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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Susan Ratchford

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return to Gallanvaig: Beyond A Quirk Of Destiny
Quirk Of Destiny: Book 2
By: Catherine Greenall
Review by: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

Amazing! I loved delving deeper into this post-apocalyptic world. I can’t get enough of the Quirk Of Destiny trilogy! This second installment, Return to Gallanvaig, is frightening and emotional with another cliffhanger ending that will have you grasping for the final book in this thrilling series. I know I will be grabbing my copy of Destiny Of Light ASAP! This story really packs a punch, where good vs evil and science fiction meets real science to create a truly unique tale. Return to Gallanvaig really ups the ante with action, danger, and plenty of Genies under the control of Balthazar. I would highly suggest starting with book 1 A quirk of Destiny before reading this book, to get more understanding of Greenall’s world, you will not be disappointed! This series is truly a can’t miss for all sci fi lovers!

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A Quirk of Destiny (Quirk of Destiny Book 1) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Susan Ratchford

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Quirk Of Destiny: Book 1
By Catherine Greenall
Review by: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

Wow, absolutely phenomenal read! A Quirk Of Destiny by Catherine Greenall grabs you from the very first page and will not let go! A Great introduction to a series that delivers so much more than it promises and zombies, or Genies are only the tip of the iceberg. With cover ups, twists and turns, corruption and conspiracies, and an ending that will leave you hanging needing to know more. Greenall creates an engaging and strongly written world that bleeds through the pages and sends a message that I won’t soon forget. What really is in our food. With that terrifying thought and how creepy the genies were this book gave me the chills. It really makes you think more about what we all put in our bodies and the consequences it could someday have. This is not your average apocalyptic sci fi thriller, within its pages are so many good ideas that we as a society should think about for our future. I cannot wait to start reading Return To Gallanvaig, her second book in this eye opening series. This book is definitely a must read with some scary realistic thoughts of where we could be headed.

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book #2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

4 Stars

 

Return to Gallanvaig: Beyond A Quirk of Destiny is the second intriguing book in the Apocalyptic (A Quirk of Destiny) Trilogy by Catherine Greenall. This is a gripping dystopian post-apocalyptic thriller with real scientific details as well as sci-fi elements, action, danger, agendas, the paranormal, good vs evil, sinister foes, and plenty of dramatic developments.
As I said with the first instalment, the story certainly packs a punch as Ms. Greenall cleverly weaves a dynamic, detailed, and incredibly descriptive story and paints a truly believable and dramatic picture. I can see this trilogy making a great dystopian movie or TV series.
This book picks up the story we began in Book one, so if you haven’t read the first book yet I highly recommend that you do, as there is a lot of important plot contained in Book #1 that you should know in order to fully understand and appreciate this second instalment- it is a continuing storyline.
If you love intense, post-apocalyptic stories with a highly original plot, environmental messages, believability, danger, and plenty of action- then this is definitely the book/series for you.
This story ends on another cliffhanger, so I can’t wait to get my hands on Book #3 to find out how everything plays out!
Happy Reading!

Thank you, Catherine Greenall!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Melissa Saxton

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Join in on this jaw dropping realistic post-apocalyptic fiction that will have you questioning every item of food you eat and every person involved in manufacturing your food.

Book 2 starts off 2 years after the initial outbreak after genetically modified food caused mutations in the human DNA. Genies are becoming organized under Balthazar and and desperately want to grow their numbers and control, consequences be damned.

Good vs Evil, intense page turning action drama, death, illness, sinister intentions and exquisite well researched science fiction will grip you and make you question everything you know….and make you want to start a garden 😂

This series is incredible post apocalyptic fiction (but so realistic) and I cannot wait to see how that ending turns out in Book 3. I was definitely immediately going “I have to know what happens! ” Don’t miss this series!!!

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Return to Gallanvaig takes up two years after the first book in this trilogy A Quirk of Destiny and things have only gotten worse. It is a story set in a dystopian world which has gone mad and no longer resembles the world as we know it. It is a world in ruin. The sad thing is that it could well be a reality to come to fruition.

This dark and twisted tale has good pitted against evil. Is one necessarily better than the other? There are global conspiracies, mortal danger, deadly creatures, inevitable sickness and death, zombies and mutants with supernatural powers.

A post-apocalyptic tale like you have not seen before where science fiction meets real science.

How can those behind this terrible conspiracy and bringing destruction to the world be stopped?

Just as the first book did the ending is a bit of a cliff-hanger.

If you like post-apocalyptic sci fi thrillers, why not grab this trilogy and get stuck in.

I wonder how Catherine will bring the story to a close in the next book.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Lorrene Huisman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book really took off very quickly. It was just as good, maybe even better than the first book in the series! I was amazed with the story, characters, and the writing all the way through!

The story was realistic beyond means. I reflected so much as I read. It was a powerful read none the less to say the least! I enjoyed the book that took place after a time line of the first. I did not expect the epicness to be as extreme as it was! Death is all around the world, can the world be saved? The book was paranormal , yes, but how vivid it was made me fear what our world could become! Freaking amazing read!

If you have not read the first book, please do it right this minute. Do not walk-RUN!!! The author is amazing, and this story is not to be missed, the first book helps all make sense. Highly recommend this must read!

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall – Review by Shelly Kittell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my stars, the intensity and drama of this story! I absolutely loved it. This book is just as much, if not more, as good as the first book (Quirk of Destiny). The writing is superb. The suspense builds like a thriller movie. You can almost here music building as you are reading. That plot feels so realistic; it almost scares me because it could happen. The elite are out to take control of our world. Honestly, this plot leaves you thinking, a lot about some major issues in our world. The author includes a lot of current topics going on in our current events. The characters are superb. Good guys, bad guys, they all have such detail to them. The interlopers should have been taken out as soon they started causing problems. And that cliffhanger!!!!…..I will be moving on to book 3. I don’t recommend starting anywhere other than book 1 with this trilogy. You must read it if you love suspense/thrills. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Wonderfully done.

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall

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Return to Gallanvaig (A Quirk of Destiny Book 2) by Catherine Greenall
Genre – Dystopian, Paranormal
Page Count – 602
Cover Designer – George Stephenson

“Return to Gallanvaig” is the second part of the “Quirk of Destiny” trilogy, an apocalyptic tale of devastation and destruction caused by the widespread introduction of genetically modified food, resulting in the decimation of the human race and the rise of the “Genies,” or gene-mutated humans.

Two years have passed since the first outbreak and the Genies, led by Balthazar, the epitome of evil with paranormal powers, hatch a plan to increase their diseased race, despite the ravages of GM poisoning.

Meanwhile, a ruthless shadowy group emerges, intent on manipulating world events, causing death and destruction, with the ultimate aim to take control of the surviving world population.

They attack their sworn enemies, the Genies and inveigle the leaders of the nations of the world. The only hope for the survival of humankind is the backlash from the GM-free survivors.

Could it happen? It already is. But will good triumph over evil?

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Catherine Greenall is an environmentalist committed to using her writing to make a difference to the way people treat others, animals and the environment.

She gained a Master of Philosophy degree in Chemistry and turned to writing after a long career as a government scientist. A voracious reader, she always loved to write stories as a child and feels blessed to be able to spend more time writing now.

She is the author of an apocalyptic, visionary, science fiction trilogy. The first book ‘A Quirk of Destiny’ was awarded joint best book of 2013 by Green Living. The second book in the trilogy is ‘Return to Gallanvaig’ and the shocking final book is ‘Destiny of Light.’ The trilogy is based on actual science and imagines a world where toxic food has caused a deadly disease, where there are corrupt power systems and mutants with strange powers caused by the sickness. This trilogy was written as a warning about the potential dangers in our food and how this situation has been allowed to flourish. You can watch the trailer for the trilogy in the Author Updates section.

Catherine’s work also includes ghost, horror and vegan cookery, as well as scientific works. She is a long-term vegan and her published works include a vegan cookbook, “Vegans Can’t Eat Anything!” and collections of short stories.

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Ghost Talker (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries Book 1) by Byrd Nash – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59009272-ghost-talker” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”Ghost Talker (Madame Chalamet Ghost Mysteries #1)” src=”https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1631813665l/59009272._SX98_.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59009272-ghost-talker”>Ghost Talker</a> by <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19182817.Byrd_Nash”>Byrd Nash</a><br/>
My rating: <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5069436285″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
This book was quite a bit different from the first book I ever read by this author. Even though they could be classified in the same category they were both pleasantly different. In this story Elinor Chalamet is what you could consider a psychic of sorts. She is using her abilities to find her father killer, however she is pulled into a side investigation by the police when a body turns up in the local canal. She may not have taken up the case but when she heard that the Duke de Archambeau was interested in the case she took it. It seems the Duke is more of a hindrance than a help though on this case. Will she be able to solve it?
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Sessrúmnir (Antipodes Series Book 5) by T.S. Simons – Review by Daryian Lucas

Sessrumnir (Antipodes #5)Sessrumnir by T.S. Simons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.4/5 Stars
This was my first read of the series and by the author. I do think in order to be fully emerged into this world, you will need to have read books 1-4 to completely understand what’s going on. However, I did enjoy reading this book! The characters were relatable and realistic in the way they handled the situations thrown at them.

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