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Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Home > Review > Legend by Marie Lu Title: Legend Series: Legend #1 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, SciFi Author Links: Web Twitter Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Some fabulous dystopian novels have come out this year and ‘Legend’ is another epic addition. ‘Legend’ has everything a good dystopian needs, an overpowering government, a great divide between the wealthy and the poor and a focus on two uniquely driven but deep, well-drawn out characters. The setting was unique, the interplay between characters was excellent and the plot kept the book moving with enough anxiety that I didn’t want to put this book down! Put ‘Legend’ on your TBR list, you won’t be disappointed. REVIEW: The world of ‘Legend’ is based in what we know of today as The West Coast. A new country has risen up in the shadow of war, it is called the Republic. Ruled by an overlord and a heavy handed military presence, the Republic treats it’s rich like royalty and the poor like vermin. Day and June are from two sides of the perspective. Day born poor and from a very low class family has turned to terrorist like activity after he escapes from a work camp, his actions label him as the Republic’s most wanted criminal. June, from the other side of the spectrum has been groomed for the military since she was very...

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Review: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater

Home > Review > The First Days: As The World Dies by Rhiannon Frater Title: Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater Series: As The World Dies #2 Genre: Adult, Horror, Zombies Author Links: Web Twitter  Purchase Online Rating: PJ’s QUICKIE POV: The zombie obsession continues with Rhiannon Frater’s second installment in her ‘As The World Dies’ series, ‘Fighting to Survive.’ One of those books that I was hopelessly anticipating, ‘Fighting to Survive’ did not disappoint. There was plenty of action, suitable psychotic moments and a smidge of romance to keep me interested, not to mention zombies galore! If you haven’t read Rhiannon Frater’s first book in the series ‘The First Days’, I highly recommend that you march your petunia to the book store and buy it now. You can read my review of ‘The First Days‘ here. Already read it…well read on my friend. REVIEW: The survivors have settled in to their new life, one where they live in tents in the shadow of the construction site with a huge wall separating them from the horde of hungry undead. There are things that they must accomplish but they know that doing so will put themselves at risk. For one, they need more space, so the hotel is the only option right now, but filled with undead hotel staff, it won’t be easy. Then, there are the living, the scum...

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Review: Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber

Home > Review > Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber Happy Halloween everyone! I would like to share with you the scariest book that I’ve ever read. Genre: Non-Fiction, Alien Abduction ParaElement: Aliens Order Online: Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web Purchased review copy. PJ’s QUICKIE REVIEW: If you ask me today what monster lurks in my closet and scares the crap out of me, it will always be the same. Aliens. The reason for my fear: Whitley Strieber. I have never experienced such a strong reaction than when I read Streiber’s books. Streiber’s account of his true life experience involving alien abductions had me sleeping with the lights on for a month and literally coming to realize what it means to be terrified all the while engrossed and riveted by his words. Believe his account or not, but you have to read his story and judge for yourself. Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber is the tale of one man’s struggle with what he terms “The Visitors”, the things they do to him and his family and how he deals with the sudden realization that he is an alien abductee. This is a story of discovery, fear and strength and you shouldn’t pass this one up. This is probably the only non-fiction book that I will ever recommend but I highly urge you to read it. Recommended...

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Time of the Faeries: Afterlight, End of the World by J. Corsentino

Home > Review > Time of the Faeries: Afterlight, End of the World by J. Corsentino Genre: Adult, Graphic Novel ParaElement: Faeries, Angels, Vampires Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Twitter Review copy provided by blog tour host. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: Stunning is the first thing that comes to mind when I looked through this book. I was blow away by the visual explosion of the imagery. Often in fantasy art the imaginary will have a cheesy feel about it, all starbursts and unicorns with rainbows is the only way I can describe it. The type of artwork you pick up at the dollar store and see on the wall of 12 year olds or trailer parks (still have nothing wrong with trailers!). But, Corsentino’s work I am drooling over. I can’t believe he attained such realism with his shots. And I have to be honest, I had a very hard time actually reading the text because my eyes kept being drawn to the artwork. The story was just a little bit of bonus. Review: Afterlight, End of the World is the story of the Angels, which is dubbed the Angel Apocalypse. The world is ravaged by war and with the coming of the angels a renaissance period begins, but at the cost of our free will. A few humans revolt and the angels turn against the...

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The First Days: As The World Dies by Rhiannon Frater

Home > Review > The First Days: As The World Dies by Rhiannon Frater Genre: Adult, Horror ParaElement: Zombies Order Online:  Amazon.com Stalk the Author: Web | Twitter Review copy provided by publisher. You can win this book! Scroll down for more info. PJ’s QUICKIE POV: I have something for Zombies. It’s this little problem I have, kind of an obsession. There is something about the entire human race turning into mad, flesh eating monsters that just scares the pants off me. So, now that you know my zombie junkee status, the book that recently fueled my addiction is THE FIRST DAYS which starts out with a bang and soon degrades into zombie lunacy. I was scared, I was disgusted, I was biting my nails, turning page after page. It was a zombie movie in book form, with the same terror inducing action but at the same time it invoked the same thin plot sequences that are rampant in zombie movies and sometimes cheesy interaction of characters. Yet, we always look past that, right? Directly into the chomping jaws of the fast approaching zombie… REVIEW: This little poignant number opens with a woman in a pink bathrobe, standing on her lawn. She is staring at her front door as tiny fingers are shoving themselves under the crack trying to get at her. The fingers of her three year old...

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