Category Archives: fantasy

Batch Review: Monster Story, Half-Inch and The Tribe by McCarty Griffin

Categories: 4 butterflies, 5 butterflies, chick-lit noir, fantasy, horror, McCarty Griffin, RBR, review, suspense, ya
    Monster Story McCarthy Griffinebook, 315 pagesPublished November 4th 2010 by McCarty Griffin, via SmashwordsChristy McCauley has returned to West Virginia at last, but her homecoming quickly turns into a surreal nightmare. In the deep hollows and woods of rural Augusta County, something unspeakable is slaughtering people in the dark of night. Authorities don't know if its human or animal, or how to stop it. Christy and her friends only know they must hunt it and destroy it, before it kills again.- Goodreads on Monster storyYummy, yummy Read more [...]

Review: Hexult by Perry Aylen

Categories: 3 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, Perry Aylen, RBR, review, ya
     HexultPerry Aylen; Kindle EditionPublished May 12th 2011 by Skymirror PublishingWhen the seas rose and the world froze, much knowledge was lost.Mysterious twins, Jacob and Elya, shipwrecked in Hexult, discover their superior understanding of science is mistaken for magic by the superstitious islanders.With the aid of Aulf the mailman and his fiery crewmate, Ingar, the twins must overcome terrible tragedy and danger, to save their reputations and their lives.- Goodreads on HexultWhat a refreshing idea! Literally, refreshing. With the heat Read more [...]

Review: Puttypaw by Tom North

Categories: 5 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, RBR, review, Tom North, ya
     PuttypawTom North; Kindle Edition; Published April 22nd 2011 by Tom NorthToby has shut himself off from the world. Since the accident that killed his mother he has spent every waking moment simply waiting until he can return to bed, and sleep. But one night he is woken by an immense, yowling tabby cat that tears his room apart, searching for its missing ‘mousey’. And Toby knows from that moment that life is only going to get stranger.‘Puttypaw’ is a book about cats; man-sized, talking cats. (One of which specializes in casual malevolence Read more [...]

Review: All Night by the Rose by Kevin Newman

Categories: 5 butterflies, dark fantasy, fantasy, Kevin Newman, RBR, review, short story collection
      All night by the RoseKevin Newman; Published May 19th 2011In this collection of short stories we are introduced to a city of depravity, a misanthrope who blasts away delusions of grandeur, a patient terrorized by an author, the entropic boredom at a car plant, a man caught by a spider, a building encompassing eras, a fellow who must come to terms with his brother, love stories that defy expectations, tales of the fantastic to be found in the Middle-East, childlike theism and a trailer park in space.- Goodreads on All Night by the RoseDear Read more [...]

Review: Tower of Parlen Min (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin, #1) by Matt Xell

Categories: 2 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, Matt Xell, RBR, review, ya
      Tower of Parlen Min, Volume 1 (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin)Matt Xell; ebook, 345 pagesPublished July 23rd 2010 by Xell, MattVes Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.- Goodreads on The Tower Read more [...]

Review: Tree of Life Saga books #1,#2 by Steven Smith

Categories: 4 butterflies, 5 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, RBR, review, Steven Smith, ya
       The Map of the Known World,  The Ordeal of FireSteven Smith; Lulu EditionPrester John rules the Known World with an iron grip. Through his servants, the fanatical Brotherhood of Redemption, his dominion stretches into every land. Meanwhile fourteen year old Elowen Aubyn lives a miserable life in an orphanage. Bullied by the other children and by the cruel Master, she dreams of escape and adventure, little realising that her dreams are about to become terrifyingly real. When an encounter with the mysterious Tom Hickathrift leaves Elowen Read more [...]