The Passage by Justin Cronin

★★★★★ i>It had never occurred to her that God would cry, but of course that was wrong. God would be crying all the time. He would cry and cry and never stop. I don’t normally like vampire books. Vampires have become integrated in a formula for an instant best seller, thanks to books like Twilight,…

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

★☆☆☆☆ I had just picked this book up from the library and was driving home when a Police car flew through the air striking my car, and continued its journey into the car behind me where it proceeded to burst into flames! In front of me was a large dragon, the size of a Greyhound…

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The Fold by Peter Clines

★★★☆☆ The Fold is my second encounter with Peter Clines after reading 14, and while I see a number of similarities between the two books I actually surprisingly liked this better. Mike Erikson is a high school teacher living an ordinary life in an ordinary town, but when he is approached by an old friend…

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

★★★☆☆ We live on, as long as there are people to live on in. This is my first David Mitchell, and I was surprised to learn that all of his books are interconnected, with characters in one appearing in others. While I liked this enough to want to check out other books that he has…

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Endymion by Dan Simmons

★★★★☆ How do I know what I think until I see what I say? wrote some pre-Hegira writer. Precisely. I must see these things in order to know what to think of them. Endymion begins with its POV character Raul Endymion, stuck in a prison that is to be where he dies, writing the events…

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

★★★★☆ “What was it like for you at the end?” “It was exactly like waking up from a dream.” Station Eleven is one of those books that I am left thinking about long after I’ve turned the last page. It follows the life of Arthur Leander, an actor, starting with the struggle to save his…

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Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

★★★★☆ My name is David Charleston. I kill people with super powers. Sanderson has done it again! When superheroes start coming after them bearing clues that draw them to a city named Babylon Restored, ruled by a woman named Regalia, the Reckoners of Newcago join the branch of Reckoners to find out why, after so…

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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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Golden Son by Pierce Brown

★★★★☆ Finishing this I am torn. I really loved Red Rising the first and even the second time that I read it. Darrow quickly became a favorite character, along with Sevro and Mustang, and it was a pleasure to watch him learn and grow as a leader as he struggled to live for more. It…

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

★★★★★ My husband and I are HUGE nerds. We have a ninja turtle painting, and our son doesn’t step out in anything that isn’t Spiderman, Batman or any other comic book characters. His first onesie was an original Nintendo controller. My shelves are littered with Gundam by husband hand paints and assembles. I grew up…

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