I was gifted this scifi, ebook thriller from the author himself, Nathan Wall. I love when authors seek me out. As you can probably tell, I found the cover a sweet view. The colors and HD animation is totally cool; something that would catch my eyes from Amazon's website or a bookshelf.
The summary for Artificial Light, by Nathan Wall says:
Sometimes you risk becoming a villain in order to be the hero.
Since recovering memories and incredible abilities nearly two years ago, an insatiable lust to grow more powerful has consumed Jarrod. Now that urge puts the friends he has left in mortal danger. The only way to protect them is to accept isolation. However, Jarrod has made promises and intends on staying with those he cares for until his pledge is upheld.
The Light of Souls has been disrupted and replaced with a fake. The Assassins, three angels from the fallen Corners living out their penance, are charged with eliminating the perpetrator. When their sights turn to Jarrod, he and all those around him are marked for death.
So first, I have to say that this is book 3 in a series. It's maddening to jump into a series at the end, but when the adventure is free, do you turn it down? I also communicated with the author and he says it can stand alone, but I'm finding that rather difficult. Not that he's lying, but some things are taking place with the main characters that are slightly perplexing for me.
I was thinking this would be an amazing story. I thought it would be a change from the run-of-the-mill zombie novels and I thought I'd love the storyline. On all accounts, I found myself disappointed.
EXIsle is about the world being over-run by zombies. There's a war going on and you're either a Good Guy or a Bad Guy. There are no by-standers and everyone's collateral damage! I found the story unbelievably unbelievable. From the first page where St. George tosses zombies with a flick of the wrist, to him jumping about twenty feet into the air! I was like, "Really? Really..."
This is part of the EX Heroes series, by Peter Clines. This is book number 5 I think and I believe it will be the only one I read. Why do they keep chucking me in the middle or end of something that could be great?! Coming in on a series is just not cool for me and I'm so bummed that they keep coming to me this way, but I take many of them the way I get 'em.
Sadly, I wasn't happy with this one. Not only did it suck but the author even apologizes for rushing the job in the acknowledgements at the end! Say wha? So I may end up handing this book off to a friend. I don't even know if I want to keep it on my shelf. What a bummer...📚
Rating: 👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Artificial Light is next.
**Book provided by Blogging for Books, for an honest review.
For some reason, I keep winding up with books that are part of a series- and I land someplace in the center or end of it all! I really don't like that, but this book was good enough to help me along without feeling too lost.
The story's summary says everything Vero has trained for in the Ether has led to this. In the third and final book of Laurice E. Molinari s Ether series, the young guardian angel Vero is given the quest of locating the Book of Raziel which was lost when Adam was forced to leave the garden of Eden. And not even Raziel himself knows where the book is now. It soon becomes clear, however, that Lucifer is intent on finding the book for his own means.
So I liked this book! It's full of action and the story about guardian angels is amazing! I never imagined angels living with earthly families, like changelings and then leaving. Well in this story, Vero is called out on a quest and pretty much has to beat Satan to it. It's his final test.
This is book three in Laurice E. Molinari's Ether series and full of everything an adventure of celestial proportions for young readers. The story may not be for all kids- maybe even better for YA but it was a great read and I will share it later with my own son, who's 11-years old. Who knows, I may even buy the previous books to learn the entire story.
On to the next book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*EXisle is next.
**Book provided by BookLookBloggers.com, for an honest review.
Oh boy- Kelm has done it now! The magical realm has new enemies. A large army has arrived at the tail-end of the attack and victory against Damian. And she's no joke. Let me share why I enjoyed The Realmsic Conquest: The Icon of Earth.
Lead by Saraya, a leader who behaves much like the Borg in Star Trek, comes in like a true, wrecking ball, and injures our awesome, King Maebus. But she doesn't just dominate the kingdom; she inherits a devastating problem as well.
Kelm, best friend to King Maebus, made a decision that may cost the realm its existence. Now he and friends must find the Icon of Earth, a special healing candle- and the only item that can win the war. Without it, King Maebus and all they hold dear may be lost! The obstacle: it's rumored to be hidden within the walls of Damian's fortress!
Demethius Jackson is an amazing author. His style of writing and voice is powerful. Reading his work is like reading a Conan the Barbarian tale by Robert E. Howard! It just feels real. This book, as with the first was easy to read and to get caught up in. The story's action-packed, funny, serious and always closes on an even better note!
Check out his website too (click on either his name or the book title above)- it's awesome, like him! So inclosing, if you enjoy the magic and power of what will never be- hopefully, check out Book two in the Realmsic Conquest series. Read The Icon of Earth!
Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Dragon's Descent is next.
**eBook provided by author, Demethius Jacison, for an honest review.
When I read the synopsis for this book, I expected something major from the very beginning. Instead, I felt like I was back in high school, receiving an education on the Huron and the Upper Peninsula, flora and fawna! Oh my goodness- I found everything in so great a description, I died a little with every page!
Michael Hodges is a wonderful write, but he gives way too much to the readers. His descriptive skills are beyond reproach. By the time the action kicked in, I was ready to put the book down. I'm glad I held on, because the boredom ceased and- well, who'da thunk it? A story was in there!
Matt lost a lot. His father from cancer, his dog, Elmo (which in my opinion, the name was murder in itself) from a car accident, then his girlfriend. Everybody had died, but his mother. He needed an escape from the real world, so he ventured into the Michigan mountains, to his family cabin.
The thing is, something was up there with him. It attacked the animals, even put a full-grown moose up high, in a tree! And just when Matt tried to escape, something pulled him back. The story wasn't too bad. Not one of my favorites, but pretty good. Should you read it, be prepared for a dendrological class first! Next book!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Realmsic Conquest: The Icon of Earth is next.
**eBook is from my personal library.
Searching for Darkness, by Leah Ward, is a story of discovery. Literally.Edwin is special: He's part of a legacy but he's totally and utterly oblivious to it. That is, until he's attacked by things no-one else can see and has to hid behind shelter that literally wasn't there before. He is told, by his caregiver that he has a gift, making him a Seer. He's told the truth on where and why his parents died and an explanation to the gift he now has.
His parents were on a mission: to locate the Darkness, a book of unspeakable evil. In the wrong hands, the world could be destroyed- the universe even! So as most silly boys will, Edwin decides to run away from his adoptive home to go out and find the book too. He has no skills in sword play and since he just obtained hisSeer power, he's pretty much on a quest with nothing.
At first, I was irritated with Edwin. His actions were rather impetuous- with him sneaking away the following morning after learning why his parents vanished. To take up the mantle and run off in search of Darkness alone was insane! I also thought his actions a bit accelerated, but it didn't ruin the story- more so, it made the story. He started the journey ignorant and full of blind hope and ended with a bit of maturity that allowed me to grow to enjoy him. Speaking of characters, Lena was the cute, hilarious sidekick that made the tale. She turned out to be my favorite! I have to admit, I loved the world Ward created and look forward to reading more from her.📚
Rating: 👓👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*The Puller is next.
**Book provided by author, for an honest review.
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