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Review of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black by Pepa2000

Advantages: Original setup, great characters, engaging plot, fast paced, enough world-building
Disadvantages: None for me

...this book two moths ago, the first thing that came to mind was "another ... Read review

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Thank you everyone :)) by Pepa2000
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25.09.2014 11:38
Human insects: Swarm v Individual intelligence.
Review of Hellstrom's Hive - Frank Herbert by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A very thought provoking and entertaining read.
Disadvantages: Many will be put off by the science fiction nature of the work

The publicity write up states:- "America is a police state, and it is about to be threatened by the most hellish enemy in the world: insects. Some secret papers were left in a public library that seemed to hint Dr Hellstrom and his farm were 'up to so ... Read review

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Fab write up!x by Chippytarka
Back :-) by Essexgirl2006
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23.08.2014 09:21
A great part 2
Review of Foundation And Empire - Isaac Asimov by bbicuk01

Advantages: The charachters
Disadvantages: Not really long enough, more story would have been even better

So how does the second part of the classic Asimov trilogy compare to the first? I enjoyed the first book so much I really wasn't sure about reading the second book and being disappointed - well I need not have worried. Foundation and Empire carries on fr ... Read review

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well reviewed x by MsTricia
Good review. by Absinthe_Fairy

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15.08.2014 21:30
Diamond review   A candle in the dark.
Review of To Sail a Darkling Sea - John Ringo by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A very realistic, thought provoking and entertaining read.
Disadvantages: Some would be put off by the science fiction nature of the story.

An overview so far. Since the 'zombie plague' struck, the world has changed greatly. We may be familiar with images from space of our planet glowing with artificial light during the hours of darkness. After the plague all is dark except for one small lig ... Read review

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great review by bbicuk01
EXcellent review. x by littleowlski
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10.08.2014 11:52
What's behind this door?
Review of The Door Into Summer - Robert A Heinlein by Coloneljohn

Advantages: An enjoyable read.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction nature of the story

The advertising copy for this story states:- When Dan Davis is crossed in love and stabbed in the back by his business associates, the immediate future doesn't look too bright for him and Pete, his independent-minded tomcat. Suddenly, the lure of suspend ... Read review

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Excellent write up!x by Chippytarka
Great review! by Pearl58
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27.07.2014 10:22
Politics and treasure hunting can be dangerous.
Review of The Sea Without A Shore - David Drake by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A thoroughly enjoyable addition to the series.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction nature of the work

...Sea without a shore” is the latest edition (10th) to the Lt Leary/RCN saga of stories which shows no signs of fading away with failing quality of writing. Like others, Mr Drake has used historical events here as his basis as he explains ... Read review

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super by rolandrat123
EEE by pinkpandababes
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14.07.2014 09:38
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Pompous twit in space.
Review of The View From The Imperium - Jody Lynn Nye by Coloneljohn

Advantages: Humorous space opera.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction label.

The publicity blurb about this book says:- “P. G. Woodhouse meets space opera, as Ensign Thomas Innes Loche Kinago, fresh from the Academy is given his first command. A crumb from the upper crust, he's eager to uphold the traditions of his family, and in ... Read review

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I think I'll skip this one!! Great review and thanks for sharing :-) by Scotlass712
Excellent reviewx by Chippytarka
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29.06.2014 09:24
A Fire Burning Bright Does Not Last
Review of Allegiant - Veronica Roth by elfbwillow

Advantages: The story has some sort of closure
Disadvantages: It is nothing like its predesessors

Allegiant – Veronica Roth A number of years ago, I read the first two books in this series and my mind was literally blown away. As some of you may know, and may have already experienced, the movie based upon this first book is now out and many people ha ... Read review

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great review by sazzydan
Great review. by Dentolux

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19.05.2014 11:01
What would you do to survive?
Review of Under a Graveyard Sky - John Ringo by Coloneljohn

Advantages: Realistically entertaining story of a "Zombie Apocalypse".
Disadvantages: Some would be put off by the somewhat science fiction nature of part of the story.

It starts small enough. A flu like virus infection (called the Pacific flu) that is slow to manifest itself. In the final few days though, the infected person is highly contagious, but it appears to start to clear. That's when stage two kicks in. The feel ... Read review

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A definite E by LiveMusicLoverLyn
interesting by rolandrat123
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18.05.2014 10:52
The Emotional Trauma That Is Allegiant By Veronica Roth
Review of Allegiant - Veronica Roth by crisdelina

Advantages: Great conclusion, full of action, great character development
Disadvantages: Can be slow at times, the ending isnt for the faint hearted!

This is the third and final installment of the Divergent series written by Veronica Roth, it is to my knowledge widely available from any major bookshop eg Waterstones, but I have also seen it in several supermarkets such as Asda & Tesco. The price of the ... Read review

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nice review by EurekasLaw
haha major spoilers :p good review by top-reviewz

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17.05.2014 15:13
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And The Ending Has Come: Allegiant
Review of Allegiant - Veronica Roth by GalaxyNova

Advantages: Good character growth, nice story line
Disadvantages: Slow beginning

To be honest I'm a bit confused as to how i'm going to review this. As i have mixed feelings for this book. It wasn't the greatest yet it was the worst. It held its ground in the middle. Now I promise NO spoilers. I think the greatest riff people had wi ... Read review

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14.05.2014 17:10
Tad Williams - War of the Flowers
Review of The War of the Flowers - Tad Williams by MrBrightside002

Advantages: Beautifully written
Disadvantages: none

...huge fantasy series just at the moment, and so just had enoug ... Read review

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Good review x by emmad5689
Nicely done by pumfster

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05.05.2014 11:36
Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton - Introducing Anita Blake!
Review of Guilty Pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton by MrBrightside002

Advantages: Humourous and intelligent, quirky and original
Disadvantages: None

Introducing Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter…. I’ve always loved horror stories, and always enjoyed the age old tale of vampires, beginning with Dracula and moving on to more modern interpretations and retellings. In the form of the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunte ... Read review

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Not a horror fan myself. by pumfster
Been a long time since I've seen Anita Blake. by ladyofflame

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03.05.2014 19:14
Run Lola, run !
Review of Random Acts Of Senseless Violence - Jack Womack by dee7778

Advantages: Engaging character and good plot
Disadvantages: Sometimes seems a bit dated

After hearing a discussion about Random Acts of Senseless Violence on Radio 4, I decided to give it a try. It was presented as a relatively unknown work of science fiction; a dystopian coming of age novel that was unrecognised at the time of publication ... Read review

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interesting by rolandrat123
And it's on my list now... Sounds like one I could enjoy! by pgn0
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20.04.2014 09:37
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Garth Nix short stories Across the Wall is just one of them
Review of Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories - Garth Nix by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Explantory notes adds value, class collection
Disadvantages: Not just for teens.

Book Review Title: Across the Wall Author: Garth Nix The purple cover of this book features an old spooky looking house and the charter mark symbol prominently displayed straight away alerts fans of the Abhorsen series that this book holds another ... Read review

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Not an author I have heard of before - very interesting by catsholiday
Very nicely reviewed. Not an author I had come accross previously. I will have to look into this. John by Coloneljohn
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17.04.2014 16:09
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