Dan Brown’s Origin Falls Flat But Does Make You Want to Finish…

ORIGIN by Dan Brown 20 NOV, 2017 Title: Origin Author: Series: Robert Langdon #5 Pages: 461 pages Publisher: Release Date: October 3rd 2017 ISBN-10: 0385514239 Dan...

Ruby Red & Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

THE RUBY RED TRILOGY (VOLUMES 1 & 2)by Kerstin Gier 14 NOV, 2017 Title: RUBY RED & SAPPHIRE BLUE Author: Series: The Ruby Read Trilogy Publisher: Release Date:...

Interview & Giveaway with MONSTERLAND Author Michael Okon

Michael Okon talks MonstersThe PJV: First, thank you for doing this! We’re a big fan of all things Monster on the PJV. But, please settle the great debate - which monster is your top contender for...

Fierce Kingdom – Intensely “Real Horror” Novel

FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips 16 OCT, 2017 Title: Fierce Kingdom Author: Series: Stand-alone Pages: 288 pages Publisher: Release Date: July 25th 2017 ISBN-10:...

The Riders Duology by Veronica Rossi

The Riders Duology by VERONICA ROSSi 9 OCTOBER, 2017   Title: BOOK 1 - RIDERS BOOK 2 - SEEKER Author: Series: DUOLOGY Pages: 384 pages Publisher: Release Date:...

Useless Bay by M. J. Beaufrand

Useless Bay by M.J. Beaufrand was a quaint YA mystery that was reminiscent of my childhood favorites, the early Christopher Pike books - or even further with Nancy Drew.

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No True Echo by Gareth P. Jones

A quickie DNF review of a book I thought would be intriguing and different, but didn't quite do it for me. The book fell flat and didn't grab my attention from the very beginning. The synopsis had more of a pull than the first few pages. Unfortunately, I never got attached to any of the characters enough to pull me along in the story, which led to me not worrying much about the world around them. I liked the idea behind the book and its basic foundation, but the author really lost me on a lot of the details. They didn't quite come together well. The puzzle piece didn't quite fit. If the characters would have shined it would have worked, but what ended up happening was that I started to dislike the characters and found them more annoying than "quirky." Which I think was the intention, they were supposed to be quirky and very British - but the combination led to me feeling disjointed and unable to "get" the gist of the book. There was all this hinting and alluding to something you already knew, the fact that there was time-travel - but the author never quite got there with me and by the time I gave up - I had just had enough. Good try, great idea, the implementation just didn't quite work.

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