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Promise of Blood (Powder Mages 01) by Brian McClellan

Synopsis (from Goodreads): The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king… Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread … Continue reading

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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races … Continue reading

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Fires of Eden by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Billionaire Byron Trumbo (no, not Donald Trump although people used to mix those two a lot) wants to sell his posh Hawaiian resort to a Japanese investor. He must make it appear prosperous while the deal is … Continue reading

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Phobos (Phobos 01) by Victor Dixen

Synopsis: Six boys and six girls aged between 17 and 20. One spaceship. One mission. They are being sent to Mars in order to colonize the red planet and go down in history as real space pioneers. Still, in order … Continue reading

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Movie review: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil directed by Mike Disa

Movie info (from Wikipedia): Wolf (Patrick Warburton), Granny (Glenn Close), and Twitchy (Cory Edwards) are on a rescue mission to save Hansel and Gretel (Bill Hader and Amy Poehler) from an evil witch named Verushka (Joan Cusack). The plan goes … Continue reading

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The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Jeremy Bremen has a secret.  All his life he’s been cursed with the ability to read minds.  He knows the secret thoughts, fears, and desires of others as if they were his own.  For years, his wife, Gail, has served … Continue reading

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Dark Eden (Dark Eden 01) by Chris Beckett

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a … Continue reading

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Echopraxia (Firefall 02) by Peter Watts

Echopraxia: meaningless repetition or imitation of the movements of others as a symptom of psychiatric disorder. Synopsis (from Goodreads): It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold … Continue reading

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Monarch by C.M. Burnett

I got a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Official synopsis: Some Secrets Kill. Anna Kapoor knows what she wants. When she meets Virgil Matthews and marries … Continue reading

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