Saturday 12 February 2022

Bookreview: Ela Green and the Kingdom of Abud.

 A good adventure story


Ela Green and the Kingdom of Abud is book one of a trilogy and introduces
Ela Green, a fourteen-year-old girl. Her first adventure reveals the mysterious
bond she shares with Mother Nature and her encounter with Yggdrasil,
the wise-tree, charting her own self-discovery along the way. 

With the help of her best friend, Jo, and her loving Uncle Archibald, who
unwillingly has to lay bare an unbelievable secret, Ela summons all her courage
to face the many dangers along the road.

The adventure starts in the present day at Waldegg Boarding School on the
shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. As Mrs. Green drives her daughter back
after the summer holidays, Ela has no idea that the discovery of an ancient bracelet
and a scroll she found in an antique desk will change her life forever.

The formidable school is the connecting link in an adventure that will time-travel
the reader through continents and centuries in search of the mysterious kingdom
and the magical Book of Name, the most powerful manuscript ever written...

And for a prophecy that must be fulfilled...

My Review

My expectations of this book started very high due to the amazing, beautiful book
cover and the story as well. However, it was written a bit too chaotic.

The main character took the readers with her on her trip to the Kingdom of 
Abud. The trip is full of adventures. The writing style is chaotic, but well detailed
and clear. 

I'm very happy, I started reading the first book of the trilogy for once and I hope
there will follow more books of this author.

I would recommend Ela Green and the Kingdom of Abud to all who like to read
fantasy & adventures stories.

I want to give a 4 star rating for this wonderful, chaotic story. 

The author

Sylvia Greif is a Swiss writer and animal advocate. In 2014 she released a children's
book, Lester's Planet. Ela Green and The Kingdom of Abud is her first novel in a trilogy.

A real nature lover, she is at her happiest in the great outdoors, playing sports.
Sylvia enjoys skiing, swimming, horseback riding, athletics and hiking.
She recently walked part of the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela.

Always up for a physical or a creative challenge, she hopes to climb
Mount Kilimanjaro in the near future.

Her passion for the environment and wildlife started when she was a child.
She grew up surrounded by pets and since a young age, animals have shaped
her more than people. As an animal advocate she works alongside non-profit
organisations to protect animal rights and fight animal cruelty.
Sylvia has three dogs, Bv, Shea and Lola.

Her other passion alongside writing is music and travelling. She has globe-trotted
around the world and is fluent in five languages.

For Sylvia, moments of inspiration are often found in unexpected places.
Her best writing happens on board a train but also from her home. Sylvia is
an early morning writer. She likes to take advantage of the first hours of the
day when she feels the most creative, surrounded by her three dogs.
She finds it to be a fruitful work environment when, as if by magic, a crazy
idea turns into the right turn of phrase. It allows her to get an amount of
uninterrupted writing done, a beautiful antidote to life's stresses.


I received a free copy via Booktasters in return for my honest review. Although I
gave a 4 star rating, I'm curious enough to follow Ela's adventures and character.
Thank you very much for this wonderful reading chance! 


The book is a Paperback and it contains 237 pages. It is published on July 29, 2021.

Sunday 6 February 2022

Bookreview: The Death of Me

"While reading, I sat on the edge of my chair."

 Legacy Series Book 1: The Death of Me


He’d rather save the Earth than exploit it. But buried bloodline secrets could
force this man of peace into a life he dreads…

David Jones moved to Tuscany to claim some much-needed headspace.
Hoping to focus on his philanthropic efforts and find love, he vows to steer
clear of his family’s underworld business. But he’s dragged into an ugly web of
organized crime when a good friend is heartbreakingly murdered…

Thrust into a leadership role, David navigates the treacherous mob world while
becoming romantically entangled with a stunning young female intelligence agent.
But even as he faces traitorous threats from within, his new love interest’s standing
with Italian authorities might be his fatal undoing.

Will this struggling humanitarian get his happily ever after or
end up sleeping with the fishes?

My Review

I always enjoy the crime thrillers of Carolyn M Bowen. This story is as all
her books really tensive. While reading, I sat on the edge of my chair.

The cover, the short chapters, the clear writing and lots of twists made the book 
very good. I hope the sequels will follow soon.

I will recommend this book to all who want to read  thrillers and especially
crime thrillers.

Of course I give a five star rating for this tensive, good written book.    

The author

Of course Carolyn M. Bowen isn't unknown for me, and for the readers of this
blog. She already was a guest in the author in the picture blog posts. Check this

I also reviewed former books of her:

"One" on this link
"Primed for Revenge" on this link

Publication date "The Death of Me" : 4 January 22