I met Konn Lavery, the author of the Mental Damnation series, before I read Reality. I’ll admit, his elevator pitch game is strong, and I was really excited to dig into this horror fantasy book.
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This is part 4 of “The Odd Bureau” story series from Forgotten Folios Society. If you missed the previous parts, you can find part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here! Review ...
Blight of Exiles is book one in the Helix series. The action packed narrative will keep you reading for hours and have you picking up book 2 as soon as you’ve finished book 1.
Rob Boffard is a South African author who splits his time between London, Vancouver and Johannesburg. He is an award-winning journalist who has written for publications such as The Guardian, Wired and io9. Tracer is his first novel.
Admittedly, this book was on my shelf, unread, for far too long. Now that I’ve read it, I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner. If I had, I’d have already read books two and three in the series—in one sitting, if I could clear my schedule.
A Killer in King’s Cove did not disappoint. I lost count of how many times my jaw dropped in response to the many twists this Lane Winslow mystery has, and I changed my guess about who did it at least four times.
I’ve never been a fan of books written in first person present tense. I had yet to find a book that did it well enough for me to enjoy reading it. It’s not that I have anything against first person books or books written in present tense, but I find when they’re combined it’s difficult to get across the details and emotions necessary for moving the plot forward without breaking first person.
I’ll start off by saying that I love anthologies. Collections of short stories are fantastic to have on your shelf for times when you have a few spare moments, but don’t quite want to sit down with a long novel. Being able to start and finish a story in one sitting is a wonderful gift, and Purgatorium is definitely one you’ll want to have on your shelf.
I found the plot to be intriguing, and there were definitely a lot of cliffhangers to keep me going—I was happy I was able to listen to it in large chunks because I didn’t have to wait to start the next chapter!
If you read parts 1 and 2 already, you know that I’ve been sitting next to my mailbox every day waiting for the next piece of the story to arrive. Okay, not literally, but if I didn’t have other responsibilities and commitments I might actually do it. So far, I haven’t been disappointed by the mail order story service, and part 3 is no different.