I can’t believe that it is already the last day of 2015! It seems that this year has passed by so quickly. It was a very busy and exciting year for me. It has also been a year filled with some amazing reading! I had a little bit of a tough time deciding what my best book of the year was, but I just kept going back to a book that was sent to me to review in May. I happened upon a post asking for reviewers when I very first started my blog, and I decided to give this author a try on a whim: I am incredibly thankful that I did! Not only is the first of two books that I have reviewed for him this year my favorite book of the year, he is my favorite new author of the year:
Chemical Burn by Quincy J. Allen
This novel is a Sci-Fi Thriller, and it is awesome! I still think about it, and I am really hoping for more in this series! Mr. Allen is a cross-genre author, and he does it flawlessly. His other novel, Blood Ties (you can find my full initial reviews for both of these on the blog) is a steampunk/western. It never seems forced when he crosses the genre barriers, the words and stories flow beautifully. I cannot wait to read more from this author. If you like sci-fi, you really should check this novel out. I hope that you will fall in love with his writing, as I have.
Thank you all, again, for indulging me and keeping me going on this blog. I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve!! As always, thanks for reading.
Author: Quincy J. Allen
Series: Blood War Chronicles
Publisher: Wordfire Press
Set in the Victorian era, the newest release from author Quincy J. Allen introduces us to Jake Lasater, an injured Civil War veteran who happens to have some clockwork limbs that are magic infused. He is on a quest to deliver a mysterious package for Lady Danesti, but there are those who are out to prevent this. The Chinese Tong and a few others would like to find Jake and settle a score with him, as well. Jake is travelling with his partner, Cole, and Skeeter- who is his ward and a tinker. His lady, Qi, is also a tinker (helpful!). They run in to more trouble than one can imagine during their action packed journey!
I know that I have told you guys that Mr. Allen’s novel, Chemical Burn (which I reviewed earlier this year), is my number one book of the year thus far. I really didn’t expect that he could write something else that would compare to it: He did! The characters in this novel are so well developed that I felt like I knew them within a few pages of them being introduced. I could not stop reading this book! I didn’t so much feel like I was reading it, as it felt like a friend was telling me a story, and I love getting that feeling from a novel. It was fast paced and filled with action and witty banter between the characters. I really enjoyed that, as with his other writing, the female characters were strong and played a pivotal role in the story. There really weren’t any “background characters”; all of them were really well developed.
I didn’t think that Quincy Allen could make me love him more as an author, but he certainly did with Blood Ties. I am anxiously awaiting book number two!
You can get the e-book today on Amazon!
I just wanted to say hi and give you guys a little update on my reading for the year, so far. I have already exceeded my reading goal for the year, granted a good bit of that was re-reading series that I read again every year (*cough* Harry Potter *cough*), but still! A lot of that has been due to this blog, so I thank you for keeping me going. It has been a bit stressful, with having to change blog sites, and only being able to recover so many reviews, but overall it has been a lot of fun. There are still a lot of books to be read this year, and a lot of reviews to be written, so thanks for hanging with me and making me at least somewhat relevant. 🙂
So far, my best book of the year is still Chemical Burn by Quincy J. Allen. That review was, thankfully, one that I was able to recover, so it is on the site. It was amazing, and I am so glad that I was privileged enough to be chosen to review it for him. If you are a sci-fi fan, you have to read it! I still think about it after all of this time, and I need more of it in my life… I’m looking at you Mr. Allen! Here’s the cover again, so that you can find it:
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