The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

★★☆☆☆ This is the story of what a Woman’s patience can endure, and what a Man’s resolution can achieve. Thus begins this monster of a book, which I started after hearing about it in several reviews of Uncle Silas, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed quite some time ago. The words Gothic psychological thriller can…

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The Good House by Tananarive Due

★★☆☆☆ The blurb for this one sounded so interesting, and the line at the library for this book was so long that I thought it would definitely be the spooky ghost story I had been looking for. Unfortunately it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Angela Toussaint is returning to the house of…

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Xenocide by Orson Scott Card

★★☆☆☆ I can’t say that I enjoyed this as much as the other two. I found the characters bland. There wasn’t one that I could connect with among them, other than Jane, and perhaps Valentine. The women were all ridiculously emotional, leading to foolish and irrational decisions that made me want to scream. (Quara, Gloriously…

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Symbiont by Mira Grant

★★☆☆☆ Common Sense in the Apocalypse Exam Name: “Sal” Sally Mitchell Examiner: Kaora Date: 12/14/2014 Grade: F (Stands for FUCKED) Score: 0.5 / 5 1) Please describe the best way to detect sleepwalkers. I would take my dog along since she has heightened senses and can detect them faster than I can. Wrong. They moan,…

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The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

★★☆☆☆ This is really 2.5 stars. I really hate it when a sequel falls really short of the first book in a series and you are left wondering if book three is going to be worth your time. The Glass Magician takes place three months after the events of The Paper Magician. While Ceony has…

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After the End by Bonnie Dee

★★☆☆☆ Stop me if you heard this one before. In a zombie apocalypse several survivors band together and struggle for survival. There is the ex-military macho man who is a reluctant leader, the love interest that is gorgeous but ultimately contributes nothing except for a way for the macho leader to show off his macho-ness,…

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The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich

★★☆☆☆ This book started out so good too. The Time Roads is a steampunk/mystery book broken into four sections of related stories. It revolves around the empire of Éire and their scientists as they strive to be able to manipulate time. The Golden Octopus started strong. Áine is crowned Queen after her father dies and…

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Going Home by A. American

★★☆☆☆ Going Home is a book about Morgan Carter, who is left stranded when technology suddenly stops. No cars, no phones, no electricity. As society collapses around him he must journey to his home 250+ miles away, where his wife and children wait for him. This book had some pretty fundamental problems. 1. The first…

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Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

★★☆☆☆ The blurb of this book is what first drew me in promising a new take on zombies. Not one where they are mindless feeding machines, but one where they are able to think and speak and control their impulses. The zombies in this book, after being turned, go through a 24-48 hour fever where…

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Tell Me You’re Sorry by Kevin O’Brien

★★☆☆☆ My ratings for this book decreased the longer it went on. At the start it was probably edging on a four, due to the great atmosphere of suspense the author created. It jumped around quite a bit, but I got a great perspective of what was going on and it raised a lot of…

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