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The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives an a ticket to the Books and Brew Happy Hour, you will receive an email invitation with sign up.

Each completed review will be placed in a drawing for prizes awarded at our End of Summer Party on July 31 at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Every three books you read, regardless of review, you get a Reading Incentive!

All reviews will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a new Kindle Fire Tablet! You are also entered in the opportunity drawing for the Kindle when you attend library events!


Reviews
Title
California
Author
Edan Lepucki
Review
So this is basically a end of modern times novel that follows a couple, Cal and Frida, by telling the story while switching between their perspectives. They start in a city, end up in a forest, and then a small enclosed and guarded town, after which the book ends with them in a "community". This book was pretty engaging. It seems pretty realistic, in terms of the fall of society that was portrayed and the resulting circumstances. One aspect that I didn't like was that the book left a lot unexplained in terms of reasoning for some of the characters actions and their thoughts. One thing I did like was the story line and the authors writing style. The way each characters perspective was shared left little room for really becoming engaged with either one or the other. And Frida's brother Micah, I still can't decide how I feel about him. I definitely think this book has sequel potential, as a lot was left unanswered. So overall, this was an enjoyable read.
Title
Steel Kiss
Author
Jeffery Deaver
Review
Deaver is a lawyer and the writer of the Lincoln Rhyme series (The Bone Collector, The Kill Room). He is also an avid fan of soap operas. He played a part on As the World Turns. His writing is affected. It is very dramatic and twisty. There are many sub plots. In this book it if the main plot is only there to stitch the sub plots together. The book is a fun read that will keep you guessing. Jeff Harding reads the audiobook and does an excellent job.