I still can’t believe I’m starting a blog, but I’ve had this idea in my head and I’ve decided to go with it. So this is the Unseen Tales! I’m dedicating this blog first and for most to my Kindle, who has shown me that I can download 50 books in about five seconds. The good news? Hours of castles and aliens to sink my mental teeth into. The bad news? Some of the books are dull. At least to me. The internet has taught me that along with the good comes the bad and the ugly. And even among the ugliest of stories, there are some real gems, some really wonderful ideas… they just weren’t….. executed as well as readers like me hoped. So my idea came to me: how about make a blog about all of these books Ive been reading, so other fantasy readers can get some (in my opinion) advice on some books. And hey, it would even help those online authors get some of their titles out there. I have no idea how famous the books I’ve been reading have been, but I can tell you right now that these books are not “Witch Weekly’s” bestsellers. I’m open to your suggestions, but let me give some ground rules:
- No JRR Tolkien works, Harry Potter, or Game of Thrones. I love Tolkien a LOT, but we can all agree that everyone’s blogged about him, or taken the tolkienology classes. And the other guys are also well known. I want the unknown!
- No erotic fiction. I’ll say up front that they tend to be pathetic fanfic style books that cost money. If that’s your thing, fine, it’s not mine.
- Aside from that, pretty much everything is game, epic fantasy, horror, and yeah I’ll do urban paranormal stuff too, though it makes me feel like I’m reading a fanfic.
Also, be aware that if a book is part of a series, I might only read the first and talk about it here. If I REALLY like it, I’ll let you know that I read the whole series. I hope to post something every week and so without further ado, I’ll start reading this cool little book I found on Amazon.com:
“Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid – a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone’s sake. When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive. “
Check out Claire Farrell’s YA blog through the picture link.
(On a side note, this ebook is available on amazon.com for free right now.)