Time for some mini-reviews! What are mini-reviews, you ask? As the title suggests, these are short reviews, consisting of one paragraph tops, about a book. It’s a way to catch up on the books I’ve read a while ago, but never got around to reviewing.
Author: Mark Rigney
Rating: 3 stars
Bones on the run!
When Reverend Renner’s mentor gives him a brass rubbing of a skeleton, nick-named Bonesy, a chain of calamity ensues. Bonesy breaks free from its frame and begins a violent, chaotic search for––what? It’s up to Renner and his investigative partner, ex-linebacker Dale Quist, to uncover Bonesy’s spectral motives. Bonesy takes Renner & Quist on their most treacherous, rollicking supernatural adventure yet, a journey that will lead them from the ghost of Carole Lombard to the fens of Tudor England. And the books they find along the way are not the sort you can judge by their cover.
Review: I haven’t read the first few books in the Renner and Quist adventure series, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this one. Although parts of it were disjointed and uneven, with the pacing going too fast sometimes and too slow at other times, I did enjoy the original tidbits thrown in, and overall, it was an entertaining read.
The Dover Demon
Title: The Dover Demon
Author: Hunter Shea
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Rating: 3 stars
The Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.
In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.
Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?
Review: Small town horror with aliens. Decades ago, Sam and his friends saw an alien creature, and the experience has haunted them since. Now the “Dover Demon”, as the creature was nicknamed, is back, and has gotten its claws into Nicky, Sam’s son. An entertaining book, but the pacing was quite slow at the start and it took a while before I began enjoying the story. Protagonist Sam annoyed me to no end though, and I found his decisions questionable at best.
Left to Darkness
Title: Left to Darkness
Author: Craig Saunders
Rating: 4,5 stars
A meteor strikes the Earth. Dirt and dust fill the air. Only a few people remain under the setting skies, and those who still live find it’s not God’s England anymore.
It’s the Devil’s turn.
Lines are drawn between the dark and light. For the darkness, James Finley and his cult for the end of days. On the side of light, Paul Deacon, the lost policeman, and Dawn Graves, the last mother.
To survive, they must put their lives in one man’s hands: Frank Liebowicz, a killer with a soft spot for lost causes. Because come Armageddon, God won’t choose his champions.
They’ll choose themselves.