Monday, October 22, 2012

Peace, Love, and Murder (Nancy Holzner)

Overall: 4.7
  • Plot: 4.5/5
  • Originality: 5/5
  • Language: 5/5
  • Believability: 4.2/5
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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It all starts with a simple traffic violation. Then they discover the body in the trunk. What follows is a desperate quest to clear the name of an innocent man, all of which seems to depend on gut instinct, a little army training, and sheer dumb luck. As the layers of illegal activity are revealed, it becomes exceedingly clear that Bo is in over his head.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quest of the Demon (ML Sawyer)

Overall: 2.4
  • Plot: 2.5/5
  • Originality: 3/5
  • Language: 2/5
  • Believability: 2.1/5
Genre: Fantasy
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As a teenage girl living in a modern era, the last thing that Darci expected was to be transported to an alternate world, one in which dragons, elves, and ogres live alongside humans. Drawn there through the ineptitude of an apprentice wizard, she finds herself embroiled in a battle against evil that will decide the fate of more realities than one. At least she gets a nifty weapon and some strong allies.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Legends of Marithia: Prophecies Awakening (Peter Koevari)

Overall: 3.2
  • Plot: 3.5/5
  • Originality: 3.5/5
  • Language: 3/5
  • Believability: 2.8/5
Genre: Fantasy
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Nine hundred years ago, a cursory act of questionable justice turned a young half vampire into a dark sorceress and renewed an ancient war. She is the fulfillment of one dire prophecy, and yet there is another, a prognostication that centers around the savior of Marithia. Vampires, faeries, elves, dragons, and humans find themselves caught in this epic battle that will decide the fate of their world.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

3 Lies (Helen Hanson)

Overall: 4.3
  • Plot: 4.5/5
  • Originality: 4.5/5
  • Language: 4/5
  • Believability: 4/5
Genre: Thriller
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Two seemingly unrelated conspiracy theories link together in 3 Lies, a book that combines espionage, high treason, and a very messy marriage. Betrayed by his wife, and six months away from divorce, technological genius Cliff Masters has chosen to shun all things high-tech in favor of a simple life on a docked boat. All seems to be going well, until his new girlfriend goes missing. Speaking of disappearances, ten CIA contacts have recently gone AWOL. Just what is going on?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Encounters in Paris (Carolyn Moncel)

Overall: 3.7
  • Plot: 3.5/5
  • Originality: 4/5
  • Language: 2.9/5
  • Believability: 4.2/5
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Encounters in Paris explores a few key moments in the life of Ellery Roulet. Set in Paris, the woman's life is turned topsy-turvy as a result of two letters. The rest of the stories cover the ripples caused by those initial two events, exploring Ellery's emotional state and focusing on the decisions that she makes.

 

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