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Review: “THEM Book Two: Counteraction,” M.D. Massey

Pros: Nice seeing trickery used instead of always brute force Cons: I want to understand the bad guys a bit more–especially the monsters Rating: 4 out of 5 PLEASE NOTE: It’s nearly impossible to write this review of “book two”

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Review: “THEM Book Zero: Invasion”, M.D. Massey

Pros: Some interesting new twists Cons: Definitely need to know more! Rating: 3 out of 5 I don’t know why I’m so hooked on zombie fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction right now. I guess I’m going through a phase. As you

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Review: “The House that Hell Built,” Shaw, Keane, Bray

Pros: Well, it is a horror novel, which was what I wanted to read at the time Cons: Time-bounced excessively; many misused words Rating: 2 out of 5 Shaw, Keane, and Bray’s The House That Hell Built is a moderately

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Short Take: “The Demon and the Witch,” Charles E. Gray

Pros: Interesting haunting tale Cons: Chidren’s dialogue Rating: 3 out of 5 Charles E. Gray’s The Demon and the Witch (Guardians Book 1) pits a young woman named Tara and a 15-year-old Michael against not just a magical enemy, but

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Review: “The River Is Dark”, Joe Hart

Pros: Great plot Cons: Some stereotypes Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Joe Hart’s The River Is Dark (A Liam Dempsey Thriller) definitely makes me want to read more of his work. In this volume, Liam Dempsey, who used to be

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Review: “Adrift Two: Sundown,” K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Interesting group of characters; fascinating developments Cons: There seems to be a big ol’ plot hole hanging out in the parlor Rating: 4 out of 5 Please NOTE: I can’t describe the setup for book two without dropping spoilers

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Review: “Adrift,” K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Fascinating premise Cons: An 80s depiction of military Rating: 4 out of 5 K.R. Griffiths’s Adrift (the first book in the Adrift series) is quite good. I wasn’t as fond of his Wildfire series, but I expect I’ll read

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Review: “Little Killers A to Z,” Howard Odentz

Pros: So much wonderful variety! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 When I saw the concept of Howard Odentz’s Little Killers A-Z: An Alphabet of Horror, I was thrilled. Of course my mind immediately went to Edward Gorey, and

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Short Take: “The Dunewalkers,” Ron Ripley

Pros: Interesting new themes Cons: Weird that Paul showed up at a new place Rating: 4 out of 5 Ron Ripley’s The Dunewalkers is book two in his Moving In series. (Here’s my review of book one, Moving In.) In

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Review: “The Last One,” Alexandra Oliva

Pros: This is a debut novel?! Wow! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Getting books for review is a gamble–you never know whether you’ll be reading crud or a literary diamond. Most books fall into the middle ground, but

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