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[Collective Perspective] San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats by Mira Grant

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22 October
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Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss a novella of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats B: SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) 2014. Okay, its bad enough that I read this series this summer while the books are claiming the Rising would come in the ‘hot July of 2014’, but this novella topped everything off when I finished it just days before the real SDCC 2014 was to commence. Talk about anxiety! F: Yeah, I’m glad I… Read more »

[Collective Perspective Review] Blackout by Mira Grant

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15 October
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Welcome to COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A segment where at least two of our bloggers collaborate to share their thoughts in a joint review discussion.     Today, Bry and Fry discuss the conclusion of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series, Blackout F: Blackout is the thrilling conclusion to Mira Grant’s (penname for Seanan McGuire) series of bloggers in a post apocalyptic world. The insect vector for Kellis-Amberlee has caused Florida to be deemed a disaster area, shutting it off from the rest of the United States. Alaric Kwong’s sister is still stuck in Florida, and Dr. Abbey tasks Shaun with both the task of fetching the girl, but… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Undying by Ethan Reid

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11 October
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As horror books go, this was actually pretty creepy, up until a point. The apocalyptic nature of the scenario, plus limited information, following those who were not in charge around as they tried to survive and figure out what was happening, is remnicient of a Roland Emmerich film. Yeah, as most apocalyptic stories do, this one started with very little. A blackout on New Years Eve doesn’t render many into panic. Most people continue their revelry and enjoyment of the evening. When morning comes, they find the sky blanketed in dust and aftershocks from something destroying buildings. Jeanie has come… Read more »

[Review] The Girl From the Well

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08 October
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I don’t even know what I’m supposed to say about this book. On one hand we have a vengeful ghost of legend named Okiku, going with the same mold as the other girl in the well you’re probably thinking of. You know, the one from The Ring. Only, instead of being utterly frightening, she just wanders around and stares at things and has fits about the number nine. She is supposed to be a vengeful spirit, yet, after awhile she is content to wander around after the main characters like a ghostly guard dog. I found myself agonizingly waiting for… Read more »

[Arc Review] The Fall

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04 October
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I haven’t read this author’s other works. The Masque of the Red Death duology was on my list of books I should consider, but I’ve yet to get around to it. I had no idea what to expect, as I hadn’t remembered reading the original Poe story, The Fall of the House of Usher. I also usually don’t watch Epic Reads do their Tea Time. There’s no tea and thems ladies are so bubbly it’s kind of like nails on a chalkboard to my cynical nature. Regardless, I ended up sitting through at least half of their latest #arcparty, just… Read more »

[Review] Countdown by Mira Grant

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01 October
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Ugh. Okay. So, I recently devoured The Girl With All the Gifts and I’ve inadvertently thrown myself into a zombie frenzy. Of course, the one series that gets all the devotion in this genre is Mira Grant’s Newsflesh. But, you see, I’ve read Feed and Deadline and a good chunk of Blackout. Except Blackout was becoming a bit emotionally too much for me. So, when I made the decision to finish the series, I decided to go with the novellas first before throwing myself back into the feelspocolypse. Unfortunately, I didn’t expect the story of how the Rising came to… Read more »

[Arc Review] Atlantia by Ally Condie

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24 September
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I finished this book the day before yesterday and I’ve already forgotten most of the details. It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t spectacular. It was without note and bearing. Just sort of there, I guess. Meh? I tried reading Ally Condie’s other series, Matched, and I got to the third book and while I was curious to see how the story was going to pan out, I wasn’t curious enough to pick the book up and actually read it. I mean, the covers were cool and mirrored the three pills, the world building was interesting enough and I wanted… Read more »

[Review] Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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20 September
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Okay, I will admit, I’ve been badgered by an alarming amount of people to read this series. It was a staggering amount. This book must be good. But, unfortunately, I had at one point picked up The Way of Kings and attempted to read that. What I likened that first experience to was the begetting chapters of the bible. It was just a lot of names and a giant infodump that appeared to go nowhere. Yeah, apparently that was a mistake. I’ve since been informed that The Way of Kings is “level 3 Sanderson fuckery” and that I should have… Read more »

[Review] I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

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17 September
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Okay. Since this damn series was first talked about, this song has made it’s way back into my playlist. My sixth grade self is totally okay with this development. There, now that we’ve got that out of our systems. Let me preface this review. Dudes, I had a kid at 20, I can totally sympathize with both sides of Sam’s parentage. My boyfriend at the time (now husband), wanted the baby, and the pregnancy was hard. He was still in college and instead of stalling his life, I moved in with my parents and pushed him to finish. He did,… Read more »

The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

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13 September
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Wow. Is all I have to say after that. Wow. After their failed mission to find the destructive weapon known as the seed, our merry band of travelers disperses. Logan makes his way up to the north in order to fight Bethod with his fellows, while everyone else decides to stay in Adua. Jezal dan Luthar, a changed man, wizened by his travels and near brush with death, becomes involved with Ardee West. While their relationship is destructive and hurtful, it seems to be what makes them happy. Doesn’t Jezal deserve to be happy? Apparently not. After the death of… Read more »