Review · Science Fiction

Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin

Day of the Oprichnik, by Vladimir Sorokin, is a slice-of-life dystopian about one oprichnik in Moscow in 2028. This society runs with futuristic technology and the draconian laws of Ivan the Terrible. The oprichnina, the most feared men in the country, perform all tasks necessary to promote and protect the czar’s interests. Andrei Danilovich Komiaga, the oprichnik of concern, must crush the enemies of the state, perform his assigned tasks, attend parties, and participate in secret rituals. This Russian dystopian novel looks at the corruption and control of a futuristic society from the top down.

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Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

Blood Promise was written by Richelle Mead. It is the fourth book in her Vampire Academy series. The synopsis on the inside cover says: Guardian Rose Hathaway’s life will never be the same. The recent attack on St. Vladimir’s Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off… Continue reading Blood Promise by Richelle Mead