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Review: “Thunderbird,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: Deeper and deeper into the worldbuilding… Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s Thunderbird (Miriam Black 4) picks up about a year after The Cormorant left off. Miriam is trying to find Mary Stitch, also known as

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Review: “The Cormorant,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: A fascinating bloody mess! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s The Cormorant (3) (Miriam Black) is book three after Blackbirds and Mockingbird. In book one, we discovered that Miriam Black has an unusual power: the first

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Review: “Mockingbird,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: The world has gotten so much stranger! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s Mockingbird (Miriam Black Book 2) is the follow-on to the wonderful Blackbirds. Miriam Black is a psychic with one, very obnoxious ability: the

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Review: “Blackbirds,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: Raucous, whirlwind adventure Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig brings us Blackbirds (1) (Miriam Black), book one of a six-book series. Miriam Black has a unique ability: when she touches someone skin-to-skin, she sees how that

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Review: “Deeply Odd,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Gripping, moving, and tense Cons: Annamaria is still pointless Rating: 4 out of 5   Odd Thomas sees dead people–and now he’s had a waking premonition. When he touches a psychotic trucker he sees several children, and he sees

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Review: “True Shot,” Joyce Lamb

Pros: Great sexual chemistry; fun characters; nice tension Cons: Certain plot aspects and the villain are a bit florid Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Samantha Trudeau is a psychic FBI operative capable of

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Non-Review: “Chosen by Blood,” Virna DePaul

Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   I do a “non-review” when I couldn’t finish a book. I won’t rate it on Amazon or GoodReads, but I don’t mind telling you here why I chose not to finish. If there’s

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"Samurai Game," Christine Feehan

Pros: Tense, action-filled adventure with plenty of twists and inventive assassinations; interesting new characters introduced into the series Cons: Too much explaining; cartoonish villains; insufficient romantic chemistry Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   The

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"The Departed", Shiloh Walker

Pros: Intense! Cons: It helps to read The Missing first, but it isn’t necessary Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of the author and Penguin Group   Desiree (“Dez”) Lincoln is a psychic who works for the FBI.

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"Play of Passion," Nalini Singh

Pros: Lovely characters; unusual world; interesting ongoing plot; stands alone well; sizzling-hot sex Cons: Helps if you keep up with the series; Indigo’s stubbornness gets a tad frustrating, even if it is understandable Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book

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