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27 12, 2016

Blog Tour: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Dystopian, Literary, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

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queen of the tearling book coverPlease join Erika Johansen, author of The Queen of the Tearling, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen is the coming of age fantasy novel that I have been waiting for! With action and adventure, magic and mystery, and also a little bit of romance sprinkled in, this book is definitely on my list of top ten reads!

Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn has been living in exile for many years after her mom hides her from an immense evil, the Red Queen. However, after her mother’s death, and then finally her 19th birthday, she must face her fate head on and make the journey back to the Keep in the Tearling to take her rightful place on the throne.

9 11, 2016

Review: The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Dystopian, Genre Fiction, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

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the hatching book coverReviewed by Jenna Arthur

When the world comes face to face with an ancient species, will it be able to survive? In The Hatching, Ezekiel Boone instantly captures our attention with the story of a hiking trip gone terribly wrong in Peru. A small group of hikers venture deep into the Peruvian forest hoping for the the trip of a lifetime, which is exactly what they get. The hikers are ravaged by a black mass, an ancient species only looking for one thing, to feed.

This ancient species of spider is ravenous, unlike anything anyone has seen before and it quickly spreads from Peru across the globe devouring everything in its path.

5 08, 2016

Review: The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Dystopian, Genre Fiction, Horror, Literary, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

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city of mirrors book coverReviewed by Marcus Hammond

Justin Cronin’s The Passage Trilogy began in 2010 with a unique take on the ever-popular vampire genre. The first novel, The Passage, establishes a new world where blood thirsty, mindless creatures are created by the government. In The Twelve, Cronin brings civilization back from the brink of extinction. Now, in The City of Mirrors, order is restored, but a new threat unleashes havoc.

The City of Mirrors picks up several years after the events of The Twelve. Cronin delves back into the world building role he first embarked upon in The Passage to create an atmosphere of hope.

9 11, 2015

Review: I and You by Beverly Garside

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels, Dystopian, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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i and you book coverReviewed by Nina Longfield

The concept of stories told through art, or sequential art, is as old as human kind. There are many styles of graphic novels available nowadays–sophisticated, comic, nightmarish, smart, classic, moral, and so on. Too often, the graphic novel is undervalued as a literary contender and is seen too frequently to have no intellectual merit. It is unfortunate that some limit their expectations of what is and is not an appropriate format for storytelling. These people might be missing a wide array of great stories simply because pictures accompany the narration.

One such intelligent story that could be lost to those who will not read a graphic novel is I and You written by Beverly Garside and illustrated by Lucas Duimstra. At its core, I and You is a smart, moody narrative. I and You begins