Monthly Archives: March 2017

Movie review: Equilibrium (2002) directed by Kurt Wimmer

Product info: Cast in Libria, a dystopian country of the future which outlawed emotions of any kind, the film follows John Preston (Christian Bale), an upper echelon  enforcement officer called a Grammaton Cleric. Citizens have to take daily injections of … Continue reading

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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily 01) by Tasha Alexander

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip’s death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her … Continue reading

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Movie review: Interstellar (2014) directed by Christopher Nolan

Product info (from Wikipedia): Sometime in the 21st century, a series of crop blights on Earth threatens humanity’s survival. Joseph Cooper (Mathew McConaughey), a widowed former NASA pilot, runs a farm with his father-in-law, son Tom (Casey Affleck), and daughter … Continue reading

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows 01) by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never … Continue reading

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The Osiris Ritual (Newbury and Hobbes 02) by George Mann

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A steampunk mystery adventure featuring immortality, artifacts, and intrepid sleuths Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes. Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, imagines life will be a little quieter after his dual successes solving … Continue reading

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Zero God by Tommy Birk

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): A secretive and influential foundation based in Washington D.C., led by a charismatic charlatan, seeks … Continue reading

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Ice Blue (Black Ice 03) by Anne Stuart

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value—until somebody tried to kill her for it. The priceless relic is about to ignite … Continue reading

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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When the Earl of Rule proposes marriage to her sister Lizzie, Horatia offers herself instead. Her sister is already in love with someone else, and Horatia is willing to sacrifice herself for her family’s happiness. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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Cosmonaut Keep (Engines of Light 01) by Ken MacLeod

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Matt Cairns is a 21st-century outlaw Programmer who takes on the shady jobs no one else will touch. Against his better judgment, he accepts an assignment to crack the Marshall Titov, a top-secret orbital station operated by … Continue reading

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