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Review: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera

Curse Breaker: Enchanted: [The More Epic Version] - Melinda Kucsera

Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera is the first installment of the Curse Breaker series. Sarn is a mage in need of training with a son whom he loves dearly, and must protect at all cost. 

Plot 3/5: An interesting plot, but leaves me asking more questions than answers. These issues could become clearer in later books, but with almost 500 pages, I would have liked more information.

Characters 4/5: Well fleshed out characters.

World building 3/5: The world created by the author is unique, but I would have liked more information as to the magic system and how it came about and how it is used.

Pacing 3/5: The pacing seemed sporadic with frequent repeats of certain aspects of the story, but not enough information in other aspects.

Writing 4/5: Decent writing with little grammar issues.

Overall 3.4

Amazon purchase.

Review: Loch Ness Revenge by Hunter Shea

Loch Ness Revenge - Hunter Shea

Loch Ness Revenge by by Hunter Shea is about a brother and sister twins who are taking revenge on the Nessie that killed their parents.

***SPOILERS***

Plot 2/5: This could have been an interesting plot of revenge, but it just didn't make sense. I kept wondering why so many Nessies had never been seen. I think the amount of Nessies should have been kept to a minimum for the story to be more believable. 

Characters 3/5: The characters could have used a bit more fleshing out.

World building 3/5: The story takes place at Loch Ness

Pacing 3/5: A steady pace with spurts of action.

Writing 3/5: Decent writing with few typos and grammar errors.

Overall 2.8

Won in a giveaway, and received a copy from the author.

Review: The Amazing Adventures of 4¢ Ned by Benjamin Laskin

The Amazing Adventures of 4¢ Ned  - Benjamin Laskin

The Amazing Adventures of 4¢ Ned by Benjamin Laskin is the first book in the Coinworld series. Misprinted with a 4 instead of 5, Ned finds that he can be so much more than just your everyday nickel. 

Plot 5/5: This is the most imaginative, creative, clever, and fun book that I have ever read. I have never read anything like it.

Characters 5/5: The characters are a riot! Very believable.

World building 5/5: The world Benjamin Laskin has created is unique, yet familiar.

Pacing 5/5: The pacing is steady with bursts of anticipation throughout the story.

Writing 5/5: Benjamin Laskin's writing is fantastic. He has a way of grabbing your attention, and keeping it.

Overall 5 huge stars for this fun and creative story. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun read. A great series starter for young and young at heart alike.

Purchased from Amazon.

Review: The Prince of Dragons by Tameri Etherton

The Prince of Dragons - Tameri Etherton

The Prince of Dragons by Tameri Etherton (previously published as The Darathi Vorsi Prince) is the first book in the Song of the Swords series. When Rhoane defies his mother of an oath he made as a child he is exiled from his home. 

Plot 5/5: An intriguing plot.

Characters 5/5: The characters are well fleshed out and interesting.

World building 4/5: An interesting world.

Pacing 3/5: The pacing is slow, but steady.

Writing 5/5: The writing is great with vivid descriptions.

Overall 4.4

Received from BookFunnel

Review: The Book of Kindly Deaths by Eldritch Black

The Book of Kindly Deaths - Eldritch Black

The Book of Kindly Deaths by Eldritch Black is a story about Eliza Winter and the mysterious hidden room in her grandfather's house. Desperate for clues, Eliza opens a book in hopes of finding her missing grandfather.

Plot 5/5: A very interesting plot that I hadn't come across in my reading before.

Characters 5/5: The characters are interesting and peculiar.

World building 5/5: An interesting world with vivid descriptions.

Pacing 4/5: This story has a steady pace.

Writing 4/5: The writing was good.

Overall 4.6

Purchased on Amazon.

Review: Anaerfell by Joshua Robertson and J.C. Boyd

Anaerfell - Joshua Robertson, William Boyd

Anaerfell by Joshua Robertson is the first installment in the Thrice Nine Legends series. Drast and Tyran are brothers living under the cruelty of their father who desires immortality. 

***WARNING***: People who are sensitive to sexual abuse may not want to read this book.

Plot 4/5: The plot is familiar within the genre.

Characters 3/5: The characters feel real, but I would have liked to see more character development. I believe this will happen in the next book, at least I hope.

World building 4/5: The world building is good, giving me a sense of the world I was in.

Pacing 5/5: The pacing was steady with spurts of action along the way.

Writing 5/5: The writing is fantastic, and the descriptions vivid. 

Overall 4.2

Purchased on Amazon.

Review: The Apples of Idunn by Matt Larkin

The Apples of Idunn (The Ragnarok Era Book 1) - Matt Larkin

The Apples of Idunn by Matt Larkin is the first installment in The Ragnarok Era series. Odin swears vengeance against the frost giant who killed his father.

Plot 5/5: Excellent plot involving Odin of Norse mythology.

Characters 5/5: Vivid and vibrant characters throughout the story.

World building 5/5: Incredible world building that takes you directly into the world the author has created.

Pacing 5/5: Full of action, betrayal, loyalty, friendship, brotherhood, and love and sex (a bit descriptive, and visually vivid).

Writing 5/5: A few typos, but not in any way did it interfere with the story.

Overall 5 stars

I highly recommend this book to anyone into Odin or Norse mythology.

Purchased on Amazon.

Review: Pentacle by William Meikle

Pentacle - William Meikle

Pentacle by William Meikle is one of the books in the Sigils and Totems series, but it can be read as a stand alone. There is something eerie about Edinburgh house. A creature, perhaps?

Plot 4/5: Interesting plot

Characters 4/5: The characters were fleshed out, and interesting.

World building 4/5: Everything happened within Edinburgh house.

Pacing 4/5: A little slower than some of the author's other books.

Writing 5/5: William Meikle's writing is always good.

Overall 4.2

I won this book in a giveaway.

Review: The Hole by William Meikle

The Hole - William Meikle

The Hole by William Meikle is a story about a peculiar hum which brings headaches and nosebleeds to a small, country town.

Plot 5/5: A very interesting plot which I have never read about.

Characters 5/5: The author doesn't give a whole lot of descriptions as to what his characters may be like, but he definitely brings them to life.

World building 5/5: Again, not a lot of descriptions, but you feel as though you are in the world his books are set in.

Pacing 5/5: Steady pace with bursts of action.

Writing 5/5: Great writing, and hardly any typos.

Overall 5/5

William Meikle is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. With his writing style and his imagination, I know I will not be disappointed. 

I won this book in a giveaway.

Review: The Wizard Hunt by C.J. Thompson

The Forgotten Wizard: Series 1 - The Wizard Hunt - C.J Thompson

The Wizard Hunt by C.J. Thompson is the first installment in The Forgotten Wizard series. Roland Roper is determined to find a cure for his ailing father.

Plot 3/5: The plot is good but executed poorly.

Characters 2/5: The characters weren't believable, or fleshed out enough for me.

World building 3/5: I would have liked to see more descriptions in all aspects of this story.

Pacing 3/5: The pacing was too slow for my taste.

Writing 3/5: I feel there is a lot of potential for this story to be built upon. 

Overall 2.8

Purchased from Amazon.

Review: Infestation by William Meikle

Infestation - William Meikle

Infestation by William Meikle is a stand alone book about monsters and mayhem.

Plot 5/5: This is an exciting tale of overgrown isopods.

Characters 5/5: The characters come to life within the pages of this story.

World building 5/5: The situation that the characters find themselves in is very imaginable.

Pacing 5/5: Action packed!

Writing 5/5: William Meikle's writing is fantastic!

Overall: 5

This story took me back to the B horror movies that I loved as a kid! Fantastic story, and I definitely recommend it! 

Purchased on Amazon.

Review: The Hunter's Rede by F.T. McKinstry

The Hunter's Rede - F.T. McKinstry

The Hunter's Rede by F.T. McKinstry is the first installment in the Chronicles of Ealiron about a hunter named Lorth and his the quest he finds himself on.

Plot 4/5: There was a major twist that I wasn't expecting.

Characters 4/5: The characters are pretty fleshed out. I found myself liking Lorth very much.

World building 4/5: There are different places and races which enhanced the story.

Pacing 3/5: The pacing was steady, but dragged with wordy descriptions.

Writing 4/5: The writing is good with very few typos.

Overall: 3.8

Won in a Goodreads giveaway, and also purchased on Amazon (not realizing it was the same book).

Review: The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

The Chalk Man - C.J. Tudor

The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor is her debut novel about 12 year old Eddie and his group of friends, and the meeting of Mr. Halloran, the Chalk Man.

Plot 5/5: This is a horror mystery with so many twists and turns. It kept me engrossed.

Characters 5/5: The characters are well fleshed out. I loved getting to know the characters.

World building 4/5: The story goes back and forth from the present to 1986, when it all happened.

Pacing 4/5: The pace was steady.

Writing 4/5: There were a couple of errors, but did not in the least interfere with the flow of the story.

Overall: 4.4

I highly recommend this book to lovers of Stephen King stories.

Won in a blog giveaway at KissinBlueKaren for the January 2018 New Release #Giveaway Hop. 

Thank you, Karen!

Review: Stryke First: A Comic Fantasy by Kevin Partner

Stryke First: A Comic Fantasy - Kevin Partner

After 5% of this book, I also knew this wasn't for me. I kept anticipating the comedy, but I never found any.

Purchased from Amazon.

Review: Lunora and the Monster King by H.S. Crow

Lunora and the Monster King - H.S. Crow

After 5% into the book, I knew it wasn't for me. It's written like a play with the description of the characters at the beginning of the book. Then it tells us what said person is doing (i.e. laughing, crying), then we get a few words of dialogue. The chapters are acts, and very boring acts I might add. Unfortunately, this is not what I had in mind for an enjoyable fantasy novel. 

Won in a Goodreads giveaway.

Review: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King

Sleeping Beauties: A Novel - Stephen King, Owen King

I'm a Stephen King fanatic, so of course I loved it.

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