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With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to round up some of the spooky (and not-so-spooky) books I’ve read and reviewed. Books are ranked from least to most creepy! Bonus: many of these books and series have become films and tv shows since they were published! The Gates by John Connolly Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying … Read More 9 Books to Get You in the Mood for Halloween
By Justin Cronin The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew—and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: … Read More The City of Mirrors
No book review this week as I’m still working through two chunkers: Roses by Leila Meacham and The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin. The latter reminded me that I wanted to do a roundup of my favorite piece of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction, a subject that I read a lot of. Merriam-webster defines “Apocalypse” as: A great disaster : a sudden and very bad event that … Read More 9 Best Apocalyptic Fiction Novels
Read my review of The Passage The Twelve by Justin Cronin In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as “Last … Read More The Twelve
TTT is hosted, as always, by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s topic is: Top Ten Books for People Who Like X Book. I chose The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It’s doubtful you’ll see a review of this book on Isleofbooks. It’s been some years since I read it and as my current goal is to finish reading all the books I have and … Read More TTT: Books for People Who Liked The Historian
As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s challenge is 10 literary characters who remind you of yourself or someone else.This was actually a little bad hard. 1. Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones Series) 2. Madeline (The Marriage Plot) 3. Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars Series) 4. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series) 5. Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars) … Read More Top Ten Tuesday: Literary Characters Who Remind Me of Me!
The Passage by Justin Cronin An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl—and risks … Read More The Passage