My first review for the blog’s new feature, Indie Book Reviews is Listening to Ian Magick by Tamworth Grice. This review comes easily, as I’d already read the novel and had even posted a review to Amazon.
Here is a copy of that review:
I didn’t think this book was for me. It’s not the type of thing I usually read–high school, teenage angst and all that. But the premise about a Satanic rock star potentially possessing people and sending kill messages through his music was enough for me to at least take a look.
I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! Listening to Ian Magick hooked me from page one and kept me reading all the way through to the VERY thrilling, nail-biting conclusion. A great story is told here by a fresh young voice in modern horror. Dark things are happening in the little town of Horrify, and it will keep you guessing until the very end.
Really, I hope there’s a sequel on the way because I believe the stage has been set for more good things to come. The characters were real and intriguing and I would love to discover more about each of them through more adventures in the future.
Listening to Ian Magick is a smooth easy read and will keep you engaged and turning the pages.
And to that I’d like to add:
When I reviewed this for Amazon I was torn between 4 stars or 5 stars. The reason I was considering 4 is because of personal taste (as I said above, not the type of book I normally read). I eventually settled on 5 stars for Amazon because I think it deserves it. When I rated it on Goodreads, I suppose I opted for 4 stars because of that whole personal taste thing. I know this seems confusing, so I’ll just end this review and, for the sake of the blog, split the difference to 4.5/5 stars! Check it out!
(Note: In future reviews I’ll strive to be more consistent with my star ratings. I hadn’t even noticed the inconsistency between Amazon and Goodreads until I started writing this review. Keep in mind, I’m not a professional reviewer, nor am I a professional anything for that matter!)