Monthly Archives: October 2012


The Raven Boys by

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue is the daughter of a psychic. A non-psychic in a family of those with the gift. But she does make things “stronger” or clearer. So she will often accompany them on their readings. Every year on St. Mark’s Day she goes with her mother to see the shades of the coming year’s dead. This year, however, Neeve, her aunt

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Heartless by

Holly Black

Read free online at Lightspeed. On a battlefield a young girl is scavenging among the bodies. She and the other camp women are looking for anything of value. Any soldiers still breathing will not be by the time they are through with them. Ada can remember a time when she didn’t live like this. When she wasn’t at the beck

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Outcast dir. by

Outcast dir. by Colm McCarthy

Part of my RIP Peril Onscreen Fergal and his mother are on the run. They arrive in a rundown block of flats, clearly hiding out. Mary wants to keep her son safe, but he is a teenager, and trying to live a normal life. Meeting girls, hanging out. Mary doesn’t think this is such a good idea. She won’t force

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Zoo by ,

Zoo by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

One of my RIP reads For years now Jackson Oz has been tracking animal attacks on people. It started out as a joke, but as the data kept coming in he began to think it was more than that. He has even named the phenomenon HAC. Human Animal Conflict. And it is getting worse. All over the world mammals are

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Looper dir. by

Looper

Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly criminalised, which means of course that only the criminals use it, and mainly they use it to send people they want killed back in time. In the future there is no way of disposing a body, tracking and tags and

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The Little Stranger by

The little stranger - Sarah Waters

Read for this year’s RIP event. Part of The Estella Society’s readalong, although a much delayed addition. The story opens with a happy scene at Hundreds Hall, our narrator is remembering how grand the house was. How impressive it was to a small child visiting from a poor family. Thirty years later when Doctor Faraday next visits the place it

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The way of Thorn and Thunder by

way of thorn and thunder

Over a thousand years ago the first Human came to Everland. And that led to the Melding; the Human world crashed into the Folk world and out of the destruction both worlds were now joined. Ever since the Folk have suffered in various degrees. Their customs and ways looked down on by the humans, and the “unhumans” themselves regarded as

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Taken 2 dir. by

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After the events of Taken life has slowly gotten back to some form of normality for Bryan Mills and his family. But in Albania the families of the men he killed while rescuing his daughter are burying their dead. And vowing vengeance. I really enjoyed the first Taken. It came with very little buzz. It was just an action flick,

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England under the White Witch by

Clarkesworld 73

Read online : Clarksworld Magazine issue 73 After the War came the Empress in the North. England was preoccupied with recovery. With dealing with rebellion throughout its empire. And the discontented in England were prepared for a change. But the empress brought winter and snow and the need to forever increase the empire, for in a land of perpetual winter

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