Mice by Gordon Reece

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My Thoughts:

Thought provoking indeed. How would anyone react to the string of bad circumstances which befall our two main characters? Gordon Reece not only shines the light on the darker side of humanity but he shoves the reader right into the middle of it. An intriguing and disturbing read, prepare yourself readers.

The story is most definitely believable in my opinion (always a good thing). It is about a young girl and mother trying to deal with a difficult recent past, and then having to deal with even more difficult events in the near future. Bad stuff happens to people, sometimes a lot can happen in a relatively short space of time. The real question is how do you deal with it? and when do you snap? Gordon Reece explores these questions and human behavior perfectly.

Interesting and well written with an eloquent flourish. Continue reading

Nolander (Emanations Book 1) by Becca Mills

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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