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Review: “Cruel Works of Nature,” Gemma Amor

Pros: Absolutely wonderful horror collection Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Gemma Amor’s Cruel Works of Nature: 11 Illustrated Horror Novellas contains some delightful tales. I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished them all! In Foliage,

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Review: “Alien: Echo,” Mira Grant

Pros: Characters, deep biological exploration, description, worldbuilding Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 When I heard there was an Alien novel coming out, I was cautiously intrigued. When I heard it was being written by Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)

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Review: “The Luminous Dead,” Caitlin Starling

Pros: Intense! Cons: Mild confusion Rating: 5 out of 5 Caitlin Starling’s The Luminous Dead: A Novel is an intense psychological thriller that I couldn’t put down! Gyre is a caver, but she’s lied about how much experience she has.

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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: “Twin Lakes: Autumn Fires,” Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason

Pros: Decent tale of demonic horror Cons: Stilted, awkward style and laughable dialogue Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason’s Twin Lakes: Autumn Fires attempts to cross a tale of demonic killings and possession with an odd

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Review: “The Specimen,” Pete Kahle

Pros: Interesting concept Cons: Some dry material; stereotypical bad guys Rating: 3 out of 5 Pete Kahle’s The Specimen: A Novel of Horror (The Riders Saga Book 1) introduces us to parasitical Riders, alien organisms that embed themselves in their

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Review: “The City of Mirrors,” Justin Cronin

Pros: The worldbuilding and characterization are wonderful Cons: Pacing suffers Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors: A Novel (Passage Trilogy) is the sequel to The Passage and The Twelve. In book one, scientists created a

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Review: “The Twelve,” Justin Cronin

Pros: Such an intricate world Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Justin Cronin’s The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel picks up five years after the end of The Passage, in 97 A.V. Amy, Alicia, and

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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: “Fungi,” ed. Orrin Grey, Sylvia Moreno-Garcia

Pros: Some fascinating surreal bits of horror Cons: More whimsy than I would have liked Rating: 3.5 out of 5 I’m fond of “cosmic horror,” and a fungal-themed anthology posted under the horror genre sounded right up my alley. While

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