Why Read For Fun Book Reviews?

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First: Read for fun? Are you crazy? Wait, hold up. I hope you don’t feel like books are pointless, because reading is fabulous in so many ways. Parents, if you have a reluctant reader here’s a link that shows how reading fiction is good for brain development.

Second: Now it’s time to choose a book to read, something that can be more grueling than you think. What should you read next, when there are endless fantastic books out there?

Third: Let me help you choose. I’ve posted my book reviews of some of my favorite books. I like to read book reviews before I buy. So, I hope my reviews will help you choose your next read!

Happy Reading Reviews!

1. 

This story pulls you in because it’s about the afterlife, something most of us find fascinating. It made me think of the grey reality of purgatory. Luckily as time goes on, Portia finds help and friends on her way. I enjoyed reading this book, but would like to think that the afterlife is filled with more joy and less confusion. All in all, this is definitely a worthwhile read!

 

2. 

I absolutely loved every story in this book! The author shows great talent in her ability to draw the reader into the emotions of the protagonist. I thought the voice of the characters was realistic and strong. It’s well written, and is an inspirational read that teaches women to believe in themselves through adversity.

 

3. 

Thrilling plot! I have to say, I’m not a fan of steamy romances, but when a book can keep me up at night wondering what’s going to happen next, then it’s a great story! I love the protagonist’s sweetness and the Irish countryside. If you’re a romance fan who loves a thriller too, then this book is for you!

 

4. 

Angel of Death

Reviewed Angel of Death

I was drawn in immediately by the author’s strong character development of the two main characters, Tancy and Audrey. It was easy to grow attached as a reader to both the girls’ lives and friendship. I’m not a huge fan of steamy romance, but this book has so much more to offer (mystery, action, intrigue). Best of all for me: I loved the shocking conclusion, especially because the reader can’t even begin to guess the ending!

 

5.

   Annwyn's Blood (The Paladin of Shadow Chronicles Book 1)

Annwyn’s Blood is a fascinating tale written by Michael Eging and Steve Arnold. It reminded me of a thrilling blend of The Lord of the Rings and King Arthur with beautifully written prose and description that delights the senses.It begins with a gripping prologue depicting two religious novices and great friends, Dylan and Cedric, who wish to serve the Lord, and seek a mysterious and prophetic holy graal. These prior scenes provide a captivating backdrop to the main story.As the central protagonist, Sir Erik of Birkenshire, goes on a quest to seek Marianna, the missing king’s daughter and Erik’s youthful crush, he stumbles upon an overpowering and ancient evil. This takes Erik on a journey of passion and struggle to save his own soul and protect his people from Arawn of Annwyn, the Ruler of the Dead.

I think readers will relate to Erik’s interior struggle to do what’s right, while being entertained by a unique story filled with bright imagery that was hard for me to put down!

 

6.
 

   Loving Nate: (Urban Fiction Romance)

Reviewed Loving Nate
Looking for your next read? In Loving Nate, Janice G Ross pulls the reader into an emotional relationship between the two main characters with beautiful, descriptive writing. Not only is this story an entertaining work of fiction, but the reader should be left with a desire to contemplate relationships in their own lives. I love how the author has two different endings, showing how our own choices can change our lives for better or worse.
7.

Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend: One Woman's Journey Through Two Hells

Nonnie Jules does an amazing job telling this horrific story. A young girl lives with her mother’s brutal boyfriend. A murder occurs and the action doesn’t stop in this sad story with an ending you’ll have to read. The author tells this story in a way that you can’t put the book down until the end!

 

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About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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3 Responses to Why Read For Fun Book Reviews?

  1. jinlobify says:

    Hi J.V., I just found out from this site, that you have read and reviewed my book. Thank you so much for your kind words.

  2. Enjoyed your reviews and have several of your picks on my kindle. Thanks! 🙂

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