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Search for truth tests loyalties – including the reader’s

Insurgent by Veronica Roth  average rating 4.6 stars on Amazon and 4.22 on Goodreads 

13068756Setting the Scene – Insurgent starts with a bit of quiet after the storm that had Tobias aka Four and Tris running for their lives in the wake of the Erudite initiated, Dauntless executed massacre in the Abnegation district.  Their hope for a little peace and quiet in with the Amity faction is short lived, forcing them to join forces with the FactionIess.  Not going to spoil any of the good stuff here but suffice it to say they begin a trek to figure out who they really are and where they all came from.  This book won’t really answer those questions but it does a fine job setting up the grand finale – which I’ll talk about in a subsequent review.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Clever – Crafty Debut

Choices & Chances by Patrick White; yet to be rated by Amazon  or goodreads.

51BrcwR1nkL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-59,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_Some Thoughts on Choices & Chances:

Choices and Chances offers three distinct short stories that have everything to do with the pebble in the pond theory; the ripple-effect a single choice can have on the totality of our lives and those around us.  The Streak’s main character plays a very active role in his situation, while the protagonist in The Traffickers chose an environment where others held the strings.  In The Law of Unintended Consequences, you’re left having that internal debate to assign blame or determine cause and effect like some kind of prosecuting attorney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Graphic and beautifully gritty

Graphic and beautifully gritty – A Strange, Sickly Beauty by Jon Dambacher; an Amazon  and goodreads 4.0 stars average rating.

Some Thoughts :

Pay close attention as you read this short story because if its poetic style doesn’t carry you away, the detailed and descriptive scenes Jon Dembacher creates will certainly leave you stunned by his gruesome brilliance…and that’s only after the first few paragraphs.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Our will most often decides the battle’s outcome

Seven Into the Bleak by Matthew Iden; a goodreads average rating of 4.3 stars.

About Seven Into the Bleak:

Seven adventurers bent on discovering gold and glory enter the Bleak.  At first they find all they could want and more but as they descend to the darker places they find the evil is made of sterner stuff and when their way out is blocked, they have no choice but to go even deeper into this hell.  As the weeks and months of searching for the way out continues, they discover that it’s the path itself that shapes them on their quest for riches. Read the rest of this entry »

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When diplomacy and reason fail

Assassin by Matthew Iden; an Amazon  average rating of 4.0 stars.

Some Thoughts on Assassin:

Assassin has a common medieval back-story of a war between two nations that’s run its course with the people and needs to be reconciled politically.  What isn’t so common is the intimate view of this process behind the scenes where the chess match between greed and desperation are played out.  Lowan’s final act to save his people will leave you stunned. Read the rest of this entry »

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