Black Volta – Book Review

“Escapes aren’t all that bad.” A good adventure book needs a lot of things; a detailed back story, believable characters and settings that really make you feel as if you’re there – these are really important in my opinion. I picked up Black Volta, not really knowing what to expect, but was very surprised with…

The Awakening – Book Review

“Look into yourself and you will find the truth.” If you’re a fan of a good, memorable adventure, then I think I’ve found just the thing! This one was far from what I’d normally pick up, but I loved it – it’s not often I give 5 stars to something that isn’t my preferred genre,…

Grand Portage – Book Review

“One man’s journey to bring nuclear power to the world.” I found this book a challenging read in parts, but overall, it was a clever and entertaining novel. It’s clear the author is passionate about a range of topics, and this really shines through in each chapter. If you’ve been searching for an unusual read…

The Code Hunters – Book Review

“I’ve got to go to Carlsbad!” Mystery novels have always appealed to me – I’ve always wanted to write a successful one! This book has restored my faith and helped me to realise that with the right planning and structure, it can be done! This book was a brilliant mystery/adventure read, and a definite choice…

This Shall Be A House Of Peace – Book Review

“In the end, men are just men, neither good nor bad.” This Shall Be A House Of Peace by Phil Halton explores the aftermath of the collapse of Afghanistan’s soviet backed government. The Mullah, a teacher in an Afghan village, leads a group of students who have been left behind from the civil war. The…

Revenge Comes Calling – Book Review

“You’ve given us all a bad name, boyo. Your jail cell is a good place for you.” The Books Of All Shades team are busy working through that long submission list and coming up with some awesome new ideas for the club behind the scenes. (Stay tuned!) However, the next book under the spotlight from…

The Devil From The River – Book Review

“Well, maybe they just have faith in your ability to put a bullet in a moving body.” I’m extremely happy to be working alongside the Books Of All Shades team to bring you our first ever book review. Not only are we bringing talented authors the honest book reviews they need to get noticed, but…