Evelyn Chartres Author
Reviews – Page 2

Evelyn Reads We Are Mars

We Are Mars, by Cheryl Lawson, is a story of what happens when scientific achievement and exploration meet the grim reality of the Twitter generation, one too distracted to pay attention to what the senior echelon is up to.

This story starts a little over fifty years after the settlement is established and is home to thousands of souls. Here, conditions are deteriorating because supplies from Earth are less bountiful than before.

From there, the author introduces a varied and memorable cast of players. A core group of characters get the spotlight giving you a unique insight into their thoughts and emotions, an aspect that I found to be compelling. As the story develops, alliances are made and broken as tensions reach critical.

Lawson really does an excellent job of mixing in theoretical and emerging science into the story, lending credibility to the tale and giving it an overall authentic feel.

Overall, if you are into series, I’d say that it’s worth reading!

Evelyn Reads The Taliesin Affair

I was fortunate to have The Taliesin Affair: Maliha Anderson’s First Case by Steve Turnbull to keep me company on my long flight back home! This author brings about an interesting take on Stream Punk, mainly that while technology in a post-Victorian era may have advanced by leaps, society has not.

In the shadows of the Great War, a clever young Indian girl named Maliha discovers a body in the library of a prestigious boarding school. How does a mixed-raced navigates through a world populated by royalty, the privileged, and wealthy? Is she up for the task? Read more to find out!

I loved this interchange of the fantastic mixed with the cold reality of the era. This book is highly recommended. While it stands alone, it does make for a great stepping stone for more works in the series!

Evelyn Reads Zero Gravity: Anna’s Affair

Zero Gravity: Anna’s Affair by author T.J. Conway is out of this world! This is a story about a lovers in space, and in one case an orgasm aided by a rocket sized vibrator.

It is clear that the author took a lot of time and care to research the subject. For me, that did a lot of lend credibility to the story, which in turn made it a hotter read. While a quick and easy read, this story offers more than just sex scenes. If you were ever curious about having sex in low Earth orbit, then this book is for you!

Highly recommended!

Evelyn Reads Blood Drops

Blood Drops by author W.B. Welch is more than just a collection of horror stories. Each take something familiar and adds just enough distilled horror to leave an impression lingering on your mind.

This book is a quick read, and features chapters that are of varying lengths. I found that the one to two page stories had the most impact overall. Every chapter is just the right length to have an effect, be it by leaving me stunned or looking over my shoulder just in case. This author has really mastered the art of prose!

I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading new works from this author.

Evelyn Reads the Link Between Us

The post apocalyptic genre is a bit overplayed at times, especially if your catalyst involves zombies, disease, or a devastating war. The Link Between Us: Managing the Apocalypse by C.J. Boyle takes this tired premise and adds a new twist.

This book starts out innocently enough. An accidental discovery about the origins of humanity ends up spreading a mutagenic pathogen that changes half the population. From that point on, it becomes clear that something will go wrong!

Sure enough, things do go sideways, and soon you get to know a cadre of fleshed out characters in the quest to survive. I enjoyed being there from day one, to witness  these imperfect beings struggle to survive. That imperfection after all what makes them human.

The story is fast paced, well thought out, and filled with character development. You will get to know them, love them, and may even cry when things go wrong!

I look forward to reading more from this author in the near future.