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Kiersten White ★★ “Fourteen competitors. Seven Days.” Still haunted by the horrors of her childhood, Mack reluctantly agrees to enter a competition, knowing that the prize money would allow her to move out of the shelter and take control of her life. Fourteen contestants will enter an abandoned amusement park for a week-long game of…… Continue reading Hide

The Kaiju Preservation Society

John Scalzi ★★★★★ “No one anticipates surprises,” Kahurangi said. “That’s what makes them surprises.” When Jamie Gray decides to swap his doctorate studies for a career at start-up food delivery app füdmüd, he never imagined that he’d end up actually delivering the food, much less have the ridiculous job title of Deliverator™ forced upon him.…… Continue reading The Kaiju Preservation Society

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt ★★★★ It’s One Thing to Lose Your LifeIt’s Another to Lose Your Soul When climber Nick Grevers is brought down from the mountains after a terrible accident he has lost his looks, his hopes and his climbing companion. His account of what happened on the forbidden peak of the Maudit is garbled,…… Continue reading Echo

This Charming Man [Stranger Times #2]

C.K. McDonnell ★★★★★ Vampires do not exist. Everyone knows this. So it’s particularly annoying when they start popping up around Manchester . . . Nobody is pleased about it. Not the Founders, the secret organisation for whom vampires were invented as an allegory, nor the Folk, the magical people hidden in plain sight who only…… Continue reading This Charming Man [Stranger Times #2]