Book excerpt: Dead Blue Sea, by Erin Hayes

How many books have you come across include Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a comp title in their summary? Personally, I’ve only seen one: Dead Blue Sea, by Erin Hayes. Based on what I’ve seen, that comparison may be fairly accurate.

Dead Blue Sea made its way onto my to-read list as soon as I saw its summary, and the excerpt I’m sharing today only helped to cement that status. I’m sure you’ll feel the same way once you get a look at it.

To top all of that off, Hayes is giving away a Kindle Fire. The giveaway is open to anyone in Canada and the United States, so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the excerpt for the link!

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Book recommendation: Burn by Julianna Baggot

I finally got around to reading Burn, by Julianna Baggot. Remember, I mentioned it way back in January?

Burn is the third and final installment of Baggot’s Pure trilogy. I absolutely loved the first two books, but I waited a little while to buy the third. I had a pile of other books to get through, and I wanted to try to read at least some of them before buying anything new.

But, eventually, I had to give in. I bought Burn not long ago, and it didn’t take much time for me to start reading it.

Oh, I should warn you… there might be some slight spoilers in the rest of this post. The summary (both mine and Goodreads’) touches on what happened near the end of the second book, and I can’t really hold in my reaction to the ending of this one. But I promise to avoid any major spoilers.

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Book recommendation: Fuse by Julianna Baggott

So, I finally had the chance to read Fuse, the second novel in Julianna Baggott’s Pure trilogy. I had the novel ready to go on my Kindle app, I just didn’t have a chance to read it until recently.

Let me tell you, a part of me regrets the choice to let it wait. I loved Fuse, and I’m having a hard time waiting for the final novel in the trilogy to be released. I’ll definitely be buying it once it’s available come February.

But, the wait for the third novel isn’t the purpose of this recommendation. This recommendation is about Fuse, and why I liked it so much.

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Book recommendation: Pure by Julianna Baggott

(Note: An updated version of this recommendation is available here.)

I’m not usually a fan of either Science Fiction or post-apocalyptic novels, so I was a bit surprised by how much I liked Julianna Baggott’s Pure. But like it I did, and quite a bit, too.

Here’s why.

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