|Suspense Central Selections for
*2017 selections for Suspense Central are
listed below by month. If you have difficulty
seeing a title and/or author, all selections are
listed on our Yahoo site and our meetup site.
|Plague Town by Ashley Parker
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 8p
Panera, 770 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, NJ
This group meets on the second Monday of each month to discuss a specific mystery,
suspense or intrigue novel. Join Moderator Aurelia Long as we discuss the month's featured
Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down.
A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but
far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a 'Wild-Card' -- immune to the
virus -- and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.
It's Buffy meets the Walking Dead in a rapid-fire zombie adventure!
|Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Our follow-up theme was filled with Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, her sequel to Cinder. We had read Cinder
previously, and thoroughly enjoyed the alternate Cinderella story. In Cinder, humans and androids
co-exist in New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. Cinder, the main character, is a
cyborg. We were looking forward to the sequel, Scarlet, and were not disappointed. Everyone who
read Scarlet agreed it was better than Cinder. Where Cinder was a Cyborg version of Cinderella,
Scarlet is an alternate version of Red Riding Hood. Great story, well done. Solid A all around. Highly
recommended series. We all look forward to reading more books in the series. Excellent discussion.
|Who Wants to be the Prince of Darkness by Michael Boatman
Who Wants To Be The Prince Of Darkness? by Michael Boatman was our February selection. It was
chosen because the description of a reality show game seemed to fit the TV theme for the month.
Everyone who read the book was quite dissatisfied. The teaser stated there would be a game show
type atmosphere, which simply didn't exist. The battle for hell between Gabriel (the bad guy) and
Lucifer (the good guy) was confusing most of the way, and was decided that was what the "game"
show was - a real battle on Earth between the warring demons for control of hell. The ending tied
things together somewhat, but not enough. The general feeling was that an interesting concept lacked
execution. Grade: C.