Book Review: Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs

Book Review: Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs

Title: Alpha and Omega Author: Patricia Briggs Series: Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5 Publisher: Subterranean Hardcover: 105 pages Summary (taken from Goodreads): Anna, four years a werewolf, raped, beaten, half-starved and handed from one male to another, places a call from Chicago to the wilds of Montana. She reaches the Marrok, North America’s werewolf ruler, telling him she’s seen a boy, one reported missing and possibly injured. He was in a cage her pack’s Alpha keeps for confining new werewolves. The Marrok says…

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Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King

Book Review: The Stand by Stephen King

Title: The Stand (Uncut edition) Author: Stephen King Publisher: Signet Paperback: 1141 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a…

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Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Series: Bloodlines, Book 1 Hardcover: 421 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals…

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Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Title: Most Talkative Author: Andy Cohen Narrator: Andy Cohen Publisher: MacMillan Audio Edition: Unabridged Duration: 9 hours Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The man behind The Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show.  From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And…

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Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Can You Keep a Secret? Author: Sophie Kinsella Publisher: Random House Paperback: 400 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she…

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Book Review: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

Book Review: Steel and Other Stories by Richard Matheson

Title: Steel and Other Stories Author: Richard Matheson Publisher: Tor Paperback: 320 pages Source: Goodreads FirstReads Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Imagine a future in which the sport of boxing has gone high-tech.  Human boxers have been replaced by massive humanoid robots.   And former champions of flesh-and-blood are obsolete . . . . Richard Matheson’s classic short story is now the basis for Real Steel, a gritty, white-knuckle film starring Hugh Jackman.  But “Steel,” which was previously filmed as a powerful episode…

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Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Title: Lost in a Good Book Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Penguin Series: Thursday Next, Book 2 Paperback: 399 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books….

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Audiobook Review: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Audiobook Review: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Title: Flush Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Michael Welch Publisher: Listening Library Edition: Unabridged Duration: 5 hours, 22 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) On Father’s Day, Noah visits his dad at the local jail. Dad is a feisty environmentalist with a short fuse. Convinced that the Coral Queen was dumping raw sewage into the harbor, he decided to take matters in his own hands. He sank the floating casino (at least temporarily), but ended up in the hoosegow. Noah knows that…

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Book Review: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret by Sharon Shinn

Book Review: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret by Sharon Shinn

Title: The Safe-Keeper’s Secret Author: Sharon Shinn Series: Safe-Keepers, Book 1 Publisher: Puffin Paperback: 240 pages Series Order: Book 1 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Damiana is Safe-Keeper in the small village of Tambleham. Neighbors and strangers alike come one by one, in secret, to tell her things, knowing that Damiana will keep them to herself. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives with an unusual secret— a newborn baby. Damiana names him Reed and raises him side by side with her baby…

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Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Book Review: World War Z by Max Brooks

Title: World War Z Author: Max Brooks Publisher: Crown Hardcover: 342 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the…

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