Category Review

The Glitch (The Glitches 1)

The Glitch
Ramona Finn
September 5, 2016
370

Being human means more than just surviving.In Lib's world, it's dangerous to deviate from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn't live up to the AI's standards, it's practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland where bands of Rogues scavenge for food and resources: This hostile place is the Outside. Lib is a Glitch, an imperfect human component of the utopian Norm...

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The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy #1)

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C. J. Archer
Ghost stories
Oz Books
July 1, 2012
260

Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage...

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Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road #1)

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Rachel Hartman
February 27, 2018
536

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences...

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A Dark and Stormy Murder (A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery #1)

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Julia Buckley
Fiction
Penguin
July 1, 2016
304

"Lena London's literary dreams are coming true:as long as she can avoid any real-life villains . . .a aCamilla Graham's bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck...

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Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition)

Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition) Book Cover Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition)
Ryo Mizuno
Comics & Graphic Novels
Seven Seas
November 7, 2017
268

Parn, a reckless but passionate swordsman embarks on a quest to discover the source of a great evil overwhelming the country of Lodoss. Joining him are Deedlit, a young elf wielding great magic; Ghim, the tough-asstones dwarf; Etoh, a fledging priest; Slayn, the group's sorcerer; and Woodchuck, their indispensable thief...

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Mars Girl

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Mars Girls
Mary Turzillo
Young Adult Fiction
Apex Publications
May 23, 2017
314

"Mary Turzillo has crafted an extraordinary tale of teenaged adventure on a harsh planet. Heroines Nanoannie and Kapera use bravery and ingenuity to survive on a vividly imagined future Mars." —Brenda Cooper, author of Edge of Dark "Mars Girls delivers real-feeling characters in a fast-moving, exciting space adventure...

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Another

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Another
Yukito Ayatsuji
Fiction
Yen On
October 28, 2014
496

In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they're walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened...

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Stumble Twist & Crawl (The Iron Garden Book 3)

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Nice short Ghoul/Vampire story

Another nice short story set in the Iron Garden world. I only wish to know more about what the characters are and how they fit into this world. The cover art is also really awesome a nice blend of light and dark going on makes it eyecatching. Definately a good story for those into V:tM

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The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen Series Book 1)

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The Hundredth Queen
Emily R. King
Young Adult Fiction
Amazon Children's Publishing
June 1, 2017
300

As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she's an unlikely candidate for even a servant's position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood's mountain temple...

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The Black Rose (The Brothel Diaries, #1)

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I’ll admit I’m not into erotica. Main due to the fact of the way the scenes are written. They just come off as hilarious to me with all the wanting and disrobing and even sometimes the throbbing and pulsing. (This story contain no throbbing, quivering and pulsing).
This story regulates all of that to the end of the book where the beginning is the set up and I really like that. It takes it time to set a scene rather than someone walking through a door and clothes are flying everywhere.
While this does exist in a world of vampires and such, for this story however, it wasn’t a big focus of the encounter which may be good or bad depending on what you want.

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