Twisted Concepts?


Here are 17 books, I think, have unusual twists and/or concepts. I’ve read them all, but please note they are in no particular order. Hope you find something you enjoy!

1) Partials by Dan Wells (part of a trilogy) Partials2

A Young Adult, Science fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy. I’ve suggested an age range for this book of 15+. Partials is unusual in my opinion because it is about engineered, organic beings called ‘Partials’, who were made by and are identical to, humans. Ok so this has been done before, but Dan Wells has an awesome writing style and has added a couple of extra twists. War has devastated the planet, and Partials and humans are sworn enemies. It has a sort of ‘I, Robot’ feel to it, but what really makes this novel different is the fact that both the humans and the Partials are slowly dying. The two enemies will have to set aside their past wrongs and differences in order to survive. Continue reading


Ten Free, Kindle Edition Books, You really should try!


Here are ten free eBooks that you really should try! My current followers/readers will know that my ‘book review blogs’ contain quoted snippets from other people’s reviews, collected from Goodreads and Amazon. They will also know that I have a unique rating system for these snippets, (The Good, The Bad, The Darn Right Uglies and The Unicorns). Therefore for everyone, both new and old, I’ve done a condensed version for each book I’ve listed below… Did I mention that these books are free?

[1] The Book of Deacon (The Book of Deacon Series 1) by Joseph Lallo

(A Fantasy book, about a young, orphaned woman, who stumbles across some priceless cargo and is unwittingly caught up in a magical war, the same magical war that has taken everything from her.) Continue reading

City of Blaze (The Fireblade Array Book 1) by H. O. Charles


My Thoughts:

First things first, before I tell you my thoughts I should tell you that this book ends on a cliffhanger (spectacular in my opinion but still a cliffhanger -C.L). Also this is only the first part of the story, you will have unanswered questions at the end of this book. So if you want to know the answers and read the whole story, you will have to read the rest of the series too. Ok now I can begin…

This was very different, in a very good way. The setting is your typical fantasy, medieval type setting, but the characters and plot line is anything but typical…

I loved the idea of characters who are pretty much the same as real humans but with longer life spans, who also have complicated, intimate, reproductive cycles. It put a very unique twist on how the characters interacted with one another and this, for me, was what separated this story out from all the rest of the fantasy books out there. Continue reading