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Review: “Ground Zero,” Jessica Meigs

Pros: An enjoyable outbreak/not-quite-zombie tale Cons: Couldn’t get into the characters for some time Rating: 3 out of 5 In Jessica Meigs’s “The Becoming” series, a plague escaped from Atlanta. While it kills and brings back the dead–i.e., zombies–these zombies

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Review: “The Becoming,” Jessica Meigs

Pros: An enjoyable outbreak/not-quite-zombie tale Cons: One or two rough spots Rating: 3.5 out of 5 The Becoming (The Becoming Series Book 1) isn’t quite a zombie tale. But let’s back up for a moment. A plague has gotten loose

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Review: “Grave Memory,” Kalayna Price

Pros: Nice tough tale with plenty of danger Cons: Perhaps Alex needs to consider polyamory… Rating: 4 out of 5 Grave Memory is book three of Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series. Alex is a “grave witch”–she can interact with the

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Review: “Ashley Bell,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Fascinating, whimsical, dark Cons: Some details that still confuse me a little Rating: 4 out of 5 Dean Koontz’s Ashley Bell is the story of Bibi Blair, a children’s book author who gets swept up in a very strange

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Review: “Grave Dance,” Kalayna Price

Pros: Much more depth; kept me guessing Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Grave Dance is book two in Kalayna Price’s “Alex Craft” series, after Grave Witch. This time Alex finds she’s accidentally leaving holes in the fabric of

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Review: “Grave Witch,” Kalayna Price

Pros: Intriguing characters and world Cons: Some characters could have used more depth Rating: 3 out of 5 Grave Witch is the first volume in Kalayna Price’s “Alex Craft” series. Alex has grave magic, which she can use to call

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Review: “Portia,” Christina Bauer

Pros: Gets better as it goes Cons: Very mundane; a couple of specific plot points Rating: 3 out of 5 Christina Bauer’s Portia (Angelbound Offspring Book 2) was billed to me as being able to stand alone despite being book

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Review: “The Dream Crafter,” Danielle Monsch

Pros: Fascinating world; hooked me Cons: Moderately stand-alone Rating: 3.5 out of 5 When I received Danielle Monsch’s The Dream Crafter (Entwined Realms Book 5) as a review book, I didn’t know it was a book from that far along

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Review: “Raptor Threat,” Tom Wright

Pros: Original and a lot of fun Cons: Needs a lot of willing suspension of disbelief Rating: 3 out of 5   Raptor Threat (Dino Squad Book 1) by Tom Wright concerns dinosaurs from other planets converging on Earth. One

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Review: “Ch05en: Episode 1,” William Dickstein

Pros: Fun little story Cons: A bit confusing in places Rating: 3 out of 5 William Dickstein’s Ch05en: Episode 1 is about a pizza delivery guy named Frank. His father runs a pizza business, and his mother is a supervillain.

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