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Reviews of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels by Jessica Strider, a former bookseller and avid reader. You'll also find shout-outs to SFF books, news tidbits, historical tidbits and more.
Due to the number of books I get from publishers and the piles of books I've owned for years and don't have time to read, I turn down most review requests. If your project really interests me I'll give it a shot, but I reserve the right to stop reading at any point if I don't like it. I simply don't have time to finish books I'm not enjoying. If I finish a book I generally review it and will send you the links. Positive reviews get posted on my blog, GoodReads, LibraryThing and Amazon Canada. Negative reviews only show up on my blog.
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A MYSTERIOUS CONTAGION. MASS HYSTERIA. SUDDEN DEATH. And a warning that would come all too late . . .
Forest Peak, California. Fourth of July. Sheriff Danielle Adelman, a troubled war veteran, thinks she has all the problems she can handle in this all-American town after her kid sister runs away from home. But when a disease-stricken horde of panicked refugees fleeing the fall of Los Angeles swarms her small mountain community, Danny realizes her problems have only just begun-starting with what might very well be the end of the world. Danny thought she had seen humanity at its worst in war-torn Iraq, but nothing could prepare her for the remorseless struggle to survive in a dying world being overrun by the reanimated dead and men turned monster. Obsessed with finding her missing sister against all odds, Danny's epic and dangerous journey across the California desert will challenge her spirit . . . and bring her to the precipice of sanity itself. . . .
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