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ISBN: 9781597802109
Availability: Special Order
Published: Night Shade - December 1st, 2010

Hold onto something, and hold on tight, because once you enter the seething, winding world hidden in these pages it's hard to get back to reality. The worlds society has become a giant corperation, with fashion that could - quite literally - kill you. If you want to rise from the slumming bottom of the rung you will have to kill, be killed, or fade from existence altogether, because you don't rise. You stay where you're born in this caste system. In a world that's so harsh it's difficult to believe that anyone can find happiness or love. But it is possible. The question is, what are you willing to do to hold onto it? ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns

The Legend of Eli Monpress

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ISBN: 9780316193573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - February 24th, 2012

As a fantasy lover, I find myself with a weakness for books where inanimate objects have spirits you can communicate with (It makes me feel a little less crazy when I mutter at my computer). If you also enjoy those types of books, look no further. Drop all your other books and read this one! With a cocky main character who you love one minute and want to strangle the next, balanced by two hard hitting best friends this book is great read, with a plot that will surprise you. ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns


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ISBN: 9780441019618
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Ace - October 26th, 2010

A fast paced, action packed, humdinger of a book! Don't let the small size fool you, the characters in this book are deep and filled with life. Poltergeists, princes, and scandal, oh my !An original idea that you can't wait to read more of. ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns

The Long Earth

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ISBN: 9780062068682
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Published: Harper - June 25th, 2013

Imagine you could take a step and be in a world untouched by man. Now take another step, and another. The worlds don't end! You have just entered the fantastic minds of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, and you wont want to put this book down! ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns


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ISBN: 9780316056632
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2009

It is hardly proper for a young lady to stake a vampire during tea, but Miss Alexia Tarabotti is hardly a proper young lady! When she begins helping the hunky Alpha Lord Maccon her chances of being proper become deader than some of her friends. There is no better way to sum up this book than: "A novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols." A must read! ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns

The Host

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ISBN: 9780316043045
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 1st, 2011

While I am not a Twilight fan, I would say that Stephenie Meyer has some very original ideas. As a new author I understand that not everything will be perfect or well written, so after taking that into account reading her newest book was a joy. A single alien who ends up wanting to help the humans her kind has taken over physically and mentally? Not what I expected out of the Vampire author! If you’re looking for a light read with interesting twists, I would definitely suggest The Host. ~ Reviewed by Talon Birns


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