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Review: “Into the Drowning Deep,” Mira Grant

Pros: Fantastic tension, characters, and attention to detail Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep is a follow-on to her Rolling in the Deep. In that installment, a ship called the Atargatis sets sail

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Review: “Killer Savant,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Bizarre and fascinating Cons: Weird gender not-really-theme? Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Killer Savant mostly worked for me. I find the quality of his work varies wildly, but on the whole I love it and want to

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Review: “Acceptance,” Jeff Vandermeer

Pros: Lovecraftian horror and madness for modern readers Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Jeff Vandermeer’s Acceptance (Book Three of The Southern Reach Trilogy) takes us back inside the mix of pristine wilderness and Lovecraftian madness that is Area

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Review: “Authority,” Jeff Vandermeer

Pros: Lovecraftian horror and madness for modern readers Cons: Didn’t like the main character Rating: 4 out of 5 Jeff Vandermeer’s Authority (Book Two of The Southern Reach Trilogy) follows on the heels of his Annihilation, in which the Biologist’s

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Review: “Annihilation,” Jeff Vandermeer

Pros: Lovecraftian horror and madness for modern readers Cons: Clinical tone might put off some readers Rating: 5 out of 5 Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation (Book One of The Southern Reach Trilogy) is a treasure trove of Lovecraftian horror and madness,

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Short Take: “The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 2: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1,” Sam Witt

Pros: I do have a soft spot for bio-thriller/horror Cons: The series is awfully bumpy so far Rating: 3 out of 5 Sam Witt’s The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 2: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1 feels like a game of air

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Short Take: “The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 1: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1,” Sam Witt

Pros: Intriguing start to a story Cons: Confusing start to a story! Rating: 3 out of 5 In the world of Sam Witt’s The Apocalypse Hive: Episode 1: The Armageddon Thrones: Season 1, company employees sabotage each other just to

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Review: “Dead-Eyed God,” Sam Witt

Pros: Love this series! Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Dead-Eyed God, by Sam Witt, is the latest in the Pitchfork County novels. Pitchfork County is a cess pit of evil, despair, and meth, with quite a few supernatural

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Short Take: “Witch Hunt,” Sam Witt

Pros: I’m addicted to Sam Witt’s “Pitchfork County” books; good to learn more about Al Cons: Al’s ‘inner voice’ never fully gelled for me Rating: 4 out of 5 Sam Witt’s Witch Hunt: A Pitchfork County Novella is another Pitchfork

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Review: “Night-Blooded Boys,” Sam Witt

Pros: Love watching the whole family get into it! Cons: They’re remarkably hard to kill Rating: 4 out of 5 Night-Blooded Boys: A Pitchfork County Novel by Sam Witt, is filled with explosions, fist-fights, magical duels, and blood. The feel

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