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Review: “Feed,” Mira Grant

Pros: Absolutely wonderful milieu and characters! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Mira Grant’s Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1), two curative viruses meet up and mutated into something terrible. So now we don’t get cancer or the common cold,

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Review: “The Least of My Scars,” Stephen Graham Jones

Pros: Really fascinating Cons: confusing as hell Rating: 3 out of 5 Stephen Graham Jones’ The Least of My Scars is all about William Colton Hughes. He’s a serial killer, but he’d rather skip the stalking of his prey and

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Review: “Gilt Hollow,” Lorie Langdon

Pros: Decent mystery Cons: Stupidity that’s easy to fix and drawn out too far Rating: 3 out of 5 In Lorie Langdon’s thriller Gilt Hollow (Blink), Ashton, now eighteen years old, is being released from Juvenile Detention. Everyone in his

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Review: “Ninth City Burning,” J. Patrick Black

Pros: Wonderful characters Cons: Want to know more about what they’re fighting; time differences should produce more change? Rating: 3.5 out of 5 J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning is a fascinating look at a war between forces from two

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Short Take: “Come Twilight”, Tyler Dilts

Pros: Interesting mysteries Cons: Some confusions; hard to like some of the characters Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In Tyler Dilts’ Come Twilight (Long Beach Homicide book 4), homicide detective Danny Beckett is having a really bad day. He catches

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Review: “Labyrinth Lost,” Zoraida Cordova

Pros: Fascinating Cons: Powers become generic Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas), by Zoraida Cordova, is billed as a young adult book (not surprising, given the themes of finding oneself and growing into our power), but it’s

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Review: “Apprentice in Death,” J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Pros: Enjoyable story and characters; thank heavens that Eve and Roarke are not mixed up in this one. Cons: Nothing terribly new Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In J.D. Robb’s Apprentice in Death, New York is in a panic. There’s

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Review: “Bloody Bloody Apple,” Howard Odentz

Pros: Fascinating story and great characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I first encountered Howard Odentz’s writing in Little Killers. I absolutely loved the book, so I decided to look at Bloody Bloody Apple next. In Apple, everyone

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Short Take: “Lamashtu,” Paul E. Cooley

Pros: Great little interlude Cons: Fairly standard Rating: 4 out of 5 I really enjoyed Paul E. Cooley’s “The Black” series, so I thought it was time to read something else of his. Lamashtu is a short, fun mummy’s curse-type

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Review: “The Black: Outbreak,” Paul E. Cooley

Pros: LOTS of tension and action Cons: Want more! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paul E. Cooley’s The Black: Outbreak (book three) follows on the heels of The Black: Arrival (book two) and just The Black (book one). One thing

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