Fiction

Born for Adversity by Keith Julius (Book Review #261)

Born for Adversity is the second book of The CASA Chronicles. The story is about Aaron Reed, a little boy that gets injured at a playground and is sent to the ER. At the hospital, things turn for the worse when the family is suspected of child abuse. Marks on Aaron’s back and his side are discovered creating doubt in Laura’s mind (the mother) that her son is somehow being abused at home by her partner, Ted. Tensions are high once Ted packs []

Fractured Past by D. E. Chapman (Book Review #278)

Fractured Past is the first fantasy/young adult book from the “A Talnarin Novel Series.”  Alanna is a beautiful girl living in a world where there are five species. Humans are just one of them. An experiment curses her in becoming one of the Talnarins. They too are another kind of species. They have pigmented eyes and pointy ears. Each colored eye has their own strength, and oddly enough, Alanna has a complete different pigment to the rest of the kind, making her []

Pimp in the Pulpit by Thomas Leslie Mcrae (Book Review #279)

Pimp in the pulpit is a fictional short book written about the family dynamics of the everyday norm. The book begins providing the notion that there is a party to be held for Lillian McBride, also known as Lucifer. She is not the most loved mother and no one really wants to partake in this joyful event, therefore, when it gets to the point where the kids have to pay a share of the birthday party, they aren’t too happy about it. []

Don’t Mess with Coleman Stoops by Justin Lantier Novelli (Book Review #268)

Don’t Mess with Coleman Stoops is a middle-grade novel written about a twelve-year-old boy named Coleman. His life isn’t easy at school. He is the butt joke of everyone and his feelings towards a particular girl does not make his situation any better. Since the first time, he asked her out and received a flat out ‘No,’ he has been under severe bullying. His character, personality, and behavior all contribute to the setting until a boy named Trey comes along. With a []

Encounter (Talon 5) by Gigi Sedlmayer (Book Review #213)

Encounter is the fifth and final book in the Talon series. Talon, Tima, and Tamo are in danger as the poachers, Zed and Pete want to capture these birds and kill them. Matica is distraught and seeks the help of the Indian village leader. Things have changed from the first book. Matica used to be an outcast and now that she can fly with Talon, the Indians find her interesting and have accepted her. Pete and Zed dominate the story with their []

American Civil War by William D. Willis (Book Review #249)

This book review was requested by Lean Stone Book Club. American Civil War is a non-fiction history book about America and how the deadliest wars effected its country. It covers subjects like how Lincoln ended slavery and how the Confederate were defeated. This book does not, by all means, cover an extent and in-depth version of the incidents. However, what it does cover is enough for someone who really has no idea about the topic. The author expresses the wish to analyze the []

Southern Dust by Caspar Vega (Book Review #251)

This review was kindly requested by Caspar Vegan. Southern Dust is an old school pulp adventure using several narrators to tell an interconnected Southern story. The tale begins with Gretchen. She lives in Alabama has a cotillion coming up and she also is looking to find a husband. For those of you who don’t know what a cotillion is – it’s a French country dance, a social gathering that was popular in the 18th century. There is more dialogue than description when []