I'm normally not a fan of spy thrillers. They're okay, but they've never held my attention for long. I've never even seen the Jason Bourne movies. So when Paul Blake's back cover starts with "Alec Foster is no Jason Bourne," I took an interest. I'd met Paul Blake on Twitter and read a few of … Continue reading Book Review: “A Young Man’s Game” by Paul Blake
I hadn't had butterflies like this since I first went up in the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags St. Louis (I screamed, but I screamed like a manly man, darn it!). Richard Dawkins is one of the best-known, most-vocal, and most-influential atheists of our time. And from what I'd heard, The God Delusion … Continue reading Why “The God Delusion” Poses Little Threat to Christianity
I was already a Mark Carver fan after reading Indelible, which I reviewed here, but I have to say I enjoy Beast even better. It's not trying to say nearly as much as the other book, but it succeeds in being more entertaining. TITLE: Beast AUTHOR: Mark Carver with Michael Anatra GENRE: Disaster thriller THE … Continue reading Book Review: “Beast” or “THIS is Why We Should Drive Electric Cars.” (8/10)
This may be the most metal book I've read all year. Or...ever, which says more about me than the book. Oh, well. I just happened to pick this book up when Crossover Alliance gave away all their books for free one day (That was an awe. some. day.). I've seen Carver's name around, but finally … Continue reading Book Review: “Indelible” or “Tattoos are Forever, Stupid.” (8/10)
You read that right: a Christian vampire. Well, that's just unique enough to pick up. Oh, and it's on sale through Halloween, which is perfect when you think about it. TITLE: Blood for Blood AUTHOR: Ben Wolf GENRE: Christian, Fantasy STORY The aptly-named Raven Worth has been a vampire for 80 years, drinking human blood, … Continue reading “Blood for Blood,” or “See! Christians can be Vampires, too!” (4/5 stars)
I saw this number as part of a cover artist's display at Realm Makers 2015 and I'd been meaning to read it since then (proving the power of good cover art). I finally snagged a copy and sat down to enjoy it. And yes, enjoy is the operative word. Not love, not revel in, but … Continue reading Book Review: “Ghost Box” or “This is Why I Don’t Go to Los Angeles”
TITLE: Steps of Power, The Kings Book one: Kings or Pawns AUTHOR: J.J. Sherwood GENRE: High fantasy STORY: An elf kingdom is about to be ripped apart from within and without. Inside its walls, a newly-throned king beats his head against the rock of his corrupted council and tries to unravel their schemes while a mighty warlord … Continue reading Book Review: “Kings or Pawns”
TITLE: A Time To Die AUTHOR: Nadine Brandes GENRE: YA Dystopian Future STORY: Over one hundred years in the future, everyone knows when they'll die thanks to the Clocks which count down to the person's end. Parvin Blackwater is 17 and only has one year left. She's wasted her life so far, but wants to do something memorable, … Continue reading Book Review: “A Time to Die”
The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars by Donovan M. Neal Rating: 3/5 Stars. Story Summary: Calling itself "The Prequel to the Bible," this story is about Lucifer's fall from Heaven and becoming Satan. The Bible says that Lucifer was cast out of Heaven after an attempted rebellion, but the details are mum. Donovan M. Neal weaves a … Continue reading Blogger Book Review: “The Third Heaven” –The Prequel to the Bible?
Mortis by Hannah Cobb Rating: 3/5 stars Summary: Mortis is a school that trains children from birth to become assassins. It's a place where death is so commonplace, no one even questions its morality. Except Jane. Though she begins as callous as the rest, Jane begins questioning whether killing is right or wrong. When she finally … Continue reading Book Review: “Mortis” School of Assassins. ‘Nuff Said.