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Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh

January 13, 2015

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In this universe archangels are angels that have become so powerful they can destroy a city with a thought. They rule over humans from their aeries in the world's biggest cities. The setting is still the 21st century. Only instead of the rich and famous, the paparazzi prefer to follow angels around, while fans use social media to rave over their favorite angels. The archangels tolerate it but every now and then they set examples to make sure that humans know without a doubt who have the power over life and death.

The Dark Colony #1: Mikey Recio & The Secret of The Demon Dungeon by Budjette Tan, Bow Guerrero, and J.B. “Taps” Tapia

January 10, 2015

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The story is intriguing. Mikey Recio has the typical teenage woes in a not so typical life. His eccentric grandfather makes him drive him around and makes him pray non-stop while he does so. On Holy Week, instead of taking a vacation with friends, he has to drive his grandfather to a centuries-old monastery north of Antipolo, the hills near Metro Manila. There he meets his uncle and other characters. It seems to be a reunion of sorts. There's a secret in the air, but his grandfather continues to keep him in the dark. Unfortunately, on their way back home, it explodes in their faces. Here starts the awakening of Mikey Recio to the true calling of his family and the true evil in the world.

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

January 7, 2015

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This book is an insightful examination of the human will, destiny, and religion. The main characters were taken through a wringer to fulfill a cosmic joke, sparing no one, not even the most powerful character. I, the reader, was taken through a roller-coaster ride from Earth to across the Solar System. The journey was physical, emotional and philosophical. The writing was rich, complex, unbelievably profound, and wildly imaginative.

Tomb Keeper by G.M. Coronel

January 4, 2015

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In Tragic Theater, a group of spirit communicators held a seance to reach out to troubled spirits believed to be haunting the place. What they discovered was scarier than any ghosts, and the repercussions of that first contact are now explored in Tomb Keeper the sequel.

It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy

December 29, 2014

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This is young writer and teacher Bebang Siy's "photo album" of memories: there are those in black-and-white, vivid Polaroids, ID pictures from the Foto-Me booth and faded images yellowed by time, almost ancient, just like scenes from a dream.

All Souls Trilogy #1: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

December 27, 2014

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A novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Sounds interesting, right?

The Devil’s Mansion by Rex Jardin

December 27, 2014

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Originally posted on ruined head:
The Devil’s Mansion Rex Jardin | Paperback Library | 1966 | 160 pages Janet Lord accepts a position as a live-in companion to Miss Boisevain, a paralyzed recluse living in a rambling Gothic mansion far outside town. Miss Boisevain explains to Janet that the duties will be light, mainly reading…

Cornerstone Run Trilogy #1: Black Rook by Kelly Meade

December 25, 2014

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  She never saw this coming… Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and […]

Dark Kiss of the Reaper by Kristen Painter

December 23, 2014

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Despite the dark cover, this book reads more like a family drama featuring rival siblings, disapproving aunts, golden-boy-turns-rebel, and the upstart girlfriend. The siblings just happen to have wings and reap souls for a living, the aunts can manipulate the fates of humans, and the girlfriend is your normal down-on-her-luck-but-nice-girl-who-just-needs-a-break-and-a-dashing-man-who-will-see-her-beauty-and-worth-and-sweep-her-off-her-feet.

Olivia Lawson Techno-Shaman Book One: Shaman, Healer, Heretic by M. Terry Green

December 21, 2014

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In the Techno-Shaman universe, people with the ability to tap into the multiverse or the spiritual realm composed of several levels have been serving humanity with their power to heal for ages. But in California, shamans are generally shunned. But Livvy must make a living or get killed doing so.