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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Strange Magic by Suzana Thompson

This was a first on two accounts. I've never read anything by the author previously or heard the narrator. I wasn't disappointed. Strange Magic was a pleasure!

My thoughts:
Susannah has the largest crush on a young man until another walks into the picture. At first she won't admit it until she finds they have something unique in common - magic. She and Duncan can read peoples' thoughts and communicate with each other telepathically. Through this link they grow closer until Duncan's ex-girlfriend moves to town and inserts herself into the picture.

The story has a steady pacing and some fairly suspenseful parts. The story is one part romance one part urban fantasy. The author dos a good job dragging the reader along as Duncan and Susannah grow closer then splitting them apart. It only made me want them together more. She also does a great job at depicting high school life and woes and building characterization.

This was my first time listening to a book narrated by Sarah Sampino. She does a great job with pacing,voices and getting the reader into the characters. I'll happily listen to another story she's narrated.

This story is appropriate for young adult s well as adults like me who enjoy the YA genre. It's also bound to be a favorite among readers who enjoy romance. I'm hoping for a book 2!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Simulation Game:Evolution Series, Book 1 by E.M.G. Wixley

Simulation Game is an exciting sci-fi thriller!

My thoughts:
Enter the world of virtual reality making it difficult to negotiate between reality and the virtual world created by Felicity's father. This story had me guessing at each step. It's fast paced and packed full of suspicions and suspense. The world building is phenomenal as the author builds this alternate believable reality. From character building to effective yet not over whelming descriptions this is a fantastic story.

Wixley is a talented author that surprises me with each new book. Her talents extend into fantasy, horror and now sci-fi. She creates worlds my mind couldn't dream of.

I think anyone who enjoys a good thriller would enjoy this story even if sci-fi isn't your cup of tea.