Category: Book Reviews

The Tea Master and the Detective — Book Review

The Tea Master and the Detective — Book Review

Posted January 17, 2018 by displacedcactus in Fiction, Home / 0 Comments

Here we go with another novella. You might ask me why I keep reading them when they’re not my favorite format, but the truth is that they’re so popular right now and so many authors are exploring such interesting ideas with them that I can’t help myself. Much like last week’s Prime Meridian, this week’s book fit pretty well into the novella format. The Tea Master and the Detective, unbeknownst to me prior to doing some research for this review, is set in a world that author Aliette de Bodard has worked in before. As such, it feels pretty well-established […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Seven-Sided Spy By Hannah Carmack

SPOTLIGHT: Seven-Sided Spy By Hannah Carmack

Posted January 16, 2018 by Ari Augustine in Book Reviews, Home / 0 Comments

Book: Seven-Sided Spy Author: Hannah Carmack Book Release: January 15, 2018 Formats: Epub. and Mobi. Genre: Historical Pages: 202 Warning: graphic violence and mentions of an eating disorder Summary: In the midst of the cold war, the CIA’s finest and most fatal female agent, Diana Riley, vanishes. Kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the backcountry of North Carolina, she and her team of unsavory partners are forced to undergo illegal experimentation. But, when the experiments leave them horribly deformed and unable to reenter society without someone crying monster, the previously glamorous and high-maintenance spies must escape KGB captivity and […]

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The Burgas Affair By Ellis Shuman — [BOOK REVIEW]

The Burgas Affair By Ellis Shuman — [BOOK REVIEW]

Posted January 15, 2018 by Ari Augustine in Book Reviews, Bookishly Reviewed, Home / 0 Comments

Author: Ellis Shuman Title: The Burgas Affair Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Suspense Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Pages: 327 pages Release Date: October 30, 2017 My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ Blurb: She’s an Israeli data analyst. He’s a headstrong Bulgarian detective. Together they must track down those responsible for a horrific bombing. In the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria, Israeli and Bulgarian intelligence agencies launch a joint investigation. Detective Boyko Stanchev on the police task force teams up with Ayala Navon, a young Israeli intelligence analyst on her first overseas assignment. The two must establish whether the terrorists were assisted by […]

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A.I Insurrection By Michael Poeltl — [BOOK REVIEW]

A.I Insurrection By Michael Poeltl — [BOOK REVIEW]

Posted January 12, 2018 by Ari Augustine in Book Reviews, Bookishly Reviewed, Home / 0 Comments

Author: Michael Poeltl Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Createspace, Indie Pages: 477 pages Release Date: January 31, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥ Blurb: When is it considered murder to turn off your computer? A.I. Insurrection is a near-future science fiction tale investigating global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone. Meanwhile A.I. struggles to discover their new-found awareness, a secret coup threatens to overthrow the peaceful government, and a separate threat arises from the Shadow net, taking direction from a mysterious avatar. In an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies as each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation […]

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Prime Meridian — Book Review

Prime Meridian — Book Review

Posted January 10, 2018 by displacedcactus in Book Reviews, Fiction, Home / 2 Comments

In general, I’m not a big fan of novellas. I like a long story that I can really sink my teeth into. 

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So I Might Be A Vampire By Rodney V. Smith [BOOK REVIEW]

So I Might Be A Vampire By Rodney V. Smith [BOOK REVIEW]

Author: Rodney V. Smith Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy Publisher: Lost Bajan Publishing Pages: 332 pages Release Date: February 13, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Blurb: Nobody expects to get turned into a vampire, especially a guy like Bob. Everybody hopes that if they somehow get transformed into a vampire, they will instantly become some kind of superhero vampire out of the movies. Bad news guys: not gonna happen. More likely than not, you’re gonna be one of the poor clueless bastards hanging out on Thursday nights with Bob in his vampire support group.  You may think you know what being a vampire is supposed […]

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Y’Keta By Sandra Hurst [Book Review]

Y’Keta By Sandra Hurst [Book Review]

Author: Sandra Hurst Publisher: Createspace Genre: Epic Fantasy Release date: March 17, 2017 Pages: 268 My rating: ♥♥♥♥ Blurb: A young exile, Y’keta, finds a place to belong, only to find his new home threatened by secrets from his past. If Y’keta reveals what he knows to the villagers, it will tear their history and traditions apart…but sharing his secrets may be their only hope for survival.

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