March Book Reviews Part 1! @PTLPerrin @ColleenChesebro @teagangeneviene @harmony_kent #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity #BookReviews #WhatToRead #MustRead

Slices of Soul

by Harmony Kent

“Slice of Soul” is a beautiful collection of poetry that tugged on my emotions. There is a story weaved into the poems that had a memoir feel to it. Each section was a narrative of the author progressing through periods of her life. So many feelings arose, but each one felt authentic and direct from the soul. I really connected to the ocean or guitar passages but appreciated each part of the journey. This is a book I will be reading again.

Dead of Winter: Journey 2, Penllyn
by Teagan Riordain Geneviene

I loved the first journey and had been waiting for the second installment. The story begins where it left off with 12-year-old Emlyn, who lived in repressive religious times with powers she had to hide. The story was told from two points of view, Emlyn’s and Zasha. It gives an encompassing view of two strong young women. One can embrace herself, Zasha, and Emlyn, who can’t. The images and details paint a cold and cruel world Emlyn lives in with her family. I’m all in and rooting for Emlyn and Zasha. I can’t wait for the next journey and highly recommend “Dead of Winter.” Start from the beginning you don’t want to miss anything!

The Heart Stone Chronicles (The Swamp Fairy, #1)

by Colleen M. Chesebro

“The Heart Stone Chronicles” is a magical read for upper middle grade and the young at heart. Fourteen-year-old Abby is in the Chicago foster system after her drug-addicted father abandons her. She is sent to her only living relative, her father’s sister, who lived in rural Florida. The story began for me when she set foot in her new town. I fell in love with the area, wondering if I’d like to live there. I was glad her aunt turned out to be nice, and Abby made a friend right away. Then Abby finds out she’s inherited swamp land from her mother, who had died a few years before, and someone has put in an offer to buy it. The relationship between Abby and her aunt was heartwarming, and I liked her new best friend, Savannah. The local bullies seemed realistic, and Mr. Cobb, who had to have Abby’s swamp, no matter what it took. That was a bit terrifying how far he’d go. My favorite part of the story was Abby’s gift to communicate with animals. Never ridden a horse, Abby’s ability allowed her and the horse to bond, so she could easily ride him. I could almost feel the wind blowing my hair as Abby rode across the field on her horse. Meeting the swamp fairies was beautifully illustrated and captivating. This story was well-paced, with a gentle reminder about the importance of nature that I appreciated. I recommend this to all who love fairies, which I do. I’m hoping there will be another book to continue exploring with Abby and the fairies.

Terra’s Anthem: The TetraSpehere Series: Book 4 (TetraSphere)

by P.T.L. Perrin

I have thoroughly enjoyed this YA series. The fate of the world depends on four teenagers, and it’s been a pleasure watching them grow, and relationships develop. Told in the first person through the four teens gives a good insight into what they are going through. There are many twists and turns in this final book, and when I think they are safe, something happens. There’s plenty of action in this sci-fi tale with some romance mixed in, and I fell in love with the newest addition in their group. The alien community has good and bad, or the same as the humans, which deepened the storyline. One alien is particularly bad and extremely easy to root against. The detail in descriptions is amazing and makes it effortless to picture the surroundings. The ending was satisfying, with another twist weaved in. If you love a good sci-fi YA story, this is definitely for you. I highly recommend this series, but make sure you begin with the first book—you don’t want to miss anything.

I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!

Embrace your inner child by reading a good book! 🙂 D. L. Finn

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  1. Some fantastic book choices, Denise. I really need to get caught up on Teagan’s new series. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful reviews, Denise. Thank you for sharing and for supporting these incredible writers. 💗

    1. Thank you, Gwen:) I agree, they are incredible writers and I’m more than happy to share their work.

    1. They are good ones, Jacqui! How fun to have a stack of books from the library. Happy reading 🙂

    1. I’m so glad, Harmony:) It is a collection I hope more read. Thanks, for the reblog!

  3. Denise, I feel the magic surrounding you. 🙂 I smile to know that you are rooting for Emlyn and Zasah! I’m so happy you are part of these journeys.
    Congrats to everyone here. Your reviews are a delight. Hugs on the wing.

    1. I am definitely rooting for Emlyn and Zasha! I love bring surrounded by magic it’s so inspiring. Thanks, Teagan, hugs right back to you.

  4. Lovely reviews Denise. I’ve read two of those books – Slices of Soul and The Heart Stone Chronicles – both are awesome. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great reviews, Denise. I’ve read all of these except Tara’s Anthem and that series. Thanks for the introduction to the book. It sounds like an engaging YA sci-fi. Congrats to Harmony, Teagan, Colleen, and PTL on the wonderful reviews. 🙂

    1. It was an engaging series, Diana with a little bit of everything I enjoy mixed in. Glad you were able to read the others:) Happy reading! Xo

    1. There were all good Pamela:) I think the third one was the best so far and that’s saying a lot with this series:)

    2. You gave me a huge smile, Pamela. I’ve been working on the edits for Journey 4 today, after taking over a week to deal with real world stuff. I’m glad to step back into Emlyn’s world! 😀 Thanks for being part of the journeys. Hugs on the wing!

      1. I reviewed journey three in good rates. But it seems strange to keep repeating myself in each of the journey’s reviews. Bravo bravo bravo! 👏

  6. Thank you for the wonderful reviews, Denise. Congratulations to Harmony, Teagan, and Colleen. Thank you for introducing Perrin’s book Terra’s Anthem to me. 🙂

    1. There are so many books to read, Karen! I’m glad I’ll never caught up:) Always happy to share.

  7. Thank you so much for your wonderful reviews, Denise, and for your review of Terra’s Anthem! I now have three more books in my TBR pile! You know your opinion means the world to me.

    1. You are very welcome, you know I loved your series:) You have some good reading ahead, Patty! Thank you, your opinion means the world to me as well xoxo

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