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Book Reviews: All Clear +Working Stiff +Alison Hewitt Is Trapped

All Clear by Connie Willis
The deeply disappointing follow up to 'Blackout'. This is boring with idiots running around doing the same thing over and over and over again. One time traveling historian is a moron who never listens. Two horrible kids misbehave, steal and are shoe-horned into the plot.

The question of whether time traveling historians can change the past is answered in trite fashion and the ending is an utter sappy mess. This was a letdown of stellar proportions.

Best Line:
"We proceeded to wander through history...gawking at wars and disasters and cathedrals, with no thought of the consequences of what we were doing."

Working Stiff by Rachel Caine
The 1st in the new 'Revivalist' series after the 'Weather Warden' series came to a letdown ending in 'Total Eclipse'. This book is bad and obviously written to a formula. It's even worse than Caine's 'Morganville Vampires' series.

Bryn goes to work in a mortuary and ends up being turned into a zombie because she's an idiot. Every other character in this book is a jerk but the chief jerk ends up as Bryn's love interest because, hey, that's how this crap rolls.

This is boring and there's a scene when Bryn moons over new clothes and a fast car AFTER BEING BROUGHT BACK FROM THE DEAD AS A ZOMBIE SLAVE AFTER SHE WAS BTK-ED TO DEATH. Nobody ever talks to each other and there is a plethora of subplots to set up future books like Bryn's endless stream of moron siblings. This is awful with a cartoon baddie and plot contrivances galore.

Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
The dead walk! And Allison Hewitt is trapped in a bookstore breakroom and blogging about it. She blogs all: the food situation, toilet arrangements when there is no running water, her trusty fire axe, a zombie squirrel, betrayal, an end of the world cult (but of course) and survival. This is very good (how does she keep her laptop charged BTW?) and I'm so reading the follow up 'Sadie Walker is Stranded'.
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