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TEMPERED BY FIRE BY H.E. BIRSS: BOOK REVIEW

    Tempered by Fire H.E. Birss ISBN # 9781477530429   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Lindsay I couldn’t decide if I wanted to give this book 3 or 5 stars.  Why, you ask?  Well, let me explain.  Hailey Catherwood is not your average teenager.  She has a special ability … Continue reading

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HOPELESS (TRUE BLOOD SEASON 5, EPISODE 6): RECAP & REVIEW

Hopeless True Blood Season 5, Episode 6 Brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Tara and Jessica get in a fight in the middle of Fangtasia over Hoyt.  Pam breaks it up and when Tara is still mouthing off to Jessica, Pam takes her into the back room to … Continue reading

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FAIRIES ARE BACK IN BON TEMPS: ‘TRUE BLOOD’ SPOILERS

‘True Blood’ Spoilers Commentary by OBS staff member Heidi Ugh. Fairies: Yep, fairies are back in town. As if we could be rid of them for long. The fun-loving yet ultimately dangerous supernatural pixies are up to their old tricks again and this time they are roping Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and … Continue reading

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TOP 5 REASONS TO LOVE ‘DARKFEVER’

brought to you by OBS Staffer Heidi Top 5 Reasons to Love Darkfever 1. Jericho Barrons-A cocky jerk you can’t help but love 2. A heroine (Mac) with fashion sense & attitude 3. Great storyline-The book snags your interest from the beginning with the search for Mac’s sister’s killer 4. … Continue reading

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TRUE BLOOD NEWS: FIRST 6 MINUTES OF THE SEASON PREMIERE AND MORE!!

Joe Manganiello: ‘True Blood workouts are sheer pain’ via digitalspy.com Joe Manganiello has admitted that he began intense workout sessions when cast as True Blood werewolf Alcide Herveaux. The actor will reprise his role as part of the main cast of the HBO show’s fourth season, which begins in the … Continue reading

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DEAD RECKONING (SOOKIE STACKHOUSE, BOOK #11) BY CHARLAINE HARRIS: BOOK REVIEW FROM HEIDI

Charlaine Harris Dead Reckoning Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampires, Book #11 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi This is the eleventh installment in the Sookie Stachouse/Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris that follows telepath Sookie and the supernatural beings in her life….and a few humans too.  HBO’s hit series … Continue reading

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THE IRON KING (IRON FEY BOOK #1) BY JULIE KAGAWA

Julie Kagawa The Iron King Iron Fey, Book #1   Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: “Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined . . . Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her … 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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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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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 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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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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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM BOOK CLUB ACT 2

A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Summary : Act 2 – Written by Katie Scene 1 Robin Goodfellow tells one of Titania’s Fairies to keep Titania out of Oberon’s way, since they’re both extremely mad at each other because Titania found a boy that she liked and Oberon wanted to turn him … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘FAIRIES’

“Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride bed will be Which by us shall blessed be.” -Oberon from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies: mythical beings also known as faery, faerie, fay or fae which means otherwordly, able to see … Continue reading

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DECEMBER BOOK FACE-OFF: FAERIES

OBS presents the the December Book Face-Off: Faeries! Vote for your favorite (or let us know what your favorite book is!) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. Aislinn has always followed the rules. Her Grandmother has drilled them into her since she was a young child. Don’t stare at invisible faeries. … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR NOV. 9TH: FAIRIES, FANTASY, AND VAMPIRES

from Regina Marler at the New York Times: Field Guides to Fairies Dawn is breaking on the Y.A. aisle of the bookstore, and the dew is suspiciously glittery. Look quickly and you may catch the hoofprint of a magical steed and the flutter of a wing. A recent crop of … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS!

Today we bring you several book reviews were to choose from, to start the month with a good read. We have more fairies, clans of scientists and superbeings. Check them out and tell OBS what you think! “Fond of a fairytale? Try John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things” firstruleofbookclub.merseyblogs.co.uk: By … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: BOOKS YOU SHOULD BUY NOW!

HUSH HUSH BY BECCA FITZPATRICK Reviewed by Cheryl Vanatti at www.examiner.com: Part mystery thriller, part romance, part paranormal-fantasy, Hush, Hush from debut author Becca Fitzpatrick, is going to be snatched up by the Twilight-styled girls of middle and high school and might well fall into the hands of more than … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS AND MORE

First we have a few book reviews involving fairies, vampires and twins. Vampires aren’t the only thing out there glamouring or dazzling people into books 😉 ” ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ by Audrey Niffenegger ” www.latimes.com: The author of ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ returns with a story of twin sisters who … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: WINGS BY APRILYNNE PIKE READALIKES

We originally posted a list of Readalikes for Twilight lovers. What is a readalike? It is a book that has a similar mood, subject, style, or tone to that of another book. This time, we have Readalikes for fans of Aprilynne Pike’s  ‘Wings’! So, if you love stories about faeries, this … Continue reading

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AN INTERVIEW WITH FAIRYTALE AUTHOR CYN BALOG

Erica at thebookcellarx.blogstop.com posted this interview with Cyn Balog: Where did you get the idea for Fairy Tale? I wanted to write a story about fairies but I thought the whole “girl finding out she’s a fairy princess” thing was overdone. So I thought it would be much more interesting … Continue reading

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seventeen.com: MILEY TO STAR IN ‘WINGS’ BY PIKE

Miley’s got a new movie in the works! Disney has acquired the screen rights to Aprilynne Pike’s bestselling young adult novel, Wings, and Miley is set to star! She will play Laurel, a 15-year-old girl who, after years of being home-schooled and living in a small town, struggles to adjust … Continue reading

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