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The Faithful by Jonathan Weyer

The Faithful by Jonathan Weyer

Pastor Aidan Schaeffer is in trouble. He doubts if God is real, a real problem for for someone in his line of work. He sees greed, sin and avarice everywhere he looks, making him further doubt God. He's now got people in his parish having prophetic dreams and finding strange sights in the early morning snows. Sights Schaeffer will see himself one frightening night. To make matters worse Schaeffer's former girlfriend was found a victim of a brutal, ritualized murder and Schaffer is a suspect in her murder. It doesn't exactly make for a great week for him, but then the demonic attacks against him begin to grow stronger and it's only by joining with a group of modern day "ghost busters" that Aidan Schaffer has a chance to stop the [Read the rest of this article...]

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara

Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara is a change for our reviews. It is one in a sequence of six books and I recommend reading the first novel in the series, Cast in Shadow as there are some missing pieces of back story that leave you wondering exactly what is going on. Most of this revolves around the various species (ie., dragon, imperial, Barrani, outcaste) and their relationships to one another - or lack thereof. Part of this may be due to Sagara's writing style as she prefers to lead her readers in a general direction and then allow them to draw their own conclusions, but I feel it is more due to reading the books out of order. Michelle Sagara is a writer of epic and high fantasy and Cast in Courtlight is a prime example of both [Read the rest of this article...]

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Am Legend by Richard Matheson is in fact a short story. It is amazing that they managed to make a movie of it, much less one that differed so much in content from the original story. In I Am Legend the main character, Robert Neville, is a blond haired man who spends his days killing the victims of a plague that has swept the entire earth, though I applaud the film's use of Will Smith as the main character. At night he hides within his fortified house hearing the screams of the undead to come out to them. If you've seen the movie you should still read the book because there are next to no similarities between the book and the movie. There is a possible explanation provided as to why Neville has proved immune to the the virus that has [Read the rest of this article...]

Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

Sometimes you get exactly what you pay for and Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe is the proof to that rule. Mortal Ghost was a free download from Barnes and Noble e-reader Nook for PC. It was a singularly disturbing tale about a young man who has the ability to heal others, and who also has the ability to start fires simply by thinking about them, or by getting too angry. The young man, whose name is Jesse falls in love with a young woman named Sarah and ends up staying with Sarah and her family. He becomes quite close to, and quite protective of all of them. As time goes on Sarah is brutally raped by her ex-boyfriend and a friend of his. Sarah is ashamed of what has happened and so remains silent about her experience. It's only to Jesse that [Read the rest of this article...]

Barnes and Noble e-Reader versus Amazon Kindle for PC

Barnes and Noble e-Reader versus Amazon Kindle for PC

I have both a Barnes and Noble e-reader for PC as well as a Kindle e-reader for PC. I wish I had a Kindle. Once upon a time I wished I had a Barnes and Noble Nook for comparison purposes, but I have to say this is no longer the case. I have an extensive library of Kindle for PC books. It is a collection I've been building for just over a year. Some of the books I purchased for little to nothing, but a great many of them I purchased at a price that wasn't much cheaper than traditionally published books. Considering the current state of affairs with Barnes and Noble and their possible upcoming sale, I wouldn't want to own much more than the hundred or so books I already own on my Nook for PC. I don't want to find myself missing valuable [Read the rest of this article...]

American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Sa

American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Sa

American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Sa offers a view into life for the American Indians, specifically the Dakota Sioux, near the turn of the twentieth century. There are multiple versions and formats of this book appearing on the Amazon.com website. I am unable to obtain an ISBN from the copy I have, so I cannot tell you which Kindle version it is, other than to affirm it came with no cover image and was $1.00 or less. I have a collection of old mythologies and legends on my Kindle for PC obtained from Amazon for little to nothing and this volume is among them. The lack of information on older volumes is a particular problem with Amazon’s Kindle versions. This difficulty is outweighed by the fact the electronic format makes widely [Read the rest of this article...]

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box is Joe Hill's debut novel. Don't judge the book by its name. It isn't some sappy romance or anything soft and fuzzy and warm, instead it's a face-paced ride through the terror of Joe Hill's rather twisted and warped imagination. Heart-Shaped Box is one of those novels that make you afraid to turn the page, but leave you unable to stop turning the page. Last night after finishing it was the first night I was able to sleep decently since I had started the book. I knew what happened to the characters. I didn't try to lay down with their trials still shooting through my head, wondering what was going to happen to them next. There was resolution, even through the terror of the book. There were still strange dreams caused by [Read the rest of this article...]

The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

Unlike many books, The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright, opens with a tragic, tear-jerker of a scene. I have to admit it honestly brought tears to my eyes. It was great writing and a terribly sad way to start the book. Nearly the entirety of the remainder of the book follows three siblings through the next four days of their lives. Along the way the siblings: Matthew; Malcolm and Samantha will discover hidden depths in their relationships with one another, and dark secrets from their parents past. Jack and Laurel, the parents of the three siblings seemed to everyone to be the perfect couple. They lived their dream life, owning a Bed & Breakfast in the Shenandoah River Valley, nestled between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge [Read the rest of this article...]

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Objective by Eric Van Lustbader is the eighth title in the series of "Bourne" novels begun thirty-years ago by writer Robert Ludlum. The main character, Jason Bourne is a former covert agent, the end product of a black op government training program named Treadstone. Fans of the character feared that Bourne was finished when series creator Robert Ludlum passed away in 2001, but Eric Van Lustbader took up the series under a Robert Ludlum trademark and has written five books since Ludlum's death. In this book Bourne is confronted by yet more ghosts from his past. There are the ghosts remembered, from his recent past, and then there are the ghosts that echo throughout his amnesiac brain, filling him with fear of what his past [Read the rest of this article...]

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