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Review: “Salvation Day,” Kali Wallace

Rating: 5 out of 5 Kali Wallace’s Salvation Day is a space horror/science fiction tale that kept me glued to my seat. Jaswinder (Jas) Bhattacharya, 22, is the sole survivor of the release of a bio-weapon on board the exploratory

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Review: “Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy is a brilliant collection of (mostly) LGBTQ+ horror stories filled with incredibly strong women (and a few others). It includes a variety of horror elements, from cosmic horror

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Review: “Skin,” Kathe Koja

Rating: 4 out of 5 Kathe Koja’s horror novel Skin is quite… something. I’m still not entirely sure what I feel about it. Tess, a welder, makes sculptures out of metal. Bibi uses the medium of dance for her performances.

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Short Take: “The Worm and His Kings,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s The Worm and His Kings begins on the streets: Monique Lane, 20 years old, is homeless. Most nights she beds down next to a spot she calls the empty place, where people instinctively

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Review: “Mirrorstrike,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass, Nuawa, trained and shaped since birth to destroy the Winter Queen, won a tribute tournament and became the newest officer in her armies. Part of the reason she’s so good at

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Review: “Winterglass,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass has one foot in the realm of fairy tale retellings (The Snow Queen), and one foot in fantasy. Sirapirat came under the rule of the Winter Queen 50 years ago, much like

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Review: “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado

Rating: 4 out of 5 Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties: Stories is a bizarre and arresting collection of short stories. “The Husband Stitch” is one of my favorite stories in this volume. It’s about a girl’s journey

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Review: “Traitor,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s Traitor (Collaborator Book 1) posits a world in which alien contact happens on Earth–only to find out they’ve been here before (a loooong time ago), and that the aliens are biologically human.

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Review: “Oblivion,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Oblivion (Demons of Oblivion Book 5) is the conclusion to this wonderful series. Vampire Zara Lain accidentally kicked off the apocalypse in the previous novel, and now it’s really shifting into gear.

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Review: “Blood Ties,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Blood Ties (Elis O’Connor Book 1) is an intriguing start to a new series. 22-year-old witch Elis O’Connor is a serial killer. She kills “garbage men”–men who molest, abuse, and terrorize their

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