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Review: American Quarantine Super Boxset part 1: James Hunt

Pros: A few details Cons: So much badness Rating: 1.5 out of 5 I’m a sucker. Bio-thriller happens to be one of my favorite sub-genres, and I also find the prepper phenomenon fascinating. So even though I didn’t enjoy much

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Review: “The Girl With All The Gifts”, M.R. Carey

Pros: Wow Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts confirms my notion that sometimes the best books are the hardest to review. I’m not even all that sure how I’m going

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Review: “Former,” A.E. Stueve

Pros: Interesting concept Cons: Confusing Rating: 3 out of 5 A.E. Stueve’s Former tackles the question: What if we had the zombie apocalypse, but a company came up with a cure? What would life be like for those ‘former’ infected?

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Review: “The Apocalypse Crusade War of the Undead Day One,” Peter Meredith

Pros: Lots of explosions; cancer cure angle; plenty of action Cons: Zombies start out interesting then turn into standard fare Rating: 3 out of 5 The Apocalypse Crusade War of the Undead Day One: A Zombie Tale by Peter Meredith

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Review: “A Cure for Madness,” Jodi McIsaac

Pros: Good toward the end Cons: Little plot holes and tropes scattered about Rating: 3 out of 5 In Jodi McIsaac’s A Cure for Madness, a town goes crazy. Clare, who had hoped she’d left her hometown for good, comes

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Review: “The Troop,” Nick Cutter

Pros: Surprisingly fascinating Cons: Starts out a little awkwardly Rating: 4 out of 5 Nick Cutter’s The Troop kicks off with a troop of Scouts and their Scoutmaster off by themselves on an island for several days. An extremely emaciated,

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Review: “Ex-Heroes,” Peter Clines

Pros: Breathes new life into the zombie survival genre Cons: Can’t avoid a few pieces of well-worn territory Rating: 4 out of 5 I discovered Peter Clines’s work when I received a review copy of The Fold and followed it

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Review: “The Chimera Sequence,” Elliott Garber

Pros: Tense action and fascinating bio-terrorism plot Cons: Dialogue is a little awkward; some stereotypes Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book provided by author.   A brief aside: Bio-thrillers are one of my favorite fiction genres. Unfortunately, since I

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Review: “Zoo,” Patterson & Ledwidge

Pros: One of my favorite genres Cons: Oh god, it hurts Rating: 2 out of 5 Zoo, by Michael Ledwidge and James Patterson, falls right into my favorite mix of genres: bio-thriller, adventure, thriller. In it, animals mysteriously start attacking

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Review: “Relentless Savage,” Dave Edlund

Pros: Pacing picks up toward the end Cons: Where do I start? Rating: 2 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher via NetGalley.   Relentless Savage is book two of Dave Edlund’s Peter Savage series. I haven’t read

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