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…

King Of Flames – Book Review

“Before she could even muster a scream, it overtook her. And the world was gone.” Book review number eight is here! I have to say straight away that this book was probably one of my favourites so far for the club. (Definitely up there with The Haunting Of Hattie Hastings by Audrey Davis, which, as…

Death’s Kiss – Book Review

“Life is valuable. Death is a necessity.” I’m now on book review number seven for my book club, Books Of All Shades and, as each book is completed, my level of inspiration is through the roof. Each book has been so different, each story so unique in its own way. It’s so great to see…

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 Stars Within Us – Book Review

“People who put on a big act usually aren’t as big as they want you to believe. Look out for the little people, Andi. They tend to make the biggest difference.” I’ve not read any ARCs before in my time as a book reviewer, so it goes without saying that this one was a great…

Trash – Book Review

“His face is misshapen, beaten by bricks. One of his eyes is swollen and closed. He looks like…he looks like me.” I really couldn’t shut Maria up about this one. The amount of messages I received from her in pure excitement were too many to count! Well, I don’t blame her. A book about a…

The Haunting Of Hattie Hastings – Book Review

“Life was so cruel, snatching away the innocents while the depraved and evil were left to roam the world.” If you’ve been keeping up with my posts over on Twitter and Instagram lately, you’ll have probably noticed that I’m a very big fan of this book. In fact, I’ve probably posted about this particular book more…

Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale – Book Review

“The words tickled at the fringes of my memory, not quite making their way to my lips.” My first review of 2019 is here, hurrah! I’m kicking off the New Year with my second review for Books Of All Shades – a book that not only surprised me with its excellence, but one that I…

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…

How Important Is A Book Review?

A good book review can be the difference between success and failure for an author. I’m guessing we’ve all realised it at some point or another, but you don’t get anywhere without trying. I mean, think about it. It’s rare to be handed stuff on a plate these days. You have to work your ass…