Muir Recommends

Pathfinder (Pathfinder Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416991762
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 23rd, 2010

--Recommended by Muir

Robopocalypse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385533850
Published: Doubleday - June 7th, 2011

This book grabbed me from the very first page and I found myself
sneaking in chapters throughout the day until I finished it.  In
Wilson's book, a supercomputer decides that the only way to save the
planet is to control and eliminate the humans.  Using the
interconnectivity of all devices, it begins to recruit its brethren and
attack! Starting from the initial virus release and progressing
chronologically until the final battle, each chapter gives you a brief
glimpse into the events taking place around the world.  I highly
recommend this book to anyone seeking a little action whether you love
technology or hate it.  The engaging characters and short chapters make
this an exciting read for any attention span.



7th Son: Descent Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312384371
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 27th, 2009

The Lost Gate (Mither Mages #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765326577
Published: Tor Books - January 4th, 2011

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The Next Continent (Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781421534411
Published: Haikasoru - May 18th, 2010

This was a fun, quick read. A Japanese organization is attempting to build a permanent destination resort on the moon. Not wanting to be outdone, the Americans decide to also put a facility up there. With many obstacles in the way, including poiltical and engineering issues, they both race to finish first. What I liked most about this book was seeing how the Americans were perceived in the eyes of the Japanese.

- Muir 


Eating with the Enemy: How I Waged Peace with North Korea from My BBQ Shack in Hackensack Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312571306
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 27th, 2010

Bobby Egan is a recovering drug addict who barely graduated high school. He grew up in a mafia neighborhood wishing he was full-blooded Italian so he could work his way up the mob chain. Instead, he finds himself running a legitimate restaurant, and is the unofficial liaison between the U.S. Government and North Korea. This book chronicles the thirteen-year roller coaster ride when Bobby was advising the Koreans on international diplomacy. Not only does this book have interesting first-hand accounts of life in North Korea, it shows that no matter what your beginnings, even one person can effect change if they set their mind to it.


 - Muir

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345504968
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 8th, 2010

Cronin has delivered a fast-paced thriller about the release of a secret military weapon and the ensuing aftermath. Thirteen test subjects, the ultimate human weapons, break out of a secret military base to unlease death and destruction across the land. With vivid detail Cronin chronicles the practical extinction of the human population of North America, and shows that when human nature is pushed to the brink it will fight back to regain control of life and land.


- Muir

The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316003957
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

I really liked this book -- lots of action and intrigue to keep you wanting more.  Unfortunately we were listening to this book on CD and were forced to stop "reading" when we turned off the car.  This is definitely a book that both kids and adults can enjoy!


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ISBN: 9780375843655
Published: Ember - July 28th, 2009

What if you discovered a way to send messages to yourself in the past?  Would you use this power to become rich, save the world, or cheat on your tests?  Tane and Rebecca are faced with these very questions as they find messages sent from the future hiudden in data from a space satellite.  As they decode more and more of these messages, they soon realize that their home country of New Zealand is in grave danger.  They must race against the clock with the assistance of Tane's brother "Fatboy" to save the world from a biological nightmare.


Orcs Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316033701
Published: Orbit - September 8th, 2008

Its not everyday that you find a book written from the Orcs' perspective. Sure Orcs are abound in Fantasy novels as bloodthirsty beings traveling in hordes looking for the next battle, but in Stan Nicholls novel they are much more. These Orcs have personality, and a vision that someday they may live in peace. Now don't get me wrong, these Orcs aren't afraid to battle if someone steps in their path. Many people step in their path, not many people are around to talk about. So if you are looking for a fast passed adventure where the Orc is more than just fodder on the battle field this book is for you!

- Muir