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Review: “The Knight’s Daughter,” S.H. Cooper

Pros: Beautiful world-building; wonderful characters Cons: Some of the events toward the end felt a little hurried Rating: 4 out of 5 I love S.H. Cooper’s horror work, so I was intrigued to try her young adult fantasy (and she

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Short Take: “Operation Congo,” William Meikle

Pros: Still loving this series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Operation Congo (S-Squad Book 9) is a delightful continuance of his monster-fighting Scottish military squad stories. They’ve been all the way around the world, fought giant

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Review: “Critical Point,” S.L. Huang

Pros: Still loving this series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I absolutely love S.L. Huang’s Cas Russell books. In Critical Point (Cas Russell Book 3), Cas is beginning to integrate with the people around her. It doesn’t come

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Review: “Edit,” Rick Chesler

Pros: Genuinely tense Cons: Lots of holes and inconsistencies Rating: 2 out of 5 SPOILER WARNING: This review does contain spoilers, because there’s a lot to talk about. Rick Chesler’s EDIT takes place in modern-day Florida. Detective Rene Bravia and

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Review: “Island King,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Original combination of ideas with some great tongue-in-cheek humor Cons: Hangs together a little loosely in some places Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Island King is a fun little adventure with some interesting tongue-in-cheek humor about reality

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Review: “Honor Lost,” Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

Pros: Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 NOTE: A website glitch caused me to lose this review, so I’m recreating it partially from memory and partially from what I have on Amazon. Ann Aguirre

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Review: “Whiteout,” Adriana Anders

Pros: Fascinating struggle for survival Cons: Changes tone toward the end Rating: 5 out of 5 Adriana Anders’s Whiteout (Survival Instincts Book 1) definitely worked for me! It takes place in Antarctica. Ford “Coop” Cooper, a handsome (but not entirely

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Review: “Doubleblind,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Each installment in this series goes somewhere totally new Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series is certainly holding my interest! In book one we meet Sirantha Jax, disgraced jump navigator who’s been accused

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Review: “Wanderlust,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: I just love this world-building! Cons: Gets a bit depressing Rating: 5 out of 5 In book one of Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series, Jax was labeled a terrorist, rescued by people who needed her help, and then (semi-accidentally,

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Review: “Grimspace,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Such fantastic characters Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I’m finally reading Ann Aguirre’s Grimspace (Sirantha Jax, Book 1)! I’ve heard wonderful things about it, but just hadn’t gotten to it before now. Sirantha Jax has the rare

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