September Wrap UP

Hello everyone,

Its that time again, time for me to recap the little things I’ve done with reading and writing. I have come to realize that I can’t keep up with everything that I originally wanted. I need to step back and evaluate whats important and maybe get some help in the social media promotion area.

Books Read: 

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth:


Synopsis- In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded by so much death?

I liked this book. I thought it was actually quite beautifully written. A little too much romance for my taste…ok, a lot too much romance, but the style of writing and the zombies made up for it. The main character is very typical of a teenaged girl, curious, defiant, and obsessed with a better wold full of love and promise. It is refreshing to follow her through this story as she seeks out a new and better life. Overall, I would say that I liked it and would rate it a 3 out of 5 stars. 

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  • Fury:


synopsis-Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you. Every single person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage, hell-bent on killing you – and only you. Friends, family, even your mum and dad, will turn on you. They will murder you. And when they have, they will go back to their lives as if nothing has happened. The world has the Fury. It will not rest until you are dead. Cal, Brick and Daisy are three ordinary teenagers whose lives suddenly take a terrifying turn for the worst. They begin to trigger a reaction in everybody they meet, that makes friends and strangers alike want to tear them to pieces. These victims of the Fury – the ones that survive – manage to locate each other. But just when they think they have found a place to hide from the world, some of them begin to change …They must fight to uncover the truth about the Fury before it’s too late. But it is a truth that will destroy everything they know about life and death.

I loved this book. It is similar to 28 days later, in the sense that it is about extreme anger turning people crazy, but is very different as well, with characters having special powers. The book follows several characters from each of their points of view as they try and understand the fury and why  they don’t have it. The author does a great job of giving every character a distinct personality and developing each one fully. I love the author in general, and find his style of writing really fun to read. I would give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Dwarves:


synopsis- For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now… Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf. And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

As a fan of dwarven mythology, this book is a fantastic representation of the lore. I am a fan of fantasy novels and with dwarves being my favorite and so few books being written about them this book was an immediate home run for me. You can tell that the author is German based on the way that he writes and describes things, and he does a good job of bringing in his german culture in his writing. The author has a very elaborate and descriptive writing style that takes him a while to get to the point. He is essentially taking you on a journey and you find yourself consumed by the book and the world that he has created. The author does a great job of adding depth to each character, he uses his elaborate writing style to give you so much information about each and every  character that you feel as if you know them personally. I absolutely loved this book and would give it 5 out of 5 stars. 

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Still Reading:

The Infinite Sea-Rick Yancey


Author Stats:

I was hoping to complete the editing of The Curious Tale of Gabrielle by the end of September, but I didn’t quite meet my goal. I do have this weekend off so I intend on finishing up the editing then. At that point, the draft will go to my wife who does content editing for me and then to two separate editors. If all goes well, I should have the second edition ready for preorder this winter.

words written- 4500

followers- 866

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