Review of ‘Sword and Pen’ (The Great Library #5)

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A Massacre of Literature | Review of ‘The Massacre of Mankind’ (War of the Worlds #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter
Crown Publishing Group
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“It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The Army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells’ book. He is sure that the Martians have learned, adapted, understood their defeat. He is right. Thrust into the chaos of a new invasion, a journalist – sister-in-law to Walter Jenkins – must survive, escape and report on the war. The Massacre of Mankind has begun.” —Goodreads

Published August 22, 2017, by Crown Publishing Group, The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter is a sequel to the H.G. Wells classic The War of the Worlds.
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Weekly Reading List #108

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey, there avid readers! You know, I understand all the hype about Christmas but come on, it’s Halloween time, celebrate Halloween! I only say this because it seems that people are in a rush to just move on without enjoying what’s going on right now. I love my holidays; I try to celebrate what they were created for. I’m no saint, of course, I call into the commercialism of it all, it’s hard not to, but I try to enjoy every damn day and just go with the flow. Not jump to the next thing before I even start celebrating.

This connects to my reading. I have a very long list of books to read, a goal to read 90 books this year. But I’m not rushing. Some books I enjoy so much I can’t put them down, and then there are others that don’t read quite as fast, books that almost bore me to death. There’s one right here on this list. I also say this as a note to myself because I love to read and there are so many books I want to read. But I just need to go with the flow and read what I can and enjoy the journey I’m on with the books.

So on that note, check out this week’s reading list. Let me know what you think of the books and see if these are books are worthy of your reading list.
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Book of the Month Poll – July 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Another month’s means another poll for you to cast your votes and choose the book of the month for July. So check out these titles below and vote for your favorite upcoming title, author or book cover. Oh, and don’t forget to check out this month’s winner. Remember, the winner will get a featured book review. Vote here on Qzzr or by clicking the link below.
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Book of the Month Poll – February 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there voters, readers, and writers! Another month means it’s time for another Book of the Month Poll where you vote for your favorite upcoming book, author, or cover (because let’s face it, the cover really is a strong selling point). So check out this month’s list of titles and vote for your favorite. If there is a novel you think should be on the list leave a vote for that novel in the comments section. Remember, you can vote here on Pollcaster — or by clicking the image below — and the winner will get a featured book review here on my website. Happy voting!
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A Slow yet Interesting Read | Review of ‘The Tropic of Serpents’ (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #2)

By Cynthia Ayala

The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan
Tor Books
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Isabella’s second memoir recounts her adventures in a war-torn land where dragons roam. And as always, everything that can go wrong does. Abandoning her son with her estranged family, Isabella continues to march to the beat of her own drum, going against the oppressive nature of her social standing and fighting to make a name for herself as a woman and a scholar.

Published February 17, 2015 by Tor Books, The Tropic of Serpents is the second novel in Marie Brennan‘s historical fiction/fantasy memoir-style book about a woman and her study of dragons.
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