Review by Richard R. Simpson
Arthur Dent is not having a good day! First the council worker arrive that morning to bulldoze his home to make way for a bypass. His friend Ford Prefect shows up to take to the pub after they rescued his towel from the wreckage of his home. At the pub as Ford was trying to share his story with Arthur the air is filled with an announcement from space. The Earth is about to destroyed to make way for a galactic bypass. Suddenly he and Ford are transported aboard the space ship. Ford tells him he is a writer helping update The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy! Arthur opens and the first page declares, “DON’T PANIC!” From there things just slipping down hill. They are found aboard the Vogon’s ship, sentenced to have the Captain read some of his poetry at them. Vogon poetry is some of the worst in the galaxy. After they are about to be thrown into space and they are picked up by another ship. They have been rescued by the two headed president of the galaxy and are bound in a search for the answer to the ultimate question of life and everything. Where could it be found? What could the answer be? Why did Arthur have to have his towel? Enjoy Arthur and Ford ‘s misadventures,but most of all. DON’T PANIC!
While serving in the Civil War Major Silas Deveraux went through terrible experiments performed by mad scientists. After the war he joins the Bureau of Extraordinaires to protect other from men like him. Agatha is also an extraordinaire but a very different type with origins a thousand times more enigmatic than his own. Together they work to uncover a most diabolic plot that has more secrets than tick marks on an aether meter’s clockwork face.
They say miracles don’t happen, and that’s true, to an extent. However, in Bicho Raro, that’s something you’ll never hear anyone say.
From the dawn of time, the Soria family trades in miracles. For generations, the members of this extraordinary family, the Saints as the pilgrims call them, have helped people in need of redemption on the condition that they’ll never interfere with their healing process or else, they’ll suffer from consequences, too.
What happens when one breakes this unwritten rule? All The Crooked Saints will help you find out.
A dystopian future where people are infected by a disease that turns them into the walking dead. It is hinted that a university experiment got out of hand but is not confirmed. The city of Oakridge Anywhere USA is the epicenter of the outbreak that spreads like lightning through the city and beyond reducing people to hunters, raiders, the hunted or grayskins. The story is told between two young lady’s points of view and between a stretch of three years. Both girls are from Oakridge but have been down interesting and unique paths in the last three years.
The Book of M is a brilliant story about a world where for some unknown reason people’s shadows start to disappear. It’s discovered that shortly after someone loses their shadow, they start losing memories. Memories like how letters make words, or how a doorknob opens a door, or that eating food keeps you alive. The world spins into chaos and we follow a cast of honest, grounded characters who try to navigate it the best they can while keeping an eye on their own shadow, or a grip on their fading memories.
The Book of M is hard to put down. Peng Shepard’s writing and storytelling style is captivating and encompassing.
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Sophie and her dad are on a hiking trip. She wakes up on one morning to find her dad and everyone else has disappeared. There is no electricity, computers, phones or anythings else that makes up her world. People and entire towns are gone. Even the animals are new, not the ones she knows. Then she finds Zach and they start the journey through the Sea of Dreams.
A haunting reality of what could happen in this world. Terror, horror, abominations and hate countered with bravery, determination, generosity, love and most of all hope. A magnificent story written by an excellent author.
Vasilisa Petrovna never knew her mother who died not long after giving birth to her, but she inherited her mother’s gift: the ability known as second sight. Able to see and commune with the various guardians of the houses and forest, Vasilisa spends her youth exploring and running wild through the forest of her father’s land. Nature is kept in balance and Vasilisa enjoys the company of the various guardians until one day a stranger arrives in town. The changes he sets in place begin to tip the order of things.
Vega Jane and her companions traverse the dreaded Quag in this second book of Baldacci’s famed fantasy series. She’ll need all her magical powers to survive the different levels. Each of the five circles comes with its own dangers. Vega must rely on her own wits and instincts plus the allies she meets along the way. Will she and her best friend Delph defeat the creatures that live in the wilderness? Or will they be lost in the Quag forever? This action-packed tale will have readers rapidly turning pages and eager for the sequel. If you like quest stories and monsters, this one is for you.
Ms. Bevill wrote another great book. I have no idea where her ideas come from. Now I can’t wait for her next book. I highly recommend ALL of her books. I am a huge fan!!