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Grumpy Old Wizards Spin A Spell of Suspense and Surprises



Grumpy Old WizardsGrumpy Old Wizards by John O’Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just finished reading John O’Riley’s book Grumpy Old Wizards – book 1, (this book was sent to me free of charge for an honest review).

An honest review isn’t hard to give since O’Riley’s book had me on the edge of my chair the whole time! It is a double-spaced 372-page book but I was so enthralled with it that I read the book in three days! It would have been less if things in life were necessary to attend to.

I ran across a couple of spelling errors, typos, and one area where I think a couple sentences got flipped around, but overall “Grumpy Old Wizards” flowed smoothly.

It is a great fantasy book for young adults to us elder readers who love magic, and surprises at every turn in a book.

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Book Review: Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash – HE DID IT AGAIN!!


Monsterland It is the perfect book to read at Halloween time (any time actually).

Even though I am not a fan of Horror books or movies, I was enthralled with this book! If I hadn’t had other things to do this past week, I would of had this book read in two days.

Cash wrote this book for either adults or young adults to enjoy. It reminded me a lot of the older goose bump books, but did have a bit of gory details about the monsters and how they were killed, such as; “…Wyatt reacted whacking the ax against the head, watching in sickening astonishment as it cleaved it in two , brains spilling out like water from a broken faucet….” or killed; such as, “He leaped up, sinking his fierce teeth into the soft skin of the keeper’s neck, cutting off his vocal cords, so he died quickly and silently. The blood spurted like a fountain….” . But, really nothing compared to the horror movies young adults watch these days or some of the post apocalypse books and movies are like. Plus, It just made the book all that much more enthralling and made the writing so much more edgy of your seat worthy.

Cash counter acts these moments with a wonderful sense of humor and levity; such as; “He spun in a circle, throwing the disconnected head at another group of shuffling zombies that feel like bowling pins. “Strike,” Wyatt said with satisfaction.”

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