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Review: “Acca,” Christina Bauer

Pros: Sassy Cons: Sass at the expense of other elements Rating: 3 out of 5 Christina Bauer’s Acca (Angelbound Origins Book 3) is sassy and snarky, all right–sometimes at the expense of character smarts, worldbuilding, and more. Main character Myla

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Review: “Accidental Evil,” Ike Hamill

Pros: I love the idea of performing ‘accidental’ evil Cons: The tech angle doesn’t quite mesh with the rest of it Rating: 3 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Accidental Evil is about fifteen-year-old Ricky, who really wants to amaze people

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Review: “Devil Said Bang,” Richard Kadrey

Pros: Plenty of Stark attitude! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   Devil Said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel is book four in Richard Kadrey’s delightful series. Do not try to jump into the series here. Go back and

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Non-Review: “Lucinda, Dangerously,” Sunny

Review book provided by Penguin Group   There are a number of unread review books that I’m now working my way through; I fell horribly behind due to some health problems. Combine that with publishers’ tendency to send books from

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Review: “The Second Summoning,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Funny, hilarious, silly, amusing, entertaining, laugh-a-minute, whimsical, playful, absurd… Cons: Occasionally a little too surreal Rating: 4.5 out of 5   The Second Summoning is book two of The Keeper Chronicles (you can find all three books packaged together

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Non-Review: “Faery Moon,” P.R. Frost

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Tess Noncoire is a fantasy writer who’s attending a writers’ conference in Las Vegas. She’s also a Celestial Blade Warrior with an imp companion named Scrap, charged to protect the world against demons.

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"Darkness Undone," Jessa Slade

Pros: Very nice new set of characters and dynamic between them Cons: End-game relationship troubles are way too similar from book to book Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Sidney Westerbrook has arrived in

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"Vowed in Shadows," Jessa Slade

Pros: Interesting world with plenty of explosive action and raw sexuality Cons: Somewhat predictable Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Jonah Walker was a missionary before he became possessed by a repentant demon and

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"Forged of Shadows," Jessa Slade

Pros: Interesting story and world with some great action Cons: I didn’t enjoy the dynamic between Liam and Jilly Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Liam Niall is the leader of a Chicago chapter

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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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