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DECELERATE BLUE BY ADAM RAPP & MIKE CAVALLARO: BOOK REVIEW

  Decelerate Blue By Adam Rapp & Mike Cavallaro ISBN 978-1-59643-109-6 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review “In a hyperkinetic future, the ultimate act of rebellion is slowing down” – Decelerate Blue Cover Blurb Angela’s story, Decelerate Blue, is definitely that one of a few, handful of … Continue reading

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ALICE IN NO-MAN’S-LAND BY JAMES KNAPP: BOOK REVIEW

Alice in No-Man’s-Land By James Knapp ISBN: 9990050950800 Author’s Website: http://www.james-knapp.com/ Review brought to you by OBS reviewer LizzyO   Synopsis: When her escape pod falls to earth, crashing in Ypsilanti Bloc, privileged seventeen-year-old Alice Walshe is dashed from the wonderland of wealth and prosperity into a ruined, walled city … Continue reading

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AVANT NATION BY C.D. VERHOFF: BOOK REVIEW

Avant Nation By C.D. Verhoff Author’s website: http://cdverhoff.blogspot.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review Fast forward to the future – the Second Civil War between the States is well underway. The Liberty Union Democracy (the North) clings to outmoded, ancient traditions, placing value on material worth rather than … Continue reading

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR INSURGENT MOVIE: MOVIE NEWS

Via Lionsgate Tickets for THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT are now on sale! Fans of THE DIVERGENT SERIES must be thrilled to know that you can now get your tickets for the movie’s premiere! The movie is based on the novel “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth, which was published back in 2011, … Continue reading

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THE CAUSE (THE MINUTEMEN , BOOK #1) BY RODERICK VINCENT: BOOK REVIEW

  The Cause The Minutemen, Book #1 By Roderick Vincent ISBN# 9781792797630 Author’s Website:  www.roderick-vincent.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Where the lines of patriot and traitor blur, sits The Cause, a brilliantly written look into our near future:  a NSA monitored police state in which the there … Continue reading

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A VAULT OF SINS (CHAOS THEORY, BOOK #2) BY SARAH HARIAN: BOOK REVIEW

    A Vault of Sins Chaos Theory, Book #2 By Sarah Harlan ISBN# 9780698152182 Author’s Website:  http://sarahharian.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Very rarely do I dip into a series mid-stream, so to speak, but with the novel A Vault of Sins, I found myself drawn into the … Continue reading

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END OF NORMAL BY S.C. ARSCOTT: BOOK REVIEW

  End of Normal By S.C. Arscott ISBN# 9781771550925 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Adelynne Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Olivia Richards’ last day of normal is just that, normal. She worries about impressing Sawyer Rising, the hottest guy in school, and argues with her mother. Everything seems fine except for that strange, glowing plant … Continue reading

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YA (YOUNG ADULT) IS THE WAY: OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie YA Is The Way Selective Reading Disclaimer: I do not mean in any way to be offensive. This is my attempt at a sarcastic, almost satirical post. I haven’t finished a whole book in quite a while. Yes, you’ve read that right. I … Continue reading

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DYSTOPIA: TO DISS OR NOT TO DISS – OBS SPEAKS OUT

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie    Dystopia: To Diss or Not To Diss As you can all tell, dystopian novels are the popular genre in YA literature today. From The Hunger Games to Divergent to Legend, the dystopian novel really brings in the cash not just to the … Continue reading

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LEGEND BY MARIE LU: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Legend is definitely my favorite dystopian novel. I definitely had a blast looking at these covers! About Legend: What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite … Continue reading

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RAKSHA (BLOOD AND FIRE, BOOK #1) BY FRANKIE ROSE: BOOK REVIEW

Raksha Blood and Fire, Book #1 By Frankie Rose ISBN# 9781483945156 Author’s Website: http://www.frankierosewrites.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Synopsis: She has no name. She has her knives; her training; her halo. The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is … Continue reading

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BEING SAPPHIRE (NEW ATLANTA, BOOK #2) BY SYLVIA RYAN: BOOK REVIEW

Being Sapphire By Sylvia Ryan ISBN# 9781616501969 Author’s Website:  http://www.ryanbooks.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Sammy Synopsis: Jordan Ford has struggled against all odds to become third in command of the Resistance. Her goal is ousting General Morgan from power and ending the Repopulation Laws. As liaison between the Resistance … Continue reading

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THE EYE OF MINDS (THE MORTALITY DOCTRINE, BOOK #1) BY JAMES DASHNER: BOOK REVIEW

The Eye of Minds The Mortality Doctrine, Book #1 By James Dashner ISBN# 9780385741392 Author’s Website: http://jamesdashner.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Beware of Spoilers*  A round of applause for author James Dashner! Once more he has written a mind-blowing story like only he can. If you’re acquaintanted … Continue reading

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FROZEN (HEART OF DREAD, BOOK #1) BY MELISSA DE LA CRUZ & MICHAEL JOHNSTON: BOOK REVIEW

Frozen Heart of Dread, Book #1 By Melissa De La Cruz & Michael Johnston ISBN# 9780399257544 Melissa’s Website:  http://www.melissa-delacruz.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn *Beware of Spoilers* Summary:  Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the … Continue reading

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FILMS: A-Z

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Marie-Reine Consider this a master class in science fiction’s dark side. Like dark chocolate, it’s good for the heart–mostly because it will make you want to take up cardio so you can outrun the zombie hordes. Or the wasteland gangs. In any case, whether … Continue reading

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SUNSET RISING BY S.M. MCEACHERN: BOOK REVIEW

Sunset Rising By S.M. McEachern ISBN# : 9780991733002 Author’s Website:  http://smmceachern.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Marie-Reine *Beware of possible Spoilers* At the dawn of World War III and nuclear apocalypse, a group of civilians makes it way up a mountain to gain the safety of a military base. This … Continue reading

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DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN (DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN, BOOK #1) BY J.A. LONDON: BOOK REVIEW

     Darkness Before Dawn  Darkness Before Dawn, Book #1 By J.A. London ISBN# 9780062020659 Author’s Website: http://www.jalondon.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn Synopsis: This electrifying new trilogy blends the best of paranormal and dystopian storytelling in a world where the war is over. And the vampires won. Humans huddle … Continue reading

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DIVERGENT (DIVERGENT, BOOK #1) BY VERONICA ROTH: BOOK REVIEW

     Divergent Divergent, Book #1 By Veronica Roth ISBN# 9780062024039 Author’s Website: http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/ Review brought to you by Shae There will be MANY spoilers in this. As it is now my favorite book and I can not shut my mouth about it. Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided … Continue reading

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THE WEEPING EMPRESS BY SADIE S. FORSYTHE: BOOK REVIEW

   The Weeping Empress By Sadie S. Forsythe ISBN 9781105443534 Author’s Website:  www.sadieforsythe.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn Synopsis: Chiyo Alglaeca was happy in her life. That is, until it was all taken away. Forced into notoriety, stalked by a mysterious cult, hunted by the emperor, and facing betrayal … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: UNDER $5 EDITION

I usually do e-books under $3, but when really good books are floating around under $5, I want to share them. So here are some Best Selling books under $5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith $4.79 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: ANNE RICE & WEREWOLVES, KIM HARRISON, ‘LEGEND’, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, AND CHOOSING YA

SDCC 2011: Anne Rice Talks About Her New Book, ‘The Wolf Gift’ via MTV Geek MTV Geek had the pleasure of chatting with acclaimed author Anne Rice recently at San Diego Comic-Con 2011. She’s…excited about a werewolf-themed new book she’s working on, “The Wolf Gift” — Get More: Geek: Event … Continue reading

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OBS SPEAKS OUT: WHY DISTOPIA?

Why Distopia? By OBS Staff Member Erin Why have dystopian and apocalyptic stories been having such a hayday the past few years? A dystopia is the opposite of utopia; a world where governments have collapsed or been replaced by oppressive states, or apocalyptic scenarios.   There’s always the “it could be … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN. 13TH: DYSTOPIA, CHRISTOPHER BARZAK, NEWBERY AWARDS, URBAN FANTASY, AND MORE

A Cornucopia of Dystopia: Editor Extraordinaire Adams Hits Another Anthology Out of the Park by paulgoatallen at Barnes and Noble I’m not usually a short story fan, but every once in a while an anthology catches my eye. The other one (recently) was Wastelands, which is from the same editor. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 19TH, PART 1: DYSTOPIA, FREE E-BOOKS, AND MORE

Which Dystopian Future Is Right For You? by Chelsea Bauch at Flavorwire Call it society’s weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zombies to pandemics, tyrannical dictatorships to machine takeovers — and plenty of foreboding real world … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MAY 13TH: VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY, PARANORMAL ROMANCE, TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE, AND LIVING IN A SCI FI NOVEL

Author stakes claim in new vampire anthology By Trevor Suffield at Winnipeg Free Press Move over Edward and Bella, and put a stake in it Lestat — Charleswood resident Ron Hore is the newest fang in vampire fiction. The father of five and grandfather of six recently had one of … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: SURVIVAL EDITION

Today we bring you our top books about survival and dystopian societies. Enjoy! Top 5 favorite books about survival – Chris & Dawn 1. The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan– In Mary’s world, there are simple truths. Now she must choose between her village and her future, … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB: THE HUNGER GAMES, CHAPTER 1

Chapter 1 Katniss Everdeen, 16, wakes up surprised to be alone in her bed. Her sister, Prim, has crawled into bed with their mother. They live in a part of District 12 known as the Seam. It’s very early, and on a normal day Kat would see coal miners heading … Continue reading

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THE MOVIE REPO MEN COMPARED TO BOOK ‘REPOSESSION MAMBO’

Source: scifilatino The Repo Men film is a dark, at times comedic dystopia with plenty of action and tension. Essentially it is about a Credit Union repo man –the kind that takes your car if you don’t make your payments– except instead of cars, he repossesses artificial organs (artiforgs), almost … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR MARCH 25TH: LAURELL K. HAMILTON FANTASY CAST, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, DYSTOPIAN LIT, AND NEW OZ

Author joins fans online for fantasy movie casting By Karen Petzold at Heartland Connection Have you ever wished after reading a book that not only would it be made into a movie, but that you’d have a say in the casting? Some real life fans of one series have been … Continue reading

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