Saturday, March 12, 2016

Battle of the 2013 Books, Bracket One :: Wrap-Up

We have completed Fantastic Reviews Bracket One of the Battle of the 2013 Books.  There were plenty of good book battles along the way.  Hope you enjoyed our reviews of samplings of these books!

Congratulations to The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord, winner of this Battle of the Books bracket!  Let's give a round of applause for all the participating books!

To see the whole completed bracket, click here.

Listed below are the sixteen books which were featured in this bracket, sorted alphabetically by author.  Click on the book title links to go that book's highest round book battle review.

The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx by A. R. Cook
Trinity Rising by Elspeth Cooper
Mage's Blood by David Hair
Electricity & Other Dreams by Micah Dean Hicks
The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Mark Hodder
The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke
Mist by Susan Krinard
The God Tattoo by Tom Lloyd
Never by K. D. McEntire
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord
The Returned by Jason Mott
The Doctor and the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick
23 Years on Fire by Joel Shepherd
Fiend by Peter Stenson
Shadow People by James Swain
Burning Paradise by Robert Charles Wilson

Some of these books and authors may be new to you, but after reading Jackie's book descriptions and battle reviews, I hope some of them sparked your interest.  Perhaps we introduced you to a few new books and authors.  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.  These battles were decided based on which book the reviewer, that was Jackie for this bracket, would rather continue reading.

Stay tuned for Bracket One of the Battle of the 2015 Books.  Another sixteen books are lined up for this competition.  Aaron will be the reviewer judging this bracket.  We'll be announcing the books which will be featured as our next group of contenders soon!

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