Category: Fiction

Titan’s Tears | Critical Book Review

In Chad Lester’s sci-fi thriller, Titan’s Tears, the narrative takes a plunge into a Pandora’s box of unexpected twists, where bioengineering and murder-machines merely scratch the surface of an intricate plot. The tale primarily unfolds on an Alaskan island, housing the influential Eccleston Evolution, a bioengineering powerhouse surrounded by the Pleistocene Reserve—a sanctuary for de-extinct…

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Heirs of the Promise | Critical Book Review

Langdon Franz’s “Heirs of the Promise” is presented as a fantasy novel with a dash of fun, intricate magic systems, and action sequences that’ll leave you in awe. But, let’s not rush into the enchantment; there’s more to this tale than meets the eye. A Fantasy Feast for Newbies and Aficionados Alike If you’re new…

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But I Digretch | Critical Book Review

But I Digretch by Gretchen Astro Turner invites readers into a world of delightful absurdities that encapsulate the intricate dance of human emotions. This collection of short stories, pulsating with humor, takes us on a journey through the fringes of society, exploring the nuances of existence in its various shades. Touching on themes of emotion,…

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You’ve Been Summoned | Critical Book Review

Lindsey Lamar’s You’ve Been Summoned crafts a narrative that beckons readers into a world of mystery, blending the allure of the present with the enigma of a bygone era. This unique fusion of timelines invites comparisons to the contemporary Agatha Christie, promising an experience that transcends the ordinary. A Twisted Tale of Twins The narrative…

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Daft Mejora’s Infinite Madness | Critical Book Review

Karl Dehmelt’s Daft Mejora’s Infinite Madness (Apprentice House Press) catapults readers into a bizarre journey through a tumultuous United States, offering a unique alien’s-eye view of the nation. The exploration is not for the faint of heart, and Dehmelt, with a touch of satire, dives deep into the dark corners of societal madness. Daft Mejora,…

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Reap the Wind | Critical Book Review

Reap the Wind by Joel Burcat takes readers on an adrenaline-pumping American odyssey amidst a record-breaking storm, weaving a narrative entangled with themes of love, duty, and honor. Weathering the Storm: A Risky Road Trip Late November sees Josh, an environmental lawyer, attending a conference in Houston with his eight-months-pregnant fiancée, Keisha. Plans take an…

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Henry’s Chapel | Critical Book Review

Graham Guest’s Henry’s Chapel takes readers on a cinematic journey through the tragic intricacies of an incestuous Southern family. The novel, presented as a movie titled Lawnmower of a Jealous God, ventures into taboo territories, unflinchingly addressing dark themes such as bestiality and incest within a troubled Texas family. Henry’s Troubled World The central focus…

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This Is Who We Are Now | Critical Book Review

This Is Who We Are Now by James Bailey claims to be a sassy, hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative surprise. However, beneath the veneer of humor and warmth lies a narrative that, while not devoid of merit, succumbs to clichéd family drama tropes. Tangled Relationships Unraveled Henry Bradfield’s return to his Vermont hometown for a reluctant…

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Archipelago | Critical Book Review

Archipelago by H.R. Hawkins takes readers on an interstellar voyage, exploring the intricate tapestry of politics, morality, and the ceaseless human pursuit of belonging. In this critical examination, we delve into the strengths and shortcomings of Hawkins’ narrative. Navigating Political Intrigues in the Cosmos Set in a distant future where humanity spans across myriad planets,…

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Starfall | Critical Book Review

Starfall by T. Newyear catapults readers into a futuristic realm, challenging conventional notions. The journey of Xenia and Will unfolds against the backdrop of a routine mission turned extraordinary. Unforeseen Challenges Xenia, a tech expert categorized as an integrated human, and Will, hailing from a world unfamiliar with integrated intelligence, embark on a mission to…

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