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Book review: 'Black Lake' by Johanna Lane

Nestled in the Irish mountains on a lake so dark the locals call it “black,” the impressive and imposing estate of Dulough sits perched on a hillside. 663 more words

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Book review: 'My Beloved World' by Sonia Sotomayor

Things I knew about Sonia Sotomayor before beginning My Beloved World, a memoir of her youth in the Bronx and formative years as she tirelessly pursued knowledge and opportunity: 803 more words

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Artificial Evil by Colin Barnes

tl;dr version: Fast paced action-filled dystopian cyberpunk, well written, particularly the technological aspects.

I totally admit I grabbed this while it was a freebie because of the spectacular cover. 1,113 more words

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This is a drug-fuelled future dystopian Mission Impossible. Or maybe Jason Bourne. It’s seriously full of action, and mostly not the “skim over until the plot starts again” kind, it’s very readable. 440 more words

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Book review: 'The Mad Scientist's Daughter' by Cassandra Rose Clarke

A robot love story about the daughter of an eccentric scientist. Maybe not my normal bag — or your average run-of-the-mill plot for a dystopian story, eh? 705 more words

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Book review: 'Clever Girl' by Tessa Hadley

Sometimes a character reveals her layers slowly, showing the tiniest glimpse of soul spread thin over many pages. A novel builds and builds, progressing to an explosive end, and we hurry toward it — unable to pause before we know the illustrious End. 602 more words

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Book review: 'The Nobodies Album' by Carolyn Parkhurst

It’s been four long years since author Octavia Frost last spoke to her only son, Milo. Now a rock star accused of brutally murdering his girlfriend, Milo’s demons and debaucheries are being dragged out for public consumption. 430 more words

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