Review – Rise of the Sparrows

IMG_20171130_104053Book Review – Rise of the Sparrows by Sarina Langer

5 Stars! – Rise of the Sparrows – A fantasy, with a foot set firmly within the realms of a dark medieval land, where magic and sorcery are outlawed through fear and one Kings necessity to keep order. Where the gifted are shunned, discarded and murdered as infants. In shadows they live, in hiding, they survive on their gifts and wits. However, there comes an uprising.

Brilliant! Firstly, I have to say, being high fantasy, this is a little out of my normal reading genre. However, it is this simple fact that made it this even more of a fabulous read. I loved it! A triumph as a debut novel and a great accomplishment, and a testament to the author’s ability.

As an author, Sarina Langer’s style is clear, crisp, to the point, with an individual flair for phrasing and structure. This was perfect within the realms of a story packed with dark peril and excitement. Sarina keeps you travelling at a great pace, with just enough descriptive narrative to give you scenic bearing but it’s never overdone, this enables the reader to paint in the rest, leaving the book in your hands, a personal one.

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Review – Lost & Found

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Book Review – Lost & Found by Julia Blake 

5 STARS! – Wonderful! Edge-of-your-seat gripping, brilliantly written, a sublime heart-pounding read!

Lost & Found, is best devoured quickly, in a few sittings, to really benefit from its perfect, fast paced, action packed rhythm. With a healthy dose of romance to soften and give it true depth…what more could you want?

Arianna is a single mother, self-sufficient, single minded, self-guarded…but then she meets Luke, and her well-organised life is thrown into a whirlwind, and she begins to let down her walls. He’s handsome, tall, rugged, gorgeous, what woman wouldn’t be seduced by his gentle nature?

But Luke has a secret. A secret that most other women would welcome, but, for Arianna, it’s a secret of the worst kind, that due to her pig-headed belief, she will not forgive. So Luke is banished from her life after a swift affair. Then the unspeakable happens, the worse fear for any parent, but who can she turn to….

Julia Blake has an innate ability to create intricate relationships between believable characters, with a sense of true emotional integrity. I always love her gentle description, never too much, but just enough to allow the reader to create their own vision of locations and settings. Allowing, the reader to fall in love with each character, no matter what their flaws.

Being a thriller, Lost & Found is a slight shift in genre for Julia Blake, but as it still contains her signature romance and complex relationships it’s an obvious move and a welcome addition to her collection of books. I can’t wait to read what’s next.

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