Tuesday, 28 February 2012

James Blair Review

A rich, well-structured story written with a sure hand. The narrative is presented with total originality, and never fails to hit the reader with surprises. Robin Lovejoy is a fine writer and her story is not only mysterious and exciting but is rich in every detail. The story has a subtle blend of humour and emotional power with striking images that linger in the mind.

James Blair Review

Monday, 27 February 2012

Andy Weston Review

Inventive and entertaining. I often read books aimed at teenagers, and its refreshing to read something quite new and different. Borders on violent and scary, but I guess that was the aim - so it works!

Andy Weston Review on Goodreads

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Five Star Review by Jack Whitsel

The whimsical ways of magic propels young Sathra into twenty-first century. In the present she befriends young Niall - a twelve-year-old boy who helps rescue her from his family's well. The interaction between the teens is well written for the age category the story was designed for. Though it took me awhile to like Niall, his boyish ways slowly grew on me. I was immediately drawn to Sathra and enjoyed her attempts at adapting to her new environment. Friend or foe? Dryad or Banshee? We watch Sathra and Niall interact and wonder if Niall's endearing nature will be enough to derail Sathra's personal agenda. Banshee in the Well had a smooth flow with an enjoyable ending. I recommend reading this story to all the little ones in our lives.

Jack Whitsel Review

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Andy Angel Review

What a wonderful way to start your career as a writer. This story tells of a young boy who finds a girl in the well on his farm. The girl turns out to be a 13th century banshee who needs to find a way to get her magic back and return from our time to hers. The relationship between the two main characters is really well written as is the way Sathra, the banshee sees modern things which she has obviously never seen before. The story has paintballers, treasure hunters and a rock band (with a Simon Cowell type character who is only in the background) and goes from scene to scene fluently.
I have worked with young people in a library enviroment so I feel confident enough to say they would lap this up but so would adults.
All said, this being a first novel is quite astounding. The author writes with a style and confidence that others can only wish for. I look forward to reading more from Robin Lovejoy and heartily recommend this book.

Andy Angel's Ebookwyrm Blog

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tom D Harris Review

From the end of the gripping first chapter, to the sinister promises of the last page, this fantastic debut novel zips along like a speedboat. Written with care, pace and purpose, it drills a devilish sense of humour right through its core.

When twelve year old Niall rescues a strange girl from a well, little does he know that he has placed himself in great danger! For his new friend Sathra is not the harmless Dryad she appears to be but a Banshee intent on sacrificing him so she can get home. This kiss or kill relationship is what rips this story out of the crowd along with the distinctive voices of the two main characters.

As Sathra attempts to draw Niall towards the site of sacrifice, the real world gets thrown into the supernatural mix. Paintballing school friends, treasure hunter's, exploding speedboats and a rock group who's `5th Beatle' is trying to shoot his old band mates all cross over into this supernatural game of cat and mouse.

You won't need a Woodpecker Squealer to find this book, so what are you waiting for...please read it.

Odzookens, indeed!

A fantastic debut novel from Robin Lovejoy

Tom D Harris Review

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Beth Muscat Review

This young adult book is one that anyone of any age could read and enjoy, but it's truly meant for the young teen population.

Niall is by himself in the house when he hears something so loud that he has to go out to investigate. Inside the abandoned and locked well in the yard is a girl. He wonders how she got in there.

Sathra is a girl from the thirteenth century, who created a spell but the spell went wrong. Instead of going to a different place, she went to a different time.

Niall hides her away in the barn, but she really needs to get back to her own time. She finds out that Niall is twelve, the same age as herself. She needs Niall to get back to her own time, except, he doesn't know that his death is the way to get her back. She is a Banshee, not the dryad that she tells him she is.

Although I thought maybe Niall and Sathra would form some kind of friendship, her Banshee background forbids that. She does come to care a little for Niall, but when push comes to shove, she needs him to get back to her own time. She tries to use other twelve year old boys, but it just never seems to work out.

She must lure the boy to the ring of the Thirteen Dancers, a bunch of rocks that are placed in a circle. But, the boy must enter the ring willingly. Then she could kill him and regain her magical powers to get herself back to the 13 century.

I can't give away the ending, but let's just say, I think there will be subsequent books about Sathra.

It was a fun and fast read, and I give this book 5 stars.
Beth Muscat Review

Friday, 17 February 2012

Banshee Comics

Welcome to Banshee Comics a collection of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Short Stories, and Web Comics written and illustrated by Patrick Scullin.
Banshee Comics helps feed Patrick's passion for sequential art and is a repository of his efforts. FREE digital versions of his comics are now available. Printed editions will soon be available in the online store. 
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