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Newsflesh Trilogy #03: Blackout by Mira Grant
Newsflesh Trilogy #03: Blackout

Katie Walker, May 30, 2012

Awesome end to a great trilogy! Just like the first book, Feed, Blackout made me cry and totally had me guessing until the end. There is much more to this series than just zombies. It is about people dealing with problems the best they can. Isn't that what most of us are doing, except for the part where you need to run from zombies?
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Katie Walker, January 23, 2012

When I pick up Destiny of the Republic, I never thought I would find myself so invested in the story of James Garfield's life, and death. His short Presidency, in my opinion, made him little more than a footnote in the history of the US, but as I read, I discovered a deep admiration for a man who never aspired to the highest office in the US and began to feel an abiding sadness that his life, and Presidency, was cut so short.

Destiny of the Republic is a gripping, heartbreaking read. It's well written and will keep anyone who loves a good drama engrossed from beginning to end.
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Scarecrow Returns by Matthew Reilly
Scarecrow Returns

Katie Walker, January 8, 2012

Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield is back! When the chips are down and the world needs saving, he is the one Marine you want on your side. In his 4th full length adventure, first since 2003, Scarecrow finds himself unexpectedly facing a terrorist army of hundreds with small band of 3 fellow Marines, 3 civilians and one proto-type AI robot. The odds aren't good, but Schofield won't say quit when called to service.

When you pick up "Scarecrow Returns," take a deep breath and get ready for action that never quits until the final page is turned!!
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47 Echo by Shawn Kupfer
47 Echo

Katie Walker, March 25, 2011

1. 47 Echo is one of the most unputdownable books I have read in a long time. At first I was a little hesitant to start reading. With a premise that convicts are given the option of death or being impressed into the armed forces to fill ranks being rapidly depleted by a war with China and Korea, I figured the book would be ultra violent and disturbing. BUT 47 Echo wasn’t at all what I expected. It ended up being a great military thriller about redemption in the face of sure death.
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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
Grimspace

Katie Walker, January 13, 2011

Grimspace is a witty SciFi novel which is a cross between Babylon 5 and Star Wars.

The main character Sirantha Jax is a carrier of a rare gene allows her to pilot spaceships through the space between worlds, grimspace. After an accident leaves her the sole survivor of a horrific crash, she is ruthlessly interrogated by her employer, who want to blame the incident on her. A mysterious band of fighters breaks her out of her prison and offers her chance to redeem herself by starting an underground movement against her employer. Reluctantly, Jax joins the band and havoc insues.

The novel has wonderful pace and humor. I was a little worried that Aguirre wouldn't be able to keep these qualities through the whole book, but I was delightfully surprised again and again when she did.
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