Onvoy: A Tale of Pain by author H.R. Smith

Book: Onvoy: A Tale of Pain

Author: H.R. Smith

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Onvoy: A Tale of Pain written by the author H.R. Smith is a story involving zombies. A little boy Connor sees a mysterious man ranting inside his house. He ran to his parents and told his father Markus about the man. When Markus and Connor was dealing with the man, he escaped. Markus got injured, his wife Sarah insisted him to go to hospital. When they reached their destination, they got stuck with the presence of zombies. Connor lost his mom and dad. He has a challenge in front of him. Now, he has to deal with so many zombies. Phil asked Connor to help him in distracting zombies so they both could escape. Grab a copy of this book and find out yourself what happens next in the story.

This is a unique tale and I enjoyed reading it. Cover photo of the book is nice. Title is suitable. Pace of the story is fine and I didn’t feel bored anytime while reading this novel. Language of the book is lucid so one would be able to follow it easily. This is the debut book of the author but author has done great work in it and it doesn’t seem like a debut work. I enjoyed reading this story.

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If And Only If : Experience College In Her Running Shoes by author C.S. McKinney

Book: If And Only If : Experience College In Her Running Shoes

Author: C.S. McKinney

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Language: English

Rating: 5/5

“If and Only If: Experience College in Her Running Shoes” penned by the author C.S. McKinney is about the journey of a girl Sarah as she navigates through college life. I liked the way story began with Sarah getting ready for the first day of the semester Senior year. Her roommate Emily Marie
Ellis could run on a full stomach and beat most of the guys.

At college, Sarah has a crush on a guy Paul. This year, there is another guy Nigel who is new but quite a competitor for Paul. Sarah and Emily are leading the girl’s team. Paul and Nigel are leading the guys. Last year, the team missed to go to nationals by few points. So, this year, they have to get a spot at nationals.

I enjoyed reading about workout stuffs that author has mentioned within the story. For instance, doing warmup before running, stretching later, etc. Being a fitness enthusiast, I enjoyed every bit of this story and I highly appreciate the valuable knowledge that author has shared as part of this story.

Language of the book is lucid. I enjoyed reading about many situations in Sarah’s life. This book is full of different emotions and I loved Sarah’s character. This book took me down the memory lane to my college days. I like to recommend it to college students, other adults and especially to women as they would find more similarities with Sarah.

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Never Take Your Life by author Shirley Ann Rich

Book: Never Take Your Life

Author: Shirley Ann Rich

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Never Take Your Life by Shirley Ann Rich is a self-help book. This book is for readers who are suicidal, into depression or know someone like that around themselves. Through this book, author is sharing the information with readers that will help them to prevent suicide. Shirley has started this book by sharing the emergency steps that can help to stop suicide.

Sometimes wealth can cause us to feel lonely. That loneliness contribute to the desire to commit suicide. So, we should have a good listener who could help us to come out of our issues/tension. When Shirley’s second husband and daughter committed suicide, she was determined to gain much knowledge on suicide and the reasons behind it. She has written this book from her own experiments and experiences and therefore is the right person to guide others on this topic.

Language used in the book is lucid. Title of the book couldn’t have been more appropriate. Cover photo is nice. This is a self-help memoir in which author has shared about her own experiences and tips to prevent suicide. Content shared in the book is to the point. It’s an insightful read. I gained some knowledge from this book and I am glad to get my hands on it. Go ahead with it. It’s worth reading.

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Predator & Prey by author Mallikarjun B. Mulimani

Book: Predator & Prey

Author: Mallikarjun B. Mulimani

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Predator & Prey penned by the author Mallikarjun B. Mulimani is the first book that I have read by Mallikarjun. Story features a red-haired old man, a globe-trotter with emerald-green eyes who has maintained a black and white diary throughout his active life. The old man has three imaginary companions: the moth, the chameleon and the eagle. He has done his best in life and now he doesn’t have any regrets as he approaches the death.

In this story, life is looked as a complementary contrast: predator and prey, black and white. We got to read old man’s below diary entry he wrote at the time of his parents separation:

“Man and Woman are predators, preying on each other because of lust and desire for gold”.

As the story progresses, readers get to read more and more entries from his diary. Some of the sentences were repetitive in the book. Those who love philosophy and adventures surely gonna enjoy this book. Writing style of author is simple. I was able to finish this book in a single sitting. Cover photo of the book looks nice and title is appropriate. It is a thought provoking read to me.

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Unethical Achievers by author Nitin Sisodia

Book: Unethical Achievers

Author: Nitin Sisodia

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Unethical Achievers penned by the author Nitin Sisodia is a book with unique storyline. Story features two middle class boys from a small town ShanGuang in China who adopted shortcuts and unethical ways to make money. One of this teenager belonged to the majority Han community and the other belonged to minority Uyghur Muslim community.

Jian Han met Tomur Uyghur in the secondary school. Both of them belonged to different Chinese communities, yet their friendship began on the first day they met. Tomur was in love with Tabby (a girl from other community), Yiang’s sister. Jian arranged a meeting for Tabby and Tomur. Tomur was thankful to Jian as because of him, he had kiss the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Grab a copy of this novel and find out what happens as the two teenagers get involved together in business.

Story is full of action, drama, emotions, competition, friendship, envy, betrayal, etc. Language of the book is easy to follow. Cover photo is nice and title of the book is suitable. I haven’t read much books that are set in China but this one I enjoyed reading. Author’s writing style is nice and this storyline is impressive. Go ahead with this book.

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Dream Recurring by author Mark Canniff

Book: Dream Recurring

Author: Mark Canniff

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Dream Recurring penned by the author Mark Canniff is a paranormal fiction. Story is set in a small town called Island River. There are two main characters in this story: Lucy Blakely and Samantha Howard. Both Lucy and Sam are good friends and love each other like sisters. They do a business as a Psychic/Medium and have uncovered most of the part of Island River.

Whenever they work on investigating any case as paranormal investigators, they keep the identity of their clients as hidden. Recently they have received a case where they have named their clients as Liz, Peter and the kids as Luke and Tina to protect their identity. Liz was the first to experience the occurrences. Sam and Lucy went to the house to investigate. They set up cameras and devices to track the ghost. When they heard a thump later, they discovered about a woman Katheryn. Grab a copy of this novel and find out yourself what happens next.

This book reminded me of the movie Conjuring that had paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine. I read this novel after midnight and the story is spooky. I have to sleep with lights on. Cover photo of the book is well designed. Writing style of author is nice and I was easily able to follow the entire story. Plot of the story is gripping and it kept me on the edge the whole time until I finished this book. If you love reading horror stories then don’t miss to pick this book.

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Philosophical Muse And Stuff ‘N’ Nonsense by author Stephen Peter Oldham

Book: Philosophical Muse And Stuff ‘N’ Nonsense

Author: Stephen Peter Oldham

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Language: English

Rating: 5/5

“Philosophical Muse and Stuff ‘N’ Nonsense” is a poetry book penned by the author Stephen Peter Oldham. In this poetry book, author has tried to address modern day problems with the help of a poetry and muse. One of my favorite from the collection is Money.

Easy come,
Easy go,
Rich or poor,
We all have to walk through the same door.

All of my life I’ve thought I cannot do anything without it!
Like a drug that feeds my empty soul,
Dependent upon wanting and lust,
It freaks me out the stuff!

Language used in the book is lucid. Even if you are not an avid poetry reader, you would be easily able to follow the meaning of poems and muses. The topics mentioned in this book are relatable. Below question from the muse painkillers is an eye opener. From now onwards, I will develop a habit to bear the pain and will not swallow a painkiller as now I know its harmful effects.

“Is life so unbearable that the people cannot get through a day without their little pill to kill the pain?”

Author has shared great content in this book and I am glad to get my hands on it. Readers gonna be delighted to read poetry, muses and stories that are part of this book. This is a thought provoking read. So, don’t rush finishing the entire book in a single sitting. Instead, I like to recommend readers to read few pages at a time, analyze and reflect on whatever they have read. This is a kinda book that fit perfectly to my reading taste. I enjoyed every bit of this book and I like to strongly recommend it to my fellow readers. It’s worth reading.

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Fractured Mosaic by author Sabarna Roy

Book: Fractured Mosaic

Author: Sabarna Roy

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Language: English

Rating: 4/5

Fractured Mosaic is the first book that I have read penned by the author Sabarna Roy. This book is a collection of poems, journal entries and musings of an author. The musings ranges from political, crazy to wildly scattered musings. One of my favourite musing from the collection is below:

“My younger self saw her for the first time on a train. Immediately I conjured a life with her, made a home with her, and filled it with our love. I chased her for years until I knew that she was a happy mother of two bonny sons. She would not give me any attention, for she had a secret lover too.”

One would be easily able to relate to the content of this book as we might have been in the similar situation at some point in our life. This is a thought provoking read and insightful too. Since the content of different chapters is not related, one could read this book randomly from anywhere.

Length of the book is short and one could read it in a single sitting. Language of the book is lucid and I was easily able to follow. Pace of the book is medium. If you are a beginner and would like to give a try to reading musings then go ahead with this book.

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Crucible of Fear by author D.W. Whitlock

Book: Crucible of Fear

Author: D.W. Whitlock

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Language: English

Rating: 5/5

Crucible of Fear is a nail-biting and unputdownable thriller by Whitlock. Protagonist of the story is Dante Ellis. He is a single father to his daughter Abigail. Life was going fine and one day it turned upside down. Dante became the target of ruthless hacker Dark Messiah. Dante who is unaware what is the motive of perpetrator kept on wondering about stuffs. But Dante soon has to take a step as his daughter’s life is in danger now.

The faceless antagonist seems evil. Plot keeps on moving between Dante and Dark Messiah. However story has some subplots as well. Whitlock has done great development with characters. Dante Ellis character is my favorite from the story. This novels sheds a light on the disadvantages of living in a high technology world where becoming a victim of cyber crime is very easy. Pace of the story is fine. It wasn’t too slow or too rushed. Narration is smooth. This book is recommended for avid readers.

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P.I. Diaries by author Joseph Mullen

Book: P.I. Diaries

Author: Joseph Mullen

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Language: English

Rating: 5/5

P.I. Diaries is a surveillance diary of the big city life and notorious cases of the New York City Private Investigator Joe Mullen. This book introduces readers to the work of Bronx-born Joseph Mullen. During his career, Joseph has helped families of four Presidents, three Prime Ministers and a king. He came across cases involving renowned personalities. I was amazed to know that Joseph possess the ability to perform a psychological autopsy on those he investigated. This book/diary consists of details of his various cases.

One of my favorite story from this collection is American Hero. I am glad to read about American hero and Joe’s friend Mario Biaggi, the most decorated police officer in America. What Mario did for others even though he himself was upset at that time is appreciated. There are very few people like this.

Language of the book is lucid. Cover photo is nice and I appreciate author’s choice of title for this book. This book gave me a sneak peek into the life of a private detective. It’s a worth reading book and I am surely looking forward to read more of Joseph’s work.

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