Sunday, November 30, 2014

Battle of the Books, Bracket Seven :: Wrap-up

We have completed Bracket Seven of the Fantastic Reviews Battle of the Books. There were good matches along the way, involving a number of books worth reading. Hope you had a good time and heard about about some new books and authors!

Congratulations to The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross, winner of Bracket Seven of the Battle of the Books!  Let's give a round of applause for all the participating books!

To see the whole bracket, click here.

All sixteen of these books are now available. Listed below are the featured books, sorted alphabetically by author. Click on the book title links to go that book's most recent book battle review.

Beautiful Monster by Jared S. Anderson & Mimi A. Williams
Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson
Wolf Hunter by J.L. Benét
The Demoness of Waking Dreams by Stephanie Chong
Guardians of Stone by Anita Clenney
Red Sand by Ronan Cray
The Hour of Lead by Kathleen De Grave w/ Earl Lee
Blood Zero Sky by J. Gabriel Gates
The Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman
River Road by Suzanne Johnson
Quantum Coin by E. C. Myers
The Path of the Fallen by Dan O’Brien
The Doctor and the Rough Rider by Mike Resnick
Apollo's Outcasts by Allen Steele
The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross
Free Radicals by Zeke Teflon

Some of these books and authors may be new to you, but after reading my (Amy's) book descriptions and battle reviews, I hope some of them sparked your interest. Perhaps we introduced you to a few new books. Only one book can win each battle, and only one book can win the bracket, but there were many good books in the competition.

Battle of the Books match-ups are decided based on reading a sample of the book. Most upon reading a mere 25 pages or 50 pages. So if a good book starts slow, in this review format, it may face an uphill battle. These matches are inherently subjective. Battles were decided based on which book the reviewer, which for this bracket was me, Amy, would rather continue reading.

Stay tuned for Bracket One of Battle of the 2014 Books. We have another sixteen books lined up for the next competition.  Aaron will be judging and reviewing our first bracket of 2014 books. We'll be announcing the books which will be featured contenders soon.

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