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"The Grimrose Path," Rob Thurman

Pros: Wonderful characters, adventure, and world; love what she’s done with demons Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   Spoiler NOTE: If you haven’t yet read Trick of the Light, wait until you have to read this review. The

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"Trick of the Light," Rob Thurman

Pros: Fantastic story and characters Cons: Too much re-re-explaining Rating: 5 out of 5   Trixa Iktomi is a bar owner who sells information to the human—and not-so-human—residents of Las Vegas. When she gets the itch to have some fun,

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"Season of the Harvest," Michael R. Hicks

Pros: Fascinating setup; characters become more interesting as the book goes on; tense plot and action Cons: One or two TSTL (too stupid to live) moments; main characters are bland at first; insta-attraction between the main chars is overdone Rating:

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"Chimera," Rob Thurman

Pros: Gorgeous, cinematic story with a great deal of personality Cons: Might start a little slow for some; I wanted a little more about Jericho Rating: 4 out of 5 Visit Rob Thurman online.   Stefan Korsak is a bodyguard

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"Enemy Games," Marcella Burnard

Pros: Fascinating world-building; lots of action and plot twists Cons: Jayleia didn’t quite seem to match up with her portrayal in the first book; it was hard to see why the two main characters kept resisting their feelings for each

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"Hexed," various authors

Pros: Grabbed hold and did not let go. Galenorn’s story made me cry! Cons: Can’t think of any! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date: June 7, 2011   Hexed is a collection

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"Black Night," Christina Henry

Pros: Fulfills all the promise of Black Wings and then some Cons: Slightly stilted start; faerie queen could have used a little more depth Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date:

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"Messiah," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Scheming, plots, and wild events that actually live up to the buildup; yet more depth to previously weak characters Cons: If there were any, I was too caught up in the events of the story to notice Rating: 5

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"Heretics," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Gorgeous web of scheming heavily grounded in SF concepts; plenty of new plot developments Cons: Repetitive information; some weak characters Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Spoiler warning: If you haven’t read book one

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"Prophets," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Gorgeous web of scheming heavily grounded in SF concepts Cons: Static and repetitive info-dumps; some weak characters Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Humanity and its brethren have spread to the edges of

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