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

Nolander (Emanations Book 1) by Becca Mills


My Thoughts:

Becca introduces a unique concept within Nolander and as much as there are many loose ends, it is very intriguing. If you can stomach the adult content without becoming too flustered or frazzled, then this book is definitely one for you. I personally enjoyed the fact that Becca wasn’t afraid to base some of her characters on some unsavory people from the real world. We all know that the real world isn’t sweet or sugar coated, so this for me made the story appear more realistic. On saying that, I did bump up the age rating to 18+ because of the adult content.

I also really liked the fact that the main characters who possess powers don’t suddenly turn into superman or superwoman, in fact it’s quite the opposite. The main protagonist Beth, realizes she had strange powers and is located by a group of humans who possess similar abilities. She ends up being introduced to a secret hidden world which already has an established hierarchy. Unfortunately for these talented humans, they are near the bottom. They are almost like hired henchmen, sent out by demons to complete tasks and to do the dirty work, only they don’t have a choice in the matter, they can’t quit. Continue reading