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“This is a book that any parent should read. I'm not a parent yet, but I was very curious about the Meshing method the author describes in his book, and I had to know how it works. I can say it is not only a very creative idea, but it is also practical and it can change family life a lot. By...”
“This is a book that any parent should read. I'm not a parent yet, but I was very curious about the Meshing method the author describes in his book, and I had to know how it works. I can say it is not only a very creative idea, but it is also practical and it can change family life a lot. By applying this method parents can find time to spent with their children no matter how busy they are. It shows nothing is impossible when it comes to things that truly matter in life.”(read full review)
“Women empowerment is a topic that has been heavily discussed in hundreds of articles and books. If you are a woman who is seeking professional and personal success, as well as balance and peace in life, then you’ve probably read most of them. So, you might be asking yourself: “What makes this...”
“Women empowerment is a topic that has been heavily discussed in hundreds of articles and books. If you are a woman who is seeking professional and personal success, as well as balance and peace in life, then you’ve probably read most of them. So, you might be asking yourself: “What makes this book different?” The answer is simple: because it is focused on motivating women by offering only positive examples and refusing to fill the pages with the miseries women may experience along the way. It begins with a small exercise that will help you determine how positive you are towards your life, and then it gives you tips and advice on how to boost your confidence, see life in a more positive light, and grow into the woman that you deserve to be.
This guide is written in a very accessible language, and it is structured into chapters that will help you go through a step-by-step process. You will find many stories of influential women that will surely inspire you, and tips on how to change your life with affirmations. It is aimed at women of all ages, and there are sections especially dedicated to women dealing with puberty, menopause, or old age. No matter your stage of life, you will find answer to all of your questions and doubts. The moment you’ll finish reading this book, you will feel like an entirely different person, like a person who knows she is capable of anything she sets her mind to.
“Have you ever had such a bad day that you wished you had a completely different life or you were someone else? Or, maybe, it would have been better if you didn’t exist at all. To Keil it happens every day. Rejected by his family and continuously bullied at school, he is so sick of his life that...”
“Have you ever had such a bad day that you wished you had a completely different life or you were someone else? Or, maybe, it would have been better if you didn’t exist at all. To Keil it happens every day. Rejected by his family and continuously bullied at school, he is so sick of his life that one night he makes a wish and then suddenly disappears. This is how Casey Bryce’s novel, “Miyu’s Wish”, begins. But, if you want to know how it was possible for Keil to disappear and what happened to him, you’ll have to be patient, because this novel is full of mystery, suspense, and unexpected twists.
After Keil’s disappearance we meet Miyu, a cute and cheerful teenager who is just starting the eighth grade. Even though she is loved by everyone and it is easy for her to make friends, Miyu still finds it difficult to adapt to this new environment. And the dreams that keep tormenting her every night won’t help at all. There is this mysterious boy who haunts her and tells her he wants his life back. But why would Miyu have anything to do with his stolen life? She is popular, she loves every minute of her life, and she is sure everything she is experiencing belongs to her. Or does it?
“Miyu’s Wish” is not only a Fantasy novel that combines myth, drama, mystery and romance in such a compelling way that readers will find it impossible to put it down. It is a novel about the struggles many teenagers have to go through every day. It is a story about self-doubt, fear of not being enough, the despair of not being accepted for who you are. It is the tale of a boy who wanted to be someone else and was ready to give up what he thought was a horrible life without thinking about the consequences. Casey Bryce has written a book many teenagers with relate to.
“Miyu’s Wish” will take you by surprise from the very first pages. The characters are well-developed and believable, and the dialogue is truly genuine, managing to emphasize the communication barrier between teenagers and adults. Even though it is a novel aimed at young adults, it will be greatly enjoyed by readers of all ages.
On December 26-28, the book will be only $0.99 on Amazon, so be sure to grab a copy.
“This is one of those stories that can easily set your imagination on fire. If you like erotica, then "The Third Lover" will be a great addition to your bookshelf. A very fast and easy read that I wasn't able to put down.”
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“If you are a fan of science-fiction and dystopian novels and like to be taken by surprise by unique concepts and original twists, then Imran Siddiq’s fourth novel, “Tyler Nitbone”, might just be the perfect choice for you. With a unique premise and an intricate plot, this novel will pull you in...”
“If you are a fan of science-fiction and dystopian novels and like to be taken by surprise by unique concepts and original twists, then Imran Siddiq’s fourth novel, “Tyler Nitbone”, might just be the perfect choice for you. With a unique premise and an intricate plot, this novel will pull you in from the very first pages, and you’ll soon find you’re unable to set the book down. “Tyler Nitbone” is a Young Adult Science Fiction novel like no other, and you’ll understand why the moment you open the book.
Even though Tyler looks like any other ordinary teen, he is, in fact, very special. He has the ability to Cross into parallel realities, and he uses his gift in the job he does for the Alternate Worlds Organization. As an Alternate Worlds Viewer, Tyler travels to parallel universes and collects data about the differences between them. It’s easy to guess that his job implies very strict rules: do not interact with the environment, do not interfere with events, and do not reveal the ability to Cross. As it is even easier to guess, at one point something goes wrong and Tyler ends up being accused of breaking the Organization’s rules. The problem is that he cannot remember if he ever broke any of the rules, and he’s not even sure he’s the one they should have arrested. His only choice is to Cross into the other realities and try to find the one who is truly responsible of breaking the rules.
Tyler is a very likeable character. He is not a typical hero who knows exactly how to act in difficult situations. He is just a boy with a special ability that gets him into trouble. He has flaws and he evolves greatly by the end of the novel. He also has a talking tablet, which is something new even if you might have read so many other science-fiction novels before this one. What can be funnier than a boy arguing with his talking tablet? Actually, they always make a great team.
The fact that those who can Cross into parallel realities are not allowed to interfere with the events sends a very powerful message. Even the simplest actions and interferences can cause remarkable effects, and sometimes these effects are hard to control. Among all the lessons Tyler learns during his dangerous journey is that he should always act as a responsible person and be aware of how his actions might impact other people’s lives.
So, if you’re a fan of the Science Fiction genre, then “Tyler Nitbone” is a must-read for you. It’s perfect for both young readers and adults.
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“Five minutes ago I finished “The Returned” by Jason Mott and, believe me, I had no intention of writing a review this fast. I rarely review a book right after I finish it, mostly because I like to take some time to allow the information, the emotions, and everything I experienced while reading it...”
“Five minutes ago I finished “The Returned” by Jason Mott and, believe me, I had no intention of writing a review this fast. I rarely review a book right after I finish it, mostly because I like to take some time to allow the information, the emotions, and everything I experienced while reading it settle in. But, reading the author’s notes at the end of the book, so many thoughts came to my mind that I just had to put them down. I don’t know what I was expecting when I started on “The Returned”, but it really doesn’t matter now. Whatever I’d have expected from it, it would’ve been impossible to end up that way.
I’ve read some reviews of this book, and most of them were raving. But there were two or three where people complained about it being too slow, or about not offering answers to burning questions. The way I see it, the book is based on a very simple, unimpressive idea: what if the dead came back to life? Not as rotten corpses, not as weird, confused people who didn’t know they had been dead, not as anything… Just came back to life the way they were when they died, and started living again like nothing had ever happened.
Now, this could have gone two different ways, and none of them would have been very inspired. If the author focused even a bit on giving some kind of explanation as to how or why people woke up from the dead, the book would have probably turned into a fantasy novel of some sort, and much of the message and the emotion would have been lost on the way, blurred by made-up theories. On the other hand, if the author completely avoided these questions, which all readers hoped would be answered in the end, the novel would have probably ended up being too metaphorical and experimental. But the balance Jason Mott managed is perfect.
By the end of the first half of the book I wasn’t expecting any logical conclusions anymore, although I was still paying attention to any possible clues that might have shed light on what was happening. “The Returned” doesn’t offer answers to any of those pressing questions – “Are the Returned people?”, “What makes them come back to life?”, “Is there a bigger plan behind all this?”, “Is it a disease? Is it science? Is it something supernatural? Is there someone who actually knows what to do with them?” –, but it does invite readers to find their own answers to so many other questions.
I haven’t gone through the pain caused by the death of someone close, but I will eventually. It’s inevitable as much as we’d like this to be false. I assume that when something like this happens, we’d give anything to have that person back. And if, by some miracle, our wish was granted, then why wouldn’t others experience the same miracle? Following this train of thought, “The Returned” offers the image of a world that is simply not big enough for that many people. Things are turned upside down (have you noticed the cover?). The Dead want to live the life they never had the chance to live, and the Living are willing to turn this into a cause and give their lives for it. There are some people who want the Returned dead as they should be, but those are only the ones who have been refused the miracle everyone else received. People like Fred Green, who only wanted his young wife back.
I don’t know what else to say… The book is brilliantly written. There’s suspense, mystery, even some action. Not much if you prefer fast-paced novels. It’s also original, confusing, and a bit dissatisfying. Yet, you get all the satisfaction you could ask for in terms of emotional charge, thought-provoking ideas, and unsolved matters that leave you staring into space. There were moments when I wanted things not to be so random, just like they usually are in real life. Maybe I wanted to see someone punished, but it wouldn’t have made any sense, because it was no one’s fault. Eventually, I wanted to find out that whoever killed Jim, Connie and their children (the first time) was someone from their own town, not a random stranger. But it was perfect the way it was.
As a last thought… you know that writing “rule” that says you have to do your best to come up with a surprising first sentence in order to get your readers’ attention and hook them the moment they open your book? Well, I found a great example of such a sentence way past the first half of “The Returned”:
"Here and there across the visiting area, the guards were separating the dead from the living. Visiting time was over."
I guess you don’t have to write them at the very beginning. Just where they fit better.
If I were to describe in a few words what this novel is about, then I’d say “The Returned” is about letting go.
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