Audiobook Review: Sail

Author: Lindsey R. Loucks

Narrator: Kamala Alcantara

Length: 9 hours 58 minutes

Series: Haunted Stars, Book 1

Publisher: Evershade Publishing

Released: Nov. 20, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance; Science Fiction

Nineteen-year-old Absidy Jones is a ghost magnet, a sensitive person spirits flock to when they can’t cross over. After her brutal past escaping the hordes of ghosts vying for her attention, she spends her reclusive existence melting down iron into bite-sized pieces. Whether alloy or wrought, ancient paper clips or nails, consuming iron is the only thing that keeps the ghosts away.

But when Absidy’s sister goes missing in deep space, a dangerous place brimming with rogue planets, ship-eating nebulas, and vicious aliens, Absidy vows to find her. She leaves her safe haven and boards the first ship she can that’s on a direct route to deep space – a ship that turns out to be haunted.

To keep the malicious ghosts from killing her, the alluring bad boy pilot gifts her a small bundle of all the iron on the ship. But their growing relationship is tested with the crew’s prying eyes and hidden secrets. While the ship sails into deep space, it’s not just her sister’s life that Absidy fears for. It’s her own as well. Especially since her stash of iron has shrunk to zero.

Lindsey R. Loucks is a USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance, science fiction, and contemporary romance. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate-induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

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Kamala Alcantara is a Voice Actress & Audiobook Narrator capable of performing a wide range of voices & accents.

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Before diving into my review, allow me please to apologize to Jess and the author for the (very) late post of my review. Things have gone from crazy to crazier and I am trying to find a new balance around the many changes.

“Sail” is an incredible book and is even more enjoyable in audio format. I have loved every minute of every chapter and I am so eager to get to the next one in the series. We have an incredible world with exceptional characters and a plot that will keep you guessing.

Absidy is different. She has always been this way – needing iron to keep ghosts away. But now she needs all she can find to save her sister. Disguised as a young boy, helping the ship’s cook, she embarks on a journey to Deep Space, a place full of dangers and many unknown threats, to bring her sister home. Considered a fugitive, she has no way of turning back. She finds a potential ally, when the ship’s pilot discovers who she really is. Mace is a tormented soul himself and is not sure if the girl in a ship full of men can be trusted.

I loved so many things about the characters, but most of all, I loved Absidy’s struggle with being different. She is afraid to reveal her need of iron or her “curse” of attracting ghosts. There is so much to uncover when it comes to this and the book offers so so much. She and Mace (our pilot) evolve so much together and as well individually.

The narration was fantastic to say the least. We have a beautiful voice that can very well illustrate the emotions. Most of the story is about fear, regardless if it’s fear of ghosts, or fear of being discovered. Kamala Alcantara is amazing.

All in all, I loved it so so much and I cannot wait to see where the story takes us. The world building is great, the writing is great and the narration is superb. We have the perfect combination for a 5 star book. Again, I apologize for my delay in posting this review because any amazing story needs to be shared with other readers as soon as possible!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lindsey R. Loucks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

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Book Review: Song of Sacrifice

Song of Sacrifice
Janell Rhiannon
(Homeric Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: December 26th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical

The heart of the Trojan War belongs to the women.

Mothers and daughters; wives and war prizes, whisper to us across time…

…remember our songs alongside the mighty men of myth.

As the Age of Heroes wanes, the gods gamble more fiercely with mortals’ lives than they ever have before. Women must rely on their inner strength and cunning to survive the wars men wage for gold and glory.

Clytemnestra of Mycenae struggles for control of her life after Agamemnon ruthlessly rips it apart. Leda of Sparta survives a brutal assault by Zeus, shouldering a terrible secret in silence. Penelope raises Ithaka’s sole heir alone, praying for Odysseus’ swift return. Thetis, the sea nymph, despairs of her son’s destiny and resorts to forbidden magic to save him. Hecuba of Troy mourns the loss of her second son to a dark prophesy. And Shavash of Pedasus prepares her daughter to marry the greatest warrior who ever lived.

In a world where love leads to war and duty leads to destruction, the iron hearts of heroines will conquer all.

Sing, Muse, sing their song of sacrifice…

Replaces Song of Princes as the first book in the Homeric Chronicles.

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My Review

I am going to spoil the end of this review by mentioning, from the first line, that this is a 5 stars book. Also, I do what to mention that I am very much in love with Greek mythology and especially with this particular story, with Troy and all it represented.

My first real book was one describing Troy and its destiny. I was too little to understand even the meaning of some of the words. Only after finishing the story, I started reading more about the Greek mythology and I loved it so so much. I fell in love with reading with these stories.

Now, back to “Song of Sacrifice”. This book was absolutely amazing. It’s a tribute to this land of gods. It does so much justice to the legends and it brings out the most beautiful elements in it. I have devoured it and could not stop reading. Actually, I don’t understand why it had to end. I know the legend, I would never have imagined it put in a book in this way. And it twists the myth in all angles so that we have an even better picture of how it all went out.

It’s like being there. Honestly, it’s like finding out more things about the characters I’ve grown up with. But my connection with the story is not only due to my childhood experience. Janell Rhiannon has such a captivating way of using words. It’s like a spell, she put a spell on me. And the cover fits so well.

Everything fits here. The poem in the beginning (yes, it has a poem, I’m sorry I’m spoiling a little) it’s like a gateway to this amazing world. Then all the strong women, mothers, queens, goddesses… oh, how many interesting elements. I liked it, ok.

Guys, please read it, please read the legend first and then read “Song of Sacrifice”. This book is beautiful, interesting, has politics and political games, love affairs and many turns. To some, it may come to no surprise what happens, but how we get there is one interesting journey. I am so happy to have read the book and even happier to know that book 2 will be out in March!!!! Excuse me while I try to preorder it! (how do I get a hardback for this series…. ?)

 

Author Bio:

In graduate school, Janell focused on the ancient history of Greece and Rome. Hooked by the “sword and sandal” world, she studied everything she could about mythology and Alexander the Great.

The Homeric Chronicles series is dedicated to merging dozens of Greek myths, including Homer’s epics, with plays, history, and archaeology. Her intent is to raise the heroines’ voices equally alongside the heroes, opening up a traditionally male focused genre to a female audience.

She lives in CA and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She has a pack of two big dogs and two cats.

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Book Review: Happiness Is All We Want

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Title: Happiness Is All We Want

Author: Ashutosh Mishra

Published: February 28th 2017 by Bloomsbury India

Source: Received from the author, via Booktasters

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Today, we are leading our lives in mindless pursuit, unable even to articulate what we are pursuing. We are unhappy even after achieving what we desire. Happiness is all we want! suggests that the source of peace and happiness is within us, if we know the secret. The book’s objective is to help us unlock that secret and attain a high level of overall well-being in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life and be the healthiest we can be, mentally and physically. A wide variety of tools and techniques are explained in simple language. Many real life experiences of the author as well as other people are interspersed through the book.

Demystifying the spiritual aspect of wellbeing, this book integrates it with your life objectives. You can immensely improve not only the peace and happiness in your life but your beauty and appearance as well.

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My Review

 

I am not a big fan of self-help books. My first attempt at this genre was with a book so popular a few years ago! It was everywhere, in mass-media, on TV, literary everywhere. I read it and I ended up being so disappointed and even offended (what is the author doing? Manipulating?). So I stopped, until I started this blog and was lucky to discover one author from whose book I’ve learned a lot.

Now, reviewing my third one, I am so happy I have not given up because „Happiness Is All We Want” by  Ashutosh Mishra is extremely useful. It is a good book if you need something to pick you up and give you some direction, it has great advices, great examples and has the proper „voice” to give you an impulse.

The book is divided into three parts that are meant to cover all aspects of wellbeing: mental, physical and spiritual. All these parts are accompanied by stories and tips on how to accomplish happiness on these levels and also how to stick with the plan. For me, all these were very useful, especially because I am starting new things and I need to keep my spirits up. So I could not have come at a better moment!

Whether you are facing challenging times or a life altering decision, Ashutosh Mishra’s book is great to read. But even if this is not the case, „Happiness Is All We Want” is a great experience and will shed light on many items. There is always something to improve in our lives and in ourselves and this book is perfect for that as well. I do hope you will give it a try. Because of some formatting issues, I will go with 4 stars, but from a content point of view, I am all in! Enjoy 🙂

Book Review: Fading to Black

Fading to Black
V.H. Luis
(Uninhibited #2)
Publication date: November 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

We’re flawed. Both full of scars and tormented by the shadows of our past. But in each other’s arms we find solace, we find perfection.

Adam Black. Gorgeous, demanding, a sinful dream that once was my reality.

I was his… until I walked away.

For months I’ve managed to curb my Adam addiction. I’ve focused my energy on my painting career. I’ve found success. Still there is a dangerous urge within me I can’t resist, one that tempts me to be reckless. My life isn’t complete.

Something is missing… he’s missing.

I left him, but fate again has made us collide. And this time I won’t turn away—I won’t be the only one revealing the scars of my past.

I was his… am his… and this time he’ll be completely mine.

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Ok, I cannot start talking about the second book before only pointing out some key facts about the first one in the series (yes, this time I was smart enough to read Book 1 first, and then 2 – it surprised me too!). “Waking to Black” is definitely a trip to take. This story will give you the time of day and not only because of the plot and many things happening in there, but because all the frustration, anger, sympathy and many other feelings you may feel for these characters.

Eve and Adam are one though couple. They are both messed up in more ways than one and they are both in desperate need of a soul to lean on. None of them is willing to face it though and both think they need something different. From a psychological point of view, they are a great case study.

I loved how the romance was built in Book 1. Well, romance may not be such an accurate term, but ok. He was a jerk most of the time and I could not stand him and she was full of contradictions. I found it interesting, since it goes well with this idea that the two characters need to find a form of stability, but at some point, I was thinking “enough already! “.

So “Waking to Black” was great and it left me waiting for the follow up. It was a book I could not keep down and nothing could have kept me from starting the next one in the series!

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And here we are now discussing the actual book that is the focus of the current blog tour. “Fading to Black” uncovers new angles of the characters. If the first book was more focused on the personality of our characters, at least in my opinion, in this second part we have a little action on the side.

We have a new Adam and an Eve with a strong career. They are both tortured by their falling apart, but this time Adam feels like more willing to do what is needed. He has had a wake-up call and this is so visible. He backs her up, he’s all in. Eve is the same hot and cold as book 1, but with her lessons learned, she is more mature now.

No complains about this one. I liked it so so much and devoured it just as I did “Waking to Black”. I do admit I would have liked to hear also what he has to say, taking that the story is told from Eve’s POV. But this didn’t diminish my enjoyment. I liked the action, it was a very nice surprise and there were some elements I didn’t see coming.

All in all, “Fading to Black” was fantastic and I cannot wait to see what the next one has in stall. There is a new couple that may have something to say in the next books. V.H. Luis is an amazing writer and I am excited to have discovered her and her books J Check this out, it will become one of your favorites as well!

 

 

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V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, was released May 2, 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

I’m a born and bred Miami Girl–and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops everyday of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.

If I’m not busy scribbling notes about a story, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life–my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

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Book Review: Moonlight Scandals

Set in the heart of New Orleans MOONLIGHT SINS, the first book in the all-new de Vincent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, invites readers to enter the world the de Vincent family.

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she had her heart and confidence shattered by her manipulative ex-husband. For the first time in her life, she’s making major changes– new job, new town and a new opportunity to forget the past. But starting over in the Louisiana bayou isn’t exactly what she thought it would be…

Lucien de Vincent – the wildest, most unpredictable brother – is having a bad week. His father has been found dead in the most suspicious circumstances. His older brother is bribing the police to avoid a scandal. And the more he spends time with, Julia the new nurse taking care of his troubled sister, the more he can’t imagine being without her. Lucien may be the unrepentant bachelor of the family but there’s something about Julia that makes him want to lay himself bare. But family secrets are starting to emerge. And the past could not only bring down a dynasty but destroy Julia in the process.

Julia knows better than to get wrapped up in Lucian. He’s from a world she can’t relate to. Plus, he’s her employer. But his wicked touch and sensual promises are too much to deny. What starts with a kiss ends with so much more.

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Moonlight Scandals
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series
de Vincent Series #3

Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Avon Books

Publication Date
January 29, 2019

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Not liking Jennifer L. Armentrout would be the lie of a lifetime! I read the Lux series back when I was just discovering the immense sea of what we all know as Goodreads (I had no clue books can be reviewed on Amazon at the time, hell, I had no clue how to post reviews on Goodreads either). So I owe her books so much! (speaking of “Lux” – I need to reread that, I have no reviews posted for them) Now having the opportunity to read and review a book by this major author that changed me as a reader, being part of a blog tour promoting her book is such an honor!

“Moonlight Scandals” made me feel so much – pain, admiration, amusement, angst, confusion and many other emotions. I am as in love with the writing and with the characters as I would have expected. But it hurts me so bad to admit there were parts I did not like that much – plot related. Let me try and detail a little bit of something.

Our lady main character Rosie has had her life turned upside down in a blink. She has lost her husband to depression and is still dealing with his death, still unwilling to let go. At some point she meets Devlin – one of the most wanted, rich guys out there, soon to be married. Their attraction is instant, but their connection is not. He fights her on every opportunity, but she fights back. They are right there, at the same level. A romance filled with ghosts that teaches us to embrace the past and pain and take a leap of faith.

I loved so much the banter these two had. Their exchanges were so natural and full of amusement. It was a delight to read. I also loved Rosie’s determination to uncover ghosts haunting houses or places. She wears this “job” with pride, even though if you guys hear someone talking about haunted houses, you would think that person has some screws missing in the brain area. Devlin’s devotion for his family and his privacy is extreme. His protectiveness reaches the maximum levels, in a twisted way, but I liked it.

But (why do I have to mention a “but” ?!) I find the plot to be predictable to a level and some of the complications in the end seemed a little too much. I cannot detail on that because of spoilers, still it’s more than enough with that. I had an issue with Rosie not knowing what exactly triggered her husband’s suicide, but by the end of the story I understood we may never be able to fully grasp what happened in a situation like that. And one more item I need to comment is Devlin – he is presented as such a dangerous fellow, with a dark personality (the Devil, as they call him). But from his lines, he is not at all like that. He does not feel that dangerous – I wanted his lines to feel a little frightening sometimes.

With all these items, I am still in love with Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing, with her books and characters. I have a little catching up to do with this series and I will get to that for sure. Until my next review, enjoy this amazing story by an incredible author J Happy Reading!

My Rating: 3.5 stars (rounded – 4 stars)

 

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT is the #1 international and #1 New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books, including the Wait for You, Lux series, the Dark Elements series, and Til Death. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion, Harlequin Teen and writes steamy and fun New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. Jennifer is also the founder of Apollycon, a yearly reader event that brings in over 1400 readers and authors together each year. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and two dogs, Loki and Diesel.

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Audiobook Review: Metaverse

Author: Nina Munteanu

Narrator: Dawn Harvey

Series: The Splintered Universe Trilogy, Book 3

Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction

Hear the scintillating conclusion of the Splintered Universe trilogy.

In Metaverse, Rhea Hawke travels back to Earth, hoping to convince an eccentric mystic to help her defend humanity from an impending Vos attack – only to find herself trapped in a deception that promises to change her and her two worlds forever.

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Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and novelist. Her novels include: Collision with Paradise; The Cypol; Angel of Chaos; Darwin’s Paradox; The Splintered Universe Trilogy; and The Last Summoner. In addition to eight novels, she has authored award-winning short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which were reprinted and translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice Award. Nina’s latest non-fiction book—“Water Is…” a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist—was picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as her #1 choice in the 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’.

Nina is a member of SF Canada. Much of Nina’s work is on the environment and sustainability, examining the role and evolution of humanity in the context of nature and technology. Her upcoming novel “A Diary in the Age of Water”, a near-future dystopia that explores the socio-political intrigues of water shortage in Canada, will be released in 2019.

Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She has been staff or guest writer for several online and print magazines or newspapers including Amazing Stories, Clarion, Niverville Citizen, and CBC Canada Writes. Nina co-edits Europa SF, a European speculative magazine. She was assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine, and currently edits for Grimoire Books, USA, and Future Fiction, Italy. She has also served as acquisition editor of several anthologies such as “Water” (Reality Skimming Press) and “My Canada” (IOWI). Nina was interviewed or an invited speaker on topics to do with science & climate change, eco-fiction, writing and publishing at: The Globe and Mail, CUIT Radio, Delta Optimist, the Editors’ Association, Gazeta SF, Mississauga News, Impakter, Langley Times, THAT Channel, Observatorul, Planet S, Speculating Canada, Times Colonist, The Commentary, World Poetry Café, Wonderville, CanCon, and When Words Collide, among others. Nina was the science fiction writing Guest of Honour at Limestone Genre Expo in 2016.

Nina has taught writing since 2005 and currently lectures at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. She has been a writing coach and editor since 2005 and has worked with novice and established writers toward successful publication. Her books on writing “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” and “The Journal Writer” (Starfire) are used in universities worldwide. They were translated into Romanian and published by Editura Paralela 45.

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Dawn is an actress, singer, voiceover artist, and writer. She has narrated just under 50 audiobooks and is the recipient of both Earphone and SOVAS Awards for her audiobook work. Dawn lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, holds both Bachelors and Masters of Law degrees, is the mother of three adult children and shares her life with Dani, the most perfect dog in the world!

Dawn has been performing for as long as she has been able to walk, talk and sing. Her first memory is of being 5 years old, waiting on top of a hill with her family for the fireworks to begin and entertaining the hill full of audience members by dancing and singing “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”, a song that had been released by Gale Garnett only a week earlier.
A stage and film actress for decades, Dawn began her voiceover career over a dozen years ago. Dawn’s voice has been described as rich, warm, smooth, soothing, calming, sultry, confident, and comforting. Specializing in narration, e-learning, animation and audiobooks, Dawn’s years of acting training enable her to bring characters, their voices and their stories to life. Dawn’s love of learning new accents and developing new characters results in the growth of her portfolio year over year. Dawn’s equal love of learning in general (how many actresses do you know who hold a Masters of Law degree? It might be a sickness, really) has resulted in her acquiring extensive training in acting for film, stage and voiceover over the years and to this day. This, in addition to her years of classical singing, musical theater and dance training, combined with her love of play and fascination with the human psyche (her undergraduate training is a combination of theatre, psychology and oil and gas management), allow her to continually create authentic characters, unique to a project’s requirements.

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Oh Yes, an explosive ending indeed! This was such a great series, with such a great world develompent and great characters, full of action and with an amazing narration! I am sorry it’s over! (but I still have the books – subject for the next reread session)!

„Metaverse” concludes so many open points from the previous books.  Some may say the blurb is evasive, but with so much going on, it’s great we have no spoilers in there. However, I can tell you that our main character Rhea is in for a treat! The same goes to her amazing companions.

Rhea develops even more, she manages to discover so much about her heritage and her role in this war that has enveloped the universe. Her story transcends planets and she becomes so much more than a simple presence. I like her and I admire her power.  I’m sorry, I’m being cryptic here. But if you have read or listened to books 1 and 2, you are compelled to see how it all ends. And you already know how great the story is.

The narration is as amazing as in the other two books. Dawn Harvey has done an amazing job giving life to Rhea, making all thsi action real and palpable. At times, I was listening to her breathlessly. Everything was enhanced due to the narration!

I have little else to add, except that maybe one day I will see this series in our Romanian libraries, so that my fellow countrymen can enjoy Mrs. Nina Munteanu’s writing. 5 stars!

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Book Review: Specular

Specular
L.K Brooks-Simpson
(IXI COMICS, #1)
Publication date: August 16th 2018
Genres: Superhero, Young Adult

The first installment of the IXI COMICS series by author L.K BROOKS-SIMPSON

This novel is of the fantasy/superhero fiction genre and tackles some important implications of mental health and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

Imagine being afraid to fall asleep in fear that you will not wake up to the life you know. This is exactly what Tre Moon experienced at nine years old. He awakes to his second dissociative identity having set his house aflame. With his home ruined and his parents murdered at his own hands, he is sentenced to trial for a life sentence. Young Tre Moon is forced to walk a path that will change his life forever.

When seventeen year old Tre comes into contact with a prohibited substance called Colloidal Supersilver his life will change forever when he finds out he has the ability to change how light refracts from his body. His new powers come with new challenges to an already complicated life, having battled Dissociative Identity Disorder for the majority of his youth.

Follow the origin story of IXI COMICS first hero as he becomes Indiana’s newest vigilante, Specular! In a city full of crime, recession, drug underlords and other mysterious vigilante’s, the legend of Tre Moon will unfold, all the while, his dark past tries to catch up with him…

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Well, today looks like a day full of surprising reviews. This is another story that melted my heart on so many levels. We all have a world inside us, we all build fantasies and somewhere in our own universe, we have our Prince Charming, we are superheroes, movie stars, or just simply living the life we imagine. In part, this is what “Specular” is all about – a boy dealing with his mind.

Tre has never been alone. This voice in his head has always pushed ugly thoughts in his head! All until one day when the voice takes over and everything changes. Years later, he tries to put his life back together, trying to cope with Dissociative Identity Disorder, school and other teenage normal items – like becoming a superhero.

This was such a great combination between a story that anyone would read and one that presents something much more important like dealing with mental illness. The author did a splendid job mixing the two, but not once shadowing the important elements. We have the adult presence, the guidance of a specialist which was yet another item that marks the beauty of this story.

Overall, I liked it so so much and I enjoyed every page and every aspect of it. We all have to be aware of our mind, we all have to recognize when something is wrong. Yet we are all lost sometimes in our own thoughts and universes. So who are we really? Let’s see what the series tells us J

 

Author Bio:

L.K. Brooks-Simpson is a native of London, England. He is an English Literature graduate and Film Production student.

Aside from his creative ventures, he is a strong supporter of philanthropy. He cites his biggest influences as J.R.R. Tolkien, Sanyika Shakur, J.K. Rowling, Tsugumi Ohba, Stan Lee and Maya Angelou, among many others.

Three sentences he would use to describe himself – A book is for the mind. Travel is for the heart. Family is for the soul.

Lara has always considered himself a student of literature and story form and for this reason, his taste is eclectic. Ranging from novels to manga – poems to screenwriting and even comic book story boards. Just as genres define certain works, there are a lot of elements that define his creative process. He has aspirations to write in many different genres.

 

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