Book Review for “Earth Dweller”-YA Dystopian Fantasy

Last book! “The Earth Dwellers” finishes off two series by David Estes: “The Dwellers” and “The Country” sagas. It all comes to and end in this one book with all of your favorite characters, at least the ones who lived through the adventures. I love these books. They are well written, quirky and funny, yet serious and thought provoking at the same time. Dystopian at it’s best. Great for ages 13 and up as there is no swearing (other than some made up words) and no sex. Strong loyalty and morals, lots of action, including violence and fighting. There is some romance, not cheesy or sappy at all. I am sad to see the story end and was thrilled with the free short stories at the end. Great Job! 5 solid stars!(

Book Review for ” “The Island Collection Complete”-YA Dystopian


I was given a copy of “The Island Collection Complete” through Story Cartel (, in exchange for an honest review. I “liked” the story. The writing style was easy to read. The theme runs through all three dystopian books, basically a “book” from each society was misconstrued and taken as Holy writ. I found it humorous that one of the books was a journal of a 10 year old boy who used a Star Wars notebook, and wrote about the “force.” Parts of the book reminded me of “Lord of the Flies,” and parts reminded me a bit of David Estes’ “Dwellers” series. Each book can be read as a stand alone. In fact there are some repeated scenes in books one and two, to keep you informed. If you are reading them back to back, it is a tad repetitive. A good read. I would read more by this author. I don’t recommend for ages younger than 16. There is implied sex between teens and some swearing. Though there isn’t a lot of “real” swearing, most of it is made-up swear words, there is some strong language. I give it 3 stars.

Book Review for “Shadow Soldier”- Military/Dystopian


I loved this book! Military, dystopian, and some romance. A book for guys or gals. Written without swearing and sexual content (some implied), and some un-cheesy Christian content that does not distract from the story. Post Great War, the controlling government is set up in what used to be the US. One nameless soldier is the key. There is fighting and violence. I can recommend for ages 14 and up. A great read, and a favorite new author. This is the first in a series and I am looking forward to book two! Kept me on my seat! I give it a solid 5 stars.

Book Review for “Path of Darkness”- Fiction/Fantasy


I was given a copy of “Path of Darkness” book two of the “Seekers Burden” by the author, Mark Lein, in exchange for an honest review. This was a good fantasy. The first book in the series “An Emerging Threat,” set the foundation. this book continues with the characters, lands and peoples. Good writing, interesting plot. These are not stand alone books, you need to read the first to understand and book two ends pretty abruptly. I really liked it. I am looking forward to reading the rest. I can recommend to teens and up. No swearing and no sexual content, (no romance). There is violence and fighting. I give it 4 stars.

Book Review for “Embers and Ice”- Fiction/Fantasy


I was given a copy of “Embers & Ice” by the author, Isabella Modra, in exchange for an honest review. I really liked book one, “Rouge”, so I was thrilled when asked to read book two. It was so great that I am going to have to try to be patient waiting for the next book. The theme of these books are young mutants who have all different “powers.” In book two we meet several new characters. The author does a good job in rounding out her characters. The main lead is a strong teenage girl. She has heroic tendencies, has some issues, and is very likable. Due to the nature of some of the scenes, which aren’t terribly explicit, (rape and torture), and a small amount of swearing, I can’t recommend for readers younger than 16. I give it 4 stars. Good fantasy writing. There is no sappy romance, but an element of it throughout the books so far. I think these books would appeal to guys and gals.

Book Review for “Unclouded Day”-YA Christian Fantasy/Allegory


This is a great story about a young man who, despite his awful lifestyle, finds God’s help and favor. There is a lot of first person narrative in this book. If that bothers you, you might not like it as much as I did. The story is told through the eyes of a fourteen year old boy. This is the first of a series and in my opinion you should read the books in order. I had a chance to Beta read the third book and parts of it were pretty confusing without reading this one first. The author, William Woodall was gracious enough to give me books one and two. I am so glad. This is a refreshing fantasy written with a Christian view. I give it 4 stars. A good read for ages Jr. High and Up.

Book Review for “Journey into the Deep”- Christian Fiction


Guy Stanton III has begun a new series “Water Wars” with “Journey into the Deep.” I have to say there are still some grammar and editing issues with Guy’s writing, but again I must also say the writing is good. The story line is interesting and from an unapologetic Christian view. Guy’s characters are flawed and his writing never comes across as preachy. Good for men and women as it includes action, fighting, and romance. In this story a treasure hunter with a death wish finds more than he wants to in a strange artifact. I give it 4 stars. Didn’t love this one, but I liked it and it was a good read. I am sure I will read the rest of the series as I have read all of the other two series. Just a warning, if you like your Christian fiction without talk of passion, killing, and or imperfect people, these books aren’t for you. However, if you like it to be real…