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Book Spotlight: War For The Planet Of The Apes: Revelations
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War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations

War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations
The Official Movie Prequel
By Greg Keyes
Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: June 6, 2017

In 2011, FOX’s successfully rebooted the Planet of the Apes film franchise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which centered on Caesar, a genetically enhanced chimpanzee born in an animal-testing lab whose early life is spent with a human family. Excellently mo-cap performed by Lord Of The Rings star Andy Serkis, Caesar struggled to find his place amongst humans, and then eventually landed in an abusive animal shelter before leading a revolt of his fellow apes against their human handlers. In 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel set ten years after the events of Rise, the human race had been nearly wiped out by a virus that in turn made the apes more intelligent. Here, Caesar tried to keep the peace between his ape tribe and the human survivors, but it became clear that war was coming. Which brings us to the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes.

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Book Spotlight: One Death At A Time (Twelve Stakes, Volume 1) By Thomas M. Hewlett
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One Death at a Time
Twelve Stakes Volume 1
Paperback | Kindle
Written by Thomas M. Hewlett
Twelve Stakes Publishing
Release Date: August 5th, 2016

Jack Strayhorn has lived a long, long time, and has pretty much seen it all. He’s a vampire, turned in 1948 after a harrowing police case. No longer a cop (hard to explain), he’s currently a private investigator who can differentiate smells to tell him a story. Hired for a missing persons case, the result is death by Fae. Not wanting it to be his business, but getting dragged into this new case anyway, Jack soon finds that he is a target for following the “scent,” albeit a deadly and formidable one.

More below on One Death at a Time (Twelve Stakes, Volume 1) by Thomas M. Hewlett.

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Book Review: A God In The Shed By J-F. Dubeau
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A God In The Shed
Paperback
Written by J-F. Dubeau
Inkshares
Release Date: June 13th, 2017

A serial killer had been living right under the village of Saint-Ferninand’s nose for years. The culprit was a surprise, and when the remains were finally discovered, the scene was gruesome and strange. But there is a bigger darkness underneath that horrific find, and the town knows all about it. It might be the worst kept secret in the village.

When Venus, a teenager and the “weird girl,” stumbles across the “god” that is kept contained by “eyes,” she is unable to make a decision about it. And when more people start dying in the most gruesome way possible, she gathers some grieving friends to do something about The God In The Shed by J-F. Dubeau.

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Book Review: The Bones Of The Earth: A Bound Gods Novel By Rachel Dunne
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The Bones Of The Earth
A Bound Gods Novel (Book 2)
Paperback | Kindle
By Rachel Dunne
Harper Voyager
Release Date: June 27, 2017

It’s been almost exactly a year since I wrote a review extolling the virtues of Rachel Dunne‘s debut novel In The Shadow Of The Gods. I heaped praise upon it for the beautiful setting and extensive world building that she had created. It is therefore safe to assume that I was not at all hesitant to dive into the sequel so as to write a review prior to the release. Unfortunately, my expectations were set too high it seems. The Bones Of The Earth was not at all what I expected.

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Book Review: Storied Bars Of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go To Drink By Delia Cabe
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Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Delia Cabe
The Countryman Press
Release Date: June 6th, 2017

Where did Dylan Thomas drink during the last day of his life?

What bar has seen the likes of Willa Cather, Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, and Jack Kerouac all within its walls (though not at the same time)?

Where can you get a “Serpent’s Nectar?”

New York City has always been a hub in the artistic world. Writers, artists, dancers, and actors congregate to “the city that never sleeps” as one of the cultural centers of the world. What Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink by Delia Cabe has gifted us with is part historical / part tour guide where readers and writers can immerse themselves in the places where words went to grow, both inside the book and inside the bars.

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Book Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes: The Complete Comics History
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Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes: The Complete Comics History
Hardcover
Written by Mark Sumerak
Publisher: Insight Editions Insight Editions
Release Date: April 4, 2017

With this week seeing the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters, it seems prudent that I throw a little love towards the franchise by presenting to you Guardians of the Galaxy: Creating Marvel’s Spacefaring Super Heroes: The Complete Comics History.

With almost fifty years of history to draw from this oversized, nay…massive tome explores the various incarnations of the rag-tag universe-saving group of misfits that seem to have finally gotten the love and respect they’ve deserved for decades.

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Book Review: The Malice (The Vagrant #2) By Peter Newman
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The Malice
Book 2 of The Vagrant Trilogy
Sequel to The Vagrant
Paperback | Kindle Edition
Written by Peter Newman
Harper Voyager
Release Date: March 7, 2017

It wasn’t too very long ago that I reviewed a novel by Peter Newman entitled The Vagrant (you can find that review here). The main character was elusive and dangerous, but also mute throughout the story. It was a challenging read that pushed the boundaries of regular science fiction and fantasy books. The author’s newest offering, The Malice, is considerably different from its predecessor. As a matter of fact, it was actually more difficult for me to read this more traditionally written story based on my expectations. And I admit it was those expectations that caused me the most trouble with this book.

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Book Review: The Spectacular Sisterhood Of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History
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The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History
Hardcover | Kindle
By Hope Nicholson
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: May 2, 2017

Well, it is about time. I am oh so happy to see a book that chronicles the amazing female comic characters that readers have loved for decades.

You might have noticed that there have been several comic hero chronicles of late; I have reviewed a couple of them already. There was one that detailed the Regrettable Superheroes and another that explored the just as Regrettable Super Villains. In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History it’s all about the ladies who have influenced comics throughout history.

So join me as we dig into what’s going on in this jewel of a book.

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Book Review: The Librarians and The Mother Goose Chase By Greg Cox
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The Librarians and The Mother Goose Chase
The Librarians Book 2
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
Written by Greg Cox
Tor Books
Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Mother Goose is real. Although that should not surprise Eve Baird and her team of ragtag genius librarians, they are still able to muster some disbelief at some of the cases that the Clippings Book hands them. Three inexplicable events happen in separate areas of the world: a woman gets trapped inside a pumpkin, 3 giant rodents with no eyes attack a woman, and a man gets caught up in a fierce wind which catches him up into the sky, until he lands on a trampoline. What do these three people have in common? They appropriately lived through some real life nursery rhymes, appropriate since they are direct descendants of the real Mother Goose.

Such is the hook that ensnares us in The Librarians and The Mother Goose Chase By Greg Cox.

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Book Review: The Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains: Oddball Criminals From Comic Book History
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The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains
Hardback | Kindle
By Jon Morris
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release Date: March 28, 2017

Every hero must have an adversary, you know this to be true. What would Batman be without the Joker? Or Spider-Man without the Green Goblin? Boring, that is what they would be!

A couple of years ago I was able to review a book that examined some of history’s less notable heroes, the link can be found here. This time, however, I am able to delve into the world of their enemies! I present to you The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains: Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History!

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