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Review: “Wellside,” Robin Shortt

Pros: The worldbuilding Cons: Still get confused about how the Library works Rating: 4 out of 5 Robin Shortt’s Wellside is a fun tale of a Well that exists between worlds. The story starts out at Chifley High, where student

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Review: “Sunspot Jungle Volume One,” ed. Bill Campbell

Pros: Poetic; multicultural Cons: Some confusion Rating: 4 out of 5 Sunspot Jungle: The Ever Expanding Universe of Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Bill Campbell, is a large collection of stories with a fantastical bent to them, although the

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Review: “Cat Pictures Please And Other Stories,” Naomi Kritzer

Pros: Amazing combination of off-the-wall and ordinary Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Naomi Kritzer’s collection Cat Pictures Please and Other Stories is absolutely wonderful. There wasn’t a single story I didn’t fully enjoy, despite the fact that I

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Review: “Lake Silence,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Creative and original Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Lake Silence (World of the Others, The Book 1) takes place in the same world as her other “The Others” books, but it doesn’t follow Meg, Simon,

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Review: “Etched in Bone,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Warm, whimsical, dark in places, tense Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Anne Bishop’s “The Others” world, humans live at the sufferance of the terra indigene, or earth natives. These include shape-shifters and vampires, among other, less

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Review: “The Demon’s Den and Other Tales of Valdemar,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Fantastic Valdemar stories Cons: Veeery sappy! Rating: 5 out of 5 If you aren’t familiar with Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books, then Tanya Huff’s anthology of short stories set in Valdemar, The Demon’s Den and Other Tales of Valdemar, would

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Review: “A Curse of Memories,” Lee French & Erik Kort

Pros: Riveting arc-plot! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In book one, Chavali the Seer was brought back to life after her clan was slaughtered, and she swore to aid the Fallen in their quest to reunite with their

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Review: “Illusive Echoes,” Erik Kort & Lee French

Pros: Still loving this series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In book one, Chavali the Seer was brought back to life after her clan was slaughtered, and she swore to aid the Fallen in their quest to reunite

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Review: “Moon Shades,” Erik Kort & Lee French

Pros: Still loving this series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In book one, Chavali the Seer was brought back to life after her clan was slaughtered, and she swore to aid the Fallen in their quest to reunite

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Review: “Harbinger,” Erik Kort & Lee French

Pros: Can’t get enough of this series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In book one of “The Greatest Sin,” The Fallen, nomadic Seer Chavali killed herself to keep herself and her gift of prophecy from falling into the

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