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Review: “Archangel’s Viper,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Interesting plot and characters Cons: A little too much sniping Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Viper (A Guild Hunter Novel) is not a good place to jump into the series; make sure you’ve read other Guild

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Review: “Certain Dark Things,” Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Pros: Fascinating worldbuilding Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Certain Dark Things is a slightly different vampire novel. People have known of vampires for decades, and know that there’s a variety of them usually dependent on country/area

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Review: “Monsterland,” Michael Phillip Cash

Pros: Fascinating concept Cons: Some definite plot holes Rating: 2.5 out of 5 In Michael Phillip Cash’s Monsterland the tone of the tale starts out… overwrought. Purple. Melodramatic. Thankfully this improved over the course of the story. The melodrama is

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Review: “THEM Book Two: Counteraction,” M.D. Massey

Pros: Nice seeing trickery used instead of always brute force Cons: I want to understand the bad guys a bit more–especially the monsters Rating: 4 out of 5 PLEASE NOTE: It’s nearly impossible to write this review of “book two”

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Review: “THEM Book One: Incursion”, M.D. Massey

Pros: New players in the game; gradual dissemination of more info Cons: Still need to know more! Rating: 4 out of 5 PLEASE NOTE: It’s nearly impossible to write this review of book one without giving away points from book

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Review: “Adrift Two: Sundown,” K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Interesting group of characters; fascinating developments Cons: There seems to be a big ol’ plot hole hanging out in the parlor Rating: 4 out of 5 Please NOTE: I can’t describe the setup for book two without dropping spoilers

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Review: “The Devil’s Mouth,” Matt Kincade

Pros: Entertaining witticisms Cons: The bad guy is his own worst enemy; please tell me this is meant to be satire Rating: 2 out of 5 Since Matt Kincade’s The Devil’s Mouth (Alex Rains, Vampire Hunter Book 1) is not

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Review: “Marked in Flesh,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Continues our fascinating tale Cons: Too many characters to keep track of Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Marked In Flesh: A Novel of the Others is book four in the series. While there’s a well-done summary of

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Review: “Sweep in Peace,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Humor, long odds, intricate relationships Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Ilona Andrews’s Sweep In Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles) (Volume 2) tells the story of Gertrude Hunt (a sentient inn, apparently) and her keeper, Dina. Gertrude only has one

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Review: “Blood Cell,” Shaun Tennant

Pros: Interesting venue and location for this sort of plot Cons: It didn’t come together for me Rating: 2 out of 5 In Shaun Tennant’s Blood Cell, a man named Josh Farewell is so good at escaping from jail that

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