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Dan Brown’s Origin Falls Flat But Does Make You Want to Finish…

ORIGIN by Dan Brown 20 NOV, 2017 Title: Origin Author: Dan Brown Series: Robert Langdon #5 Pages: 461 pages Publisher: Doubleday Books Release Date: October 3rd 2017 ISBN-10: 0385514239 Dan Brown’s latest novel, Origin, that follows the latest exploits of dashing professor Robert Langdon, had intriguing concepts an edge-of-your-seat mystery written all over it. I saw the cover and read the synopsis and got excited. Taking a look at the symbology on the cover, I had high hopes as to where Langdon’s mystery would lead and was looking forward to reading his conclusions and maybe learning something along the way. ...

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Ruby Red & Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

THE RUBY RED TRILOGY (VOLUMES 1 & 2) by Kerstin Gier 14 NOV, 2017 Title: RUBY RED & SAPPHIRE BLUE Author: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell Series: The Ruby Read Trilogy Publisher: Square Fish Release Date: 05/22/2012 & 05/28/2013 ISBN-10: 9780312551513 & 9781250034168 I’m on a kick to finish my TBR pile, and I’m telling you – it’s going back years now. This one is a pile from 2011, but the cool thing is —the series is out and I can finish it in one sitting. I haven’t made it to the final book, but that’s only because I had to stop...

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Interview & Giveaway with MONSTERLAND Author Michael Okon

Michael Okon talks Monsters The PJV: First, thank you for doing this! We’re a big fan of all things Monster on the PJV. But, please settle the great debate – which monster is your top contender for Monster of the year? Michael: Thank you for having me! That’s a tough question to answer, because I love all monsters.  However, with the release of Monsterland, I can easily say werewolves take the top honors.  Or maybe its vampires.  I’m also loving The Glob – my version of the blob in the sequel.  Choosing a top monster is like choosing children, I...

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Fierce Kingdom – Intensely “Real Horror” Novel

FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips 16 OCT, 2017 Title: Fierce Kingdom Author: Gin Phillips Series: Stand-alone Pages: 288 pages Publisher: Viking Release Date: July 25th 2017 ISBN-10: 0735224277 A trip to the zoo with her young son ends in a horrifying act of violence for Joan and her four-year-old. On the way to the exit, after a long day in their usual hang-out, Joan hears gunshots and sees what looks like sleeping people. Quick to react, she takes her son and hides in the zoo. It’s a simple premise but the books is a very deep look at motherhood and the things...

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The Riders Duology by Veronica Rossi

The Riders Duology by VERONICA ROSSi 9 OCTOBER, 2017   Title: BOOK 1 – RIDERS BOOK 2 – SEEKER Author: Veronica Rossi Series: DUOLOGY Pages: 384 pages Publisher: Tor Teen Release Date: February 16, 2016 / May 16, 2017 ISBN-10: 0765382547/0765382563   I became a huge fan of Veronica Rossi with her first series, Under the Never Sky. When it was announced she was producing a new series about the four horsemen of the apocalypse, I was excited to see what she could conjure up. She was shooting for a different kind of Young Adult novel, and she definitely delivered–somewhat. This...

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