August 21, 2012
Anywhere but Here by Sherri Fulmer Moorer is an intriguing story about a sweet recent college graduate and her experiences after her application to a Master’s program is denied. She feels hopeless and empty, not knowing her life’s direction anymore. She goes to work and looks for friendship there, but nothing is what it seems. She tries to get promoted at work, because of her recent college degree, but it seems that everything is holding her back from what she is trying to accomplish. Will she ever move up in the corporate world? Will she find love again? Reading the story will tell you.
Anywhere but Here is an exciting story, because of the twists and turns in the plot. It speaks of the aggravating and drama-filled social politics that comes with working in a business office. The main character is in hell with what she is dealing with at work and in life. A small gift from her best friend allows her to visit another world in her dreams, which she enjoys more than her real life. In general, the story is realistic with a fantasy spin to it.
I recommend Anywhere but Here to all readers in favor of a quick, easy read that will take them to another time and place. Most people will be able to relate to the main character, especially young women trying to find their place in the world after college graduation and those experiencing heartache. This is an enjoyable read and the ending left me feeling satisfied.
July 31, 2012
The Chaosifier by Mike Evers is an excellent fantasy novel with an adventuresome plot. It is well-written, with lots of description for the characters, background, and setting. Reading the book was an enjoyable experience.
The main characters are called bifurs. They are miniature people that cannot be seen by humans. Their purpose is to balance out the chaos of the world with moments of good luck. They do this by sprinkling a special dust on certain humans that are specially chosen based on their need and what they can accomplish.
The chaosifier is a machine that causes chaos in the world. That is the main reason the bifurs use the special dust. Usually, the chaosifier is set at a normal level, but it is not in the present time of this story. The bifurs are low on special dust and must find out what is causing the excess chaos in the world.
I definitely recommend this well-written novel to readers of fantasy. The story has a slow build up to the climax, but once there, I was hooked.
It is available in kindle format here. Now, go grab your copy!
July 25, 2012
Red Leaves and the Living Token by Benjamin David Burrell is a well-written, fast-paced adventure that takes place in a fantasy realm. The book is descriptive and easy to read, which is fitting for readers of various backgrounds. The characters are optimistic, compassionate, and strong-willed.
The story is about a world where the beings are unique species. There is the botann – who are made of trees, the petra – who are made of rocks, and the zo – who are hunched-over furry animals. The botann, petra, and zo have conflicts with each other because of their differences (but occasionally they intermingle). They each have their own areas of the world and do not allow trespassing by other species.
Emret, who is a young zo boy, has a terrible illness and will die if he doesn’t get cured soon. His father, Raj, doesn’t know what to do, but needs to do something soon. Emret’s nurse, Moslin, a female botann, takes good care of Emret, and they think highly of each other.
Emret likes it when Moslin reads to him. One book in particular inspires the two of them to go on an adventure to the other side of the world, which encourages Raj, and others, to follow. Emret is in search of a cure for his illness. Their travels become a wild adventure in which their inner strength and dedication to each other will be tested. Will Emret find what he seeks?
Burrell has a talent for creating lively characters that his readers will grow to care for and love. His book demonstrates his skill of knowing what will satisfy readers’ needs for plot description and clarity of storyline.
I greatly enjoyed this book. The ending left me hungry for more. There is a sequel that will be released in the near future. I recommend this book to readers of fantasy and adventure books. You will not be disappointed!
You can get your copy here. Happy reading!
July 11, 2012
Pray by John Prescott is a by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventure, from the depths of fantasy to the raw realities of Christian beliefs, with a paranormal twist that makes it have a huge edge. This book is one that you can’t easily put down. The unique characters and sharp setting make the story so real that it is going on in the room around you. Even if you’re not religious, you will still enjoy the thrill and gore of this action-packed, makes-you-think novel.
Everyone on Earth witnesses the sound of the trumpet as many people simply vanish, and their loved ones are left to mourn and question everything they know about the stability of their lives. The world will never be the same. Then it all starts to fall apart.
Pray follows the lives of a handful of one-of-a-kind characters that were left on Earth after the trumpet sounded, as they run from the destruction and mayhem that is the end of the world. In North America, a select few head to the western states, hoping for safety and peace. Somehow they end up with the same destination in mind. What will happen when they reach it?
Pray is about the Book of Revelation and what could happen if/when the end of the world comes. Even though I’m not religious, I was still able to understand and thoroughly enjoy this book. The characters and location are written realistically and vividly. The story involves human fears about pain, death, and losing control, as well as human fantasies about surviving the end of the world and escaping death. It has hellish creatures, and authority figures that go wrong.
I recommend Pray to readers of horror, suspense, paranormal, and fantasy, who love a thick, adventurous plot, and themes that really make you think. The action in this book will blow your mind.
You can grab your copy here. I am certain you will enjoy it.