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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: “Deadline,” Mira Grant

Pros: In love with this series Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Mira Grant’s (Seanan McGuire’s) Newsflesh series, Deadline (Book two of Newsflesh) the Zombie apocalypse has changed the world–although not entirely in ways you might assume. What’s

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Review: “THEM: Gabby’s Run,” M.D. Massey

Pros: As a short story, it’s good Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 M.D. Massey’s THEM Gabby’s Run: A Them Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic Novel (Volume 4) is ‘volume four’ of the THEM series by publication order, but this short story

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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: “THEM Book Zero: Invasion”, M.D. Massey

Pros: Some interesting new twists Cons: Definitely need to know more! Rating: 3 out of 5 I don’t know why I’m so hooked on zombie fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction right now. I guess I’m going through a phase. As you

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Review: “My Dead World,” Jacqueline Druga

Pros: Finally, a zombie story with some differences Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Zombie and survivalism tales such as Jacqueline Druga’s My Dead World are becoming more and more ubiquitous. I’ve see a number of zombie tales that

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Review: “Threshold,” Jeff Olah

Pros: A few neat details Cons: Stilted and inconsistent delivery Rating: 2 out of 5 I’ve developed a weird fascination with post-apocalypse or prepper fiction, particularly with a biotech twist. This means I read a lot of bad–and some good–zombie

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Short Take: “Last Resort”, K.R. Griffiths

Pros: Chilling Cons: Short, and it all seems too one-sided Rating: 3 out of 5 K.R. Griffiths’ Last Resort is a novella that takes place in the world of Griffiths’ Wildfire Chronicles. it’s a short read, but interesting. Shane and

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Review: “The Girl With All The Gifts”, M.R. Carey

Pros: Wow Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5   M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts confirms my notion that sometimes the best books are the hardest to review. I’m not even all that sure how I’m going

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