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Review: ‘Love, Death and Tea’ by Will Once

Genre: Humour
Length: 262 pages (approx.)

I have awarded this book 5 stars.

Synopsis: I was not having a good apocalypse.

When the world ends, we all expect to be one of the good guys – a gun-toting hero in a world of flesh-eating zombies and other assorted creatures of the night.

But what if you find yourself on the wrong side? What if you become a zombie instead of a survivor, in a landscape of dragons, wizards and witches? When your girlfriend takes you on a mad quest to find a man who may or may not exist, while trying to evade a Government intent on grinding your bones into dust?

That is what happened to me when normal life was suddenly switched off. I became an outcast, an outlaw and the unlikeliest hero of all.

This is my story. I am dying to tell it to you.

Review: Well, this book is certainly crazy… but I loved it! If you want zombies, witches, dwarves, dragons and a quest, all wrapped up in a ball of crazy humour, this is definitely the book for you!

This is not your typical apocalypse story. By any means! It was very interesting to see the story told from the perspective of a zombie! It took me a little while to get into this story, but when I did I found it difficult to put down. It was so crazy that I had to keep reading to see what else could possibly happen! I really liked the characters!

Strangely, even though this book was completely crazy, it was also believable and everything slotted into place perfectly. Very highly recommended!

★★★★★ – Absolutely crazy but a great read! Very highly recommended!

Where to buy:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

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Review: ‘Symbiosis’ by Guy Portman

Genre: Thriller, psychological
Length: 244 pages (approx.)
Symbiosis
I have awarded this book 5 stars.

Synopsis: Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. But being identical doesn’t necessarily mean being equal… Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a collision course with a society that views them as two parts of a whole. Will their symbiotic relationship survive?

Review: This is the first book that I have read by Guy Portman, but it definitely won’t be the last!

I’ll admit that when I started this book, I was a little reluctant to get through it. The start was a little confusing and when the twins started talking in a different language, I thought that this book wasn’t for me. However, as the story continued, I really got to know the characters and the story grabbed me. I finished this book in 3 hours, while on the train. It was impossible to put down!

I really liked that as the story progressed, the idea of individuality was brought into question. I really started to feel sorry for the twins and how they are not seen as two people, especially by their mother. We really see the twins grow up through the book, which was a lovely way of getting to know them.

★★★★★- Overall, a wonderful read. Very thought provoking and nicely paced. Highly recommended!

Where to buy:
Amazon UK
Amazon US