At the End of the World, Hope Resides in Nora Roberts’ ‘Year One’ [REVIEW]

Crow

In Nora Roberts’ apocalyptic novel Year One, crows watch over mankind as a deadly contagion spreads across the globe with devastating speed. (Photo courtesy Paul King, Flickr)

Queen of romantic suspense, Nora Roberts, begins a captivating new chapter in her career with the publication of Year One, the first installment of the Chronicles of The One series. Here she weaves together a dark and startling tapestry of chaos, fear, survival, and hope. This is a novel that feels all too real, which tears at our core values and resonates with our worst nightmares. After all, how many of us hold our breath every time we watch the news, expecting the last shoe to drop? But no one could ever foresee the world ending quite like this.  Read more of this post

The Guardians Risk Everything in Their Search for the ‘Island of Glass’ [REVIEW]

Ireland

In the epic conclusion to the Guardians trilogy, the team must travel to Ireland in search of the elusive Island of Glass. (Photo by Will Cockram, Flickr)

With the world in imminent danger, six gifted adventurers are on a legendary quest to find the key to saving the world and each other. But as they travel to Ireland on the last leg of their journey, will they find what they seek in time or will mankind soon find itself shrouded in darkness for eternity? Find out in Nora Roberts’ final installment of the Guardians trilogy, Island of Glass. Read more of this post

Warning: ‘Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom’ May Captivate Young Readers [REVIEW]

Dr. Fell and Jerry

Although some of the neighborhood children might be fooled by creepy Dr. Fell, Jerry thinks the old man is up to something. (Illustration by Will Terry)

For years, the abandoned old house at the end of the block has been the neighborhood children’s playground. It has also provided fodder for plenty of speculation and more than a little gossip. When an elderly stranger moves in, his presence sends the whole community into a tizzy. Who is he? Why is he here? Where did he come from? And perhaps most important, what is he up to? Find out in David Neilsen’s debut novel, Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom. 
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Scott Frank’s ‘Shaker’ Is A Study In Good And Evil [REVIEW]

Shaker Cast

Everyone’s life hangs in the balance In Scott Frank’s SHAKER. (Photos by Joel Bedford/David Robert Bliwas/Joe Szilagyi/Eva Rinaldi, Flickr)

Scott Frank’s debut novel, Shaker, delivers an insightful, unflinching look at violence in America and its effects on our youth.  Read more of this post