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Anticipated books 2014

Last week I put the yearly review post on the blog and yesterday the Best of the BEST, now its time to look what the new year will bring! Most of the publishers have already released most of the book they will be publishing in 2014 and as an avid reader I always like to indulge myself in their catalogues to find the next awesome reads. Here is a selection of books I look readily forward to. Tor USA Full Fanthom Five by Max Gladstone, The Craft Sequence #3 On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. Her creations aren’t conscious and lack their own wills and voices, but they accept sacrifices,and protect their worshippers from other godsperfect vehicles for Craftsmen and Craftswomen operating in the divinely controlled Old World. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she’s grievously injured then sidelined from the business entirely, her near suicidal rescue attempt offered up as proof of her

BEST books of 2013

Last week I wrote a blog post about the genre books that I enjoyed and found to be the best of 2013, on purpose I avoided including the best book of 2013, I had to give all the nominees another look over before I could decide which books were for me the best. After a lot of debating, scrapping and adding books, I came to the final list of books. Be aware that I am using bullet points instead of numbers, these books are the top 5 of this year.  Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence, Harper Voyager I read the whole Broken Empire just this year, from the first page in Prince of Thorns I new this book and the whole series would a winner for me. The start of the series was dark and gritty and there were some very violent scenes in the book that got a lot of criticism however for me, looking at the whole setting, idea and goal that Mark Lawrence wanted to achieve it was just spot on, and well come on. it's fiction for pete's sake. Anyway after finishing the first book, King of T

Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice by John Lange/Michael Crichton, Hard Case Crime On a secret island in the Caribbean, bioengineers have devised a vacation resort like no other, promising the ultimate escape. But when Dr. Roger Clark investigates, he discovers the dark secret of Eden Island and of Advance Biosystems, the shadowy corporation underwriting it... Hard Case Crime is an imprint that I got familiar with only recently via Stephen King's Joyland . I really enjoyed this Joyland and when I was offered to review the books written by Michael Crichton under his pseudonym John Lange I immediately said yes. I know Michael Crichton best by his popular Jurassic Park book and several other technothrillers. The books that Hard Case Crime is re-issuing were written by Michael Crichton when he was still a medical student at Harvard Medical School, they go back as far as 1966, when Odd On was published . I only read Drug of Choice so far but what I have come to glimpse it that this book still coun