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Review: “Rationality Zero,” JM Guillen

Pros: Fascinating Cons: Over-explaining at first Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review.   There are people who can warp reality (called ‘Irrationals’), and whenever they do, dark beings try to lock on

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Review: “Concealed in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: The usual fun, interesting ride Cons: One seeming intelligence breakdown; not the best of the series Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Concealed in Death, by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts), is the latest

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"Enemy Games," Marcella Burnard

Pros: Fascinating world-building; lots of action and plot twists Cons: Jayleia didn’t quite seem to match up with her portrayal in the first book; it was hard to see why the two main characters kept resisting their feelings for each

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"Messiah," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Scheming, plots, and wild events that actually live up to the buildup; yet more depth to previously weak characters Cons: If there were any, I was too caught up in the events of the story to notice Rating: 5

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"Heretics," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Gorgeous web of scheming heavily grounded in SF concepts; plenty of new plot developments Cons: Repetitive information; some weak characters Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Spoiler warning: If you haven’t read book one

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"Prophets," S. Andrew Swann

Pros: Gorgeous web of scheming heavily grounded in SF concepts Cons: Static and repetitive info-dumps; some weak characters Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Humanity and its brethren have spread to the edges of

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"Contagious," Scott Sigler

Pros: Fascinating plot; one or two interesting characters; neat story and medical stuff Cons: Characters went downhill since Infected Rating: 3 out of 5 Spoiler Warning: Since this is the second book in a series, it will be impossible to

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"Infected," Scott Sigler

Pros: Fascinating plot; extremely engrossing; some great characters Cons: Very graphic gore Rating: 5 out of 5   Infectious spores in the atmosphere have landed on a handful of humans, and some of them have taken root. As they spread

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"Enemy Within," Marcella Burnard

Pros: Fascinating society, aliens, twisty plot… Cons: Starts off a little florid when introducing the male lead Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Captain Alexandra Rose, or Ari, had been a captive of the

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"Indulgence in Death," J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts

Pros: Dialogue and narrative are in snarky rare form! Great characters & fun plot Cons: Could use a little less of the now-repetitive introspection Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Top New York murder

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