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The 5th Wave, Book 1
Published by Putnam Juvenile
Release Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Available in Hardcover and Kindle editions
In Short: Cassie must question everything she knows about the invading alien force after she and her brother are separated, leaving Cassie to navigate a war-torn America to get him back.
Recommended: Yes. Kind of…
There’s no way to know for sure, but I bet the Others knew about the human aliens we’d imagined. And I bet they thought it was funny as hell. They must have laughed their asses off. If they have a …
Written by: Monica Owusu-Breen, Matt Pitts
Directed By: Frederick E. O. Toye
Original Airdate: Monday, November 26, 2012
In Short: Miles and Monroe are reunited as the gang’s quest to rescue Danny brings all of the main characters together in one place.
Recommended: No. (And also yes, if you’ve been watching the show thus far.)
MONROE: Did you hear we’re running out of bullets?
MONROE: We’ve been shooting so many rounds for so many years, at all these bandits, all these militias, we’re running low. We’re gonna have to ration. Or start using swords. We’ll …
Written by: Jim Barnes
Directed by: Charles Beeson
Original US Airdate: November 19th, 2012
In Short: Miles and company suffer hallucinations as they try to get into Philadelphia through an abandoned subway tunnel.
NORA: You have any idea what’s on the other side of that door?
MILES: Probably walking straight into a militia ambush.
AARON: Well, that’ll be par for the course at least.
What do you need to know about episode nine of Revolution? There were both hallucinations and a dream sequence, for mostly unrelated reasons. Enough said. Using one of these techniques is usually …
Written by: David Rambo & Melissa Glenn
Directed by: Guy Bee
Original US Airdate: Monday, November 12, 2012
In Short: Nora is reunited with her sister while attempting to get to Philadelphia, while Tom plots against militia officers in order to keep his son Nate/Jason safe.
Recommended: I dunno.
MILES: Well, let’s be honest, you’re a sociopath.
Hurrah! An episode about Nora (Daniella Alonso)… said, no one ever. It’s not that I mind her character, and I even think her more recent backstory is kind of interesting. But somehow, instead of telling us about how she …
Written by: Matt Pitts
Directed by: Charles Beeson
Original US Airdate: Monday, November 5, 2012
In Short: Charlie sets herself up to be deliberately captured by the militia in order to try and help a group of orphaned children.
Recommended: I dunno.
MILES: It’s irritating when a dumb kid tells you what to do, isn’t it?
Oh good, it’s time for Revolution again. We have reached the show’s seventh episode, and nothing has changed. While I am still enjoying the world building and all things Billy Burke, there is very little that I can point to …
Written by: David Rambo
Directed By: Steve Boyum
Original US Airdate: October 29th, 2012
In Short: Danny is reunited with his mother, while Charlie must face killing an innocent in order to save her friends.
AARON: This is a friend of yours?
MILES: I said he could help Nora. I didn’t say he was a friend.
Just when things start looking up, we take a turn back towards the land of predictable and emotionally uncompelling. I will go ahead and say if you’re reading this review but haven’t watched the episode yet, that’s probably a …
Alone, Book 1
Published by Kensington Publishing
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions
In the Stacks: Horror
In Short: Mysterious explosions and a virus usher in another zombie apocalypse book.
I wasn’t sure I believed him. Who teaches a sixteen year old to use a firearm?
A destroyed Manhattan landscape. Lone survivors racing against human monsters who are a cross between zombies and Cujo. How could you go wrong? As it turns out, if you follow the story to its conclusion, you really can’t.
Chasers follows the story of Jesse, a teenager from Australia who …
Think Lori couldn’t be any more annoying? You would be wrong.
by Kellie Sheridan
Fair Warning: This feature looks at plot and other devices of both the TV show and the comics. There will obviously be all kinds of spoilers, up to and including Season 3.
Over the past few months I have become something of a zombie addict, which I can completely blame on The Walking Dead – specifically, on AMC’s acclaimed television version, developed by Frank Darabont. I watched all of the first two seasons over the summer, and then finally …
Written by: Paul Grellong
Directed by: John Cassar
Original US Airdate: Monday, October 15th, 2012
In Short: Charlie and Miles race the clock to stop a train leaving with Danny for Philadelphia.
TOM: Come on, most of these boot licks are too afraid to hit hard. I know how you feel about me.
Coming off of last week’s much improved episode “Plague Dogs”, I was hopeful that the writers would cash in on the momentum they had started to build. Ultimately, I’d say they were successful. I was glad that the episode started off …
Written by: Anne Cofell Saunders
Directed By: Felix Alcala
Original US Airdate: Monday, October 8th, 2012
In Short: Most of the characters reunite in time to take on a crazed hermit and his pack of dogs.
CHARLIE: I thought I handled it.
MILES: Yes, you clearly handled it
This is it people, what we’ve all been waiting for, an episode of Revolution that didn’t completely let us down. I’d even go so far as to tentatively recommend you watch it. There were some unexpected twists and turns, improvements in the acting, and an abandoned theme …