Mini Reviews

Hello!

So, I’ve actually read a few books this week, so I thought I would share those smaller reviews here. Tomorrow, I am taking part in the Book Tour for ‘A Noble’s Path’ (The Enchanted Isles Book 2) by I.L.Cruz so watch out for that post.

Disclaimer: ‘All the books below except ‘A Smuggler’s Path’ were received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I also received ‘A Smuggler’s Path’ as part of the book tour for ‘A Noble’s Path’.’

Reviews & Ratings:

A Surprising Friendship – Andrew Wald and Tara. J. Hannon (Illustrator) [Deeper Well Publishing, 2020]

A Surprising Friendshup

Beautifully illustrated, and the story was lovely and heartwarming too. While the main focus was on friendship, and diversity, it is also educational about wildlife habits.

***** 5/5 Stars
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Broken Genius – Drew Murray [Oceanview Publishing, June 2020]

 

Broken Genius

 

I really enjoyed the premise for the book, and I feel that beyond a couple of points that required a suspension of belief, the plot was well thought out and developed. Where, I felt the book was lacking was in terms of the character development, as I felt little to know connection with the main character, and that detracted from my investment in the plot.

*** 3/5 Stars

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Britfield & The Lost Crown (Britfield Series Book 1) – C.R. Stewart [Devonfield Publishing, 2019]
Britfield

This was a fun read, and I very much enjoyed the premise although I wasn’t completely sold on the execution. There were a few pacing issues throughout the book, it took a little while to get going and there were a few places were the inclusion of history slowed the pace a little too much. However, I think that the target audience would enjoy it.

*** 3/5 Stars

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Soul Riders (Book 1 ): Jorvik Calling – Star Stable Entertainment AB [Andrews McMeel Publishing, May 2020]

Soul Riders

I absolutely adored the prologue, the language was beautiful, and the map at the start is something that I am always happy to see. I enjoyed the story, although I found it a little dialogue heavy, and in places that felt a little unnatural. However, I am not the target audience, and I think middle grade kids would thoroughly enjoy this book.

*** 3/5 Stars

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Fish-Boy – Vanita Oelschlager and Mike Blanc (Art) [Vanita Books, 2018]

Fish-boy

 

What a beautiful book. I absolutely adored the illustrations, particularly the use of colour. I also enjoyed the story, which was a wonderful introduction to Inuit Folklore as well as a fascinating story, with a helpful glossary at the back.

**** 4/5 Stars

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A Smuggler’s Path (The Enchanted Isles Book 1) – I.L.Cruz [Bosky Flame Press, 2018]
A smugglers path
I really enjoyed ‘A Smuggler’s Path’ from both a worldbuilding and character driven point of view. The world was fascinating, and I loved how inbuilt magic was in everything and the conflict that caused, and I was left wanting to know more. For the characters there were a few places where I feel development was a little lacking, but I absolutely adored the main protagonist Inez – she was strong, and independent, and yet we experienced her struggles, the choices she was torn between. Would highly recommend this book.
**** 4/5 Stars

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If you’ve read any of these, or read them in the future please feel free to shout at me about them.

Rowena

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