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Nov
30

Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines Terminal Alliance Author: Jim C. Hines Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Terminal Alliance is a new hilariously witty science-fiction novel by Jim C. Hines.  We loved it! Mr. Hines has blended his characteristic humor, world building, and character development in a science fiction world.  The human race is actually endangered.  Humans destroyed themselves, but are being slowly saved from a devastating virus by an alien race, the Krakau.  The virus takes a thinking, reasoning, rational human being and turns them feral.  Humans have become id driven animals, reacting by instinct and fueled only by baser needs.  However, once rehabilitated by the Krakau into calm...
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May
21

Review: Dragon Princess by S. Andrew Swann

Review: Dragon Princess by S. Andrew Swann Dragon Princess Author: S. Andrew Swann Reviewer: Gikany & Una Rating: B- What We’re Talking About: NOTE: This review contains some discussion about the ending of the book that may be considered spoilerish. Dragon Princess appears to be a standalone novel by S. Andrew Swan.  It drew us in with its humor and irreverent situations; but left us confused by the final confrontation and the abrupt, and somewhat sad, ending.  Overall we liked it, but we hope there is more to come as we were left wanting. The premise of Dragon Princess is what drew us in.  We were fascinated by the humor implied by the strange situation that...
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Jan
13

Review: Touch by Michelle Sagara

Review: Touch by Michelle Sagara Touch Author: Michelle Sagara Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: D+ What I’m Talking About: Touch opens with a short prelude from the POV of Nathan, the deceased boyfriend of protagonist Emma who was not present in the first title, Silence. Nathan chronicles his thoughts and existence from the moment of his car crash to “present day,” roughly three or four months after his accident. We discover that he was given an order by the Queen of the Dead to go home and watch his family and friends. The book then begins its story shortly after the conclusion of the first title. Emma’s friends are trying to adjust to a routine after...
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May
11

Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara

Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara Silence Author: Michelle Sagara  Release Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: DAW The Queen of the Dead #1 ISBN: #978-0756407421 Genre: YA Paranormal Format(s): Hardcover (256 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: It began in the graveyard…       Ever since her boyfriend Nathan died in a tragic accident Emma had been coming to the graveyard at night. During the day she went through the motions at her prep school, in class, with her friends, but that’s all it was. But tonight was different. Tonight Emma and her dog were not alone in the cemetery. There were two others there—Eric, who had just started at her school,...
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