Book Review: 0 to 60 by Susan Slater

Paperback: 309 pagesPublisher: Bascom Hill Books (July 15, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0982093896ISBN-13: 978-0982093894 From Amazon:O TO 60 is Susan Slater’s debut women’s fiction novel with that all too true-to-life story of a woman dumped. Meet Shelly Sinclair, matriarch of the quintessential American family. Shelly’s life is perfect, one most women would envy: a 35 year marriage to a successful doc, two grown sons, a beautiful home, and the security of predictability. Without warning, this world collapses. …

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Book Review: Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Hardcover: 544 pagesReading level: AdultPublisher: NAL Hardcover; (April 28, 2009)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0451225856ISBN-13: 978-0451225856 From Publishers Weekly:Ward powers into hardcover with the tangled seventh title in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, picking up four months after the end of 2008’s Lover Enshrined. Rehvenge, a symphath vampire who gets energy from manipulating others’ emotions, is recruited by a group who want to displace vampire king Wrath, a gruff, determined vigilante. Rehvenge is also falling hard for vampire …

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Book Review: Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles

Book Info:• Hardcover: 400 pages• Reading level: Adult• Publisher: Delacorte Press (July 7, 2009)• Language: English• ISBN-10: 038534158X• ISBN-13: 978-0385341585 Book Blurb: The meeting place was carefully chosen: an abandoned church in rural Ireland just after dark. For Jonathan Quinn–a freelance operative and professional “cleaner”–the job was only to observe. If his cleanup skills were needed, it would mean things had gone horribly wrong. But an assassin hidden in a tree assured just that. And …

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Book Review: Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

Book Info: • Hardcover: 232 pages• Reading level: Young Adult• Publisher: HarperCollins (May 26, 2009)• Language: English• ISBN-10: 0061718165• ISBN-13: 978-0-06-171816-8 Book Blurb:“My name is Madison Avery, and I’m here to tell you that there’s more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I’m there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.” Madison’s prom was killer — literally. For some reason she’s been targeted by a dark reaper — yeah, that kind of …

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Book Review: Die For You by Lisa Unger

A bestselling writer and her software designer husband are living the ultimate urban dream. With a beautiful home in Manhattan, skyrocketing careers, and an extravagant lifestyle, they seemed to want for little. Except that when it came to Isabel Connelly and the man everyone knew as Marcus Raine, nothing was as it seemed. Isabel and Marcus seem to have the perfect life until one day Marcus goes off to work, but doesn’t come home. This …

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Book Review: Norse Code by Greg van Eekhout

The NorseCODE genome project was designed to identify descendants of Odin. What it found was Kathy Castillo, a murdered MBA student brought back from the dead to serve as a Valkyrie in the Norse god’s army. Given a sword and a new name, Mist’s job is to recruit soldiers for the war between the gods at the end of the world – and to kill those who refuse to fight. But as the twilight of …

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Book Review: The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

You know how all those old fairy tales take you through lots of scary adventures till you finally reach that inevitable line: ‘And they lived happily ever after…’ Guess what? It’s not true. Life in never-never land isn’t all sweetness and light. Danielle, aka Cinderella, did get to marry her Prince Charming and move into the royal palace, but being a princess was a lot harder than she expected. Accustomed to hard work, Danielle finds …

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Book Review: Echoes In The Dark (The Summoning, Book 5) by Robin D. Owens

The planet is dying, slowly being drained by an alien Dark, and only one last, desperate plan can save it.Deep in another dimension, a disillusioned young singer is summoned as Lladrana’s last hope. Uncertain of her future, unaware of her extraordinary magical talent, Jikata will be the sixth and final outsider – Exotique – to step through a dangerous portal of prophecy and magic. Survival will require her to forge closer friendships than she has …

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Book Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Digging graves is hell on a manicure.With one of the best first lines I’ve seen in a long time, so begins an excellent new series featuring Sabina Kane, a mixed blood assassin. The result of a forbidden union between a vampire princess and a high-born mage, Sabina has never really fit in anywhere. Raised to serve the vampire council as an assassin, the only profession fit for an outcast, Sabina excels at her job in …

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Book Review: Sins & Shadows by Lyn Benedict

Sylvie Lightner is no ordinary P.I. She specializes in cases involving the unusual, in a world where magic is real, and where death isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you. But when an employee is murdered in front of her, Sylvie has had enough. After years of confounding the dark forces of the Magicus Mundi, she’s closing up shop—until a man claiming to be the God of Justice wants Sylvie to find his …

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Book Review: The Photograph by Penelope Lively

A story about a man finding a photograph showing his late wife holding hands with another man, and his journey to find out what happened and who she really was. While not a bad book, it was easy to put down and forget to pick back up. I can’t really understand why it was chosen for the Today Bookclub or how it won any awards, as it wasn’t very engrossing. Kath, the woman in the …

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Book Review: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

I remember when this book first came out, people kept recommending it to me again and again. I usually avoid those type of books (think Briges of Madison County), but decided to give it a chance. Surprisingly, I really, really liked it! Had a little bit of everything; romance, history, time travel, etc. It felt like the author had spent a lot of time on the story and characters, and I really got a kick …

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