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THE LIBRARIANS AND THE MOTHER GOOSE CHASE (THE LIBRARIANS, BOOK #2) BY GREG COX: BOOK REVIEW

The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase The Librarians, Book #2 By Greg Cox ISBN: 9780765384140 Author’s Website: http://www.gregcox-author.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar                    Summary: For millennia, the Librarians have secretly protected the world by keeping watch over dangerous magical relics. Cataloging and safeguarding everything from Excalibur … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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THE DASTARDLY MISS LIZZIE (ELECTRIC EMPIRE, BOOK #3) BY VIOLA CARR: BOOK REVIEW

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie Electric Empire, Book #3 By Viola Carr ISBN# 9780062363121 Author Website: Violacarr.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers terrorizing the … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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GUNPOWDER ALCHEMY (OPIUM WAR, BOOK #1) BY JEANNIE LIN: BOOK REVIEW

  Gunpowder Alchemy Opium War, Book #1 By Jeannie Lin Author’s website: http://www.jeannielin.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Adelynne   Synopsis: Since her father’s execution eight years ago, Jin Soling kept her family from falling into poverty. But her meager savings are running out, leaving her with no choice … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE PEOPLE’S POLICE BY NORMAN SPINRAD: BOOK REVIEW

The People’s Police By Norman Spinrad ISBN: 9780765384270   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: Laissez les bon temps rouler! Martin Luther Martin is a hard-working New Orleans cop who has come up from the gangland of Alligator Swamp through hard work. When he has to serve his … Continue reading

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IN CALABRIA BY PETER S. BEAGLE: BOOK REVIEW

  In Calabria By Peter S. Beagle ISBN: 9781616962487 Author Website: http://www.peterbeagle.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis:   From the acclaimed author of The Last Unicorn comes a new, exquisitely-told unicorn fable for the modern age. Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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THE KILL ORDER (THE MAZE RUNNER, BOOK #0.5) BY JAMES DASHNER: BOOK REVIEW

  The Kill Order The Maze Runner, Book #0.5 By James Dashner ISBN: 9780385742887 Author Website: http://www.jamesdashner.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: Mark and Trina have been friends since they were little. When the sun flares ravaged the world they knew, they were together, and ever … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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QUANTUM NIGHT BY ROBERT J. SAWYER: BOOK REVIEW

  Quantum Night By Robert J. Sawyer ISBN 978-0-425-25683-1 sfwriter.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Multiple award winning Science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer has done it again. Quantum Night is a tour de force in the worlds of speculative fiction. Hitting the reader hard, with ethics, … 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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Author : Omar
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STEAL THE SKY (THE SCORCHED CONTINENT, BOOK #1) BY MEGAN E. O’KEEFE: BOOK REVIEW

Steal the Sky The Scorched Continent, Book #1 By Megan E. O’Keefe   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott You are just beyond the scorch, a merciless realm of desert and heat. Only islands remain and airships, powered by the elusive selium transverse the crude remnants of a civilization … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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DOCTOR WHO: CITY OF DEATH BY JAMES GOSS: BOOK REVIEW

Doctor Who: City of Death By James Goss, Douglas Adams (contributor), David Fisher (Contributor) ISBN13: 9781849906753 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: You’re tinkering with time. That’s always a bad idea unless you know what you’re doing.’ The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris – a … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE EMPRESS GAME (THE EMPRESS GAME TRILOGY, BOOK #1) BY RHONDA MASON: BOOK REVIEW

The Empress Game The Empress Game, Book #1 By Rhonda Mason ISBN: 9781783295241 Author’s Website: http://www.rhondamason.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire’s supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled, that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn’t won … Continue reading

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CLASS-M EXILE BY RAVEN OAK: BOOK REVIEW

Class-M Exile By Raven Oak ISBN 978-0-9908157-5-4 Author’s website: http://www.ravenoak.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Review Get ready for the thrill of a vacation gone wrong. Steel yourselves for intrigue, suspense, and high action. Enjoy the ride through space because you’re extinct. That’s right. Earth has been destroyed … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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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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Author : Omar
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THE STOWAWAY DEBUTANTE (TALES OF THE CAPTAIN DUKE, BOOK #1) BY REBECCA DIEM: BOOK REVIEW

The Stowaway Debutante Tales of the Captain Duke, Book #1 By Rebecca Diem ISBN13: 9780993887406 Author’s Website: http://rebeccadiem.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Airships, pirates, and hidden identities… When Clara dreamed of running away to seek her own adventures, she never imagined that a chance encounter with … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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VIRTUES OF WAR BY BENNETT R. COLES: BOOK REVIEW

Virtues of War By Bennett R. Coles ISBN# 9781783294206 Author’s website: http://www.bennettrcoles.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review With the exception of Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, and Joseph Haldeman’s Forever War, never have I read an up and coming author like Bennett R. Coles, literally topple and overcome his … Continue reading

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JUMPER (JUMPER, BOOK #1) BY STEVEN GOULD: BOOK REVIEW

Jumper Jumper, Book #1 By Steven Gould ISBN: 9780765342287 Author’s Website: http://eatourbrains.com/steve/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: In the story, a seventeen year old Davy discovers that he can teleport, or jump, from one place to another. But his ability only works with specific places that … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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LITTLE ROBOT BY BEN HATKE: BOOK REVIEW

Little Robot By Ben Hatke ISBN#: 978-1626720800 Author’s website: http://www.benhatke.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott   Review Little Robot is a delight to read. A graphic adventure, designed for all ages of the mechanically inclined, Ben Hatke weaves a flight of fancy worthy of any graphic novel collection. … Continue reading

Author : Omar
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SLOW BULLETS BY ALASTAIR REYNOLDS: BOOK REVIEW

Slow Bullets By Alastair Reynolds ISBN: 978-1-61696-193-0 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Review: Imagine being woken up on a prison ship hurled thousands of years into the future after the fall of the spacefaring age. Now imagine what it would be like living the memories of a war … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE (ELECTRIC EMPIRE, BOOK #1) BY VIOLA CARR: BOOK REVIEW

    The Diabolical Miss Hyde Electric Empire #1 By Viola Carr ISBN# 9780062363091 Author’s Website:  http://www.violacarr.com  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Beware of mild spoilers Synopsis: Magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy retelling of the classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde–in which … 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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VACANT (MINDSPACE INVESTIGATIONS, BOOK #4) BY ALEX HUGHES: BOOK REVIEW

  Vacant Mindspace Investigation, Book #4 By Alex Hughes ISBN#  9780451466945 Author’s Website:  http://www.ahugheswriter.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Adam’s mind injury has finally healed! But when a night out with Cherabino turns bad, she is accused of police brutality and Adam’s boss at the police station doesn’t … Continue reading

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SUPERHEROES ANONYMOUS BY LEXIE DUNNE: BOOK REVIEW

    Superheroes Anonymous By Lexie Dunne ISBN# 978-0062369123 Author’s Website: http://www.dunnewriting.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary: Everybody in Chicago has a “superhero sighting” story. So when a villain attacks editorial assistant Gail Godwin and she’s rescued by superhero Blaze, it’s a great story, and nothing more. … 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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WILLFUL CHILD BY STEVEN ERIKSON: BOOK REVIEW

  Willful Child By Steven Erikson ISBN# 978076537489-9 Author’s Website:  http://www.stevenerikson.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Just imagine the over the top comic narration of Doulas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) applied to the original Star Trek series and you’ll get the right idea about this book. … Continue reading

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AS SHE CLIMBED ACROSS THE TABLE BY JONATHAN LETHEM: BOOK REVIEW

  As She Climbed Across the Table  By Jonathan Lethem ISBN# 978-0375700125 Author’s Website:  http://www.jonathanlethem.com/ Brought to you by guest reviewer Erin Summary: Anna Karenina left her husband for a dashing officer. Lady Chatterley left hers for the gamekeeper. Now Alice Coombs has her boyfriend for nothing … nothing at … Continue reading

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THE PILGRIMS (PENDULUM, BOOK #1) BY WILL ELLIOT: BOOK REVIEW

  The Pilgrims Pendulum, Book #1 By Will Elliott ISBN# 9780765331885) Review brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra Synopsis: Eric Albright is leading a normal life until a small red door appears under a train bridge near his home. Then a ghostly being wakes him in the dead of night, with … Continue reading

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THE BULLET CATCHER’S DAUGHTER (THE FALL OF THE GAS-LIT EMPIRE, BOOK #1) BY ROD DUNCAN: BOOK REVIEW

  The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, Book 1 By Rod Duncan ISBN: 9780857665300 Author’s Website:  http://www.rodduncan.co.uk/index.html Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele *Spoilers*  Synopsis: Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL (ZITA THE SPACEGIRL, BOOK #3) BY BEN HATKE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

The Return of Zita the Space Girl Zita the Spacegirl, Book #3 By Ben Hatke ISBN# 9781596438767 Author’s Website:  http://www.benhatke.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kim This is a really great children’s book and I just loved the illustrations. It is a wonderful book to open up the imagination of … Continue reading

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