BookCase.Club is a monthly book subscription box offering different genres: Children’s, Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, and Historical/New Age/Contemporary Fiction. Each box contains 2 hand-picked books, except for the Children’s box which includes 3 books. It costs $9.99 per month, making it one of the most inexpensive book subscriptions out there.
This is the Strange Worlds Case, which is all about Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
When you sign up, you’ll pick the genre.
The books were packed neatly in the box.
They were also wrapped with a tissue paper featuring the BookCase Club logo and social media handles.
This month’s Strange Worlds book picks are Maze Master by Kathleen O’neal Gear and Good Guys by Steven Burst.
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Maze Master by Kathleen O’Neal Gear ($19.29)
New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Gear’s new apocalyptic thriller Maze Master shows the world ending not in fire nor in ice but in science.
Kathleen Gear, who often co-writes with her husband W. Michael Gear, has authored 42 books which have been New York Times, USA Today and international bestsellers. Translated into 29 languages, there are around 17 million copies of her books in print worldwide.
LucentB is a retrovirus that’s inevitable, unstoppable, and utterly catastrophic for humanity. The US government believes the only person who can find the cure is the geneticist who tried to warn them about it and then disappeared: James Hakari. They assign the task of finding him to his former student Anna Asher, who in turn recruits paleographer and religious studies scholar Dr. Martin Nadai.
The brilliant but insane geneticist is leaving clues for Anna and Martin to follow, showing he’s truly earned his students’ nickname for him: the Maze Master. The search takes Anna and Martin around the world and into a warzone they never imagined.
Maze Master‘s LucentB is based off of the real retrovirus HERV-K, which has caused several plagues over the past 75,000 years, almost wiping out Neanderthals 50,000 years ago, and maybe 30,000 years ago. Modern geneticists consider HERV-K not to be extinct, but rather to be waiting for some trigger to come alive again.
With its scientific and archaeological authenticity and suspenseful clues, Maze Master will have readers rushing through its intricate maze to find out the fate of the world in this thrilling adventure.
It’s thriller, suspense, mystery, and science fiction all rolled into one amazing novel!
The genre mashup makes it really interesting, and the author was able to tell the story in such a compelling way.
It was a rollercoaster ride, to say the least. We also like the characters, especially Anna who is a smart and strong woman!
If you like apocalyptic stories, this one’s for you. Although fictional, it’s based on real things and events, and that’s what will make you think of it deeply. Fast-paced and well-written, we simply couldn’t put this book down until we reached the last page!
Good Guys by Steven Brust ($14.99)
Donovan was shot by a cop. For jaywalking, supposedly. Actually, for arguing with a cop while black. Four of the nine shots were lethal—or would have been, if their target had been anybody else. The Foundation picked him up, brought him back, and trained him further. “Lethal” turns out to be a relative term when magic is involved.
When Marci was fifteen, she levitated a paperweight and threw it at a guy she didn’t like. The Foundation scooped her up for training too.
“Hippie chick” Susan got well into her Foundation training before they told her about the magic, but she’s as powerful as Donovan and Marci now.
They can teleport themselves thousands of miles, conjure shields that will stop bullets, and read information from the remnants of spells cast by others days before.
They all work for the secretive Foundation…for minimum wage.
Which is okay, because the Foundation are the good guys. Aren’t they?
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
This one’s an urban fantasy and we couldn’t be more excited!
It makes a great read for any fan of superhero stories.
Some parts are written in first-person from the point of view of the antagonist, while the others are a narration about protagonists. It’s really quite interesting.
With a good amount of action, we’re not surprised the book kept us glued from one chapter to another!
This month’s book picks surely satisfied us! We got such well-written books from amazing authors, and we’d be thrilled if any of these gets a sequel. BookCase.Club has been really consistent in sending us great books, so we’re giving them two thumbs up! If you’re also looking for new reads or wanting to discover new authors, this is such a fun subscription to try! Looking forward to the next batch of books!
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