Awesome reads according to me! (3)

October 26, 2017


Hello again, I've got a jam packed blog full of goodies for you today, plenty of dark and creepy tales just perfect for October and some great fiction to dive into on an autumnal day! As always the book reviews here are my Amazon and Goodreads review that I gave to these books I chose to read, and reflect my own honest opinion of the reads. Pictures link to the Amazon site if you'd like to find out more. Enjoy!



5 out of 5 stars Dark and eerie, which is your favourite?

24 October 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


This collection of dark and eerie stories from Amanda Leanne contains eleven tales to wet your appetite. The Other side of the Mirror and Something’s Changed were certainly my favourites. I could easily see these being developed into fuller stories. I’m sure each reader will find something to appreciate and their own favourites. I especially liked that each story brought a new voice and direction with it. I would recommend this to all readers who enjoy dipping into dark tales, like me!





5.0 out of 5 stars Inventive and creepy

ByReader4lifeon 22 October 2017


Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


This collection of short stories from P.J Blakey are ideal to dip in and out of but can easily be read in one short burst as I did. Usually I don’t award these kinds of collections with five stars, not because I don’t want to but because it is difficult to get enough traction in such short stories to feel able to give that assessment. I have no difficulty here awarding this collection five stars because each of the stories is perfectly crafted and complete and of course I wanted to read more of my favourites, Opened up being one!


5 out of 5 stars Be transported

ByReader4lifeon 21 October 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


What a thoroughly enjoyable epic story this was to read and completely different to the shorter, fast paced novels I normally read. For this review I will take out the religious element because it is not required to enjoy the story and secondly, perhaps more importantly I have not devoted myself to the research as the Author JB Richards has clearly dedicated to. Therefore, any analysis of the historical nature of this from my point of view would be absurdly ignorant. Focusing on the story then from simply a reader’s point of view; it is a family, historical, romantic epic. Filled with everything that a good love story should have, but most especially tragedy and will they won’t they suspense to keep you flipping the pages. I found the descriptions of the places, scenes, sights, smells and first-person account from Miriamne to be as absorbing as they were visceral, I really must commend the writing completely, for it is superb! As a longer novel, I felt perhaps some places may have been made more concise but perhaps that is simply because I have grown more comfortable and familiar with shorter stories?
This truly is delightfully written and engaging and I understand that there is to be a sequel! I can only imagine the hours that will have gone into researching and writing that. I would highly recommend this for all readers who enjoy being transported to other worlds, and delight in clean, high quality emotionally charged stories.




5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully crafted story

ByReader4lifeon 12 October 2017

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


Having jumped into this Trilogy from Shaun Griffiths with the third book, it took me a little while to just level myself in the story but that’s not because the story was difficult. Far from it. Opening with action, and an understanding of some of the peril to come, I was quickly drawn into this wonderful world the author has created. I haven’t read a book like this before, and YA is a genre I haven’t dived into, but this story has everything going for it. It is written superbly and yet flows, it urges readers to flip pages and read on, the characters (all of them are fabulous!) are well rounded and easy to invest in. Ending with a great finale (no spoilers), this is a fabulous read and I highly recommend to teenagers and upwards. One final note, the cover is just beautiful.



I've had the great pleasure to read two ARC books recently too. The first is from Author Brian O'Gorman, and follows the success of his hugely popular Dawn of the Spiders. I'm only halfway through this but already I can tell you it's scary and crazy good. I've had to put the book down twice already and walk away to recover myself. I'm super excited to find out how ends but slightly scared to continue. I hate spiders! It's available to pre-order, click on the picture to view it on Amazon. Due out on at the end of this month!






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Finally but absolutely not least, I've had the great pleasure to read an advance copy of The Healer's Secret by Helen Pryke. I was excited to read this new novel by this author after thoroughly enjoying her other books, perhaps most notably Walls of Silence and it hasn't disappointed one bit! There's something so transporting about this author's stories. I'm not sure if it's because she literally takes you away to other countries (Italy) or if it's because her characters have a way of working their way into your heart. I look forward to writing a review for this one! 










If you would like to find out more about me and my books, please click on the picture to view on my website. All, children's, poetry or thrillers are available in Kindle Unlimited and only published on Amazon currently. Check out my other blog posts which include the secret diary of Katie, my main character from She's Not Gone.


As always take good care, and thank you for supporting indie authors!


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