Jose Alvarez

If Galactus is the devourer of worlds, then Jose is the devourer of literary works. Whether its print or audiobook, Jose is always in search of the next best book. Doesn't matter the genre or the size, as long as it has the three goods (good dialogue, good characters, good plot) Jose will read it. Though he prefers Sci-Fi due to his engineering background (and multiple viewings of Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan) you can just as easily see him cracking open a biography or leafing through an Elizabethan drama.

Felix Felicis: Everyone Needs a Little Luck [Harry Potter Book Challenge]

| Jun 27 | 1 Comment

Harry Potter and Professor Slughorn with felix felicis

“The potion within was splashing about merrily; it was the color of molten gold, and large drops were leaping like goldfish above the surface, though not a particle had spilled.” – Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince Felix Felicis is a very curious and interesting potion. Drinking it grants the drinker incredible amounts of good luck, although how long this effect lasts depends on the [...]

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LEVIATHAN WAKES by James S. A. Corey [Review]

Leviathan Wakes

Mars has been colonized and humans have settled throughout the asteroid belt, even in the outer parts of our solar system. Earth has the numbers, Mars the technology, and those living in the asteroid belt, Belters, provide minerals and water to the rest of the galaxy. A mining ship investigates an abandoned ship on an asteroid with no sign of its crew or purpose. A [...]

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KANE CHRONICLES 2: THE THRONE OF FIRE by Rick Riordan [Review]

The Kane Chronicles 2: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

The Kane siblings are back and trying to save the world from the dangers of Apophis in The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. In the time since their adventures in The Red Pyramid, Sadie and Carter have been working to bring in and train other young magicians like themselves. When Carter suddenly receives a warning of impending doom, the siblings jump into action to [...]

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DEAD OR ALIVE by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood [Review]

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy and Grant Blackwood

As the saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.” For Tom Clancy fans, Dead or Alive was definitely worth the seven-year wait, as it provided a gripping action packed story with the characters fans have enjoyed for the last two decades. I have been a huge fan of Tom Clancy since I first read Red Storm Rising in high school, so I actually [...]

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Exclusive Interview: BLOOD PROPHECY Author Stefan Petrucha

Stefan Petrucha (Author) | Blood Prophecy

We recently had a chance to interview Stefan Petrucha, author of a variety of science fiction books and comics (you may remember his works in the X-Files comic series that won him a lot of critical acclaim). His new book, Blood Prophecy, follows Jeremiah Fall as he tries to prevent an artifact with immense power from falling into the wrong hands. You call “Blood Prophecy” [...]

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BLOOD PROPHECY by Stefan Petrucha [Review]

Blood Prophecy by Stefan Petrucha

 Over the holiday break I had the chance to read Stefan Petrucha’s latest book, BLOOD PROPHECY, and I really enjoyed it. The book has an interesting take on vampire mythology and the action packed sequences made it a fun read. As an added bonus, I had the opportunity to interview the author Stefan Petrucha , and his answers were very interesting. What is Blood Prophecy [...]

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Read the First Chapter of THE THRONE OF FIRE (Kane Chronicles 2)

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Good news for those of you anxiously awaiting the second book in Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series—Riordan recently announced on his blog that the next book will be called The Throne of Fire. You can read the first chapter of the book here. Along with the title and the first chapter, we’re also getting our first look at the cover of The Throne of Fire. [...]

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Jose’s Top 5 Books of 2010

Jose's Favorite Books 2010

1. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith – My favorite book of the year is the secret story of our country’s sixteenth president and his battle against vampires. Seth Grahame-Smith does an amazing job of blending history and vampire lore to create a must read biographical account. It’s also being made into a movie by 20th Century Fox that should start filming in March, [...]

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THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner [Review]

| Dec 15 | 1 Comment

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains information that will spoil those who have not read The Maze Runner, the first book in the series. Though every effort is made to make this review spoiler free, there is no feasible way to do this for The Scorch Trials without bringing up key events in The Maze Runner. If you are interested in this series and haven’t read [...]

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Coffee Table Books of the Rich and Famous

Coffee Table Books

We’ve all seen some cool coffee table books–who could forget the Seinfeld episode where Kramer creates a coffee table book about coffee tables? As cool as that is, it’s nothing compared to some coffee table books I recently discovered while flipping through an issue of Robb Report Collection. These books are like works of art and as such, they carry super expensive price tags. Paying [...]

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