Monthly Archives: June 2012

Masque of the Red Death – Bethany Griffin

A modern-day plague has swept through the world with alarming force, and there’s no cure.  As Araby Worth and her best friend, April, rush through the streets on their way to the Debauchery Club, they see people die in the … Continue reading

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The Solitary House – Lynn Shepherd

From where we stand, the air is so deadened with a greasy yellow fog that you can barely see three paces ahead, and risk stumbling in the street over milk-cans, shattered bottles, and what look at first like rat-ridden heaps … Continue reading

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Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Following the common fantasy theme of orphan coming into power and fighting evil, Shadow & Bone is an enjoying read.  Alina and Mal grew up as best friends in an orphanage and now serve in the army.  Mal is a … Continue reading

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Roadside Picnic – Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugasky

Aliens have visited the earth, stopping briefly at several sites and leaving behind their trash in areas known as Zones.  Though most of the mystifying debris is extremely dangerous, some of it accidentally proves to be useful.  The scientists can’t … Continue reading

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Mission to Paris – Alan Furst

Frederic Stahl, an internationally famous Hollywood film star is making a film in Paris.   Having spent a few years there as a young man, Stahl was looking forward to the visit.   As soon as he arrived, he changed into a … Continue reading

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Hemlock – Kathleen Peacock

Just a few years earlier, the myths of werewolves were confirmed as reality by the government.  It’s an affliction that’s spread like a contagious disease through bites and scratches from those already infected.  Unlike most normal diseases, though, werewolfism can’t … Continue reading

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Transcendence – C. J. Omololu

What are the odds of meeting the ONE person on the entire planet that is your true soul mate?  Fairly slim.  Perhaps there are many people that you can be happy living with your entire life.  If you have many … Continue reading

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