Look Alive: A Young Adult Dystopian Spy Survival Thriller
Book 3 of 3: Look Good
by A. R. Shaw
Firstly, are you ready to join the fight for a better future?
Follow the thrilling story of Angel, Eddie, and the rebels as they fight for freedom from Anslo’s oppressive regime.
However, with Malefich recovering, the rebels seek refuge in a new hideout and are introduced to Force One, a rebel group led by Anton’s older brother, Theo. Most of all, as tensions rise, Leon gets increasingly aggressive. Therefore, Angel has a plan to bring down Commander Ilych--but he needs Eddie’s trust.
Robin's Review: Look Alive, the enthralling third installment of Look Good's young adult dystopian trilogy is a heart-stopping finale that left me on the edge of the bed. It follows Angel and Eddie as they fight against Commander Ilych and the Anslo regime with rebel forces led by Anton and Theo in an epic battle for freedom.
There were some twisty turns and some courageous and risky plans, but that was what made for a great read as Eddie leads the rebel leader, Malefich out of hiding for one last battle call. I wish the story had gone on longer, but its conclusion was well-written and ultimately rewarding.
Book Series Order:
Look Good: A Young Adult Dystopian Spy Survival Thriller
Book 1 of 3: Look Good
Look Out: A Young Adult Dystopian Spy Survival Thriller (Look Good Book 2)
Book 2 of 3: Look Good
Look Out: A Young Adult
Book 2 of 3: Look Good
by A. R. Shaw
The worst has happened, and now Eddie's and Angel's survival is in question.
They only hope to evade their enemies and take refuge in their homeland as the war escalates into the heat of wartime espionage and combat.
Though Eddie is the daughter of a prominent businessman and Angel is a key political spy in Intington, their love has only increased their enemies' determination to eliminate them, even if it means murdering government assets to do so.
Did they make it?
Robin's Review: The fight against the Anslo government continues in this riveting sequel. Eddie and Angel are leading the rebels as they join forces with others to battle the oppressive government and save their leader. This saga is full of thrilling action, extraordinary characters, and a captivating story that kept me hooked until the very end. I'm incredibly eager for what's to come in the next installment.
Look Good: A Young Adult Dystopian Spy Survival Thriller
Book 1 of 3: Look Good
by A. R. Shaw
In the family spies program, Angel Krutchek never expected that his own father would turn him over to the Anslo government...
...but that's just what happened. Except that he's on the run, and they have to catch him before he'll turn his girlfriend's father in as a rebel sympathizer. The only problem is, all spies are chipped with a life-ending timebomb. Tick-toc...
In this young adult dystopian romance thriller of espionage, political spies are often casualties of a cold war.
Robin's Review: In this daring dystopian world, the government is watching your every move. From insidious mind control to intrusive listening devices and implanted chips - all citizens have come under close scrutiny. But a brave few dare to challenge the terrifying ruling party in an action-packed struggle for freedom with interesting characters, surprising twists and turns!
Robin's Review of The Last Girls on Earthby Hayley Anderton
Three girls are trying to get by in a world not made for them.
Overpopulation has destroyed Britain as we know it, leaving behind poverty, barren lands and a new age of radical politics. Raven, Riley and Karissa have been set up to fail from the start, dealt the worst cards in the pack, but they've made it this far.
But when the government announces their solution to the problem, things go from bad to worse. Suddenly, the girls are left with no option, but to find a new way to survive in a hostile world. Will they be the last women standing, or will the last girls on Earth be crushed under its weight?
Robin's Review: Hayley Anderton's The Last Girls on Earth is an action-packed new series that left me rooting for its unusual characters. Set in a post-apocalyptic Britain, where food scarcity has put the lives of humans at risk, three girls must find their way to survive - but could it turn out to be something even bigger? With well-crafted and detailed writing plus impressive character development, which leaves you feeling like this dystopian world isn't so unrealistic, it has undoubtedly made me eagerly anticipate what else lies ahead for this entertaining series!
Next Book in the Series:
The Last Girls on Earth: Book 2: Gluttony
Book 2 of 2: The Last Girls on Earth
Robin's Review of After the Beesby Allison Paige
It starts when the bees die, and a plague sweeps across the Earth.
The immune survive only to face a greater horror: a demon-ruled world where mankind is either marked or possessed.
But Leah survives. For three years, she lives on her own after fleeing the fall of her city until she meets Raum, a demon who keeps her alive and unmarked. Uncertain of his motives, she follows him to Babel, even though she knows his intentions are anything but good.
When Leah is stolen from Raum, she discovers the outside world is not what it once was, and perhaps hope for mankind is not lost. But with new hope comes consequences, and she'll have to face a nightmare far greater than anything she's ever faced before.
Robin's Review: After the Bees is a page-turner that takes readers on an enthralling journey of post-apocalyptic chaos. In this captivating tale, Allison Page masterfully introduces us to a world where bees have vanished, and famine reigns supreme - but don't be fooled! There's still hope among all the despair as unexpected heroes must courageously battle against demons in order to restore harmony. This exciting story had me gripped from start to finish, with its unique concepts coupled with intriguing characters; it has certainly made me eagerly anticipate what else lies ahead for this action-packed series!
Next Book In the Series:
Through High Waters (Revelation Book 2)
Book 2 of 2: Revelation
Equanimity: Finding Strength, Serenity, and Contentment, where Neuropsychology meets Ancient Wisdomby John Elliott-White
Revelations of the psychological and neurological reasons why ancient wisdom really works - and how to use it.
We are constantly reminded how prevalent mental health problems of anxiety and depression are in today's world. And yet, even when below levels requiring treatment, almost all of us experience a lower level of mental suffering daily, in the form of worries, insecurities and irritations. We assume this is just part of life ... but it doesn't have to be this way.
Robin's Review: John Elliott-White's Equanimity: Finding Strength, Serenity, and Contentment is a fascinating blend of neuroscience and ancient wisdom. From the depths of modern psychiatry to contemplative traditions that span millennia, this book offers insight into training our brains for greater mental calmness and composure - all to reduce the likelihood of developing depressive or anxiety disorders. An interesting exploration of what it takes to be at peace in today's world!
This book is divided into two parts, the first being problems, and the second being solutions.
The author states, "The most common mental disorders include two main diagnostic categories: anxiety disorders and depressive disorders," though this is not a complete list.
Part One: Problems
The author breaks down Treatments into Positive Psychology, Medication, Medical Procedures, and Psychotherapy forms through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy.
Chapter 3, titled Mind – The Great Deceiver, explains your mind as a computer in Digital versus Cooperative Computing.
Part Two: Solutions
The author breaks down the following chapters in this part with ideas, examples, and suggested exercises. They are Witnessing, Challenging, Silencing, Acceptance, Gratitude, Releasing, and Acts of Kindness.
My favorite quote-
"I am fond of saying that always and never are words we should always remember never to use!"
Tales from the Monoverse: A Last Waltz Anthology
by Jack Wells, Daemon Manx
From the green of vegetation to the blue of the ocean, and from crimson blood to orange flames...
...the world that surrounds us is full of countless tints and shades, immeasurable in their variety. And yet… what if that wasn’t true? What if life was like the films of yesteryear, grayscale palettes devoid of hue entirely? How would we react to even a sliver of actual color invading our reality—would it bring out the best, or worst, of our humanity?
Robin's Review: This intriguing anthology is sure to take you on a captivating journey. With its diverse selection of authors, each story in this collection offers its own unique perspectives and evokes vivid imagery that can only be found within the pages of this book. Each tale brings something special- no two stories are alike! Though based around worlds without color, these tales manage to remain vibrant with entertaining characters and absorbing storylines. There was never a dull moment reading from start to finish – fresh and fun all around. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something unique and exciting!
by D.W. Hitz
It's summertime on Sully's street. That means hours of doing nothing...
...reading comics, and being in love with his neighbor from afar. Then his drunken mom brings home a mysterious hookup.
She may have gotten the night of her life, but she had no idea what she was letting into her bed. And when Sully has to deal with her new friend, strange things happen. New feelings emerge, Sully's mom falls apart, and he's forced to choose between his carnal instincts and his humanity.
Robin's Review: Reading this book was an absolute delight! Not only is the story expertly crafted with a captivating plot, but its unique characters make it truly special. Unsurprisingly, I found myself so enraptured by all of these elements - if you're looking for a fun and engaging read, look no further than this delightful tale!
Emotional Abuse & Trauma Recovery
by Relove Psychology
Emotional abuse can be difficult to recognize and even harder to leave behind
Victims of emotional abuse may feel like;
...they are walking on eggshells, constantly fearful of upsetting their abuser.
they are isolated, as the abuser may have limited their relationships.
like they are going crazy, or that their memories have been distorted.
Simply put, their life has been hijacked, and they are no longer in control
This book is for anyone who has experienced emotional abuse or wants to understand and support a loved one who has.
Inside you will learn about the causes and effects of emotional abuse, as well as healing strategies. You will learn all about the feelings of worthlessness, isolation, and powerlessness that victims often feel. Plus you will discover practical solutions for dealing with them and becoming a stronger person.
Robin's Review: This comprehensive and intuitive book on Emotional Abuse & Trauma Recovery is invaluable to those seeking healing. Through thoughtful, well-crafted writing, the reader gains valuable insight into recognizing various forms of abuse as well as understanding its short-term and long-term effects. From Narcissistic Abuse to PTSD, all facets focus on self-empowerment through positive personal affirmations, self-care practices, and reframing one's life narrative for true emotional recovery and embarking upon a journey toward self-acceptance and empowerment that will help individuals recover from their experiences of abuse or trauma.
This book is an absolute must-read for any reader looking to broaden their knowledge of healthy and unhealthy relationships. It offers an impactful perspective that will have you reflecting on its profound messages long after you've finished reading the last page!
Shadow Work for Beginners: Discovering & Healing Your Unconscious Self | A Journey to Self-Discovery, Increasing Self-Esteem & Mastering Your Emotions
How to release what holds you back from living the life you want
It can be difficult to accept things about ourselves which we’d rather keep hidden, and often it’s tempting to ignore them.
Unfortunately, if we do the latter, then we continue our self-destructive behaviours.
Explore your Dark Side through Shadow Work
This book reveals how shadow work can uncover hidden aspects of your personality, heal old wounds, and create lasting positive changes. Get ready to explore the secrets that lie within and learn how to use their power for transformation, better relationships and to live the life you want.
Robin's Review: Shadow Work for Beginners is an essential self-discovery resource, helping readers tap into the concept behind Carl Jung’s ‘shadow self.’ For those seeking to develop their understanding of unconscious motivations, nurture their inner child and increase personal acceptance levels – this book provides unique insight. Through a range of exercises that explore key events from childhood through adulthood, readers will be guided on how they can work towards healing themselves both externally as well as internally; accepting all aspects of who they are along the way!
Shadow Work for Beginners is an enlightening and introspective path to self-discovery. Relove Psychology has again produced an interesting book, leaving readers deep in thought as they explore their shadow selves with the exercises provided. It’s a fascinating look into unlocking inner truths that can help lead anyone on the journey of true understanding within themselves – highly recommended!