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Review: “In My Father’s Basement,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Engaging serial killer story from an interesting perspective Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s In My Father’s Basement: A Serial Killer Novel is told largely from the point of view of one Isaac Luce, the son

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Review: “Intercepts,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Surprisingly good story takes some interesting turns Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s Intercepts: A horror novel is several types of horror novel in one. People are being held at the Facility, where they’re being used

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Review: “The Sleep Experiment,” Jeremy Bates

Pros: Fascinating experiment Cons: The first two-thirds of the book Rating: 3 out of 5 Jeremy Bates brings us a horror/psychological thriller novel, The Sleep Experiment. UC Berkeley Chair of Psychology Roy Wallis has a three-week sleep experiment planned. He’s

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Short Take: “My Sister, The Serial Killer,” Oyinkan Braithwaite

Pros: So totally engrossing! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Oyinkan Braithwaite’s short novel My Sister, the Serial Killer is such a fun read! Older sister Korede is a nurse at a hospital in Lagos. She’s in love with

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Review: “Dark Stranger: The Dream,” I.T. Lucas

Pros: Good chemistry between the leads Cons: Too many other problems Rating: 1 out of 5 I.T. Lucas brings us Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series Book 1), in which student Syssi has premonitions

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Review: “Until Dawn,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Great good guys-under-siege monster story Cons: I want just a little more this time Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s novella Until Dawn is a sequel to his Until the Sun Goes Down [review], which is one of

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Short Take: “Until the Sun Goes Down,” Ike Hamill

Pros: This may be my favorite Ike Hamill yet! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s novella Until the Sun Goes Down may be my favorite of his books so far. The main character (you know, I’m suddenly

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Review: “The Complex,” Brian Keene

Pros: Fascinating story of neighbors having to work together Cons: No resolution, no questions answered–unsatisfying ending Rating: 3 out of 5 Brian Keene’s The Complex is an intriguing tale. One day, a bunch of armed naked people who don’t seem

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Review: “Dead Astronauts,” Jeff VanderMeer

Pros: Incredibly hallucinatory and weirdly addictive Cons: Incredibly hallucinatory and confusing Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m not entirely sure how to talk about Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts: A Novel I read his Southern Reach trilogy and LOVED it. This…

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Review: “Endgame,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Fantastic climax to the series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Here we are, in the final book of Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series, Endgame (A Sirantha Jax Novel). Jax, Loras, Zeeka, Constance, and Vel have settled in

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