I originally picked this book up because I wanted to read a "modern classic." I'd read The Road and loved it, so I decided why not? (I also needed a book that started with "N" for my A to Z Reading Challenge in 2020) Normally, not my first pick as I don't care too much for crime novels, especially cowboy-esque ones. BUT this was worth the read! I ended up finishing it off in 2 straight days. I'll spare the summary, because the blurb tells all you need to know without giving anything away.
Book Review: The Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
Book Review: The Marshal
Elizabeth, a brand-new Marshal, sets out with her team to hunt down the notorious Wes Kerrigan. Their only hope to find Kerrigan and take him down is through the use of his old partner, an outlaw only minutely less evil, Rubin Stark. Stark leads the Marshals through the wastelands, hunting Kerrigan but always one step behind, and time is not on their side. Will the Marshals find Kerrigan before he destroys the world--again? Or will Stark turn on them before the deed is done?
Book Blitz! Kickback by Steven Jacob
Hey Action/ Adventure fans! This week we're celebrating the release of Steven Jacob's exciting novella, Kickback! Here's a sneak peek and a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card!
Book Review: Second Skin: Fractures
In this LitRPG novel, set in a medieval "world," Dreya must figure out to survive as an outsider and hide her Deathless status from the world's native inhabitants. Dreya, her screen name in this new world, started off as an old man, who had lost everything in his life that was important to him, including his own wife. In a final attempt to make his life meaningful again, he enclosed himself into a new virtual reality game system, which took his body and placed it into this new, supposedly virtual world. But something happened as he was crossing over, and now he is stuck in the world as his avatar, Dreya. Throughout the novel, the man, now Dreya, is searching for ways to survive in the unfamiliar world, as well as searching for who she truly is. Is she the same man that her body left behind in the real world? Or is she actually becoming Dreya herself?
Book Review: The Unknown Hero
Isaac Philips, in this futuristic novel from another galaxy explores a tense political climate as a new species shows up unannounced, armed for war. With a plethora of futuristic inventions and a variety of alien races and worlds, Philips creates an entirely new universe, fraught with dangerous political times and on the brink of a great war. The book follows a Midek (one of the many unique races depicted), who loses his brother to an invader. His life is thus turned completely around, as he journeys to different worlds, navigating his way through the political climate and trying to do the best he can for those he believes in. Will it be enough?
Book Review: Inevitable Ascension
Two friends, scorned by society more times than they can count team up to make a living hunting exotic animals and selling them on the blackmarket. Violina is our heroic protagonist, and Lux is the quirky and humorous sidekick--though I'm sure she'd claim equality. After one of their business deals goes awry, Violina liberates an ancient artifact and carries it around with her... Then, after everything seems to settle into place, finally, for the girls, they are thrust into a crazy, era-jumping adventure where the fate of the world is in their hands. Will they be able to avoid the butterfly effect of their time travel? Or do they need to make some changes for the betterment of their world?
Book Review: Hamartia
Grace’s nine-year-old son, Jordan, is dying. First, the Metagenesis disease will tear his soul from his body, and then it will kill him. Desperate for a cure, Grace agrees to take part in an illegal clinical trial cloning souls. Supported by her best friend Kay, the two embark on the ultimate “Vegas Vacation” to the past in search of the right soul to clone, racing against time to save Jordan’s life. But someone is trying to stop them and when they discover why Grace must make a choice: let her son die or kill her husband. If she kills her husband, she triggers widespread Metagenesis, sealing the fate of the human race with a new plague.
Humanity is counting on Grace choosing to let her son die.