Review: Book: Time Crawler- Varun Sayal

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Title: Time Crawlers

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Varan Sayal

Publisher: Self-published

Genre: Sci-fi/ Fantasy

Page Count: 100 Pages

ISBN: B07DRPPGK6

Author or Book Website: N/A

Link to Amazon purchase page: Time Crawlers

Link to Goodreads: Time Crawlers

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Billions of universes run slightly parallel to our own universe; worlds full of infinite possibilities. There are many humans living in those parallel worlds, leading their lives, in a very similar way to how we are leading ours. But their respective realities differ from ours in some very peculiar ways.
Inhabitants of some worlds have already been visited and are being ruled by aliens. Some traveled through time, back and forth, and some have taken their space exploration to advanced stages using their powerful spaceships. Some created ruthless artificial intelligences that are fulfilling dark, human desires. Some developed advanced weapons technologies thousands of years before we did.
I believe a writer’s brain can somehow tap into this multitude of universes and take a peek into the events happening in each of them. This book, comprised of six stories, is my attempt to narrate to you tales from six different parallel universes. These stories are events that my brain somehow tapped into and captured in detail.
Let me know if your unconscious mind visited the same universes as mine.

Eclipse

No attacks, no blood-shed, yet there was an invasion and a conquest. Who are these shape-shifting aliens being hounded by an eclipse?

Death by Crowd

The dark desires of the masses; darknet websites fueled by a crypto-currency. What lurks in the background – an advanced artificial intelligence?

Genie

He rubbed a lamp alright, but what he got was the shock of his life. An entirely sci-fi take on the djinn myth.

Time Crawlers

There are individuals who existing in multiple time periods at once, and there are those who know about them….

The Cave

The fate of an advanced imperial race hangs in balance as a dark celestial entity meets a legendary protector.

Nark-astra, The Hell Weapon

The weapons he possesses make him the destroyer of worlds, and he burns for revenge. A high-tech take on ancient Indian mythology.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. It is a book of short stories. The author actually has a unique way of writing. I was taken a journey through several characters’ lives and how they reacted to the situations they were put into. There was not one story that really stood out for me, but I did enjoy reading at the time. 

My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars

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Review: Book: Bollywood Invasion- Ricardo Alexanders

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Title: Bollywood Invasion

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Ricardo Alexanders

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Genre: Romance Fantasy

Page Count: 295 Pages

ISBN: 9781981590193

Author or Book Website: ricardoalexanders.com

Link to Amazon purchase page: Bollywood Invasion

Link to Goodreads: Bollywood Invasion

Release Date: September 18, 2018

How I Got the Book: ARC

Summary of the Book:

A fantasy novel about a modern-day American boy who wakes up in 1958 India as the reincarnation of John Lennon ( Book trailer https://youtu.be/CUN5Md-tXJk )

Bollywood Invasion opens when the protagonist, a sixteen-years-old boy from Brooklyn, finds himself with riches and power beyond his wildest fantasies in India, thirty-five years before he was born.

Brooklyn is readily forgotten. Life becomes a constant stream of debauchery, coming to a stand-still only when he meets “the one.” However, love doesn’t come easy. He must become a better man, a pursuit ignited by his memories of Beatles songs on his iPod.

Will these legendary songs change his life?
Can he escape Lennon’s eventual tragic fate?

His fate will unfold in Bollywood Invasion.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I got a copy of this book from the author. I was so happy when it came in the mail. It is a retelling of a tale some of us already know. It follows the adventure of a teen who is late for school that he is hit by a bus and wakes not only in another body but another time. He is a prince in India in 1958. He does not understand it after first and he meets a girl and that changes everything for him. Her father does not approve him and sends her away. He has to do something and he and his friends for a band. It does not go so well at first but then he starts to remember things from his other life and they start to get notice with the song Yesterday. He wants fame and fortune for his friends and that will give him a chance to find the girl. How that all works out you are going to have to read for yourself. I did like who the author put little explanations at the book of the page with a number so you would what things meant. It made the story flow and more enjoyable. A story that is should to become a classic in its own right. 

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

Review: Book: Inevitable Ascension- V. K. McAllister

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Title: Inevitable Ascension

Series: Inevitable Ascension #1

Author’s Name: V. K. McAllister

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Genre: YA, Action/Adventure, Humor, Dystopian, Time Travel, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Page Count: 342 Pages

ISBN: 1537026208 (ISBN13: 9781537026206)

Author or Book Website: http://www.inevitableascension.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: Inevitable Ascension

Link to Goodreads: Inevitable Ascension

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

If you knew your world would soon be torched to carbon, would you fight to save it? …Or light a match of your own? Violina, a girl polarized by love and loathing, finds herself thrown into a post-apocalyptic world with mankind on the brink of extinction. Discovering the means to travel back in time, she teams up with the ever-optimistic, pun-loving Lux and sets out to prevent the apocalypse from ever happening in the first place. But as her crusade advances, she becomes increasingly disturbed by humanity’s apparent lack of humanity and comes to a frightening realization: To build a new world, she must first tear the old one down. Inevitable Ascension-The twisted jigsaw puzzle of a story with equal parts rapid-fire action, humor and charm. It’s got a host of twists that will literally make your brain explode! Actually not literally, you know, because otherwise that would be really gross.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this for a fair and honest review. The authors of this book asked me to read this and I looked into it before I decided to pick it up and read it myself. The two women in this book are very different from each other and they go on this crazy fast epic adventure through time. There were times I was not sure if I knew what was going on. I am still trying to piece it all together in my head. I am more than ready for a book 2. I know I am not doing a good job of explaining this book. It is much better if you read it yourself. 

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

Review: Book: River Rising- John A. Leldt

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Title: River Rising

Series: Carson Chronicles #1

Author’s Name:John A. Heldt

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: NA Historical Fiction

Page Count: 661 Pages

ISBN: B075RQ1XHY

Author or Book Website: http://johnheldt.blogspot.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: River Rising

Link to Goodreads: River Rising

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

Weeks after his parents disappear on a hike, engineer Adam Carson, 27, searches for answers. Then he discovers a secret web site and learns his mom and dad are time travelers stuck in the past. Armed with the information he needs to find them, Adam convinces his younger siblings to join him on a rescue mission to the 1880s.

While Greg, the adventurous middle brother, follows leads in the Wild West, Adam, journalist Natalie, and high school seniors Cody and Caitlin do the same in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Like the residents of the bustling steel community, all are unaware of a flood that will destroy the city on May 31, 1889.

In RIVER RISING, the first novel in the Carson Chronicles series, five young adults find love, danger, and adventure as they experience America in the age of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this for a fair and honest review. This is my second book by this author. I am glad I said yes to reading this. I am not sure how time travel works, but it does make for interesting and exciting adventures. I am not sure how I would handle this, but I think Adam and his siblings did well enjoy. Getting the letter from the lawyer and discovering all that about his parents and then mounting the rescue. It is a well written story with a cliffhanger, but I expected that it being the first book in a series. I was not disappointed in this book at all. 

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

Review: Book: The Mine- John A. Heldt

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Title: The Mine

Series: The Northwest Pasasge #1

Author’s Name: John A. Heldt

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 422 Pages

ISBN: B0078S9B6G

Author or Book Website: http://johnheldt.blogspot.com/

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Mine

Link to Goodreads: The Mine

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE is a love story that follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

My Personal Review: I got a copy of this for a fair and honest review. This is my first book for this author but it will not be my last. I have not had much experience with books about time travel. One of the things that added to this adventure for me was Montana. That is my home start. The fact that Joel goes into the Mine in 2000 and comes out in 1941. That would be a shock to anyone and even hard to believe when you have nothing that came help you make you way in a time where things were simpler but times were rougher to make a living and on the verge of war. World War II that is. But this is more than just a story of adventure, time travel, but that of romance. It was an enjoyable read. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars

Review: Book: The Harlem Renaissance Traveler’s Diary- Lashonda Beauegard

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Title: The Harlem Renaissance Traveler’s Diary

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Lashonda Beauregard

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Fantasy/Time Travel

Page Count: 33 Pages

ISBN: 9783739644134

Author or Book Website: lashondabeauregard.webstarts.com

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Harlem Renaissance Traveler’s Diary

Link to Goodreads: The Harlem Renaissance Traveler’s Diary

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

West Barrington, a musician from 1926 Harlem, seems to have everything going for him. A job at the most popular nightclub in Harlem, a music career that is taking off, and a girlfriend, Lanna Gold, who’s the lead singer of the group Crystal Dream. But when West awakens after falling asleep on the eve of 1927, he realizes that he has been thrown into a world far beyond 1927 after he discovers that he has awakened in 2016 Harlem.

Filled with suspense, you with find The Harlem Renaissance Time Traveler’s Diary hard to stop reading as you follow West into the future as he discovers why he has been given a second chance to go back and change the past.

This compelling story about a man’s journey into the future will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Harlem Renaissance Time Traveler’s Diary is a story that will stay with you far beyond the last page.

My Personal Review: I got a copy of this for a far and honest review. When I was requested to read this about the author I knew what I thought it was going to be about. I love music and was into jazz for a long time. I could not help but be moved by the story of West. There were even a moment when I was moved to almost tears. I have to wipe my eyes. That has to be quite the experience for anyone to deal with. It does show that one’s actions can change everything. It was a short and quite read but it was something that moved me. I think it has a good message in it. 

My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars