is a suspenseful, young adult, paranormal, thriller and the first book in the Psionic Pentalogy created by Adrian Howell.
When an accident
renders twelve-year old Adrian immobile, he begins to develop telekinetic
ability, that he has long suspected he has but not proven until now. Shortly
after, however, his home is attacked and he finds himself separated from his
He soon learns that he
is a psionic, a human with special ability, and that there are more like him.
After the catastrophic night that changed his seemingly normal life, Adrian
ends up a fugitive depending heavily on his wit and undeveloped ability for
survival and hunted by paranormal factions, each intent on having him on its
This is an exciting and
suspenseful paranormal thriller that easily calls X-Men to mind. It portrays
various human traits, emotions, and behaviors such as compassion, kindness, and
unconditional love. It also depicts bigotry, prejudice, and discrimination. It
shows that family is not limited to blood relations but those who are with you
when you need them the most.
Scenes are carefully
described in detail including chasing and fighting scenes. Characters are
well-developed and accurately depicted like benevolent Cindy, naïve Adrian, and
unpleasant Dr. Denman. Though the ending is less conclusive than my usual
taste, it is understandably so.
Congratulations to Adrian
Howell on such an exciting and enjoyable book. Some scenes, however, may be too
violent for very young readers. For more books by this author, click HERE.
Derailed is an interesting and suspenseful
thriller novel, and the first in the Kelly Pruett Mystery
Book Series created by Mary Keliioka.
Private Investigator Kelly Pruett feels
elated and apprehensive at the same time. She just meets the client that gives
her her very first real private investigating job since she inherited the
detective agency from her father. Though the idea is quite exciting and,
somehow, heightens her level of empowerment, at the back of her mind, she isn’t
altogether confident that she can actually do the job. However, her father’s
dying request makes the decision for her.
As per her client’s request, Kelly needs
to get to the bottom of a case viewed by the police as an unfortunate drunken
accident. To find out whether the victim was struck by the train due to her
inebriation or she was murdered, Kelly sets up a meeting with the sole witness
at the bar where the victim was last seen alive. Sadly for Kelly, however, the
witness does not show up.
This is a suspenseful thriller novel mixed
with domestic issues, women empowerment, and a little bit of romance. Just like
other books of this genre, the author develops the plot by presenting an
insignificant amount of clues as far as the case is concerned, but with the
protagonist’s unwavering determination and unbelievable level of tenacity,
possible suspects and possible motives begin to surface. The author
successfully keeps the suspense by introducing shocking twists and unexpected
turns of events that culminated in a satisfying climax.
The characters are well-developed and are
very relatable especially Kelly. In this day and age when more and more women
are beginning to discover their self-worth, I can imagine a lot of female
readers who can actually empathize with the main character. Scenes and settings
are depicted vividly as well as the behaviors and emotions of each character.
All in all, this is a great thriller novel
and I recommend it to fans of this genre.
Congratulations to Mary Keliioka (@mary_keliikoa) on such a great and enjoyable
book. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. For more information
about this author, click HERE.
book is about the extraordinary transformation of the author from someone who
is in love with his own ego to the person that he is today, a motivational
speaker, life coach, social media influencer, entrepreneur, radio show host,
blogger, and book author.
author begins by narrating a life-altering event that happened to him a year
ago. The event marks the death of something in him and the birth of something
else. It is followed by a short story of his early life with apparent emphasis
on the role of his hero, his mother.
rest of the book, essentially, encourages the readers to find their purpose in
life and offers suggestions on how to do it. Aside from his personal
experiences, the author shares other lessons he learned in his own journey through
life including Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues and Earl Nightingale’s spoken
word record, The Strangest Secret. The book also features quotes by
Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, and quotes by the author
in all, this is an encouraging and inspiring book. In this age and time when
people find it easier to conform and people live to compete with others, it is
a book that may help readers to focus on self-examination, and, consequently,
find it perfect for young adults. Millennials who know LeBron James, Kanye
West, Will Smith, and Kevin Hart would probably relate to the author and some
of the things he went through while growing up.
those who have already read books by Napoleon Hill, Rhonda Byrne, Og Mandino,
etc. may not find anything new from this book.
I find this book very encouraging and the author seems to be very promising.
Congratulations to Aimé Mukendi, Jr. (@SirAimezing)
on such a well-written book. To learn more about the author, click HERE!
The Reflecting Pool is an exciting and suspenseful crime and
thriller novel written by Otho Eskin.
Homicide Detective Marko
Zorn, of Washington DC Metropolitan Police, knows that the body of a Secret
Service agent found in the Reflecting Pool is not a typical drowning victim.
For reason, unfathomable even to himself, Zorn knows the victim is murdered.
Fueled by his desire for
justice and his inherent disregard for rules and protocols, Zorn proceeds with
his investigation. Curiously, his effort to get to the bottom of the case is
met with discouragement, lack of cooperation, and even hostility from the
departments he believes should, at the very least, show more keenness in
catching the perpetrator.
This is a suspenseful
thriller that features a multitude of subjects including organized crime,
domestic terrorist group, long-buried crime, and secret liaisons. The author is
able to keep the plot interesting and suspenseful by throwing in seemingly
unrelated scenes and putting them together in one explosive climax and a satisfying
Moreover, the author is
able to successfully describe, in detail, not only the scenes, ie police
interviews, confrontations, chasing, and fighting; but also the behavior and
personality of each character. Unlike other authors who use descriptive words
to portray characters, Otho Eskin depicts people through their attitudes and
manners of speaking. Finally, though Detective Mark Zorn is not my idea of an
ideal protagonist, with his vanity, materialism, and moral code, I would say I have
seen worse. And though it’s difficult to see past his character, I think that
is what makes him, somehow, realistic and relatable.
Congratulations to Otho
Eskin (@OthoEskin) on such an enjoyable
book! For more books by the author, click HERE.