed study of the adolescent psyche. Tatiana is fond of her cousin Marcus who helps her in her search but the equilibrium is disturbed when they are joined by a French boy, Louis. This development introduces elements of romance and conflict. There is also an amusing, ongoing commentary on the relationships between teenagers and their parents.
    A great strength of the story is that it explores complex ideas about reincarnation and genetic memory in a way that engages the reader without ever patronising him or her. It's a richly textured read. I'm long past being a teenager and I wish books like this had been available in my youth..
    ~ Steve Shaw, Amazon UK

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I loved the originality of the characters and the excitement of ...
    ByFleur van der Minneon February 8, 2017
    Format: Kindle Edition
    I was very surprised with this book. I got it for my goddaughter but I started reading it myself and I couldn't put it down! I loved the originality of the characters and the excitement of this adventure, with it's mix of history and beautiful fantasy. My goddaughter will love it too!
    ~ Fleur van de Minne, Amazon.com and Amazon UK and Goodreads

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Haunting and atmospheric
    I loved this haunting, atmospheric book. Beautifully written and enchanting.
    Published 13 minutes ago by L. Davies
    ~ Linda Davies, Amazon

  • Spirit Trap, The
    Veryan Williams-Wynn
    Ewen Southby-Tailyour
    I did not think this would be 'my type of book' (75 year-old male - ex military) but how wrong I was. A thought-provoking tale that made me think. I should say that it was a 'page-turner' but it wasn't for the very good reason that one had to stop and think deeply every so often! .... a very good sign of a well-written book so, bravo to the authoress.
    ~ Ewen Southby-Tailyour, Goodreads

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