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A LOCAL HABITATION BY SEANAN MCGUIRE: A TO Z

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Possible spoilers!!! A Local Habitation is the second book in the October Daye Series by Seanan Mcguire and this year the seventh book Chimes at Midnight was released. Once you’re done reading this book, I’m sure you’ll have a few favorite characters, but … Continue reading

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ROSEMARY AND RUE BY SEANAN MCGUIRE (OCTOBER DAYE, BOOK #1): A TO Z

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar As we wait for the release of the seventh installment of the October Daye Series, Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire on September 3rd, here is the A to Z for the first book Rosemary and Rue, were all the fairy-adventure begins. Who … Continue reading

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HOME IMPROVEMENT – UNDEAD EDITION EDITIED BY CHARLAINE HARRIS & TONI L.P. KELNER

The awesome team of Harris and Kelner are back again with a creative compilation of stories from some of our favorite authors. Home Improvement is the fourth collaboration of this sort from this literary “dynamic duo.” The basic idea is this. Harris and Kelner contact a bunch of writers and … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: SHORT STORY COMPANIONS

All of the e-books today are short stories that are tie-ins to a larger series. They are companions to Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas … Continue reading

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APRILYNNE PIKE: EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

OBS fans, do you recall when we covered the young adult faerie novel Wings in May of 2010 for our monthly Book Club? Have you seen the slue of exclusives on the series and have had the pleasure of reading the Q & A with Aprilynne Pike in Oct 2009? Well, we have … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: FANTASY EDITION

OBS has a new weekly feature! Every Monday we will post a list of great e-books that are $2.99 or under! Even if you don’t have an e-reader (I don’t), you can get discount e-books on a smartphone or your computer. That way you can get great deals without shelling … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR MARCH 2ND: WIN ‘IRON WITCH’, FREE HP LOVECRAFT, IRON FEY SERIES, AMERICAN GODS, PHILIP K. DICK, AND MUCH MORE

WIN! Copy of The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney via Sugar Scape They’re giving away 20 copies, so your chances are pretty good 🙂 H.P. Lovecraft’s 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook via Tor “Last December, I became frustrated when attempting to find an Nook-compatible eBook, free or … Continue reading

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BOOK HOT LINKS FOR JAN. 31ST: CHERIE PRIEST GIVEAWAY, IRISH FANTASY, VAMPIRE EARTH, MARGARET ATWOOD, AND MUCH MORE

Interview & Giveaway: Cherie Priest- Bloodshot via Del Ray “…Steampunk is not her only interest…so it’s not [surprising] that her new book, Bloodshot, takes her into new and fun urban fantasy areas.” Like vampires. Blend of Celtic Myth and Irish History Makes Stina Leicht’s Dark Fantasy Debut Simply Extraordinary via … Continue reading

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OBS WICKED LOVELY BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 29- EPILOGUE

Chapters 29 – epilogue by Karolina Chapter 29 Characters Keenan Aislinn Niall Seth Aislinn is quietly perplexed at the idea of Keenan meeting Seth, but agrees at his insistence. They talk of Keenan’s influence over people. They also discuss the nature of their people- the Summer girls and the Summer … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 22ND: SUPERNATURAL, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND DOCTOR WHO

On “Supernatural,” there’s something weirder than UFO abductions By Annalee Newitz at io9 Friday’s Supernatural, “Clap Your Hands If You Believe,” was two things at once: A sendup of scifi conspiracy shows, and a cool tweak on a monster we’ve never seen Supernaturalized before. But it was also . . … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV. 11: NIGHTSHADE, FELIX GILMAN, GIVEAWAY, AND MORE

All About Werewolves and the Power of Woman Source: The Chicago Tribune Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world’s gain is feminism’s loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of “Twilight” mainly sit around and sigh, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: INK EXCHANGE BY MELISSA MARR

brought to you by OBS Staffer kpic724 Melissa Marr Wicked Lovely Series – 2: Ink Exchange Summary Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance between the Faerie Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB- CHAPTERS 21-24

Chapters 21-24 by Katlyn Summary David and Tamani awkwardly met in the car, and Tamani explained the situation with the trolls. He explained the background of trolls and how some of them are still surviving due to their acclimation into the human world. Tamani told Laurel she was lucky that … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 17-20

Chapters 17- 20 By Dawn Chapter 17 After school, Laurel heads to work at her father’s bookstore. As she heads home she sees the paramedics at her house taking her father out on a stretcher. He had begun to throw up blood and even though her parents are naturalists, they … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 10-12

Chapters 10-12- By Britta Characters Involved Laurel David Chelsea Tamani Laurels Mom Places Visited Laurel’s house David’s house The Dance Summary Laurel and David explore further the idea that she could be an evolved plant. David suggests that he test her cells (via swabbing her mouth) with his microscope. He … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB- CHAPTERS 7-9

Chapters 7-9 by Britta Characters Involved Laurel David Tamani Her Mother Her Father Mr. Barnes Places Visited Laurel’s new house Laurel’s old house The Pathways David’s backyard School Summary David visits Laurel’s house to see how she is doing. Laurel wonders how she can be okay with a flower sprouting … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 4-6

Chapters 4- 6 By Karolina Chapter 4: Saturday morning, Laurel wakes up early and grabs her mom’s guitar, wandering out to the creek behind her parents property. She sits for a while and softly plays – a bug lands on her back, and as she reaches back to swat it … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 1- 3

Chapters 1- 3 by Karolina Chapter 1: 15 year old Laurel Sewell; a beautiful blond haired, green eyed petite girl, has just started in a new school in Crescent city, after being home schooled for the past 10 years. Laurel and her parents have moved to Crescent City from Orick, … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: PETER PAN

“He is Peter Pan, you know, mother’ At first Mrs. Darling did not know, but after thinking back into her childhood she just remembered a Peter Pan who was said to live with the fairies. There were odd stories about him; as that when children died he went part of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS-APRILYNNE PIKE: SPELLS

Brought to us by OBS staff member kpic724 Aprilynne Pike Spells Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal … Continue reading

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CHAT WITH APRILYNNE PIKE APRIL 30TH ON OBS

We have some very exciting news. Aprilynne Pike best-selling author of Wings and the sequel Spells will be on OBS for a chat on April 30th 8pm EDT/ 5pm PST. Check out our reviews of her books: Wings Spells Also check out our interview with Aprilynne Pike from October 2009, … Continue reading

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CHAT LINK FOR APRILYNNE PIKE FRIDAY NIGHT

Don’t forget our chat with Aprilynne Pike on Friday night April 30th 8pm EDT/ 5pm PST. Below is the link to our chat room: http://openbooksociety.com/chat/ The chat room is password protected, but on the night of the chat we will take that off – you will not need a password … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MAY: ‘WINGS’ BY APRILYNNE PIKE

For the month of May OBS is proud to present ‘Wings’ by Aprilynne Pike. Book Summary: The many clues that Laurel is different (she is strictly vegan; sunlight seems to shine through her fair skin; she never gets cold; she craves the outdoors; she doesn’t menstruate) culminate in a bump … Continue reading

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ON OUR RADAR: TRUE-BLOOD.NET HAS REVIEWED THE NEWEST SOOKIE STACKHOUSE BOOK DEAD IN THE FAMILY

Dead in the Family Advance Review from True-Blood.net (Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire Mysteries) Dead in the Family picks up about a week after the end of Dead and Gone, where some pretty gruesome things happened to Sookie during a war between the faeries and the vampires. Dead in the Family … Continue reading

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OBS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: KATE HEGARTY

Mieradome, revolves around a young girl named Amavia, who believes she is a human girl, but slowly comes to find she is a faery in the world of Mieradome. Amavia’s mother, Anastasica, had taken her out of the faery realm and hidden her away here in our human realm, so … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: MELISSA MARR – FRAGILE ETERNITY

Nothing is more awesome than faeries and Melissa has written the best i’ve seen in a decade. Don’t believe me? Well read what our other OBS staff member thought or read it yourself and find out. Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Book Three: Wicked Lovely Series Summary Seth never … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: KATIE HEGARTY: MIERADOME

Brought by OBS founder Dawn Summary Years ago, Anastasica left the faery world with her children to protect them. Anastasica and her 3 children, Thewlis, Inocian and Amavia, live with her husband Sir Henry Braun. Anastasica receives a letter telling her that her faery daughter, Amavia, will be taken back … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS: MELISSA MARR – WICKED LOVELY

Nothing is more awesome than faeries and Melissa has written the best i’ve seen in a decade. Don’t believe me? Well read what our other OBS staff member thought or read it yourself and find out. Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn Book One: Wicked Lovely Series Summary Rule #3: … Continue reading

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