Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam
Charles Templeton shows us that war is an absurd kind of hell in Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam! George Hill is thrown into the thick of the Vietnam War and is forced to navigate the insanity that is war. Templeton brings his own vast experience into this novel that is part satire, part psychological drama! It is full of fascinating insights, deep moments, humor, and great description. If you’re looking for an interesting and moving look at Vietnam, get drafted in Boot!
Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth
Christopher Russell blows us away with an exciting fantasy war epic in Divinity’s Twilight: Rebirth! Three nations have been battling for domination of Lozaria for 700 years, but as an ancient evil stirs they will have to overcome their differences or perish. I loved Russell’s unique steampunk-esque world and the depth of the history and politics built into every aspect! Russell has the perfect mix of action, deep politics, worldbuilding, and characters that makes Divinity’s Twilight so much fun! If you’re looking for an epic fantasy war in a vibrant world, hop in your airship and come to Lozaria!
Agnieszka Migew stretches our imagination with Tutti: A Yoga Story of Self Acceptance! Young tree Tutti is trying to cope with the changes he’s about to face, something he learns to deal with through yoga. This story was adorable, with great drawings, a nice moral, and education about yoga poses and breathing exercises parents can do with their kiddos! This book is tons of fun and teaches the positive value of self acceptance. If you’re looking for an upbeat tale to read with kids, take a walk in the woods with Tutti!
The Sick Teacher’s Cook Book
James Huck draws us slowly into the heart of madness and vigilantism in The Sick Teacher’s Cook Book! Teacher Aileen has slowly been succumbing to years of stress. After an event of domestic terrorism, she decides she’s not going to take it anymore. Huck knows how to ratchet up the tension while also blending in some dark humor in a way that makes The Sick Teacher’s Cook Book gripping and a thrill to read! If you’re looking for a psychological thriller with perfect pacing, come get schooled by Aileen in this one!
Damned to Hell
Mike Salt takes us to hell and back in his horror thriller Damned to Hell! Rob hasn’t been the same after losing his teenage son, often trying to drown his sorrows in a drink. This changes when he discovers a way to possibly save his son, but death never compromises easily and some things aren’t meant to be brought back. Salt’s writing is immediately engrossing, and Rob is a wonderfully complicated character! The slow journey down is one hell of a ride in this deep and dark thriller, perfect for any Koontz fans out there!