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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 3: Great Series

Today, December 23, is the third day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Series!

Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Oh, and these aren’t all published in 2010 – I just read them in 2010. Better late than never 😉

Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:

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[REVIEW] Death Sentence – Alexander Gordon Smith

Alexander Gordon Smith
Death Sentence (Furnace, Book 3)
Faber (UK: 1st October 2009; AU: January 2010)
Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Alex Sawyer and his allies were close enough to see the sky, but they didn’t manage to escape Furnace Penitentiary. Now Alex is being physiologically turned into one of the monstrous blacksuits, but even worse is that his psychology is shifting that way, too.

Furnace’s history traces back to WWII, and whilst the science is vague (and thus seems unrealistic), it still has interesting development. Logic-fail aside, Death Sentence is another cracking thriller with plenty of soul. The threat of Alex losing his mind to bloodlust is ever-present, but so is the hope that he’ll still have his morals, and can work together with others for the greater good. But the monsters aren’t just physical – now they’re seeping into the inmates’ brains. Expect another cliff-hanger, because it seems Book 4 will explore new territory…

January 2010 Releases

Done with December 2009 Releases? Then get ordering these January 2010 Releases. For titles even further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist. As always, this list doesn’t include everything, release dates may change, etc. US, Canada, UK and Australia represented.

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October 2009 Releases

Done buying September 2009 Releases? Now time for October’s list, with books from the US, Canada, UK and Australia. As always, I don’t include anything – just the ones I’ve heard of and am interested in. Covers and release dates are subject to change, so if I’m wrong, blame my sources 😉

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