Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Book #Review & #Giveaway ~ Shelf Life: The Book of Better Endings by Rob Gregson ~ #Fantasy @SciFi #Comedy @MirrorWorldPub

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for Shelf Life!

About the Book:

Young bookseller Cathy Finn is having a bad day. First, there's the assassin's bullet. Then comes the realisation that she's been living in a work of fiction. Worse, she wasn't even the main character.

Cathy's quiet, bit-part life may be over, but her troubles are only beginning. Her last day on Earth is also her first as a citizen of New Tybet. For over four hundred years, its people have been rescuing those destined to die in other narratives, but now the system is faltering. A saboteur is at work and Cathy will have to stop him if she’s ever going to find a way home. Failure could maroon her forever and spark a revolution that sets all the worlds of literature ablaze.

Book Details:

Print Length: 338 pages
Publisher: Mirror World Publishing; 1 edition (
Publication Date: July 17, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

Genre(s): Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Literary Mashup, Parallel Worlds, Comedy

My Review:

I was drawn by the synopsis of Shelf Life. A person living life in their own reality only to find out they are actually a secondary character in an author's novel? Yes, please!

Poor Cathy aka "Finn" - you can't help but feel for her character. Her life is in danger and when she meets that danger head on, she's pulled out of her life and into another world. She finds out that in her other life she dies even though she's alive wherever her extractors just took her. Finn needs to find a way to get back to her reality because now her mother and sister are in danger.

As Finn tries creative measures to escape her current fate, the emergence of a threat to the extractors becomes top priority. If the threat isn't neutralized, she may be stuck in her current reality and chaos will erupt through the literary world. In an effort to prevent her inability to find a way home and to prevent an uprising, Finn joins a motley group of characters to find the threat and take it out before irreparable, irreversible damage is done.

Shelf Life is a descriptive, well-written novel. Full of twists and turns, the reader is taken on a wild adventure through the life of characters living within various novels. Fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure are masterfully blended to create a novel that is exciting, engaging, and interesting. The characters and plot are unique and I found myself immersed in the world created by Rob Gregson. I enjoyed the writing style of the author and look forward to reading more books by him. I highly recommend the book to anyone looking for something different. You can't go wrong with Shelf Life.

My Rating:

5 Stars

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Meet the Author:

Rob Gregson spent much of his youth reading fantasy novels, immersing himself in role playing games and generally doing everything possible to avoid the real world. In his defence, we're talking about the late 1980s - a time when ridiculous hair, hateful pop music and soaring unemployment were all very popular - so it wasn't altogether a bad decision. However, had he abandoned the realms of wizardry at an earlier age, he might have developed one or two useful life skills and he would almost certainly have found it easier to get a girlfriend. Rob lives in Lancashire and has two children, although he has absolutely no idea why anyone should find that interesting.

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