Black Jack is a book I will never regret having read, spotlighted and, of course, reviewed. A fan of metaphysical and conspiracy theories myself, I fo Black Jack is a book I will never regret having read, spotlighted and, of course, reviewed. A fan of metaphysical and conspiracy theories myself, I found in Rani Manicka’s book a literary version of various major considerations reflecting elements and approaches in the layman’s effort to provide answers to the big questions about our world. But let me be more precise:
What I liked about Black Jack:
The beginning of the story is strong which, for me, is always one of the most important assets in a good story. The story. It is original with just as many science fiction and metaphysical elements as needed and with tension building page by page in a way that the reader becomes hooked chapter by chapter. The way Rani included information from the research she has obviously done on many different theories regarding extraterrestrial beings, manipulation of the public opinion and conspiracy theories to create the background of her story. The references in the back pages intrigue the readers into starting their own research on the topics the writer has touched ever so smoothly. She succeeded in making it more realistic and might make you wonder: what if....? The rich vocabulary and the way she skillfully altered her style according to the POV she chose to speak through. The use of surprisingly short but meaningful quotations as chapter headings; I was drawn into reading those wonderful words again and again and try to decipher them before going on with the chapter.
What I would change: There is nothing I would really change in Black Jack but if I should find a" weak" point I’d go like this: perhaps I would limit the metaphysical/spiritual elements that might confuse the novice readers of the genre as too much information and from many different fields is already included in this story. That being said, I should also mention that the book stands as a metaphysical story at its heart according to the writer.
The strongest point: In the first chapters I was shocked by the intensity of the scenes that, for people who are really sensitive when it comes to children, may touch the border of revulsion. It was not long before I realized that this was exactly the feeling the writer was aiming at in order to adeptly involve the reader into her story. I have to admit that the effect of the description of events and characters was totally successful.
I would recommend it to those who love paranormal, metaphysical and science fiction stories as well as to fans of conspiracy theories.
(If you want to see my full review with gifs go on http://uraniasarri.blogspot.gr/2017/0...) Ella James did it again! She wrote another love story tha(If you want to see my full review with gifs go on http://uraniasarri.blogspot.gr/2017/0...) Ella James did it again! She wrote another love story that kept me up at night, turning pages to find out how that fractured love could be mended. What kept me up? First of all, I admire Ella for her skill to write two books in one; because this is how I see Fractured Love.
At first, I expected to read a couple of chapters as a flashback to the heroes’ history. It was a wonderful surprise to find that Ella stayed in that history long enough to get me hooked, reminding me of her older books on young love, the books that made her one of my favorite authors.
I loved how Ella linked that story with present time, allowing the reader to see how the characters developed through time. Yes, there were some (deliberate) gaps that had me wonder about joining the dots and be able to understand Evie’s attitude as an adult.
I don’t know if Ella intended to make us like l Landon more than Evie. She has the remarkable capacity of entering the male character’s mind and make us empathize with him, by so skilfully presenting how his character evolved from the traumatized child to the successful doctor.
I have to add that I really liked how Ella portrayed the doctors’ culture; how she answered the questions that cross our mind about how it feels to treat a patient who turns out to be the person you care about, how some incidents break their hearts, how they make through the day.
In a nutshell, yes she did it again; she made me feel the teenager’s heartbreak, she made me angry, then sad, then curious and of course she made me blush. My rating: 5 stars! Good job Ella James!
Destiny Sets is a story that fans of the paranormal genre will most definitely enjoy. Why? Because it’s got everything you guys will be looking for: sDestiny Sets is a story that fans of the paranormal genre will most definitely enjoy. Why? Because it’s got everything you guys will be looking for: shape-shifting, vampires, otherworldly creatures, aliens, and sensual scenes. What makes this story different from other stories on the same shelf? Two things in my opinion: First, in Destiny Sets vampires are nothing like the scary, bloodsuckers that threaten and intimidate humans or even aspire to turn them (for their own reasons of course!). Shaytonians are a new species in the mythical vampiric universe: they come form another planet and their struggle for survival has brought them to Earth demanding their “mingling” with humans. Even more, they are superior, wise and cultivated beings entangled in their own spiritual pursuit. More often than not, they resemble ethereal creatures you’d find in fantasy books. Second, Karen Fainges’ language is teeming with lyricism as she handles speech skillfully and includes elements that reminded me of classic literature. My favorite scene: the enticing, sensual, vampire dance while on a legendary train like Orient Express... Would I change anything? I found that the easiness of vampire acceptance by humans has taken away from the story any last sense of realism. But of course, one might argue here; why would I be looking for realism in a paranormal story? ...more