As a quick reminder my goal is to read 25 stories published by Indie Authors in 2017. The full details can be found here.

My #YearOfIndie is already off to a great start! I finished Grind Spark by Tamara Rogers and immediately popped onto Goodreads to leave a review. Here’s what I had to say:

The story grabbed me right away with an engaging concept and beautiful writing. Tamara brings new concepts and ideas in rapidly, introducing them with minimal fanfare or exposition, which led to a very natural progression as I learned more about the world she has crafted. And what a wonderful world that is, deep with lore and yet slowly straining under the inevitable fate that is hurtling their way.

At times the story takes a dark turn, which is fitting for an end of the world story, and it deals with difficult concepts that are both unsettling and totally gripping. The story is told from Deek’s perspective and her voice is authentic and believable. I felt swept along with her on her journey.

The story plays with time, hopping between past and present, which was initially jarring but once i was used to this it created a nice rhythm and kept things interesting.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and would love to discover more about the world TR has created.

I didn’t mention in my review but I have to mention here, I also loved the cover, which is no surprise as Tamara has created the covers for the Flashdogs anthologies and they have always been tremendous. I mean, just look at this, it’s a thing of beauty!

So now I am onto my next Indie published book. I’m going with Roko’s Basilisk by Michael Blackbourn. Expect my thoughts some time in the next couple of weeks.

As a reminder if you have a suggestion for an Indie book I should be reading, please pop it in the comments below. Shameless self promotion totally encouraged!