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Today’s book review is a lengthy one. Today, I’m reviewing a series of 7 books (The Lorien Legacies) and 15 novellas (The Lorien Legacies: The Legacies). These two series are young adult books in the science fiction genre.
The books are center around a group of kids – now teenagers – and their guardians who, as children, escaped from the planet Lorien when the planet was under attack from the M—-. Ultimately, Lorien was lost to the M—-. The survival of the Loric race was not dependent on the children that escapes.
One night, Los Angeles-based FBI Special Agent Will Parker is picked up in the middle of the night and flown to the Midwest to help on a case. You see, a vendor of collectibles is killed at a Comic Con event. Not notable in and of itself but when a radioactive signature is picked up at the victim’s hotel, the FBI is called in. Will’s expertise is needed, as the signature matches that of something he’s intimately familiar with. A former CEO from Silicon Valley before becoming a Special Agent with the FBI’s Cyber Division, Will is the only person alive known to have seen the Fukushima Unicorn, a tiny quantum computer that will revolutionize technology – or put unstoppable power into the hands of any government to lay its hands on it. Now he must join the local PD to help solve the murder, find the Fukushima Unicorn, and also, find a kidnapped victim.
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits
By Reese Witherspoon
“Dorothea always said that it was a combination of beauty and strength that made southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup.’ We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.” (page 10)
Note: This is a review for the fifth and final book in The Great Library series. If you haven’t been following along, here are my book reviews for book 1 and 2, book 3, and book 4. If you haven’t read those books, I’d recommend starting with those book reviews so that I don’t spoil anything for you!
Sword and Pen The Great Library Series, Book 5
By Rachel Caine
When we left Jess Brightwell in Smoke and Iron, Brightwell and his friends had just taken down the leadership – the Archivist and his Curia – of the Great Library. In Sword and Pen, Brightwell and his friends must rebuild and stabilize Great Library – under new leadership – while simultaneously defending it from the bitter old Archivist AND ambitious empires and kingdoms that see an opportunity to take over. If the group isn’t successful, the Great Library will cease to exist.
It’s the 10th anniversary of The Hunger Games – the annual games held in the Capitol in which children (tributes) from the 12 districts of Panem (formerly known as North America) fight to the death, until only one remains. This year, things will go a little differently. In an attempt to spice things up, students from the prestigious Academy will mentor the tributes.