Thursday, July 5, 2012

First Book Giveaway

 I am giving away Wedlocked by Bonnie Trachtenberg.
On what should be the happiest day of her life, Rebecca Ross is panic-stricken. Rebecca has just wed Craig Jacobs, but she realizes she put more thought into choosing her florist than she did in choosing the man she's just pledged to love for the rest of her life.
Before Craig, Rebecca, a talented Long Island girl, dreamed of following in her grandmother's footsteps with an acting career. Unfortunately, she was cut down to size by years of disappointment, and by her first love-a Hollywood director. She returned to Long Island a lost and broken woman, and ended up in the last place she ever wanted to be: her old bedroom at her parents' house.

But Rebecca's mother, an overzealous convert to Judaism, has a long-held dream, too: marry off her three daughters to Jewish men. No one is more thrilled when Rebecca meets and marries bon vivant Craig Jacobs, the man who has won over the whole family. Too bad they're all about to discover that underneath his charismatic shell, this Prince Charming is anything but!

"Wedlocked is a funny, warm, and engaging story about life, love, marriage, and family. This page-turner is the perfect summer read!" -Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Social Lives


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Monday, May 14, 2012

REVIEW:


Vicious Grace (The Black Sun's Daughter, #3) by


For the first time in forever, Jayné Heller’s life is making sense. Even if she routinely risks her life to destroy demonic parasites that prey on mortals, she now has friends, colleagues, a trusted lover, and newfound confidence in the mission she inherited from her wealthy, mysterious uncle. Her next job might just rob her of all of them. At Grace Memorial Hospital in Chicago, something is stirring. Patients are going AWOL and research subjects share the same sinister dreams. Half a century ago, something was buried under Grace in a terrible ritual, and it’s straining to be free. Jayné is primed to take on whatever’s about to be let loose. Yet the greatest danger now may not be the huge, unseen force lurking below, but the evil that has been hiding in plain sight all along—taking her ever closer to losing her body, her mind, and her soul. . . .

My Thoughts:
An almost unexpected ending aside from the nagging thought in your mind that was finally calmed by the revelation. The convolutions of motivations and the horrific truths revealed were handled beautifully. Overall the book is a wonderful continuation of Jayne's tale.

Monday, May 7, 2012

REVIEW: Darker Angels (The Black Sun's Daughter, #2) Darker Angels (The Black Sun's Daughter, #2)

 
When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations -- and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic.
Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic ex-FBI agent, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems. When shocking secrets come to light, and jealousy and betrayal turn trusted friends into adversaries, Jayné will soon come face-to-face with an enemy that knows her all too well, and won't rest until it has destroyed everything she loves most....

My Thoughts:
** spoiler alert ** An interesting follow to the first book and opened in a beautifully deceitful manner. The way that the Loa was integrated into the culture of New Orleans was magnificent and the manner in which it was done fit Hanover's universe beautifully.

Monday, April 30, 2012

REVIEW: Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter #1)

 

Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter #1) by

Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.
Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely....
My Thoughts:
** spoiler alert ** The story line was excellent and the characters surprising with each aspect revealed. The mind of Jayne was beautifully shown and delved deep into various aspects of the world and life in general as she sought to understand her new world. The final death of Coin was nerve-wracking not only for the location but also his reaction to her identity.

Monday, April 16, 2012

REVIEW: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3)

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

Goodreads Blurb:
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden’s faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. All par for the course for Chicago’s only professional wizard.

But in all of Harry’s years of supernatural sleuthing, he’s never faced anything like this: the spirit world’s gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble—and not just of the door-slamming, ‘boo’- shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly.

Someone—or something—is stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn’t figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself....
My Thoughts:
It is amazing the way that Butcher is able to interweave the books together. With various aspects or happenings of the previous books cropping up in little statements and enormous surprises. The convoluted motives and manipulations was magnificently done.

Monday, April 9, 2012

REVIEW: Grandpa Hates the Bird:Six Short Stories of Exciting, Hilarious and Possibly Deadly Adventure

Grandpa Hates the Bird:Six Short Stories of Exciting, Hilarious and Possibly Deadly Adventure by

My Thoughts: 
A very adorable book. It was interesting to have the book written from the bird's perspective and the different outlook they have on life was beautifully done. The speech of the book was simple along with the tales and yet were an immense pleasure to read.

Monday, April 2, 2012

REVIEW: Doctor's Orders

Doctor's Orders (Star Trek: The Original Series #50 by

When Dr. McCoy grumbles once too often about the way the U.S.S. Enterprise™ ought to be run, Captain Kirk decides to leave the doctor in command while he oversees a rountine diplomatic mission. Kirk beams down to a strange planet nicknamed "Flyspeck" to negotiate its admission into the Federation, leaving Dr. McCoy to enjoy his new authority.

However, the doctor soon learns that command is a double-edged sword when Kirk disappears without a trace. Desperately trying to locate his catain, McCoy comes under pressure from Starfleet to resolve the situation immediately. Matters go from bad to worsewhen the Klingons arrive and stake their own claim on Flyspeck.

Then another, more deadly power threatens them all, and suddenly Dr. McCoy and the Starship Enterprise find themselves pitted against an alien fleet in a battle they have no hope of winning.

My Thoughts:
A surprisingly philosophical book that brings many questions to mind and causes a change in perception of the very world. The world of three species was an intriguing surprise for the Enterprise crew and the reader. The amount of creativity shown by the author through the very creation and fleshing out of such alien beings and thoughts was wonderful, the added time element positively mind-bending.
I in particular loved the switching of view as it pertained to being captain of a starship a wonderful look into the minds of the characters. The opportunity to read of Dr. McCoy in a command position so changed from his sickbay was beautiful.

Monday, March 26, 2012

REVIEW: Just Listen



Just Listen by

Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened
the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

My Thoughts:
I find myself greatly identifying with Annabell and her views on both life and music. A great book to read and another great work of Sarah Dessen. It was difficult to read the instance of violence but the resolution and the involvement of Owen throughout it was excellent.

Monday, March 19, 2012

REVIEW: Restless Highways

Restless Highways by

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Venture once again into the world of darkness with these 23 short stories that are sure to make your heart race.  

Featuring Black Days And White Knights, a brand new never-seen-before companion story to Weaver of Darkness.
Arrival- What is locked away in an abandoned field?
Killer Idea- Where does our inspiration come from?
You Never Know What You'll Find- Anything can be found at a garage sale.
It Killed The Cat- Are you free from curiosity?
Fair Warning- Cassie has a warning to tell. Will they listen?
Campfire Tales- Where does your town's legends come from?
Confessions From An Apocalypse- How does the End really start?
His Dark Ink- Where did you get the idea for your tattoo?
Wet Work- Can beauty be found in anything?
Domestic Disturbance- Something's not right at Beth's house.
The Message- Can our words really affect others?
The Fall Queen- It's that time years again. Time to celebrate.
Cockroaches and Peeps- Beware of those who think they have less than you.
Where We Belong- Dani doesn't know where she belongs. Will she ever?
Forever- What would you ask for if you were nothing more than rags and bones?
Black Keys- Something's are just better left alone.
A Token of His Affection- Someone is looking to raise an army.
Go West, My Son- What if they start planning?
Hands of Time- What are they counting down to?
Misunderstood- Are we a product of our environment?
Coastal Offerings- Just another day at the beach...
Intrusion- What was that noise?
What The Fates Decide- We all like a good game when we're bored.
Black Days And White Knights- A baby needs to be born. Can our hero ensure her safety?
My Thoughts:
An interesting anthology of stories that range from fearsome to simple tales of life. While covering an incredible amount of topics this book still manages to fit together with not a single tale seeming to not belong.

Monday, March 12, 2012

REVIEW: The Entropy Effect

 The Entropy Effect (Star Trek: The Original Series #2) by

The Starship Enterprise™ is summoned to transport a dangerous criminal to rehabilitation: the brilliant physicist, Dr. Georges Mordreaux, who is accused of promising to send people back in time, then killing them instead. But when a crazed Mordreaux escapes, he inexplicably bursts onto the bridge and murders Captain Kirk before the crew's eyes.
Now Spock must journey back in time to avert the disaster before it occurs. But more is at stake than Kirk's life. Mordreaux's experiments have thrown the universe into chaos, and Spock is fighting time itself to keep the very fabric of reality from unraveling.
My Thoughts:
I loved how the effects of time travel were dealt with and the way that the book had you exclaiming that you had remembered a scene that was occurring for the second time though for the first time for the character traveling.  Even more was the way that the character's interactions showed their thoughts and relations to each other.  I found this book to be a good indication of the canon that is Kirk and Spock.

Monday, March 5, 2012

REVIEW: Restoration of Faith

Restoration of Faith by



Blurb from Goodreads:
A short story of the Dresden Files that takes place before Storm Front.

My thoughts:
A cute little tale that introduces a great many characters and a tiny glimpse into the life of Harry Dresden. This glimpse bringing a yearning to read more and find out what else lives in the dark and the magic that can defeat it. It was nice to learn more of the past of the characters and to feel more involved with them.

Monday, February 27, 2012

REVIEW: Bird by Angela Johnson








Bird by Angela Johnson

Blurb from Goodreads:
Bird, a thirteen-year-old girl with a mission, has run away in pursuit of her stepfather. She's sure she'll be able to convince him to return home--to fill the hole he left in their family. And while she hides near his sister's farmhouse, she becomes entwined in the lives of three people who also have holes to fill: Ethan, whose heart troubles have kept him too sheltered from kids his own age; Jay, whose brother has died unexpectedly; and Mrs. Pritchard, whose house has been too empty since her husband was moved to a nursing home.
Through the unique voices of the three kids, an eloquent, affecting story unfolds--the story of how one individual's warmth and kindness can heal so many hurts. Bird will leave you thoroughly uplifted.

My thoughts:
A rather thought provoking book which delves into the lives of several individuals. The life paths of whom the lines cross over and over again. The first person point of view is intrinsically useful as many sides of the stories are told at once.

Monday, February 20, 2012

REVIEW: Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen




Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen

Blurb from Goodreads:
"Poor Henry. It’s not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It’s not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he’s “prickly on the outside, squishy within.” It’s not enough that the only talent he shows at Wizard’s Hall is an ability to make messes of even the simplest spells. Now, when Wizard’s Hall is threatened by a cruel sorcerer’s fearsome beast, it is up to Henry—er, Thornmallow—to figure out how to save not only his new friends but also the entire school for wizards."

My thoughts:
A short cute tale that is a simple joy to read. The twists that occur throughout that make you think one thing only to turn out wrong. The ending was what one might expect but did not come about in the expected manner. Overall a very good book to read.



Monday, February 13, 2012

REVIEW: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by  

Blurb from Goodreads:

"HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD


Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the "everyday" world is actually full of strange and magical things—and most don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a—well, whatever.

There's just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry's seeing dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry's name. And that's when things start to get interesting.

Magic. It can get a guy killed."

My thoughts:
An incredibly humerus book. This book is one that resists being put down and warps time. Meaning to read for a few minutes only emerge from the pages two hours later. The commentary by Harry, breaking the fourth wall, is wonderful and teaches the reader about the world of the book without taking away from the story and characters themselves.

Monday, February 6, 2012

REVIEW: Someone's Watching by Sharon Potts

A nerve wracking tale as the book drags the reader into emotional involvement through Robbie and her glimpses into the life of the missing Kate. It is incredible how the author has made me want to scream at the characters that Kate is right there!

Monday, January 30, 2012

REVIEW: Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre



A wonderful introduction to the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series. The depth of the characters given by McIntyre was exquisite and the background of reminiscence was beautiful as it gave even greater depth to the individuals and their world. More than anything I loved the tiny mentions sprinkled throughout the book of quirks and aspects of alien-ness, such as Mr Spock becoming lightheaded from the lighter gravity of the Enterprise. Even more was the devotion to give an alien race, and one newly discovered, their own view of the universe and the differences in interaction and language as she did between the crew of the Enterprise and the flyers.

Monday, January 23, 2012

REVIEW: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka


 A poetically written work that flows beautifully through the emotions of the family. The division of the book into chapters with a point of view of each family was a wonderful idea. As a whole a book which draws powerful emotions and causes a deep look into the past.
It was truly the small aspects in the book which made it so real and emotional.  The daughter's feelings shown through her words and the actions we are told of through the boy.  The daughter cut up a rope and she drew away from the boy as she became a woman.  The boy also gave away a great deal of the mother's thoughts as he sees her wonder through the life at camp and lose herself in memories of the past.  Even when they were released there was the feeling that nothing had changed.  They still slept in the same spots and they stayed safe in their routines.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Laptop Giveaway at Sparkling Reviews



I have been attempting to get my hands on one of these for a giveaway for sometime. And now here it is! One lucky winner will win an Alienware M18x Gaming Laptop. This is going to be sent directly from Dell. So before you enter please make sure that Dell ships to your country.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

REVIEW: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

A very difficult book to read it never the less was interesting in some aspects. The style of writing is very fluid and I find myself enjoying the way the author integrated both questions and his own thoughts in a way that has me thinking a great deal. This is one of the few books which does not have me not wanting to finish due to it being written in second person. Instead the work is in a way speaking with me on the subject and yet not lecturing either. It is rather strange, and yet it does bring a great deal of thinking, the way that Camus has statements throughout the book that are ended by question marks. It is almost as though he is questioning both himself and the reader. The same is true for the times that he ends his questions with periods as though he does not want an answer but merely wishes to have the question stated.
The distinction being made between logic and emotions is one that is familiar to me, by way of Star Trek. The distinction is constant throughout the Original Series as Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock and their continuous spats about the virtues of logic as opposed to emotions.
Much of what Camus speaks of is immediately applicable to real life and as such allows me to understand to a greater extent that which he desires to communicate to his readers. Furthermore the shifts of topic flow so smoothly that at times I am hardly aware of the change.

The style of writing is very fluid and I find myself enjoying the way the author integrated both questions and his own thoughts in a way that has me thinking a great deal.  This is one of the few books which does not have me not wanting to finish due to it being written in second person.  Instead the work is in a way speaking with me on the subject and yet not lecturing either.  It is rather strange, and yet it does bring a great deal of thinking, the way that Camus has statements throughout the book that are ended by question marks.  It is almost as though he is questioning both himself and the reader.  The same is true for the times that he ends his questions with periods as though he does not want an answer but merely wishes to have the question stated.
The distinction being made between logic and emotions is one that is familiar to me, by way of Star Trek.  The distinction is constant throughout the Original Series as Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock and their continuous spats about the virtues of logic as opposed to emotions. 
Much of what Camus speaks of is immediately applicable to real life and as such allows me to understand to a greater extent that which he desires to communicate to his readers.  Furthermore the shifts of topic flow so smoothly that at times I am hardly aware of the change.
The later half of the Myths of Sisyphus Camus delves into the subjectivity in relation to personal life choices and view of the world.  The idea that anyone can have and aspect of their life which they devote themselves to and find fulfillment in.   Any individual can find an aspect or as the case of Don Juan in a specific emotion.  Don Juan's life fulfillment is to be in love at all moments of his life.  It does not matter that the love is not specific to one individual but rather he feels that he allows his partners to experience love at least once in their life.
Concerning the section on conquest:
It is said that actions speak louder than words but how does one judge actions? One can only judge one's self by their own standards; whether or not these standards fit with those of the society.  What can you judge them against? Any one person can judge another by only two criteria. They can judge the person by their own standards and by the standards set by their society.   In the context of conquest, where does action stand in relation to thought? Thoughts are in my opinion far more important as thoughts can be twisted to allow any action to be the most logical or even the best in the long run no matter how strange or terrible the action in question is.

Monday, January 9, 2012

REVIEW: Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta by Yellow Bird

The introduction at the start of the text is an intriguing tale all on its own as it tells of the basis behind the story and the life of the author. It is incredible to read of how many times he story was plagiarized and rewritten. I strongly recommend than anyone who reads his book reads all of the 50 page introduction.The story itself is an unusual one. The 'hero' of the book is a bandit and murderer and yet is the one whom the reader is driven to look up too. The detail is beautifully done concerning all aspects of the tale. The descriptions, the characters, and the very aspects of violence contained within the pages masterfully done to illicit a reaction from the reader and a respect for Joaquin Murieta. In a way, the novel being written to give the state a hero is the very reason that one would hope for a happy ending. Practically all tales that feature a hero have the hero coming out "on top," or in this case, escaping to life a happy life.  This doesn't justify the revenge but rather causes the reader to mentally justify it so that their hero could win.  There are few who actively wish to see the ero fail.The novel is quiet detailed in many aspects including the environment and the individuals that populate it.  And in turn the violence is then given just as much attention as the rest of the 'world' and may seem to be more highly detailed as opposed to other writings due to this attention to detail.

Monday, January 2, 2012

REVIEW: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck


It is unusually written. There are chapters that are from a completely different point of view and style of writing. The flow of the book is wonderful in that it moves from person to person to place and to creature in such a way that it does not seem out of place. The changes that the family go through are ones that most people today would never conceive of. Changes in the family dynamic, in their way of life, in their very morals and views of the world. Despite the wonderful body and depth of the novel I must admit that the final page is rather creepy.
 It is interesting to note how the flow of the novel exists in the way that Steinbeck moves from one character to the next, despite the points where he seems to jump to a seemingly random individual or character as it was for chapter three with the turtle.  In the first chapter the focus is on the dust which can be viewed as a character in itself as it plays an important role throughout the novel.  The chapter also gives a glimpse of what is coming in the later part of the novel with its intrusion of the houses.  The second chapter starts at the truck-stop and follows the truck driver as he speaks with his hitchhiker Joel.  The chapter ends with Joel leaving the truck driver to drive on leaving Joel behind, this sort of gives the impression that we will be following either the driver or the hitchhiker and yet this is not so.  The third chapter starts without a focus on the side of the highway itself and ends with the turtle and its impact with the truck (likely that of the truck-driver from the previous chapter.  Then in chapter four Joel reappears as the focus and meets up with the turtle on his journey.  The seemingly random change in view is actually a flow from character to character to get the reader to their final 'destination' character.  I really like how Steinbeck did this as it gives a greater variety to the book and yet remains cohesive.
Another aspect I found interesting was the inclusion of so many animals and the amount of detail given to them.  The pill bug is tramping through the grass and the death of the red ant by the turtle.  There is the cat at the abandoned farmhouse that is told of having eaten the entrails of the rabbits the men skinned and how it approached and interacted with them.  Even more intriguing is the attention paid to the dogs. There is a good portion of a page in chapter eight given to a group of dogs going after the lone female among them.  Then later when Tommy arrives at Uncle Johns ranch he is greeted by two dogs which are given personalities and their own viewpoints on his arrival.  And later at the second to last page of chapter ten Pa calls for the dogs and only one comes, but Pa states that there were three.  Why were only two dogs introduced and we are not informed which dog leaves. Why is that?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

To Be Read

Current List for 2012

        To Be Read
1. Wedlocked by Bonnie Trachtenburg
2. The Time in Between by Maria Duenas
3. Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland
4.Your Soul's Plan by Robert Schwartz
5. Aaron & Keja: Time Dragon by Linda Nelson
6. I Pray Hardest When I'm Being Shot At
7. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
8. In Their Blood by Sharon Potts
9. Eon's Door by J.G. McKenney
10. 12 by Jeffery Marcus Oshins
11. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
12. Torn by Erica O'Rourke
13.Yesterday's Treasures by Richard Denning
14. The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman
15. Invisible River by Helena McEwen
16. Daughter of Dreams by Marshall Miller
17. Much Ado about Russian by Kerry Roskwood White
18. The Shadow #7 by Maxwell Grant
19. The Shadow #16 by Maxwel Grant
20. Something Inside of Me by Chikota Webb
21. Tighter by Adele Griffin
22. This Can't Be Life by Shakara Cannon
23. The Haunting of Wolf Haven by Debbie A. Heaton
24. Trophy by Paul M. Schofield
25. The Briton and the Dane by Mary Ann Bernal
26. The Arm of the Stone by Victoria Strauss
27. Lost Edens by Jamie Patterson
28. Another Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole
29. Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress by Chrisine E. Schultze
30. Hellucination by Stephen Biro
31. Shadow Cay by Leona Bodie
32. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
32. Red Smoke Rising by
33.Jockey's and Jewels by
34. Shaman's Blood by
35. Dancing in the Shadows of Love by
36. The Burning Sky by
37. Cassie Draws the Universe by
38. Warriors of the Cross by
39. Stray: Touchstone Part 1 by
40. Children of the Elementi by
41. The Traveler's Companion by
42. Dreams of Gray by Maurice Lawless
43. The Price by Joseph Garraty
44. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
45. The Hunter's Moon by O.R.Melling
46. The Book of Dreams by O.R.Melling
47.  The Summer King by O.R.Melling
48. The Light-Bearers Daughter by O.R.Melling
49. Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover
50. Darker Angels by M.L.N. Hanover
51. Vicious Grace by M.L.N. Hanover
52. Killing Rites by M.L.N. Hanover
53. Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett
54. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
55. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
56. Miscellanea by Brian Libby
57. Star Trek 9 by James Blish
58. Star Trek 10 by James Blish
59. Star Trek 11 by James Blish
60. Star Trek 12 by James Blish
61. Star Trek: The New Voyages by Sondra Marshak & Myrna  Culbreath
62. The Galactic Whirlpool by David Gerrold
63. The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
64. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
65. Tortall and Other Lands by Tamora Pierce
66. West by West by Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman
67. Broken Evolution by
68. The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard