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Book Review: The girl who could move sh*t with her mind

The girl who could move sh*t with her mind by Jackson Ford For Teagan Frost, sh*t just got real. Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she's got telekinetic powers—a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she's normal for once. But then a body turns up at the site of her last job—murdered in a way that only someone like Teagan could have pulled off. She's got 24 hours to clear her name—and it's not just her life at stake. If she can't unravel the conspiracy in time, her hometown of Los Angeles will be in the crosshairs of an underground battle that's on the brink of exploding ... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just to start off, how can this title not spark your enthusiasm? Jackson Ford coul

Book Review: A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher My name's Griz. My childhood wasn't like yours. I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, but we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs. Then the thief came. There may be no law left except what you make of it. But if you steal my dog, you can at least expect me to come after you. Because if we aren't loyal to the things we love, what's the point? ------------------------------- So, yes, where to begin. When I got A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World I quickly removed the jacket as I did not want to read any of the quotes on the cover. I also just found out after finishing the book that C.A. Fletcher is the synonym of Charlie Fletcher who for me is better known for the Oversight series a fantasy series brimming with magic. For others, h

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e10

Ninth Step Station s01e10  by Malka Older   x Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 10: The Foreign Mischief After 10 weeks we have finally arrived at the final episode of this first season of Ninth Step Station. Looking back it has been quit

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e09

Ninth Step Station s01e09 by Fran Wilde and  Curtis C. Chen  x Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 9: The Assassin's Nest Setting up the grande finale is definitely the name of the game for episode 9. I dont know if this episode was t

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e08

Ninth Step Station s01e08 by  Jacqueline Koyanagi Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 8: The Clawed Limb Resetting after last weeks episodes did take a few days and diving into episode 8, it was still fresh on my mind especially when browsing

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e07

Ninth Step Station s01e07 by Fran Wilde Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 7: The Loud Politician Coming around to Episode 7 means only a few more to go unfortunately. Episode 6 gave us some nice broading of the world of Ninth Step Station an

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e06

Ninth Step Station s01e06 by Curtis C. Chen Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 6: The Stolen Xiǎohái Last week we saw that our duo in Tokyo had to deal with a defector with sinister thoughts who in the end only had one way out. That of killi

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e05

Ninth Step Station s01e05 by Malka Older Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 5: The Deadly Defection Finally. After finishing the fifth episode I can say that the direction has not been lost in Ninth Step Station. As always the story begins with

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e04

Ninth Step Station s01e04 by Jacqueline Koyanagi Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 4: The Blackout Killer Another week another episode. Might be one of the darkest ones so far. This time around Emma and Miyako find a body dumped in water. And

Book Review: The Gutter Prayer

The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Hanrahan, The Black Iron Legacy #1 A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy. The city has always been. The city must finally end. When three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man - are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born. Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know. Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city's underworld. Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh. Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e03

Ninth Step Station s01e03 by Curtis C. Chen Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode 3: The Fallen Executive What happens when a person falls from the top of a skyscraper? It leaves behind quite the mess. This is exactly how episode 3 "The Falle

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e02

Ninth Step Station s01e02 by Fran Wilde Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode two: The Bodiless Arm What happend last time? We met Emma, a US military turned US peacekeeper in Tokyo and Miyako of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force. They were p

Serial Pub: Ninth Step Station s01e01

Ninth Step Station s01e01 by Malka Older Years of disaster and conflict have left Tokyo split between great powers. In the city of drone-enforced borders, bodymod black markets, and desperate resistance movements, US peacekeeper Emma Higashi is assigned to partner with Tokyo Metropolitan Police Detective Miyako Koreda. Together, they must race to solve a series of murders that test their relationship and threaten to overturn the balance of global power. And amid the chaos, they each need to decide what they are willing to do for peace. Ninth Step Station is written by a collaboration of authors including: Malka Older, Fran Wilde, Jacqueline Koyanagi and Curtis C. Chen. Similar to all the serials from Serialbox, this story is also released in episodes. Every episode is written by a different author. Episode one: The Faceless Body Enter Ninth Step Station. Enter a divided Tokyo. Half Japanse/American and Half taken by China. The Faceless Body starts off with a myst