Book Review | Improbables by Jonathan Charles Bruce

Improbables.jpgImprobables by Jonathan Charles Bruce

Publisher: Scarlet River Press, June 2016

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, New Adult, Supernatural

Pages: 334 pages

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4-5-stars

Synopsis:

Abigail Wren’s life fresh out of college is dull, even with her (almost) dream job at the local newspaper. The only real excitement she can get is found between the pages of an endless stream of paranormal romance novels she can’t help but love.

Then, on a snowy night in December, Abigail catches a glimpse of what could only be described as a werewolf. Enamored with the possibility, her investigation leads her to discover a paranormal population—improbables—living harmoniously in the midst of humanity. Between making eyes at a perpetually grumpy werewolf and hanging out with a vampire with a lust for life (and liquor), Abigail’s life takes a shaky step out of the ordinary and into the fantastic.

Just outside of the sleepy town of Whitewater, however, a force of rage is building. Born of hate and delusion, a living cataclysm threatens to devour everyone in its path—human or improbable.

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Book Review | The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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Title: The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
Published by: Walker Books
Publication date: 2015
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Fantasy
Format: Paperback

NOT everyone HAS TO BE THE chosen ONE

What if you’re not an indie kid, fighting zombies or whatever this new thing is with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate before someone blows up the high school. Again.

Sometimes you just have to discover how even an ordinary life can be extraordinary.

I think this is an appropriate time to do a book review on The Rest of Us Just Live Here!

The main highlight of this novel is the fact that it looks at the lives of people who are not the chosen ones – it is brilliant to see how different people have different experiences all at the same time. While the chosen ones were out saving the world from The Immortals, the rest of the world is clueless about what’s happening (apart from teenagers).

Overall, I think it’s a brilliant book in the sense that it shows us the other side of the story – how not everyone gets to live the life of a chosen one. How everything may be going wrong for the ‘main protagonists’ in this case the indie kids – the rest of the world just keeps on going like it normally does. But this story also higlights the different experiences of different groups of people – it shows you teenage problems that are relatable, about your identity as an individual, sexuality and even mental health issues and how it can affect you relationship with those around you.

I also liked how the book also included in every chapter what was going on with the chosen ones, and how their decisions affect the wider society and not just themselves.

There are a lot of things that I really liked about this novel, and I couldn’t recommend it enough! 


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Book Review | Kindered Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

  • Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Pages: 62
  • Genre: YA

This short story by Rainbow Rowell is definitely a page turner and I WANT MORE!

It was such a nice and cute little story, and it is refreshing reading a short story like this because of how most of the books I have been reading lately has had quite heavy topics and issues in them, furthermore, I can totally relate to their passion towards Star Wars – however, it is towards a compeltely different franchise… Continue reading