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Throwback Thursday: Martians Abroad

 

Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of BRD’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

eARC, 288 pg.
Tor Books, 2017

Read: January 11 – 12, 2016

There are so many things that I want to say about this book, I don’t know if I’ll be able to get to them all — seriously, I have a checklist that’s daunting — but let’s give it a shot.

I remember while growing up back in the 20th century that SF was fun. Maybe fun isn’t the right word, but stick with me — sure, the stories were serious, there were real stakes (usually), not every ending was happy, and so on — but there was an overall sense that the future would be okay, that space travel and aliens (at least the ones not trying to kill us/take over the world) were positives, and that there as something in humanity that made it all worthwhile.

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An Untamed Land – Book Review

 

“An Untamed Land” by Lauraine Snelling

Christian values and 1880’s Dakota Territory combine in this inspirational story. Roald and Ingeborg, Carl and Kaaren, two young couples from Norway emigrate together to America in order to take advantage of the homesteading opportunities in North Dakota.

Just getting there almost costs Kaaren her life, but they have been researching and planning for this trip for years and are ready to hit the ground running when they arrive.

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Xander’s Folly – Book Review

 

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Shaggy Dog Productions, LLC
Publication Date: May 13, 2016
Format: ePub
Pages: 204 pages

4.50 Stars

 

About the book

Celtic mythology, suspense, and a modern day romance!
Xander spent most of his life exploring his mother’s disappearance. When new clues surface that suggest she’s alive and waiting for him to find her, he must decide what he’s willing to risk to get his answers.

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The Rosie Project – Book Review

 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a lighthearted, funny, and highly enjoyable love story for all the nerds out there. Professor Don Tillman is a geneticist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a project to find a “suitable mate” (the “Wife Project”). But instead, he gets sidetracked by a woman named Rosie and her search for her biological father (the “Rosie Project”). Of course, the two projects end up coming together and what results is a delightful love story.

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Code Red – Book Review

 

Code Red: A Faith Flores Science Mystery, Book Two by Janie Chodosh

Even though I did not read book One I felt the author catches you up with the backstory without being overly repetitive or boring. Faith Flores is an intelligent seventeen year old girl who grew up in Foster homes never knowing her Father. Her drug addict Mother who was murdered in book one never talked about him so Faith always assumed he was just another deadbeat Dad that never had any interest in knowing his daughter.For this she grew up hating a man she never knew.

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Strange the Dreamer – Book Review

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

 

About this Book:

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

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Bargain Book of the Week – Red Is For Blood

 

This series highlights inexpensive, free, or discounted books to give you, dear reader, the most options on what to read.

$0.99

It’s Christmas. 1929. Los Angeles. John Devin, ex-Marine and current PI, sits at his bar stool nursing a whisky and cracked ribs. Then a buddy walks in. Out of the blue. Like fate brought him in. The buddy’s request: keep him alive until he sells a certain diamond. But that diamond leads Devin on a chase through LA that eventually leads to Chinatown and the leader of its underworld, a man with a hidden secret. Sometimes people are brought together for a reason. And sometimes that reason, is to die.

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Titanborn – Book Review

 

Author Rhett C. Bruno weaves a sci-fi detective story set a few hundred years in the future, in which long-time bounty hunter Malcolm Graves is given the task of finding a bomber who decided to strike on one of Earth’s most celebrated holidays.

However, Malcolm gets an unexpected surprise when Pervenio Corp., the company he tracks bounties for, decides to team him up with a partner named Zhaff from their new and highly secretive training program. Malcolm is not overly fond of working with a partner, particularly one as young and inexperienced as Zhaff, but he soon realizes that he may need all the help he can get in order to crack this case.

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