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Saturday, 17 March 2018

My Review of The Kavanagh House by Susan Dayley.








The Kavanagh House is a very well-written mystery ghost story. The story is about a young girl named Parker who has supernatural powers. She moves from her grandparents' to her parents' new house- The Kavanagh house. The Kavanagh house is old and holds many secrets. Parker finds herself in the middle of it all. How she resolves these mysteries is chronicled in this fast-paced spooky mystery ghost story. I was drawn to Parker's life and her journey from the very first page of the book. I liked her very much as I could relate to her feeling of being different from others.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Nigerian Christian Literature Awards 2017 - Winners unveiled!!

 The National president of Association of Nigeria Christian Authors and Publishers (ANCAPS), Wole Adedoyin, recently unveiled the 2017 winners of the Nigerian Christian Literature Award (NCLA). 

After a review of the 2017 entries by the judges, awards were conferred on four books for literary excellence.

 

  •  The Samuel Ajayi Crowther Writers Award for best Christian Fiction was awarded to Mrs. Mbadugha Chigozie Anuli for her short story collection titled Beyond the Trial.

  •   Miss Akalonu Onyinyechukwu won the Mathew Ashimolowo Christian Writers Award with her entry titled Not Easy but Gainful Waiting.

  • Udedike Chigozie emerged the 2017 NCLA Young Writer Award with his entry - Voice of a Suicide and other stories 

  •   Saint Jimoh won the John Bunyan Prize for the best essay.

    You will recall that  the short story collection Beyond the Trial which was awarded the Samuel Ajayi Crowther Prize for best Christian fiction is the inaugural feature book of CambaBooks. The Beyond the Trial Book Tour organized by Creative Writing News was promoted on this blog last year. 

    The 2018 edition of the Nigerian Christian Literature Award (NCLA) promises to be bigger and better. 

    We congratulate all the winners!!!


 




My Review of Who told you that you were Naked? by William E. Combs










Wednesday, 31 May 2017

My Review of 'We Thought We Were Invincible' by Michelle Lynn

 We Thought We Were Invincible by Michelle     Lynn
 
 I gave this a five star rating!
 
I enjoyed reading this Young Adult fiction very much. It tells the story of a young girl California and her twin brother in their final year in High School.It is a tale of self-discovery for California and I enjoyed taking that trip with her. I initially found the multiple POVs a little disconcerting but once I understood it, it became interesting to see things from another character's viewpoint as well. It gives an insight into the minds of young people growing up in discordant families and the reasons behind some of the decisions they make and actions they take. It deals with friendships, betrayal, reconciliation, bullying and forgiveness.  It had the right dose of mystery, romance and suspense in it and I am looking forwards to reading the sequel of this novel.

Friday, 19 May 2017

My Review of The Wizard's heart in Goodreads

Hello all,

I recently read a Fantasy novel titled  
Tales of the Zingari 
The Wizard's Heart by S.R. Howen.

This is an unusual genre for me, but it was a refreshing experience. One should step outside ones comfort zone sometimes and explore.

The Wizard's Heart by S. R. Howen The Wizard's Heart- Tales of the Zingari by S.R. Howen was a truly enjoyable read in a fiction genre that I am not accustomed to. It left me yearning for more. It is the story of a young 'misfit' princess Sorann who is struggling to understand and channel the empathic healing powers she has. When she fails her test as a healer, she is forced to undertake a journey with strangers to save herself from the punishment that is looming over her. One is drawn instantly to her character and her inner battles provide a connection for people dealing with their own personal struggles. Her journey becomes an adventure of self discovery and she finds herself questioning everything she ever believed in.


The story is well written and crafted with adventure, mystery, danger, suspense and a tinge of romance in the right proportions. The author toys with several possible endings to the story as Javert goes on his own personal journey of fulfillment of an old prophecy to save his people. I was happy with the ending S.R. Howen chose finally. The author writes very well, creating very vivid pictures of the scenery and events she is writing about. I will be looking out for more of her works. Readers of Fantasy and Paranormal fiction will enjoy this book.


The Goodreads link is below:

My Review of The Wizard's heart in Goodreads






Friday, 31 March 2017



 The Necro-Files

The Necro-Files by C.L. Bledsoe

Chigozie Anuli Mbadugha's review
Mar 31, 2017  

The Necro-Files was a brilliantly written, fast paced, captivating paranormal fiction. I could identify with the main character's doggedness as a student seeking part time work to see her through college and the rejection she faced at her initial efforts to secure a job. Her desperation made her accept employment at a morgue. This was the beginning of her adventure into the supernatural world and unusual happenings in the morgue. I could hardly put the book down as I wanted to know if she would survive her ordeal at the end. The author C.L. Bledsoe explores the unknown in a witty, adventurous manner that is not horrifying, but extremely exciting. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a touch of the supernatural, mystery and a tinge of romance. Awesome read!

It was amazing!! Got my Five-Star rating easily.



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