This is my second read by Joe Hart, the first being Outpost. This time it's a novella, but still a quick read.
The Waiting. It's a haunting tale about a guy who's lost almost everything- his wife, his son's mental faculties, even his job. It's when he's sent to a cabin, through a friend, to stay and stabilize from his life's tragedies that things become phantasmic. Evan can't get his mind together, especially when he believes he can turn back time to make things right with the help of a grandfather clock that's gathered a horrific past...
This book is pretty cool. It's not as good as the other story- I almost feel as though Outpost is a piece to this tale. Hart's got something with cabins on lakefront property. I loved how Evan was slowly driven mad- the hauntings, his repetitive ramblings and experiences that can easily drive the reader, right along with him, into madness. In a good way! It moved a bit slow, but not enough to make me quit the story. On the contrary, it was just enough to keep me interested.
I can't give this one a five-spec rating, like his short story, but I can say it was a decent read. I hope to grab another by this guy and see how it fares. On to the next read!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓 of 5 specs
*The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is next.
**Book is from my personal library.
I guess it's good that I'm always looking for culture in someone else's country! I know a few things about everywhere, which is a plus when I read books like this insane and hilarious read! Dead Bunnies Make All Eight Of Me Cry, by Adelise M. Cullens is an adventure of life story of... well, the insane!
*Graphic Novel Review
I only knew Call of Duty as a video game, but to find there are books (graphic novels by Dark Horse Comics) isn't surprising. I’d read a few game-inspired novels before. Call of Duty: Zombiesisn’t a novel, but it read well enough. What I didn't expect was for it to be so dorky... But in a good way!
What do you do when you want your life back, but it's just impossible? What do you do when your life transforms in the blinking of an eye, leaving you half the person you used to be, even fearing to go outside your home unless it's dark? Well, you find someone who can complete you, who can make you whole again. Even if it's a ghost...
Fellside, by M. R. Carey is a different sort of book. When I found out about it, I thought, "Oh wow, this is gonna be an excellent read!" I jumped on the giveaway and snagged my copy. I also purchased the audiobook, to listen while walking each morning. Nothing better than having a good book read to you, right? Not only that- he's a writer for groups like DC and Marvel comics- you know I had to get in on this one!
Sometimes you can read a book and find yourself wanting to toss it across the room! It's that realistically possible. Then there are books that make you angry and want to reach within the lines and create sense to senseless. Both happened to me with this book! I found myself in the midst of The Feels and there was nothing I could do but to finish the read. I did too. Really fast...
A book so good- so funny, original and with just the perfect combination of faith, horror, murder and more! So much more!
Mike Pace sent this book to me as part of a drawing - I remember winning it but I don't remember who hosted it. Regardless, I'm grateful I won because this book was mind-warping!
(Original book cover, modified by me for blog.)
*An eBook & Audio Review
You know you've done well when you jump in on two giveaways and win both, on the same book! When I received one newsletter announcing a new dystopian ebook- I said "Yes!". Then I was offered, by another newsletter the audiobook, Again, I said, "Yes" and I instantly began to salivate like one of Pavlov's dogs! I entered on one day and was downloading the next. That's like music to this book reviewer- erm... well maybe not music. You know what I mean!
Raven's Song is a dystopian fantasy, written by I. A. Ashcroft and is book one in an apparent series. I don't know much about Ashcroft but from what I've seen so far, he may not be too bad. The guy can write a story, but I was a bit torn on whether I enjoyed the read or not. I'll go into all that- first: the book cover.
The cover is cool- even a bit mysterious & magical, which fits the theme of this story. There's some serious strangeness too but it's Chicago. What can you expect? LOL (no offense). Though it's not one of those that automatically captures the eye, it is a nice cover. I can't say anything negative about. It's simple, yet perfection for the storyline.
Many people stay connected with family, friends and school buddies through social media. It's amazing and a very helpful tool. But what happens when a sister challenges her sibling to dump social media and to become penpals? Something very personal and embarrassing stuff lands all over media and passed on like the latest gossip...
I'm not gonna lie- I wanted this book because of the amazing cover. The 52nd by Dela caught my eye on Instagram and I thought to myself: "That book would look great on my shelf!" So as soon as my Book Buy funds became available, I added it to my collection. Am I happy I did...?
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!