The Shattered Vigil by Patrick W. Carr

I have taken FOREVER to write this review.  I read The Shattered Vigil months ago and have returned multiple times to write this review.  There have been many iterations and at one time my review was almost 2000 words long.  I thought that might be a wee bit excessive ;).  I can't imagine that you want to read a comprehensive treatise rather than a book review.  If you do, I would really love to meet you,

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The Girl Before by JP Delaney

The Girl Before is a mind-blowing psychological thriller of the strangest and eeriest proportions.  A thriller where architecture, asceticism, minimalism (that puts Marie Kondo to shame), murder, and twisted romance vie for attention.  A narrative that is shared by two residents of Edward Monkford’s controversial architectural masterpiece; one past resident and one present… one dead resident and one living… two intertwined and sometimes unreliable narratives that ramp up the suspense.

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The Path of Destiny by Mike Shelton

Mike Shelton introduces heavy topics such as the seeking of identity, leadership, family dynamics, good and evil, love and hate in a way that is helpful but not heavy.  Interlaced within is the fun of magic; one aspect of which is the Cremelino horses.  It’s worth reading just to find out about these horses.  I’ll take one, please!

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Review and Giveaway

When I saw the title The Invisible Library and read the book description I realized that it was very similar in concept to the campy tv show The Librarians.  Fortunately, I found it much more interesting.  It is a science fiction/fantasy/mystery/political suspense thriller/steampunk mashup.

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Time's Divide by Rysa Walker

Walker's presentation of the future is lurid and concerningly close to that which may be in our near future. It is claustrophobic and brings into play the worst of our historic and present selves. There is no nuclear family unit portrayed. It is elitist and hedonistic; a bit too close for comfort.

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Time's Edge by Rysa Walker

In Time's Edge we are seeing J. F. Kennedy’s murder and an exploration of racial tensions including riots and lynchings. Rather deep topics for a young adult fiction book. Rysa Walker handles the topics quite well; juxtaposing necessary decisions and actions within ethical and moral boundaries.

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