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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: “Wild Country,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Fascinating world and society building; great characters Cons: A couple of setting details feel off; too many characters Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Wild Country (World of the Others, The) introduces us to the town of Bennett.

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Review: “Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities,” K.C. Ball

Pros: A wonderful array of consistently great stories Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 The collection of K.C. Ball short stories entitled Snapshots from a Black Hole & Other Oddities is fabulous. It includes more than 20 stories of

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Review: “Ink,” Sabrina Vourvoulias

Pros: Vivid; amazing characters; scary Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m floored by Sabrina Vourvoulias’s dystopian fantasy Ink. Journalist Finn Riordan is covering immigrant-related stories in a world where immigrants are required to wear identity tattoos and speak

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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: “Threat of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Tense battles and creative planning Cons: Books are formulaic; minor issues Rating: 4 out of 5 In book one of Linsey Hall’s “The Amazon” (book 26 of her “Dragon’s Gift” universe) Rowan had to keep her demon-touched power secret,

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Review: “Haunted Blade,” J.C. Daniels

Pros: Want more! Cons: Characters overreact too much Rating: 4 out of 5 In Haunted Blade (Colbana Files Book 6) by J.C. Daniels (Shiloh Walker), Doyle is now acting as an intern for Kit Colbana. A powerful and mysterious non-human

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