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Book Review: The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast #3) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Posted January 10, 2020 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Kindle / 0 Comments
Book Review: The Cabinet of Curiosities (Pendergast #3) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

One of my favorite thrillers to watch is the 1997 film, “The Relic,” staring Penelope Ann Miller and Tom Sizemore. This film is based on the book of the same name by authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Like most book adaptations, this one differs greatly from the novel, but it helped sparked my interest […]

Book Review: Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright

Posted January 11, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments
Book Review: Holes in the Ground by J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright

Authors J.A. Konrath and Iain Rob Wright come together to create Holes in the Ground. This thriller serves as a sequel to Konrath’s Origin, but also features characters from Wright’s Final Winter. Linguist Andy Dennison and veterinarian Sunshine Jones are now married, but before they get the opportunity to enjoy their honeymoon, they find themselves being brought in to work in […]

Book Review: The Final Winter by Iain Rob Wright

Posted January 9, 2017 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Final Winter by Iain Rob Wright

In my determination to read all of author J.A. Konrath’s books, I stumbled upon another writer who collaborated with him on one of his novels, Holes in the Ground, the sequel to Konrath’s Origin. For that novel, author Iain Rob Wright integrated a couple of his characters from his book The Final Winter, which is about a group of people trapped […]

Book Review: Haunted House (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

Book Review: Haunted House (Afraid) by Jack Kilborn

“Looks like you invited the wrong goddamn dominatrix to your little party, bitch!” Jack Kilborn brings together eight of his surviving characters from previous five books in the Konrath/Kilborn collective. Most of these characters I was familiar with, except for one from a short story I never read, but it was still pretty cool to […]

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

Book Review: Origin by J. A. Konrath

“We don’t know the Devil’s side of the story, because God wrote all the books.”  The second book in the J.A. Konrath/ Jack Kilborn collective is Origin, which is a big departure from the action-thriller, The List. In Origin, workers discover something monstrous while digging the Panama Canal. Whatever it is, President Theodore Roosevelt believe it to be so important […]

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) by Stephen King

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.” As a child my favorite Stephen King novel was The Eyes of the Dragon. It’s not as popular as his other books, but I loved it because it was like a fairy tale. Later when I learned that the villain in that story appears throughout King’s books, I’d decided […]

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

Book Review: The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias

The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias was a very suspenseful novel. The story centers around a young woman, Siobhan Russo, who discovers that the mother who abandoned her ran away to become a nun, and is now deceased. Distraught over her loss, Denise travels to Spain for closure and stumbles upon a dark conspiracy. Denise was a […]

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

Book Review: Thunder and Ashes (The Morningstar Strain) by Z. A. Recht

In Thunder and Ashes, the second book in Z. A. Recht’s The Morningstar Strain, readers pick up with the survivors three months later. The Morningstar Strain has swept the globe, and the survivors find themselves divided, but trying to find their way towards each other in an effort to create a vaccine. As Dr. Demilio and her group flee […]

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

Book Revisit: Plague of the Dead by Z. A. Recht

I first read Z. A. Recht’s Plague of the Dead years ago (~5 years ago?), and was hooked. However, back then I was trying to get books mostly through the library as I was subbing, and didn’t consistently have extra cash to spend on books. For some reason I was determined to download the ebook instead of […]