Monthly Archives: October 2013

{FC} Relic (The Books of Eva I) by Heather Terrell

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A few weeks ago, I was contacted by SOHO Teen about Relic: The Books of Eva, and as I read the promotional summary of the book itself – I was intrigued. It’s described as a sort of fantasy meets dystopian world and is the first in a trilogy. I’ll be the first to admit that I do love dystopian fiction,… Read more »

{FC} The Circle of Thirteen by William Petrocelli

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If you’ve been searching for an up and coming author of thrillers to supplement your Dan Brown, Simon Toyne, and James Patterson fixes – look no further. William Petrocelli has announced his candidacy with his stunning debut novel – The Circle of Thirteen. Petrocelli pulls off magical alchemy with his thriller, combining a realistic futuristic dystopian environment complete with politics…. Read more »

The Returned by Jason Mott

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I wanted to like and enjoy The Returned by Jason Mott. I really did. It made it onto Entertainment Weekly‘s Summer Must List for 2013 – a list of the best 10 books you could read for Summer 2013. EW’s succinct summary mentioned that The Returned is already being adapted for a mid-season ABC series entitled Resurrection starring Omar Epps. The… Read more »

{FC} Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr

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Luke Barr’s Provence, 1970 tells the story of the evolution of American cuisine and its ringleaders: M.F.K. Fisher, the Childs (Julia & Paul), James Beard, and Richard Olney. If food and the champions of culinary writing have any appeal to the reader, they are strongly encouraged to ignore the rest of this review and just go ahead and read Provence,… Read more »