Destroying Their God: How I Fought My Evil Half-Brother to Save My Children by Wallace Jeffs Book Review (with Shauna Parker and Sherry Taylor) Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): In 1991, Wallace Jeffs was coerced to become an FLDS polygamist. In 2011, Wallace rebelled against the sect, and the FBI helped him reclaim his kidnapped children. Then an “accident” put Wallace into a forty-five day coma. Growing up as half-brother to future Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint prophet Warren Jeffs, Wallace tried to follow FLDS teachings. After he built a successful business, the church required him to marry a second wife. Wallace fathered twenty children, but he never felt comfortable with polygamy or many other FLDS beliefs. As his prophet-brother increasingly manipulated him, Wallace started hearing about FLDS atrocities. On the day the FBI arrested Warren Jeffs for child rape, the prophet was en route to reclaim Wallace’s second wife for himself. Wallace defied the prophet and soon ended up in a coma. Though Wallace feared FLDS sabotage caused his car crash, he kept fighting the sect. With today’s movement against male abusers, Wallace’s story reminds us that power and position don’t corrupt all men. In 2018, Wallace found resolution by marring an LDS woman in the Salt Lake Temple. At the same time, he renews our concern for the thousands who still live under FLDS control, including some of Wallace’s own children.

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The Fifth Era of Man by Joshua Banker Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Career grifter and perennial loser Cal Reeger is a dead man. He owes a lot of money to crimelord Jaefor, and the only thing he owns are his pair of revolvers. Not even the jacket on his back belongs to him. To repay this debt, he must infiltrate the Archaeology Guild’s sits at Natx Hollow. As Cal schemes to steal the find of a lifetime from the aeons-old site, the ruin’s true nature is revealed. Within a cryogenic coffin belowground sleeps Centurion Prae Ganvelt, a member of the first civilisation, the original race of humans who flourished millions of years ago. Still looking for a way out of his debt and with a mercenary hot on his tail, Cal joins the awakened warrior Prae and archaeologist Peter Mathester to investigate the fate of Prae’s kind. Within the mysterious, ancient compound of Ala’ydin, they learn that progenitor scientist, Erudatta, altered the cycle of dormancy for Prae’s people. What they still must discover are his reasons for doing so. The Fifth Era of Man examines the dangers of unearned achievements and the desperation that drives those who are prey to their own bad decisions.

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May Wrap Up

In the month of May, I read the most amount of books I believe I have ever read in one whole month! Altogether, I read a total of ten books! Super, super happy with how much time I dedicated to reading this month!

The ten books I read in May were:

I have linked all of the book reviews for each book above.

There were four books that stood out to me the most and which I thoroughly enjoyed reading this month, which were:

  1. The Road Ahead by Hali C. Broncucia
  2. My Mostly Happy Life: Autobiography of a Climbing Tree by Shelly Reuben
  3. After (The Neverway Chronicles, #1) by Savannah Jezowski
  4. 3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T Hourlution

Although May was a busy month it’s not near enough as busy as I know June is going to be. I have so much planned, such as: my sister’s Hen Do weekend, trying to move out with Rich, Rich’s Birthday, travelling up to Liverpool to see LANY and going to see Matilda in the theatre! Goodness, the list of upcoming events made me exhausted just reading over them!

I am currently reading The Fifth Era of Man by Joshua Banker.

How many books did you read in May? How many are you hoping to read in June? Let me know in he comments below.

Have a great weekend,

Claire

3 Hour Dad: Reading is Believing by Adam T Hourlution Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Based ok actual events. One day Adam, just your average, typical guy receives a call from his mother-in-law (to be!) summoning him to the hospital following his girlfriend being rushed in with suspected appendicitis only to discover that she in fact having contractions and has been admitted to the labour ward. This heart-warming and true story invites readers to step into Adam’s shoes and experience what it is like to be a 3 Hour Dad.

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Fish Eyes for Pearls by Masha Savitz Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): “An absolutely brilliant and singularly indescribable book, Fish Eyes for Pearls is an extraordinary journey into a woman’s life. One of the bravest, most unique and compelling self-examinations I have ever read- I was blown away!” – Henry Jaglom. The phrase ‘fish eyes for pearls’ is coined in an ancient book of internal alchemy, promoting the question, in this world veiled in illusion, how does one discern the precious from the common or worthless? And then, how might the ordinary be transformed into something extraordinary? Lead on a mission to gather and liberate ghosts, the artist navigates the thorny, humbling landscape of relationships, society, and the unseen realms with canvas, words, and camera lens, she turns life into art and art into a life.

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Children of Wrath by T. A. Ward Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Five years after working triage during America’s terrible Day of Destruction, Philadelphian Dr. Ethan King wants nothing more for himself and his wife than a normal life. In the aftermath, however, life is anything but normal. The mysterious nerve gas unleashed during the nationwide terrorist attack has left its disturbing mark among the millions of victims, namely brain abnormalities in unborn children. These children, dubbed inexorables, love up to their name: they are ruthlessly violent, irrepressibly psychopathic-and incurable. They kill without thought or remorse, and inflict torment on their victims with childish glee. In his pursuit of a normal, peaceful life, Ethan tries as best he can to put these grim realities to the back of his mind. But one cold night, when he comes face to face with an abandoned inexorable freezing to death in the snow, he must make a choice that could cost him everything, and unravel a thread of dark woven secrets. As he races to find a cure for whatever is creating a generation of doomed children, Ethan discovers that doing the right thing in an evil world is never as clear and easy as it seems.

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