Peculiar things are happening at the cemetery of St Modwen’s Church after sunset: corpses are said to come to life and roam in the churchyard, carrying around their own coffins. And it is not long after that that people start being murdered. Crispin Guest and his apprentice, Jack Tucker, are tasked with finding out what lies under these weird sightings. Continue reading “Medieval Noir : The Deepest Grave”
Something strange is happening in this family
Danna arrives at a strange, large estate in order to be a tutor to young Isabella. What her parents have failed to inform her about, though, is Isabella is a little different than the other girls. Continue reading “On Gothic fantasy : The Atrocities, by Jeremy C. Shipp”
Let’s go on an adventure!
A little girl and her best friend, her dog, start off an adventure to make the Most Magnificent Thing! But, as she keeps trying, she finds that her invention is not perfect. It is not the Most Magnificent Thing, and that makes her furious!But the smart little girl is not about to give up. After a long walk with her little helper, she finds the inspiration she needed so much! Continue reading “Children’s Book : The Most Magnificent Thing”
Do you believe in soul mates?
Ivy and Abe is the tender story of two people that are soul mates. Two people that are meant for each other meet in various places and times, under different circumstances. In timelines that extend from 2032 all the way back to 1965, these two people meet in different stages of their lives, always finding something that draws them to each other. Continue reading “A love through time: Ivy & Abe”
Owen Whiting is a lone wolf at Oxford.
Having desperately tried – and failed every time- to make connections to his surrounding environment, he will finally find himself inexplicably drawn to the friendship of Zachary Foedern. Incredibly at ease with his environment and intelligent beyond measure, Zach, who has come for a year from New York, will form a strong friendship with Owen, opening his mind to concepts and ideas that he had never dreamed of. Owen will blindly follow his friend and idol, until Zach will propose his most peculiar and brutal idea of all : a suicide pact. Continue reading “The Zero and the One , by Ryan Ruby”
Welcome to a Tale of A Thousand and One Nights
This is the tale of Hasib, the son of a wise man, who himself hadn’t inherited the wisdom of his well known father. As Hasib leaves his house to work with other lumberjacks of his village, he stumbles upon pots and pots of honey in a cave – and that’s when all his troubles begin. Continue reading “Stories Within Stories : Hasib & The Queen of Serpents”
Welcome to Beartown
Beartown is a small, forest town, already stricken by tragedy in its community. The only way out of this place has always been its hockey club. To others it is just a sport. To Beartown, it is salvation. But when tragedy has already almost torn the hockey club apart, and people have started turning against each other, is there really any hope left for this community? Continue reading “Us Against You : The sequel to Beartown you had been waiting for!”
Let me tell you a story …
…about 101 women who were (or still are) passionate, energetic, optimistic and resourceful! Fairy tales are undoubtedly wonderful, but sometimes an alternative story can also be very good for children (and, let’s be honest, for adults, too!) 101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World falls under this category : this is a fun, informative book that you can read with your children. No princesses and castles involved, but a lot of real people that actually changed the world! Continue reading “Children’s Book : 101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World”
Welcome to Florence
Jordan Mayfair and her uncle find themselves in the heart of Renaissance : Florence. Everything starts out well; this is a trip for relaxation, after all, and a chance for her to see her romantic interest, Paul Broussard, who’s flying to Florence from France just for her.
But things will start going terribly wrong.
Between a series of robberies around the city and the death of a young girl, Jordan will find herself investigating things the police theorizes are simple accidents. Can the death of a young girl who was full of life really be a suicide? Could it be staged? And what can Jordan do in order to help uncover the truth?
As if all this wasn’t enough, Jordan will have to face cruel facts about Paul Brussard’s daughter, who does not seem to like her at all. But could she really be more than just spoiled? Could she actually be dangerous?
This is a well written, pleasant mystery book. Perfectly easy to read in a day, it easily holds the reader’s attention to the end. The story peaks perfectly, becoming quite unpredictable at points. The region of Tuscany is also very well described, the author drawing a perfectly accurate picture for the reader.
All in all very enjoyable, it is specifically ideal for fans of mysteries. Treachery in Tuscany is the third book in the Jordan Mayfair Mystery Series, but it can be read on its own without any plot difficulties for the reader.
Take a deep breath, we are playing a game
Jacob has promised to protect young Ella, even from their own parents. When they argue downstairs, Jacob and Ella practice in Underwater Breathing. There, in the large old mansion’s bathtub, the two of them hold their breath for as long as possible. Under water, no sound of arguing or yelling comes through. This is how the survive. this is how they stay together.
Until one day, Jacob wakes up to find his mother and sister gone.
Years have gone by. Jacob is trapped at home with an ill father who remembers nothing. When Ella reappears out of the blue, they will both have to face their childhood demons. They might finally realize their childhood was much different than what they remembered. Hidden secrets will resurface from the water, and the puzzle of their lives will be complete – but will they have the courage to face it? Continue reading “Take a deep breath… Underwater Breathing, by Cassandra Parkin”