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The View From Here by Leon Stevens – Reviewed by Jennifer Murray

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this to be an engrossing adventure story of “what if”. I would describe this as a more quiet adventure between two recently acquainted individuals with a sense of adventure. A very enjoyable read and I found it somewhat hard to put down.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Ashley McMillon

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I thought this book was pretty interesting to start with, in terms of the story itself. I was intrigued by reflecting on what I would do in an incredibly uncharted world, and I was eager to find out what Thomas and his new acquaintance turned friend did! The book was pretty easy to read, and visualize, but as the story progressed, I became really confused. I let that feeling subside and continued to try and read it. I believe that the description of the surroundings needed to be viewed, which instantly made me want to SEE this book in cinema! Not being able to visualize it was really tough but I tried as much as I could to progress. I think this book could benefit from an accompanying set of drawings, or a YouTube graphics video etc to help visualize. At any rate, by the end I was interested in moving through the novella series. The ending was highly disappointing.

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The View From Here by Leon Stevens.

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thomas is a man with a lot of life experience under his belt and now all he wants to do it hike the trails around where he lives and absorb the nature around him and that is exactly what he sets out to do, however on this particular day, it is the one thing that doesn’t happen.

The hike starts off as any other does, apart form the car in the car park with a note saying it is “not abandoned”, he admires the viewpoint and makes his way up to the part of the trail with a wall around it and the decision to either follow the trail and either go up or down. This changes when he spots a footprint on the top of the wall and he has a decision to make, but in the end he makes a discovery and takes a leap of faith following where he thinks the person may have gone.

What Thomas finds when he follows in another’s footsteps is nothing like he has seen before, but the friendships he creates will leave a lasting effects on him. If you were in his shoes, somewhere you have never been before and with only your skills and those of another to keep you going, would you be able to take the same leap of faith and be brave enough to create the friendships it may lead to? This is a dystopian adventure where science fiction becomes a new reality and nothing is what it seems.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Felicia Bates

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t read many sci fi books but I stumbled across this novella and I figured with such a short page count, what did I have to lose? I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I was taking a chance on a new to me author but as I find more often than not, I was pleasantly surprised. This story was captivating from start to finish and left me craving more. The imagery and attention to detail did not go unnoticed and the characters were well developed. I enjoyed this brief escape from
reality!

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Whitney Morrison

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m actually very surprised by how much I enjoyed this novella. It really had a way of pulling me in and I devoured it very quickly. It was such an interesting time going with Thomas on his very different hike. Then we meet April and things just keep on getting more interesting and captivating from there. I just overall loved it! Highly recommended if you enjoy science fiction.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Melissa Saxton

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

wow! this book is an incredible dive into the possibilities of parallel dimensions or possibly other worlds!
This hooked me in the first 3 pages and I finished it in one sitting. Thomas and April do not know one another but their paths cross and an ultimate journey begins.
Exploring an entirely different world and having to solve puzzles using their combined math and science knowledge and survival skills.

What do they find? Can they get back to earth? Is there other life out there?

This Novella feels like the start to a series that will be captivating. I can’t wait to see if it is!

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens-Review by Amanda Kimble

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

The View from Here by Leon Stevens

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. The author definitely has a way with words. I was hooked from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. I do hope to see more of Thomas and April in the future.

Thomas goes on a hike on a trail he’s been on several occasions. He finds that there’s a ledge down there and makes his way down. When he gets there he isn’t alone. The quote I chose for Thomas is: “Come. There’s your ledge. Hand me your hiking pole. Solid. That’s wide enough. Grab some rope.”

April has found a cave and isn’t sure where it leads. When Thomas shows up they make a plan to go on an adventure. Little did they know that something was living there. The quote I chose for April is: “Let go of the rope! Let go of the rope! Let go and untie yourself now! Quick! You don’t have time!”

Highly recommended for Sci-fi Adventure lovers.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Erica Fish

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Leon Stevens is a new author to me. His storytelling ability kept my interest throughout the whole story. It was full of details that painted a beautiful picture of what was going on in every direction I looked. The characters are what cemented my feet to the ground and kept me wanting more. Thomas started his day as a normal day for a hike. He was prepared for the normal hike he took, but what happens next is amazing. This adventurous hike had taken him where his feet had not taken him before. He was somewhere new with new characters that will begin to be friends and new adventures. You will have to read where his hike takes him and see if you enjoy his adventure as much as I have.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens–Review by Jerricka Brown

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and I loved it. Sci-Fi isn’t usually my first choice, but I am glad I read this book. I love how detailed it was. I felt like I was really inside this book. I found myself truly enjoying the writing style of this author.

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The View from Here by Leon Stevens – Review by Jasmin Marie

The View from HereThe View from Here by Leon Stevens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this sci-fi/adventure novella! The author did a wonderful job of creating characters that were adventurous and relatable but what really hooked me was the world building! I often times lose interest in sci-fi/adventure stories because I don’t feel like I’m there with the characters but this descriptions of both the world inside and outside of the cave really piqued my interest. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

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