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Review: “The Dead Game,” Susanne Leist

Pros: Meh Cons: So chaotic, random, needlessly complicated, and self-contradictory Rating: 2 out of 5 Susanne Leist’s The Dead Game: Book One of The Dead Game Series sounded intriguing. Invitations to a party at an abandoned mansion, things turning deadly…

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Review: “Playing Possum,” Stephanie Rabig

Pros: So much fun! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 You may or may not remember Alan Baxter’s The Roo [review], a classic-horror-style, terribly fun novel that started as a joke based on an article about an aggressive kangaroo

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Review: “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” Robert Ford, Matt Hayward

Pros: Like a horrific, paranormal house of cards! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In A Penny For Your Thoughts: (The Lowback Series – Book 1), by Robert Ford and Matt Hayward, Joe has spent eight years in prison.

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Review: “White Pines,” Gemma Amor

Pros: Stunning rural cosmic horror Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I absolutely love Gemma Amor’s horror novel White Pines. Megs (Megan) has just been informed by her husband that their marriage is over. Since she just inherited a

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Review: “Pandemic,” A.G. Riddle

Pros: Impressively grand scope! Cons: I hope some coincidences get resolved in the next book! Rating: 4 out of 5 A.G. Riddle’s long novel Pandemic (The Extinction Files, Book 1) dumps us straight into the realm of pandemic apocalypse. Dr.

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Review: “Allison,” Jeff Strand

Pros: Had me on the edge of my seat! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Jeff Strand’s Allison takes the girl-with-supernatural-powers-gets-pushed-too-far trope and makes it delicious again. Allison found out the hard way that she can move people with

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Review: “From Twisted Roots,” S.H. Cooper

Pros: Absolutely excellent short horror stories! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 S.H. Cooper brings us From Twisted Roots: Thriller, Horror, and Mystery Short Stories. I absolutely love this collection. Each story packs a punch, even though they’re all

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Review: “Thunderbird,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: Deeper and deeper into the worldbuilding… Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s Thunderbird (Miriam Black 4) picks up about a year after The Cormorant left off. Miriam is trying to find Mary Stitch, also known as

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Review: “The Cormorant,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: A fascinating bloody mess! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s The Cormorant (3) (Miriam Black) is book three after Blackbirds and Mockingbird. In book one, we discovered that Miriam Black has an unusual power: the first

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Review: “Hidden Magic,” Various Authors

Pros: Some intense, delightful stories in here! Cons: Not all of them stand up Rating: 4 out of 5 Hidden Magic (Magic Underground Anthologies Book 1) is the first in a “trilogy” of anthologies, with each author writing three linked

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