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Review: “Necessary Ill,” Deb Taber

Pros: Fascinating characters and original plot Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Deb Taber’s Necessary Ill is an unusually intriguing and original book. It’s set some indeterminate time in the future, when resource depletion and waste disposal have become

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Review: “The Passage,” Justin Cronin

Pros: LONG and fascinating tale Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Justin Cronin’s The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) covers a lot of genre background, from paranormal to horror, sci-fi to bio-thriller, apocalyptic to post-apocalyptic.

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Review: “The Cabin at the End of the World,” Paul Tremblay

Pros: This story broke my brain Cons: Truly bizarre perspective/PoV switching Rating: 5 out of 5 Paul Tremblay’s The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel introduces us to little girl Wen and her Daddy Eric and Daddy

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Review: “The Immune: Omnibus Edition,” David Kazzie

Pros: Deep dive into characters’ heads Cons: Silly, one-dimensional evil corporation Rating: 3 out of 5 David Kazzie’s The Immune: Omnibus Edition is a combination of four books in his series. While it ended in a place that I was

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Review: “Fall of the Cities: Planting the Orchard”, Vance Huxley

Pros: Love the characters! Cons: Would have liked a little more explanation or background Rating: 4 out of 5 I enjoy a good book of apocalyptic/survivalist fiction now and then. Fall of the Cities: Planting the Orchard, by Vance Huxley,

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Review: EMP Blackout Super Boxset part 2: Roger Hayden

Pros: Some interesting details Cons: A couple things veer dangerously close to slapstick Rating: 2 out of 5 Roger Hayden’s part of the EMP Blackout Super Boxset) did not wow me. Much like James Hunt’s entry in this set, Hayden’s

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Review: “Odd Apocalypse,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Quotable; good plotting Cons: Some repetitive explanations Rating: 4 out of 5   Odd Apocalypse (book six in The Odd Thomas Series 6-Book Bundle) is a bit different from Dean Koontz’s previous Odd Thomas books. Books one and two

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