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Review: “The Wild Ways,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Delightful tale of magic and humor Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Charlie is a Wild Power, but she’s been acting distinctly un-Wild lately, nearly settled down with her cousin Allie and Allie’s guy, Graham. She’s even

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Review: “The Better Part of Valor,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Riveting, pulse-pounding; great characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   The Better Part of Valor (Valor Novel) (also available as the second half of the omnibus A Confederation of Valor) is the second book in Tanya Huff’s

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Review: “Valor’s Choice,” Tanya Huff

Pros: Moving, deft, and action-packed Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr is being forced to take her exhausted marines on a spit-and-polish diplomatic mission that they hardly seem right for. Knowing how vicious the

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Review: “Summon the Keeper,” Tanya Huff

Pros: So funny I couldn’t stop quoting it to my husband; wonderful characters Cons: Not quite as much chemistry between male/female leads as I might have hoped Rating: 4.5 out of 5   Claire is a Keeper, and it’s her

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Review: “Codex Born,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Funny as hell and incredibly moving Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Jim C. Hines online.   Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer–a sorcerer whose magic consists of bringing the contents of books to life. He’s also in

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Review: “Libriomancer,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Hilarious, magical, and incredibly quotable Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Jim C. Hines online.   Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer–a sorcerer whose magic consists of bringing the contents of books to life. This just happens to

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"Double Dead," Chuck Wendig

Pros: Absolutely loved this no-holds-barred wild tale of a vampire forced to protect humans from zombies in order to preserve his food supply Cons: Some zombie apocalypse tropes, but they’re given enough good window-dressing that I really didn’t mind Rating:

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"My Life as a White Trash Zombie," Diana Rowland

Pros: Funny, touching, sobering, thoughtful, inventive, delightful! Cons: Make sure it’s the kind of zombie novel you’re looking for! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Angel Crawford is a pill-popping, beer-swilling, high school dropout

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"Black Night," Christina Henry

Pros: Fulfills all the promise of Black Wings and then some Cons: Slightly stilted start; faerie queen could have used a little more depth Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book (uncorrected proof) courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date:

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"Babydoll," a non-review

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   To recap: when I put up a “non-review,” it means I couldn’t finish a book. I’m not going to review it on Epinions or Amazon, and this isn’t going to be a full-on

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