Factor Man by Matt Ginsberg Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): One man holds the key to the most revolutionary and powerful technology since the invention of the atom bomb. The press wants to interview Factor Man. The Chinese government wants to kill him. And the FBI wants to protect him. But first, they need to find him. William Burkett is a statistics-savvy journalist, but he isn’t qualified to judge the extraordinary claims in an anonymous email he receives from “Factor Man”. Is FM a crackpot, or has he discovered what computer scientists call “God’s algorithm?” As FM solves increasingly complex math problems in a public countdown to the day his identity will be revealed, the momentous consequences of his apparent invention draw the attention of a Chinese assassin. Will Factor Man survive until his coming-out party, or will his technology die with him?

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It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In by Mawson Bear Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Are you feeling a little lost? Got that ‘left in the spare room’ emptiness about you? Mawson does too. He sits atop his cushion and ponders about baffling things. The world is a funny place for a curious teddy bear to live in. Friends approach him about their own dilemmas. They seek instant answers that will make everything all right. Mawson does his best. But after he ponders deeply, most things remain for him just as baffling as they were before. Take a moment out of your day to pawse with him and explore the world. For the many frazzled readers who feel, secretly, much the same, he offers the comfort that the world is a bright place to be.

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Blessing of Luna by Blaise Ramsay Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): Damien Pierce wasn’t like normal people. Since he was young, he learned that he had the uncanny ability to heal himself almost immediately after suffering minor injuries. At fifteen he astounded the small town of Big Timber, Montana when an SUV hit him only to find he survived the encounter without suffering any major injuries. After moving away for ten years, losing his mother and slipping into a deep sense of depression, Damien’s father moves them back home. Enter Jillian Sykes, the immortal, beautiful Lycanthrope that has been looking for the soul of her long lost lover, Lucius Wolf, who after many years of being reborn simply vanished into the tides of time. When Jill first sees Damien, she knows immediately that he is the one she had been looking for. She begins pursuing him, hoping that he would remember her as he did with each time his soul was reborn into a new body. The problem is, he has no idea who she is! When an old enemy begins re-igniting the flames of a centuries old war, Damien must come to grips with a cruel fact that he is not human while nurturing feelings for a woman he’d long tried to deny. Can Jillian and Damien hold onto their love for one another while trying to protect both sides of their families from the wrath of a very angry and vindictive god?

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Unearthed After Sunset (Cereus Vampire Chronicles, Book One) by Lauryn April

Book Description (via Goodreads): When Greg Erickson is killed by sultry and seductive vampire Lila, he wakes up cold and alone in a wooden box. After clawing his way out, he finds himself thrust into a vampire turf war, unsure of exactly whose side he’s on and why he’s fighting. Greg discovers that it’s not easy to be human one day and hunting humans the next. While his new vampire cohorts push him to accept his newfound existence, there’s one girl from his human life he’s unable to forget. Caroline Christensen lived a normal life once. Then her brother was killed by vampires and her family legacy as a vampire hunter was handed down to her. When she meets Greg at a bar one night, they both feel an immediate connection. Then Greg discovers Caroline’s secret and she worries he’ll never talk to her again. She soon finds out that he has a very different reason for not calling – he’s dead. Now Greg has become Caroline’s target, but can she bring herself to kill him? Greg, however, isn’t Caroline’s only concern. The vampires are battling one another, and Caroline is determined to find out what they’re fighting over.

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Lucid World by Denise Lammi Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): When 15 year-old Morgan is contacted by the advanced civilisation of Lucid World, she has no idea what is to come. She is one of a select group of teens chosen to travel via avatar into a remote, and hidden technologically-advanced society housed inside a vast mountain cavern. Here she learns about an emotional disease called khaos, that has infected all of humanity. Her new friends in Lucid World live under a dome beneath an ice cap, with cats, culture, and a harmonious way of life uninflected by the khaos of the world above. Those living on earth now are in what they call Nosos World. Shifting from Morgan’s family and school life to the education she receives in Lucid World, the story shows Morgan applying the understandings of khaos to problems in her life, and in the town. While Morgan’s everyday life in Coyote Flats continues to unfold, her family and friends have no inkling of her Lucid World contact. But when communication breaks down, Morgan’s secret is exposed.

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August Wrap Up

Once again, I’ve fallen behind with the schedule which I really want to keep track of! I feel as though I need to wait for a year to go by until I’m in a routined situation! Plus, my keyboard on my laptop is not working so I need to get that up and running because I prefer to right my blog posts on my laptop rather than my phone.

Without further ado, I shall move onto the topic of this blog post which is my book wrap up of August. I read five books in the month of August which I was seemingly impressed with myself for especially as the previous couple of months beforehand I averaged around two books per month.

The five books I managed to read were called:

  • The Forgotten One by Debbra Lynn, I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • A Fool’s Circle by Suzanne Seddon, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • Season of Retribution by Shanna Nichols, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • The Colour of the Sun by David Almond, I gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here
  • Maroonhair: A Cyber-City Story by Sebastian Winter, I gave this book two out of five stars ⭐️⭐️ if you’d like to read my book review, click here

I started a book called Lucid World by Denise Lammi at the end of August and am still currently reading it at the moment, so I can feel that September isn’t going to be a great reading month but I’m going to try and read as much as I can throughout the rest of the month.

I hope you all had a good August and are having an even better September!

How many books did you read in the month of August? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

Maroonhair: A Cyber-City Story by Sebastian Winter Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): the story of a man who has everything – except what he needs the most. With a heart ever beating to its peculiar rhythm, Cyber-City has a life of its own. Sparkling ads are encouraging its citizens to live faster, to live better, to forget about their worries and indulge in pleasures. Evans has everything the city has to offer him: money, luxury, social standing, a neon-lit, bright future. And yet, something is off. What could be amiss in the life of a man who has everything his world can offer him?

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