Category Archives: A closer look
What is the magic ingredient for a bestseller? Must be luck, for a good story certainly isn’t. And I think I know what happened to Jo Nesbø, but you’ll need to read to the end of this blog to find out. … Continue reading
Like her Island in the Clouds, Susan Toy’s second Bequia Perspective novel, One Woman’s Island is a complex story. On the surface, it’s a crime novel. Mariana, a Canadian woman in her forties, arrives on the island of Bequia running … Continue reading
When was the last time you fell in love with a book after chapter one? It happened to me with “The Gift Legacy.” With the newest book, the fifth installment in the series, “The Gift: Betrayal” only days away, I’d … Continue reading
I’m don’t read a lot of contemporary/urban fantasy fiction, but I’ve read enough books in my life to easily spot a good one, regardless the genre. There is something in JP Mclean’s series that I couldn’t find in many other books of this … Continue reading
Love is in the air… I fell in love with Awakening, the first book in JP Mclean’s contemporary fantasy series, The Gift Legacy. Then I read Book Two, Revelation, and think I’m now in a serious relationship!
* * * * * I don’t give 5 stars easily, but I gave them to J. P. McLean’s Awakening with no hesitation. It has everything you’re looking for in a contemporary fantasy: masterfully crafted characters, exciting plot, believable magic. … Continue reading