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I’m not a professional reviewer, and I only read for my own pleasure. Being a scribbler myself, I don’t ever leave a bad review, so it’s just as well that I’ve loved the last three books I’ve read. I gave them 5 stars ***** – every one! Here they are:-

Fantastic Tale, September 18, 2013
By Jo Robinson
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This review is from: The Fall of Onagros, Sage Book 1 (Kindle Edition)
This is the best fantasy book I’ve read in a very long time. Marian Allen created a world I got totally absorbed in, to the exclusion of all else until I’d read the last sentence. I loved the way the thread of this story is woven, and the clever way the connections between the characters become clear. The parts played by mysterious, mythical creatures introduced at the beginning of the book is revealed in unexpected and delightful ways. A truly fantastic read. I’ll definitely finish reading all the books in this series, and any other book I come across by this author. She’s the real thing – a true story teller.

Delightful!, September 18, 2013
By Jo Robinson
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This review is from: Red Gone Bad (Kindle Edition)
This collection of short stories surprised me all the way. Lucy Pireel has taken traditional fairy tales and made them her own with dark, tragic, and sometimes hilarious twists. Absolutely absorbing – I loved every single tale. I don’t want to give away any of these clever plots, so I’ll just say that I recommend this book to anyone, regardless of your preferred reading genre. This author is not only clearly very clever, but has a unique and enjoyable way of sharing her tales.

A Superb Story!, September 18, 2013
By Jo Robinson
This review is from: The Hangman’s Replacement: Sprout of Disruption (BOOK 1) (Kindle Edition)
I won a paper copy of this book in a competition. It’s quite a long book, but at no time did I get the urge to stop reading it. I loved every page! Having lived in Zimbabwe for eighteen years, I was fortunate enough to be able to picture exactly where the hero was, and that just made an already immaculate story all the more real and enjoyable for me. But regardless of that, I would have liked this anyway. I love this author’s obvious keen intellect, and his dry sense of humour. I absolutely recommend this book, and will buy every other story this author ever publishes. Fantastic book!

I’ve got a couple more reviews to do, but that will be next week, because I need to get back to a bit of work instead of lounging on the couch reading and stuffing my pie hole. These were all fantastic reads, and I’ll be revisiting all of these awesome scribblers one at a time on my blog in the future. In the meantime if you’re in the mood for a really good read, I totally recommend them all.

10 thoughts on “Reviews

    marianallen said:
    September 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Jo, thank you SO MUCH for the lovely review! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the book — that’s what makes writing worth doing. 🙂 HUGS!


      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Thank YOU for taking me back years to when I used to get lost in my favourite author’s books. I’m glad I’ve got the rest of the Sage series already to read on – I need to know more! And that book was pristine too – absolutely faultless, and your writing style is just magical. You’re an author gem, and I’m really glad to just have met you. I’m amazed at how humble you are with books like that in the world. More HUGS right back at yer dear lady! 😀


    morganmandel said:
    September 18, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    What high praise, Marian! Of course, I always knew you were the real thing!

    Morgan Mandel


    Helen Ginger said:
    September 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    A really great review for Marian. I haven’t read The Fall of Onagros, but this review makes me want to get it.


      Erin Eymard said:
      September 18, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      You will not be disappointed, Helen! I enjoyed it just as much!

      Jo! So glad to see you back in the groove! Missed seeing you around 🙂


        jorobinson176 responded:
        September 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        Thanks Erin! I’m still not as fast as a snail though – ha haaa! Funny though – we’ve only really been here for about 6 weeks or so now, so I’m probably expecting too much. Never mind – I can’t wait till I’m totally on the ball, efficient, up to date…. Never going to happen you say? 😀


    francisguenette said:
    September 19, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Your reviews are well done, Jo. Might I hope that someday Disappearing in Plain Sight might make it onto your list? Going to check out one of these titles for sure.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I will most certainly read Disappearing in Plain Sight Francis. I actually forgot to say with all the mad moving happening here. I tried to get it with the voucher I won, but Amazon CA couldn’t transfer it to, and then I was offline for so long, by the time I got back online it was too late to get hold of you to change it. It’s on my TBR list (it’s a biggy of a list though), but I’m looking forward to it. So many kudo’s to you with all your successes so far. You’re an inspiration. 🙂


    Kev said:
    September 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Awesome reviews Jo. I’m checking them out in the kindle store now. 🙂


      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks Kev! It’s hard to decide what to add on groaning Kindles busting at the seams. 😀


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