Welcome to the Enlightened States of America. WARNING! All illegals, outcasts and mutts will be turned away. Any who attempt to illegally cross our border, whether entering or exiting, will be shot on sight. The United States is gone, overthrown by a corporation known only as “the Orange.” Candor is an outcast, surviving on the outskirts of a society that has devolved into corporate tyranny. When an unexplainable entity assassinates all of the high-ranking federal officials, the struggling country is thrown deeper into a fervor of chaos. Candor comes forward to help and during the course of a government interview, he tells his story about his relationship with Banshee, an outcast like himself with some serious rage issues and some seriously strange abilities. While it is clear that Candor loves Banshee it becomes apparent that his love will never be enough to contain her.
If the murderer you’re tracking is a vampire, then you want a vampire detective. Just maybe not this one. It’s not that Jack Valentine is bad at her job. The youngest member of Oxford’s Seekers has an impressive track record, but she also has an impressive grudge against the local baron, Killian Drake. To get to the truth, Jack will have to partner up with her worst enemy. As long as she can keep her cool, Drake will point her to the ringleaders, she’ll find the murderer and no one else will have to die. Body bags on standby.
Love is for losers.
Jack doesn't care about anything except music. All she wants to do is find a decent gig, stand by the speakers and let the bass roll through her. It's the only reason she gets out of bed.
Until she meets Winta. In the space of a second, everything is different. Winta knows what she wants and for one night, what she wants is Jack. It feels like the start of forever.
Then Winta disappears and Jack faces a choice: should she go back to her life, or track down the only girl who can change it beyond recognition?
One thing's certain: Jack has no idea what she's getting herself into.
Within this collection, you will find unique takes on the zombie short story, from the perspectives of survivors as well as the zombies themselves. You will find stories rooted in humour, stories that will yank on your heartstrings, and stories that make you question your own existence. Lose yourself in a world where your biggest fear is staying alive--and not zombified!
So far, the book seems to like it'll be a pretty easy and quick read. The writing style is reminiscent of Tolkien's The Hobbit with the writer taking a direct role in explaining to the reader what is going on, and making corrections as necessary. It also has that faint fairytale-esque feel to it. The prologue and first chapter are both relatively short, so I haven't seen much of the plot or character(s) just yet and can't really comment on them, but I am excited to continue this journey and see what happens!
A Game of Thrones tale, but rather than the high and mighty fighting over a throne, instead, it is the seedy underbelly of the city of Camorr thieving and killing for dominance. Locke and his friends, dubbed the Gentlemen Bastards, the smallest thief unit in Camorr, are out for money. And a whole hell of a lot of it. They have been training their entire lives with their former master for this lifestyle--styling from the rich. However, the head Capa--ruler over all the thieves--has brokered a "Secret Peace" with the Duke of Camorr. Basically, the rich are off-limits for ALL thieves. Breaking of this Peace means a slow, agonizing death, as with any crossing of the Capa. Good thing Locke and his friends are too good to be caught. At least, that's what they thought...
Valley of the Free is the prequel in Sliter's Pandemonium Rising series, following the early adventures of Ferl and the creation of his mercenary company.
The second book in Pandemonium Rising, Michael Sliter continues to both torment and awe his readers. The characters have grown, but that may be the only glimpse of hope in this gods-forsaken book. With each passing page, there is a new betrayal, a new obstacle, a new sacrifice waiting to be made. And yet, our protagonists continue to prevail.
Throughout my academic career, I have read snippets of this book. A chapter here, a few paragraphs there. Normally, it was an activity set by one of my English or Writing classes in high school and college. And although I enjoyed O'Brien's writing and could feel his pain tugging on my heartstrings, I have never had the opportunity--or courage--to read the entire book. I decided to change that this summer. I ended up reading this entire book in not only one day, but one sitting.
Title: Sorrowfish Author: Anne C. Miles Series: The Call of the Lorica Genre: Fantasy Publishing Date: August 30th, 2019 Publishing Co.: Indie Length: 363 pages Format: Kindle Unlimited, Paperback Acquired: Given a free paperback copy in exchange for an honest review Amazon Link: Sorrowfish TWO WORLDS ONE FATE A bard. A wizard...and a college student from Kentucky. Sara Moore is having crazy dreams.... Continue Reading →