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The Loom of Sorrows-
Earth was dying.
Clouds of blood and lightning killed billions, squeezing humanity to the
equator and extinction. There was only one place to go: a planet named
It was a desert world of scalding steam and crushing ice. A few minutes
under the giant suns would burn you to ash. A few seconds in the darkest
night would freeze you solid.
Humanity burrowed underground and turned on itself. People became
brutal, cruel, selfish. One man escaped that, became selfless, led
humanity back home, and then disappeared.
Nobody knows the reason why.
For two hundred years, the memory of that reason lay hidden in the sand
like a shard of glass. Uncovered by accident, it buried itself in the
brain of its discoverer.
He has two weeks to understand it, to unlock the life and motives of its
owner, or it will kill him.
Matthew Kagle Bio –
Matthew Kagle is an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin, just
finishing up his Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology and Creative Writing.
In his spare time, he volunteers to do roadside cleaning with his
fraternity. Most of the time he just plays video games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Book: The Hunted
Author: Louisa Ellemind
Book Series: Standalone
Diversity: f/f relationship
Publication Date: July 31, 2019
Genre: Fantasy? See review for confusion
Recommended Age: 15+ (language, violence)
Publisher: Indie published
Synopsis: Phoenix has rage.
Arin has love.
Ariel has mercy.
Glacia has a mind of her own.
Four young sisters with special abilities have spent their lives fighting against the creatures who murdered their mother.
Then they get separated, and suddenly nothing is as it was before.
Struggling through webs of lies and deceit, they could discover their purpose – or their breaking point.
Review: I thought this was a good book overall. The book had great moments, I loved the inclusion of sci-fi and I loved the maximum ride feels. The pacing was also fast and it keep the story moving, which I appreciated.
However, I did feel like that the book wasn’t structured well. The book was fast and sometimes plot points would move by and you wouldn’t notice until someone commented on it. The book also felt middle grade, but it had a lot of swearing in it.
Verdict: It was good, but weird.
Blurb – New London: 2067
Britain struggles to rebuild after the crushing devastation of the Great Flood.
Those in power have formed a new regime in the wake of the disaster.
Whether it is a hard-won utopia or an oppressive nightmare depends
entirely on gender. Unmarried women have no legal rights or
protection, and their access to education and employment is limited to
ensure their servitude. Yet a fire burns within them to prove they are
far from the weaker sex, and their rebellion seeks to tear down the
Cerys and Gloria have very different dreams, but a common enemy.
Joining an underground alliance, they discover a group of scientists
in possession of a weapon powerful enough to change society forever.
Their radical solution is not without great risk. Failure means death
or imprisonment. Success could land them in a seat of authority, over
a society that loathes them, without the requisite skills to thrive.
Antiquity’s Gate forced two realities to collide—what followed tore one of them apart.
Now those who remain coexist beneath the shelter of a domed Antarctic city, held together by a tenuous peace and an increasingly dystopian hierarchy. Any hope of one day leaving the confines of Sanctuary is little more than a fading ember.
A mid-level systems operator, Ripley does his best to stay out of trouble. His best friend Felix, an irreverent half-breed shunned by society, can’t seem to do the same. When Felix’s family is targeted by an unjust law, there’s nowhere to run. The city of Sanctuary had once been a safe haven— now it has become a cage.
Ripley’s desperate attempt to help his friends escape tragedy uncovers a conspiracy that envelops the last refuge of mankind in an ever-tightening net.
The people of Sanctuary have never seen a sunrise.
If Ripley and Felix aren’t prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice, none of them ever will.
Disclaimer: I purchased this book because the author asked me to review it. All opinions are my own.
Book: Silver Fire
Author: Freya Pickard
Book Series: The Kaerling Book 1
Publication Date: March 25, 2018
Publisher: Indie Published
Recommended Age: can’t recommend as it was a dnf but there was (TW) incest and rape, at least mention and tried to act upon. Please be safe.
Synopsis: When Otta and Erl are banished from their village for angering the gods, they embark on a peculiar quest.
Commanded by a wandering god, Otta is obliged to follow the strange, elusive “unicorn’s trail.” Her twin brother, Erl, has lost his memory and is struggling to discover who he is.
As they travel further from the shelter of the Homestead, the siblings discover unpleasant traits in their personalities. They must learn to adapt and change before they are driven apart.
Who is the wandering god? Just what is the “unicorn’s trail” and where will it lead? What are the kaerlings? And who are the brown-robed travellers that trespass in Otta’s dreams?
Silver Fire is the first volume in Freya Pickard’s epic fantasy series The Kaerling.
Review: While I thought this was a good idea, I just couldn’t move on with the book after a particular scene involving incest and rape. I dnf-ed the book for that reason. Authors, please consider putting trigger warnings in your books.
Verdict: Can’t recommend. Please be safe.
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