Monday, 29 August 2011

Her Peaceful Sleep by Alex Canton

This short story takes the reader on a very powerful and emotional journey, learning the depth and feelings of losing someone special to them .The author has the skill of actually making you feel these emotions and I have to confess that it reduced me to tears . ...Slight concentration is required halfway through, as the story switches to the family pet bird as first person , observing the pain and hurt it’s master is enduring. This was interesting as it provided a different dimension to the story. This was a great and touching read . I would highly recommend it but have a tissue handy!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Land Of Nod, The Artifact by Gary Hoover

I started this book with slight trepidation, it was my first sci-fi and I really didn’t know what to expect. However, this was short-lived; a couple of pages in and I was completely hooked. I felt as if I had stepped into a portal of my own, and then taken on an incredible journey. What a ride!.....I was introduced to a teenage super hero, strange creatures, advanced technology, a war between Continents (with a difference) and a whole lot of fast paced adventure! This is an amazing book that could be read by people of all ages, covering genres of YA, Sci-Fi and Adventure. It is well written, very easy to follow and cleverly leaves the reader awaiting the sequel, which I hope isn’t too far away. Thank you for this, Mr Hoover, you have written a brilliant book and have got another fan.