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THE LAST ORPHANS (THE LAST ORPHANS, BOOK #1) BY N.W. HARRIS: BOOK REVIEW

    The Last Orphans The Last Orphans Series: Book I N.W. Harris ISBN# 9781940534893 Author’s Website:  https://nwharrisbooks.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott The adolescent market is one of the hardest book categories to break into, and The Last Orphans is a good demonstration of why. Combining the “fantasy … Continue reading

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DEFIANCE BY C.J. REDWINE: OBS PLAYLIST

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie   I’ve wanted to read Defiance for so long, and then I finally got to! Of course, reviews just don’t cut it for books you’ve been so hyped about. Hence, the playlist. Defiance is a story about a girl, Rachel, who’s trying to … 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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Author : Caro
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THE WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS GUIDE #4 COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT

Late to the Zombie party? Here is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the cast of The Walking Dead. In this Survivor’s Guide you will find a handy checklist of all the characters who have appeared in this awesome series, alive or dead. It’s a great supplement to the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 22ND: FUTURE OF PUBLISHING, I AM LEGEND, THE CHRONICLES OF AMBER

Why Robin Sloan is the future of publishing (and science fiction) By Eric Rosenfield at io9 Science fiction writer Robin Sloan tried to raise $3,500 from people wanting to read his novelette, but instead he wound up raising $13,500. It’s just one of the ways he’s successfully breaking all the … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JUNE 15TH: LEV GROSSMAN ON FANTASY, JUSTIN CRONIN ON VAMPIRES, TERRY PRATCHETT AND STEPHEN BAXTER, AND MORE

Through the Lands of Fantasy: A Conversation with Lev Grossman, Author of The Magicians By Christy Corp-Minaniji at Seattle Pi When not in the hallowed space at the front of the store, The Magicians leads a dual life from one bookstore to the next – sometimes residing with fantasy, sometimes … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK VS. MOVIE: THE ROAD

“When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of night he’d reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray than each one that had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 23RD: CHILDHOOD CLASSICS, VAMPIRE FORENSICS, PLAGIARISM, AND NEW POST-APOCALYTIC

Magic of childhood returns to captivate By James D. Watts Jr. at Tulsa World A good story about young heroes and heroines dealing with fantastic creatures is a timeless thing. To prove it, Random House has re-launched the Looking Glass Library, beginning with four classic stories of fantasy and adventure … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: READALIKES – GONE BY MICHAEL GRANT

Post-apocalyptic / dystopian fiction is a popular genre in young adult literature.  OBS is focusing on young adult literature that fits in this genre, but share one specific element. In all the books featured in this post, children/young adults are the only survivors of a catastrophe and forced to rebuild … Continue reading

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