Book Review: The Abyss Beyond the Reflection by Micah Castle

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Short stories with cliff hangers? Yes please

The Abyss Beyond the Reflection is a combination of science fiction and horror. I love anything that involves those two genres, and the fact that there is the best of both worlds in one book is amazing!!!

There were some stories where they just . . . Ended. I wanted more. Some just ended and I was fine with the cliff hanger.

What was my favorite story? It would have to be the first one, The Abyss Beyond the Reflection. A man goes into “The Experience”. An office that allows everyday people to be plugged into the minds of celebrities. They can see, feel, hear, and hear their thoughts. The main character decides he wants to plug-in to one of the young starlets, and finds out that there is a terrible tragedy that has occurred and he witnessed it. Well, that is an understatement. He ends up unplugging, and tries to save her. Well, I will just leave it at that.

Another one of my favorites was The White Sea. A ship with a crew and a man who accompanied them. He finds out that there is a dark truth to the captain, the sea, and the ship. That there is a sacrifice to be made to get to where they need to go.

You do have to go into the book with an open mind as they are psychological thrillers. They make you think, and see what you have never seen before. The stories are dark, exciting, mysterious, and amazing.

I rate the book 5/5. Each story had me at the edge of my seat. Wanting more.

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April 2018 Book Releases

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WOW!!! I cannot believe that April is here!!! It looks like April is going to be a very busy month for authors and readers :). Take a gander at the books that I found to be interesting for the month of April. I tried to grab books for everyone. Enjoy these books that I have listed, and let me know what you think about them 🙂

April 1

Future Lost (Future Shock)– Elizabeth Briggs (Teen, Sci-Fi)

April 3

Dread Nation – Justina Ireland (Teen, Historical Fiction, Civil War, African American)

Freefall Summer – Tracy Barrett (Teen, Sport)

Someday, Somewhere – Lindsay Champion (Teen, Art & Music)

Wade in the Water: Poems – Tracy K. Smith (African-American Poetry)

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton – Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (Historical, Biographical)

Stream System: The Collected Short Fiction of Gerald Murnane (Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories)

All the Beautiful Lies: A Novel – Peter Swanson (Psychological, Mystery)

April 10

Unbury Carol – Josh Malerman (Horror, Suspense)

Not Here – Hieu Minh Nguyen (Asian-American Poetry)

Ace of Shades– Amanda Foody (Teen, Historical, Law & Crime, Fantasy & Supernatural)

After Anna – Lisa Scottoline (Mystery, Suspense)

Before I Let You In: A Novel – Jenny Blackhurst (Psychological Thriller)

April 17

The Fallen – David Baldacci (Suspense, International Mystery & Crime)

Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks & Difficult People– Bob Goff (Personal Growth, Christian Living, Daring & Relationships

The Garden of Blue Roses – Michael Barsa (Thriller & Suspense)

April 24

Leah on the Offbeat– Becky Albertalli (Teen, Science Fiction, Romance, Gay & Lesbian)

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young (Teen, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Myths & Legends)

This I Know – Eldonna Edwards (Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense)

XOXOXO

Lacey