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Review: “Mad City,” Michael Arntfield

Pros: Fascinating and detailed Cons: Rambling in places Rating: 4 out of 5 Michael Arntfield’s Mad City: The True Story of the Campus Murders That America Forgot is the story of Linda, who spent most of her life trying to

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Review: “Nine Goblins,” T. Kingfisher

Pros: An all-around wonderful story Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T. Kingfisher’s Nine Goblins gives us a world in which goblins–who aren’t so bad, really–are at war with humans and elves. It’s what happens when you keep getting

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Review: “Summer in Orcus,” T. Kingfisher

Pros: Beautiful, heartfelt alternate-world tale Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Summer in Orcus, by T. Kingfisher, is about 11-year-old Summer, whose mother is overprotective and needy. One day Baba Yaga’s house struts into town and plops down near

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Review: “Jackalope Wives and Other Stories”, T. Kingfisher

Pros: Magical Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T. Kingfisher’s Jackalope Wives And Other Stories is an absolutely magical collection of stories and poetry. I remember reading one of the stories online some time ago, and I loved it

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Review: “All the Little Children,” Jo Furniss

Pros: Fantastic tale of hardship, loss, and survival Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 All the Little Children, by Jo Furniss, follows Marlene and her children, as well as a few relatives and friends, on a camping trip. As

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Short Take: “No Easy Hope,” James N. Cook

Pros: Interesting characters Cons: Somewhat slow Rating: 3 out of 5 Unlike many recent zombie apocalypse novels, James N. Cook’s No Easy Hope (Surviving the Dead Volume 1) takes the time to give the characters some depth and originality. I

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Short Take: “Trudge,” Shawn Chesser

Pros: Some decent material Cons: Bland, familiar ground; appropriate title Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Shawn Chesser’s Trudge: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (Volume 1) is an aptly-named book. It felt like trudging through the fairly standard zombie tale. The characters

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Review: “Breakthrough the Block,” Allen C. Paul

Pros: Decent ideas Cons: More like a blog post than a book Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Breakthrough the Block!: 5 Steps to Renewing your Inspiration, by Allen C. Paul, is more like a long blog post than a book.

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Review: “A New World: Chaos”, John O’Brien

Pros: New ground for a zombie book Cons: Slooooooow Rating: 3.5 out of 5 John O’Brien’s A New World: Chaos (Volume 1) posits a world in which the disease just did the killing–it was the rush to find a cure

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Review: “Return of the Phoenix,” Heath Stallcup

Pros: Standard but decent storyline and a couple of decent characters Cons: Slapstick humor bits; inappropriate humor bits; forced humor bits; writing so-so Rating: 2 out of 5 Heath Stallcup’s Return of the Phoenix: A Monster Squad Novel (Volume 1)

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