The Future We Left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster

No cover image available at this time The Future We Left Behind by Mike A. Lancaster Release date: November 13, 2012 Publisher: Egmont U.S. Review copy provided by the publisher (Note: This book was published in the UK as 1.4) Currently, there is no blurb for the U.S. version of the book, so here is the Amazon blurb for the UK version (but note that some aspects of the book may have changed during editing for the U.S.... Read more

This is the New Plan by John Xero

This is the New Plan by John Xero (available now) Review copy provided by the author.  Amazon blurb: This is the New Plan. Thirty three genre-blending works of fiction. Thirty one flash fictions book-ended by two short stories. This is the way the world dies. The way it is born. The way it lives and breathes. Our world, other worlds. The past, the present, the never, the future. Discover endings and beginnings; hope and damnation;... Read more

The Sacrifice Game by Brian D’Amato

The Sacrifice Game by Brian D’Amato Release date: July 2012 Review copy provided by Penguin/Dutton Amazon blurb: The mind-bending, stunningly inventive sequel to Brian D’Amato’s In Courts of the Sun, in which one man holds the key to saving the world from the 2012 apocalypse foretold by the Mayan Prophecy. In Brian D’Amato’s cult classic, In the Courts of the Sun, a team of scientists sent math prodigy and Mayan descendant Jed DeLanda back in time to... Read more

Review: War against the Walking Dead – By Sean T Page.

More than 63% of people now believe that there will be a global zombie apocalypse before 2050… So, you’ve got your survival guide, you’ve lived through the first chaotic months of the crisis, what next? Employing real science and pioneering field work, War against the Walking Dead provides a complete blueprint for taking back your country from the rotting clutches of the dead after a zombie apocalypse.  * Arm yourself with the latest scientific insight... Read more

Book review: Dark Magic by James Swain

Book review: Dark Magic by James Swain, published May 2012 by Tor Books Note: The review copy was provided by the publisher. Blurb: Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who... Read more

Book review: The Unbidden Magic series by Marilee Brothers

            The Unbidden Magic Series, by Marilee Brothers (Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon). Published by Bell Bridge Books. Review copies were provided by Bell Bridge Books. This review covers a series of four books, so I’m not going to write the blurb for each of them. That would just take too long. Here’s the background: 15 year old Allie Emerson is given a moonstone necklace by her friend... Read more

Book review: Endworlds by Nicholas Read

Note: My review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley. I can no longer seem to find the publisher’s website, so unfortunately I can’t link to it. Another note: This is actually a series, so “book 1.1” won’t get you the whole story. Amazon blurb: Billionaire industrialist Raef Eisman loses his daughter on an airliner in midair after flying through a strange electrical storm. With no body, no ransom and no explanation, he embarks... Read more

Book review — Plan and Prep: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse by Alex Newton

Disclaimer: While the author and I are Twitter acquaintances, I did not receive compensation for reviewing this book, nor did I receive a free copy for review. This review was first published on my blog. The link to the original review is here. This book is available from Amazon in both ebook and print formats. Amazon blurb: Plan and Prep: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is an introductory guide to emergency and disaster planning and preparation.... Read more

Book Review: Starters, By Lissa Price

1 Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their... Read more

Book review: Resonance by AJ Scudiere

Blurb:1 THE SHIFT IS COMING. SOON. Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he’s a geologist, so ’soon’ means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now. PEOPLE ARE DYING. NOW. Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS. Or are they? They won’t be able to figure it out if they can’t get some authorization signed – and soon. But they’re peons and no one is paying attention. That... Read more

Book review: The Zona by Nathan L. Yocum

Publisher’s blurb:1 It started with the Storms. The world got too hot too fast. The weather wrecked Hell on man’s shiny, pretty civilization. With the heat and wet came bugs, with bugs came new diseases, and man’s numbers and sanity dwindled. The survivors reformed governments like petty shadows of the world’s old empires. They sought answers and justifications, they sought redemption for what they perceived as man’s holy smiting. Welcome to the Arizona Reformed Theocracy,... Read more

Book review: Zia’s Path by David W. Small and Debra L. Martin

Amazon blurb:1 In this novelette featuring crippled teenager, Abraham “Ham” Jones, and his tomboy partner, Zia Slate, the stakes are even higher. They have agreed to accept the memory weapons from their new guardian, Henry Lloyd, but with the power of the weapons comes the responsibility to follow “the right path.” It’s suppose to be simple: help one person at a time, but nothing in this harsh world is ever simple. It’s a dog-eat-dog world... Read more