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Book Reviews: Turn Coat + Carbon Diaries 2015

The Dresden Files: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

This is the 11th ‘Dresden Files’ novel and it is excellent. Harry Dresden’s nemesis Morgan shows up on his doorstep asking for help. Morgan has been accused of treason and murder by the White Council and they have only one punishment for those crimes. So Harry has to protect Morgan and find the real traitor.

This was tremendously entertaining. The ongoing plot arcs of the evil cabal of wizards, Harry’s mysterious island and Harry’s idiot apprentice go on. There are many hints for possible future plots. This is a welcome return to form after the disappointment of ‘Small Favour’.

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

This is the prequel to ‘Carbon Diaries 2017’ and is much better. The UK has just introduced carbon rationing to the disgust of smart mouth teenager Laura Brown. As her family and society struggle to adjust to the change, things fall apart somewhat spectacularly.

This is a hilariously funny take on a possible future. Laura has to deal with carbon rationing, her talentless punk band, her bad boy boyfriend, her selfish sister and eccentric neighbours.
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