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Book Reviews

With finishing up writing Utopia and getting it ready to be published I’ve struggled to get too much reading done at late. But I thought I’d share with you the most recent book’s I ticked off my TBR list and what I thought of them.

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Sixteen years ago Leviticus Blue invented a great digging machine, strong enough to dig through Alaska’s ice, it was called the Boneshaker. While testing the Boneshaker something went wrong and it dug into the earth, destroying the town and uncovering a deadly blight gas and releasing it into the air. Anyone who breathed it in, turned into a zombie.
To stop the blight from spreading a wall was built around the affected area to contain it.
Briar Wilkes is the inventors widow and has found it hard to live life with the reputation her son left her and her son, Ezekiel with. But struggling with who is father was, Ezekiel decides to escape under the wall to find the truth about who is father really was.

I really enjoyed this book. I’m not sure if it was because it was something completely different from what I’ve read before or just because the story was so interesting. With zombies, air pirates and twists and turns it was pretty hard to put down.

I gave Boneshaker 5 out of 5 stars.


The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe

While clearing out her grandmother’s cottage, Connie Goodwin finds a parchment inscribed with the name Deliverance Dane. And so begins the hunt to uncover the woman behind the name, a hunt that takes her back to Salem in 1692 – and the infamous witch trials.

I really wanted to enjoy this book. But although I enjoyed the storyline I did find myself skimming over the history and research related to the story as Connie uncovered the truth about who Deliverance Dane was. The characters were great, and I enjoyed the time hops back to the days of the Salem witch trials. If you love a book full of history and research then you will thoroughly enjoy this book.

I gave The Lost Book of Salem 2.5 out of 5 stars.



Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…

After watching the movie and absolutely loving it I was excited to dive into this book. I’ve missed Rowling’s world of witches, wizards and muggles and Fantastic Beasts didn’t disappoint. It was an easy read and I found thoroughly enjoyed reading over the screenplay and making sure I didn’t miss a thing. I thought I’d find reading a screenplay much harder than I did, and easily found myself back in the world of Fantastic Beasts.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and highly recommend to those of you who love Harry Potter and the world he’s from.

I gave Fantastic Beasts 5 out of 5 stars.



Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments.


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