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GHOSTAL LIVING (HAMPTONS HOME AND GARDEN MYSTERIES, BOOK #3) BY KATHLEEN BRIDGE: BOOK REVIEW

Ghostal Living Hamptons Home and Garden Mysteries, Book #3 By Kathleen Bridge ISBN: 9780425276600 Author Website: kathleenbridge.com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jeanie Synopsis: In the latest mystery from the author of Better Homes and Corpses and Hearse and Gardens, Hamptons interior designer and antiques picker Meg Barrett … Continue reading

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OBS LAUNCHES NEW FEATURE: PARENT TO PARENT SUGGESTED READING & REVIEWS

Launching New Feature: Parent to Parent Suggested Reading & Reviews Attention! Attention!!  Open Book Society is proud to announce that we are rolling out a new feature for you all to sink your teeth into!!  It’s called ‘Parent to Parent Suggested Reading & Reviews‘.  It’s a place where you can … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: ‘ABRAHAM LINCOLN – VAMPIRE HUNTER’ BY SETH GRAHAME-SMITH

Written by OBS Staff Member Angie I can honestly say that this was one of the best books I’ve read this year. I’m a big fan of  historical fiction and this story definitely hits the mark. In Seth Grahame-Smith’s “biography” of Abraham Lincoln, we learn of a different side of … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: LAST SACRIFICE (VAMPIRE ACADEMY #6) BY RICHELLE MEAD

Richelle Mead Last Sacrifice – 6th book of Vampire Academy Brought to you by OBS Staffer deannerenee Summary: Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them. … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: DOUBLE CROSS BY CAROLYN CRANE

Double Cross by Carolyn Crane Written by OBS staff member Katie Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: LANEY – THE BROOKEHAVEN VAMPIRES BY JOANN I. MARTIN SOWLES

Brought to you by OBS staff member Angie This book is the first installment in a new series called The Brookehaven Vampires. In this story we are introduced to Laney Alexander, a 19 year old sophomore attending college in a small town in Northern California. She lives off campus in … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: LITTLE WOMEN AND WEREWOLVES BY LOUISE MAY ALCOTT AND PORTER GRAND

A literary landmark—the original, suppressed draft of the classic novel! Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Erin Little Women is a timeless classic. But Louisa May Alcott’s first draft—before her editor sunk his teeth into it—was even better. Now the original text has at last been exhumed. In this … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: PERCHANCE TO DREAM BY LISA MANTCHEV

Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Perchance to Dream Author: Lisa Mantchev Synopsis: “Act Two, Scene One: Growing up in the enchanted Theatre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn’t know that she, … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: THE EMERALD TALISMAN BY BRENDA PANDOS

The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos Reviewed by Jennifer Jensen 16-year-old Julia Parker knows what it’s like to have super powers; she has the ability to read others’ minds. It comes as no surprise to her that creatures such as vampires and half-vampires walk among us. After nearly being killed … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: KATRINA, THE BEGINNING (ROYAL BLOOD CHRONICLES #1) BY ELIZABETH LORAINE

Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Katrina, The Beginning (Royal Blood Chronicles #1) Author: Elizabeth Loraine Synopsis: “As a vampire, being hunted was nothing new, finding out that I had to protect those hunting us was.’ Katrina is a young royal blooded vampire from a very old … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: FIRESPELL (DARK ELITE SERIES) BY CHLOE NEILL

Firespell (Dark Elite Series) by Chloe Neill Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: “A new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily’s parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra rich. If that wasn’t … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: JR WARD LOVER ENSHRINED

J. R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood Book 6 Lover Enshrined Brought to you by OBS Staff member Deannerenee Summary: Fiercely loyal to the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of the race, becoming the male responsible for keeping the Brotherhood’s bloodlines alive. As Primale of the … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: LOGIC OF DEMONS: THE QUEST FOR NADINE’S SOUL BY H.A. GOODMAN

Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine’s Soul by H.A. Goodman Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: Devin Schwartz is a broken man. Having lost his wife, who was pregnant with their son, to a serial killer who rapped her and killed her, leaving her lifeless body … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: SKYLER WHITE: IN DREAMS BEGIN

Skyler White In Dreams Begin Brought to you by OBS staff member Maja M Fantasy fiction remains one of the most popular contemporary genres. Our frantic way of life, world’s problems and conflicts all encourage us to seek escapes into other worlds, dreams, intense emotions and thoughts we are unable … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: HEATHER BREWER: THE CHRONICLES OF VLADIMIR TODD- NINTH GRADE SLAYS

Heather Brewer Ninth Grade Slays Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Katie High school totally bites when you’re half human, half vampire. Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: THE INFERNAL DEVICES #1: CLOCKWORK ANGEL BY CASSANDRA CLARE

Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare brought to you by OBS Staffer Hutchxx When sixteen-year-old Tessa Grey arrives in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks, and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: RADIANCE BY ALYSON NOEL

Radiance Author: Alyson Noel Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: “Most people think that death is the end. The end of life–of good times– the end of, well, pretty much everything. But those people are wrong. Dead wrong. And I should know. I died almost a … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: BEASTLY BY ALEX FINN

Beastly Author: Alex Flinn Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: I Am A Beast A beast. Not quite wolf or gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature with fangs, claws, and hair springing from every pore. I am a walking monster. You think I’m talking … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: ORDEAL BY T.R. VARENKO

Review for Ordeal by T.R. Varenko: Brought to you by OBS Staffer Udita Plaha. This was the first novel I have ever read that was written in verse (excluding Shakespeare etc.). I have got to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The writing style was excellent, although tough to get through. … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: LAURA KREITZER: SOUL STALKER (TIMELESS 2)

Laura Kreitzer: Soul Stalker (Timeless #2) Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Karolina Synopsis: Being the Illuminator is not all happiness and light, especially when everyone thinks you are dead. When Gabriella decides to finally let her Angels know that she is alive, Joseph and an unexpected friend help … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: EYES LIKE STARS BY LISA MANTCHEV

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: All her world’s a stage. Enter Stage Right Beatrice Shakespeare Smith (Bertie): Our heroine. Nate: A dashing pirate who will do anything to protect Bertie. Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, and Peaseblossom: Four tiny, mischievous fairies, and … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: SUNSHINE BY ROBIN MCKINLEY

An alternate world set after the “Other Wars” (Others being vampires, werewolves, demons, etc) the public is not only aware of their existence, but “wards” (magical symbols and charms used to protect people) are common place, and come standard innew cars. Anyone who is half-blood or a magic welder must be … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: DOPPELGANGSTER, AN ESTHER DIAMOND NOVEL BY LAURA RESNICK

Doppelgangster (An Esther Diamond novel) by Laura Resnick Written by OBS Staff Member Verushka If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be ‘fun’. Esther Diamond is a struggling actress in New York, who just happens to be friends with a 350-year old mage, Max. She has … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: HAUNTED ECHOS BY JULIE ANN HOWELL

Haunted Echoes Julie Ann Howell Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz NOTE: There are minor spoilers! Synopsis: ‘Sarah Reddington traveled to far-away Maine to escape the chaos of the windy city. She wanted to concentrate on completing her novel and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the Atlantic’s … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEWS: LAURA KREITZER: SHADOW OF THE SUN

Laura Kreizter Shadow of the Sun Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Katlyn Summary Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK REVIEW: THE PRESTIGE , CHRISTOPHER PREIST

The Prestige Christopher Priest Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Staar84 In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another. … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: SEEING REDD BY FRANK BEDDOR

The Looking Glass Wars: Seeing Redd Frank Beddor Brought to you by OBS staffer Hutchxx Alyss of Wonderland already has new responsibilities and does her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being Queen while attempting to get used to Molly – her new apointed body guard – … Continue reading

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