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Review: “Alien: Sea of Sorrows,” James Moore

Pros: High-action, creepy, and fascinating! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 James Moore tackles the second volume in the Alien Trilogy, Alien: Sea of Sorrows (Novel 2). (Book one was by Tim Lebbon.) Book one was good; it took

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Review: “Strange Love,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Silly, sweet, and deliriously fun! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love: An Alien Abduction romance (Galactic Love Book 1) features Zylar of Kith B’alak, who has failed four times at the Choosing. If he

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Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows,” Tim Lebbon

Pros: Interesting installment in the series universe! Cons: A bit straightforward at first. Rating: 4 out of 5 Tim Lebbon’s Alien – Out of the Shadows (Book 1) (Alien Trilogy 1) definitely hit the spot. I was looking for a

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Short Take: “Trying to Survive, Part 1,” C.J. Crowley

Pros: Standard post-apocalyptic survival story Cons: Nothing new; not very interesting Rating: 2.5 out of 5 C.J. Crowley’s novella Trying to Survive (Part 1) is another entry into the post-apocalyptic survival genre of stories. Brothers Walt and James are trapped

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Review: “Underneath,” Robbie Dorman

Pros: Fascinating premise Cons: A couple characters become one-dimensional bad guys Rating: 4 out of 5 Robbie Dorman’s Underneath is a wonderfully chilling tale of Antarctic horror. Medic and former marine Mary Jensen gets a call from an ex, Mike:

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Review: “Sleep Disorders,” Mark Lukens

Pros: Fascinating thriller Cons: Works in a few too many conspiracy theories; some details didn’t entirely make sense Rating: 3 out of 5 Mark Lukens brings us Sleep Disorders–an interesting thriller. Pest control and lawn tech worker Zach Hughes goes

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Review: “In My Father’s Basement,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Engaging serial killer story from an interesting perspective Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s In My Father’s Basement: A Serial Killer Novel is told largely from the point of view of one Isaac Luce, the son

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Review: “Intercepts,” T.J. Payne

Pros: Surprisingly good story takes some interesting turns Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T.J. Payne’s Intercepts: A horror novel is several types of horror novel in one. People are being held at the Facility, where they’re being used

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Review: “The Sleep Experiment,” Jeremy Bates

Pros: Fascinating experiment Cons: The first two-thirds of the book Rating: 3 out of 5 Jeremy Bates brings us a horror/psychological thriller novel, The Sleep Experiment. UC Berkeley Chair of Psychology Roy Wallis has a three-week sleep experiment planned. He’s

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Short Take: “My Sister, The Serial Killer,” Oyinkan Braithwaite

Pros: So totally engrossing! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Oyinkan Braithwaite’s short novel My Sister, the Serial Killer is such a fun read! Older sister Korede is a nurse at a hospital in Lagos. She’s in love with

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