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Pet Sematary: A Novel by Stephen King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982115982
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Published: Gallery Books - February 26th, 2019

An ancient burial ground. A mythical creature that preys on all lost souls who enter. A family tragedy almost too horrifying to imagine, described in such grisly detail, it proves that Stephen King is the King of horror.

Deemed King's scariest novel ever written, Pet Sematary plays a psychological cat and mouse game with you, making you question your inner sanity and roll through the tides of grief with the characters, relating to them in some way. If you were given a choice to allow your loved one to rest peacefully, or have just one more day with them despite the ominous warnings, which would you pick? ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250293794
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Published: Tor Books - November 5th, 2019

Aaslo wanted nothing more than to tend to his forest and marry a pretty girl. Turns out he's fated to be the sidekick of the Chosen One, his best friend, without whom the world is prophesied to die. Then said Chosen One dies. Uh-oh. And that's just by the third chapter.

One thing Aaslo will never do, though, is give up. So he takes up his friend's sword as well as... proof of identity (spoiler alert, it's gross), and works to marshal the world to his side. He only finds help from the most unlikely of places, all up and down the strata of society and even from the world of the gods and afterlife. Along the way, his spirit is beaten and broken; will he save the world, at the expense of himself?

This is the second of two books this year published by Tor that have rent my heart so thoroughly. Read the book, enjoy the journey, love the characters, but if you have even a shred of empathy then after the last page you will need at least a pint of ice cream to sooth the pain. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


The Cruel Stars: A Novel by John Birmingham - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399593314
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Published: Del Rey - August 20th, 2019

With six point-of-view characters - five protagonists and one antagonist - it takes about 100 pages for this novel to coalesce*, but when it does, The Cruel Stars becomes a thrilling page-turner as those five misfits race to save their world from the single hyper-competent Admiral of the fanatic, relentless Sturm.

*As I told my wife early on, "I mostly don't care about the old, six-times-revived war her, I definitely don't care about the bratty "I want to do more than lear lettering and music" child princess, I don't *yet* care for the convict who's about to not only be executed but somehow have his soul erased... Get me back to the starship lieutenant who's from a lower caste and whose captain JUST ATE THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER." I came around about thirty pages later. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John H. Halpern - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780316417662
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Published: Hachette Books - August 13th, 2019

Opium and its many offspring, including morphine, heroin, and chemically created concoctions like OxyContin, have seduced, enchanted, enthralled, and destroyed millions. The authors pull opium up by its roots, revealing that its centuries-long potency, allure, and potential for healing have repeatedly been dwarfed by its addictive power of destruction. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Book Review

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By Marcus Aurelius, Martin Hammond (Translated by), Martin Hammond (Editor), Diskin Clay (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140449334
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

Aurelius faces the temporal nature of life and the inevitability of death with calmness, stoicism, and acceptance. His moral imperative to do good, and its execution, elevates life into the realms of wholeness and wonder. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250175502
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Published: Tor Books - September 10th, 2019

This debut novel is a one of a kind reading experience. Lyons' writing style is so unique that it pushes the boundaries of what fantasy can be. With plenty of interesting characters, political intrigue, magic, and even a dragon who feeds off songs, there's something for everyone in this novel. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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