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My Review of The Blade Heir

The Blade Heir - Daniel Adorno

The Blade Heir by Daniel Adorno is the first installment of the Azuleah Trilogy. Lucius Nostra finds out that there is more to him than meets the eye.

 

I simply loved this book. There is everything I love in a fantasy tale in this story. I loved the characters, well most of them. Of course there were characters that I didn't care for, which is expected in such a tale. There were graphic scenes throughout the book, so beware. It also had religious overtones, which doesn't bother me, but be informed. Overall, I'll be reading more of Daniel's work.

 

I received this book from BookFunnel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Review of All-Butter ShortDead

All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel: Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 0) - H.Y. Hanna

All-Butter ShortDead by H.Y. Hanna is a prequel to the Oxford Tearoom Mysteries. Gemma finds herself in deep water when she is accused of murder.

 

This was a quick and interesting read. This prequel gives us an insight to Gemma and her plans for her future.

My Review of Seasons Within

Seasons Within: Nature has its own will  - Lele Iturrioz

Seasons Within by Lele Iturrioz is the first book in the Seasons Within series. G is an orphan and has no recollection of who she is or where she came from.

For me, this story was full of inconsistencies. The grammatical errors, which is to be expected with an ARC, was just far too much even for an ARC. I'm not sure i this book was self-published, but I don't think English is the author's first language. With that being said, this book has potential. Hopefully the next book will be properly edited.

I won this book in a giveaway and all opinions are my own.

My Review of The Fairest of Them

The Fairest of Them (Rae Hatting Mysteries, #1) - Heather Osborne

The Fairest of Them by Heather Osborne is the first book in the Rae Hatting Mysteries. Detective Luke has been trying to solve a case involving the Fairy Tale serial killer. After an awful turn of events, Rae Hatting joins the case.

 

This story had a couple of things that didn't make sense to me. The romance was way too quick and the decision to leave and pack by a secondary character just didn't fit with her being a cautious person.

 

All in all it was an okay read.

My Review of Villain Keeper

Villain Keeper - Laurie McKay

Villain Keeper by Laurie McKay is the first book of The Last Dragon Charmer series. Prince Caden wants to be an Elite Paladin, but his father, King Axel, sends Caden away and Caden isn't sure why his father would do that without having the Elite Paladin ceremony. He ends up in Asheville, North Carolina with Brynne, a sorceress, and his horse Sir Horace.

 

This was a fun story. Fast paced and imaginative. I can't wait to read the next installment!

 

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and all opinions are my own.

My Review of If The Bed Falls In

If The Bed Falls In: A Man in Two Minds; are Either of Them His? (Bedfellows Thriller Series) (Volume 1) - Paul Casselle

If The Bed Falls In by Paul Casselle is the first installment of the Bedfellows thriller series. Tom Friday, a middle-aged photographer and an ex-cocaine user, starts to have doubts of his real identity leaving him to wonder if he is indeed Tom Friday or a British secret agent.

 

This was a well written story with twists and turns throughout the book. I did find this story hard to follow at times because of the many times that I had to keep up with Tom's identity, as his identity changed quite often. The characters were well fleshed out, so it was quite an interesting read.

My Review of The Arborist

The Arborist - P.T. Phronk

The Arborist by P.T. Phronk is a short story about a tree that appears in the yard of Wes who has a need to figure out what kind of tree it is and why it is there. He becomes consumed by the mysterious tree.

 

This was a quick read with a bit of mystery, but I felt that there should be more to this story. I felt a bit cheated.

My Review of The Bug

The Bug: Complete Season One - Barry J. Hutchison

The Bug by Barry J. Hutchison is a story about mysterious bugs using people as hosts and causing said hosts to do evil and bazaar things.

 

I couldn't get into this story as much as I thought I would, though this was a bazaar story with quite a bit of creepiness. I just had a problem with the execution. It felt a bit choppy to me.

My Review of The Grotto's Secret

The Grotto's Secret - Paula Wynne

The Grotto's Secret by Paula Wynne is two stories that intertwine throughout the book. First, we meet TV show host Kelby Wade. She has been introduced to Dr. Roy Robson, and his sister, who believe that Kelby's brother was murdered over his knowledge of a miracle herb, which the pharmaceutical companies want their hands on. Needing this herb to save her niece, she and Dr. Roy Robson set out to find the herb.

 

Then we meet Ana-Maria de Carbonela. It is the year 1492. She and her mother know how to use the herb, but they are in danger from doing so.

 

This story was alright, though I didn't care for the going back and forth between the past and the present. I think this story would have been better if we would have learned about the past first, then introduced to the present. I also didn't care for knowing the identity of the bad guy right off the bat. It kind of put a damper on the whole mystery thing the author was going for.

My Review of Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara

Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara - J.B. Cantwell

Aster Wood and the Lost Maps of Almara by J.B. Cantwell is the first installment of the Aster Wood series. This story is about Aster Wood, who finds out that he is the one to find the sorcerer, Almara.

 

This story is full of magic and different worlds that Aster has to follow to find Almara. This story was good, but the flow of the story was interrupted by the editing. If the editing would have been better, then this would have been an easy 5 star read.

 

I want to add that this book is written by J.B. Cantwell, and not written by R.J. Cantwell. J.B. Cantwell and myself have alerted Booklikes of this mistake, but it has not been amended as of the writing of this review.

My Review of Dragon's Heir

Dragon's Heir - Kandi J. Wyatt

Dragon's Heir by Kandi J. Wyatt is the second installment of the Dragon Courage series. Ten winters have went by since the first book. Rider Braidyn and his dragon, Turqueso, have made a home, so to speak, in the town of Boeskay. He finds out that two nestlings have been stolen and he vows to find out who is responsible.

 

This is one of my most favorite series. I absolutely adore the characters that I have come to know. Kandi's ability to have family times included in her books is heartwarming. Her writing is smooth and flows wonderfully. This is a wonderful story for all ages.

My Review of The Treemakers

The Treemakers (The Treemakers Trilogy Book 1) - Christina L. Rozelle

The Treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle is the first book of The Treemakers Trilogy. It's about a 16 year old girl, Joy, who has to work making "trees" so everyone will have air to breath. Joy becomes restless and wants to flee the prison and the torment the Superiors have thrust upon all those who make the "trees."

 

This is a very interesting concept. I have never read a book quite like this. The world building was fabulous and the characters were well fleshed out. The author spins a wonderful tale of a world so far gone that it is frightening. I can't wait to read the second installment.

My Review of Made to Kill

Made to Kill: A Novel (L.A. Trilogy) - Adam Christopher

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher is part of the Ray Electromatic Mysteries, but I am not certain what order the books follow. It's about Ray Electromatic and his business of killer for hire in disguise of a private detective company.

 

I absolutely loved this book! It reminded me of the '50s B rated sci-fi movies. This book brought back a lot of childhood memories of my mom and me watching B movies until all hours of the night.

 

This story has great characters and wonderful story telling. I can't wait to read more of the Ray Electromatic Mysteries.

 

I won this copy in a giveaway and all opinions are my own.

My Review of Hero of Hacksaw Ridge

Hero of Hacksaw Ridge - Booton Herndon

Hero of Hacksaw Ridge by Booton Herndon is based on the true story of Desmond T. Doss, Heroic War Objector and recipient of the Purple Heart and Medal of Honor.

 

While this book is short (126 pg.), it has a great impact. We follow Doss through his challenges of maintaining his belief in God, therefore being a conscientious objector in World War II. He faces ridicule over his faith while never losing it.

 

This is definitely a book to read, but note that Doss' story is based on his faith and belief in God.

My Review of The Tumor

THE TUMOR A Non-Legal Thriller - John Grisham

The Tumor by John Grisham is more like a hospital brochure on focused ultrasound. Focused ultrasound is a new treatment for a lot of tumorous cancers. Focused ultrasound is in its infancy, so  there is a great need to inform people of this new treatment. This brochure was very informative and gives new hope for people who suffer from cancerous tumors.

My Review of The Silver Serpent

The Silver Serpent (The Absent Gods, #1) - David Debord

The Silver Serpent by David Debord is the first book in the The Absent Gods series, a fantasy story that revolves around a group of teens; Shanis, Hierm, Oskar, Khalyndryn and Prince Larris, who are on a journey to find the Silver Serpent, a lost relic that is thought to save the world from Tichris the Ice King.

 

I really liked this story, but there were several issues of mixing up two of the characters names, Prince Larris and Prince Lerryn. It also had quite a few grammatical errors, which I overlooked. If not for these issues, this would easily have been a five star read.

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