Personal blog of author and artist Lynn Daniels.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Books I Liked Volume 2

I tried out something like this way back in January. I thought it was a good idea to bring it back. This is the same format as the last post. I highlight five books I've read and enjoyed recently and I include links to the book on Amazon and Twitter handles to the authors if they have them.

A Bard Out of Time by Robert P. Hansen

It is a dark take on the type of fantasies that we were probably exposed to as children, albeit in a sanitized way. As a fan of fantasy and quirky characters, I have to say I like this book and I have an appreciation for the time and careful planning that had to go into making this story flow. It is definitely not a book for children, but the book isn't littered with unnecessary graphic innuendos either.

Life's Elements by Andre Davis Jacobs

I came across this book while running a free promo for The Midnight Manifesto last year and I've recently gotten around to reading it. For me personally, it is hard for me to find books that I want to read. I'm not someone who stays devoted to one genre. I was drawn to this book because I will admit that I'm more sympathetic to giving new or little known authors a chance. As an African-American woman and an author myself, I had moments where this book spoke to me because I could relate to the author's desire to be heard.

The Soul Collector (Borrowed Souls Book 1) by Paul Kohler (@PaulBKohler)

I reviewed book 4 in this series some time ago and I liked it well enough to start getting into the entire series. Without spoiling anything and referring back to my past review, I will just say that this story is about what led up to the main character, Jack Duffy, becoming a soul collector. Definitely expect to see a review of book 2 in a future post because I went out and bought it as soon as I read the last sentence.

Back On The Road by Lou Mindar (@loumindar)

I picked this book up on a whim because, admittedly, I liked the cover and the description gave me just enough to make me want to give it a shot. The book is about 3 new college graduates who decide to take a road trip through the Western U.S. in an attempt to recreate a storyline from a book they read. It's a cool story with a good moral at the end, but I do hope that other readers aren't disappointed because the story feels like it isn't going anywhere. It's a tidy little novella with good characters and some important life lessons.

Cursed Beauty (A Fairy Retelling Book 1) by Dorian Tsukioka (@DorianTsukioka)

Cinderella was my favorite fairy tale growing up, so it was no shock that I jumped all over this book when I came across it. It was everything I expected and more. It is chilling, thrilling and a beautiful take on a story that so many people are familiar with.


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