Science Fiction

Powerful by S.N. Lemoing (Book Review #254)

This review was kindly requested by S. N. Lemoing. Powerful is the first novel of its series, translated from French. The dystopian story revolves around the magical world of Harcilor. The story is set in a magical world with enchanted creatures. There are two kinds of people living under the reign of King Geldir. The Guardians, which have different magical abilities and the Lesilarens, who don’t have any magic at all. The living situation is hard and people are oppressed. Cyr, a []

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 []

The Rose Crown by Catharine Glen (Book Review #263)

The Rose Crown is a dark fantasy novel written about a soldier named Marian who is trying to stop a mysterious cult from restoring a relic of legend. Marian is an Elite soldier and her job is to protect the royal family, however, when an attempt on the king’s life takes place, she is considered to be a suspect. Things are worsened when her injury creates thoughts that are not her own and she realizes that the cult is after her. She []

A Burning in the Darkness by A P Mcgrath (Book Review #269)

A burning in the Darkness is a crime thriller, a love story about Father Michael Kieh.  His job is to listen to people’s confessions as a full-time faith representative. One day, as he is conducting his work he listens to the confessions of a murderer. When a murder happens at the airport, he recognizes one of the victims and that is when he finds himself in a twisted tale of wrongful conviction. There is a young witness that can prove Kieh’s innocence []

Mr. November by Matt Hogan (Book Review #253)

Mr. November is a science fiction story about Sam Webb. Sam works for a scientific organization that has invented a machine that can travel in time. Sam is the traveler inside the machine conducting the missions he has been given by, Johnson Dravek, the CEO of the company. Sam keeps having visions of things he has never seen and slowly he discovers that Johnson is using the time machine to his own advantage. Sam and his friend, Marcus’s mission become finding a way []

The Experiment of Professor Polgas by Sarah Brownlee (Book Review #260)

The Experiment is a young adult- young teen, fantasy style of a book written about Blaise, Ash, and Dinah. As the three are enjoying their summer holiday they come across this mystery woman who invites them to take a quiz on the internet. Little do they know that someone is watching them. The test is for them to find their inner spirit animal. The kids are exciting, funny and very interesting. What they thought was innocent fun becomes more than what they []