These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Review: Beyond The Moon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Beyond The Moon is the second book in R.J. Wood’s The Voyages of Jake Flynn series, and much like the first book it was an enjoyable quick read. As with the first book, my three-star rating is a reflection of my current reading mood: this book is more of a three-point-five-star rating, but with my funny reading mood recently I’ve been doing a lot of rounding down as nothing seems to be blowing my mind to quite the degree I’ve been hoping for.
In the first book in the series, Destiny’s Gambit, we were introduced to a fun new science-fiction world, one that left me with many questions. I enjoyed all we were shown, but I couldn’t wait to find out more – I wanted that little bit extra to throw me ever deeper into the universe. Fortunately, Beyond The Moon delivers this little bit extra I was looking for. In fact, my favourite thing about this book was the way in which the universe developed – we got to see so much more of the universe, and things are much clearer now.
Moreover, this extension of the universe allowed for some really fun development for some of the characters. I enjoyed the cast in the first book, yet some of them really came to life in this second book. The storylines continue and we find out more, sucking us ever deeper into the story.
There is no doubt this was an enjoyable second book, and that this is a series that is going to go to many fun places. If you’re a fan of middle-grade fantasy and science-fiction, this series is worth giving a try.
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