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Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan

Jenny Pox by J. L. Bryan
4.5

“You’re murderers,” she told the stunned crowd. “You killed him. He was a miracle, and you killed him. Now you’ve just got me. And I’m a curse.” Is it even possible to give a 4.75? If not… Well, bear with me. Because I’ve done it! Breaking the rules, over here… Jenny Pox is a story […]

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Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott

Vs. Reality by Blake Northcott
5

This reviewer comes to you completely shocked. Less than 30 hours after uploading Ms. Northcott’s Vs. Reality to my Kindle, I have completely devoured it. Devoured it, I tell you, and found myself wanting more. One could possibly even say that I may be addicted to it. Vs. Reality reads like a really hardcore action […]

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One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire
5

This entire escapade was breaking several rules of life in the mortal world, chief among them the injunction to never, ever go out in public without wearing a human disguise. I was still wearing my illusions. Dianda and the Goblins, on the other hand, were totally exposed. There wasn’t time to worry about it. Hopefully, […]

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Hammered by Kevin Hearne

Hammered by Kevin Hearne
5

Alright, folks. It needs to be said. Kevin Hearne is a genius. There! I’ve said it! While not all of you may agree with my labeling of Mr. Hearne’s intelligence, I find it quite appropriate. The concept of a druid who is over 2,000 years old, who is friends with vampires, werewolves, and witches, and […]

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Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection by Don Roff

Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection by Don Roff
5

I come from a family of artists. My grandmother, mother, and brother (plus a few other close family members) all draw and paint, and they are phenomenal at it. My grandmother has always been a fan of creating field guides; she’s very much into nature, and so she has books and books full of notes, […]

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Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse by Lost Zombies

Dead Inside: Do Not Enter: Notes from the Zombie Apocalypse by Lost Zombies
5

This book was an impulse buy for me. I actually picked it up the Monday after it was published at a comic shop in downtown Seattle. Oddly enough, the shop has a whole section on zombies, and if you’re in the area, I definitely recommend Golden Age Comics at Pike Place Market. Getting back to […]

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FEED by Mira Grant

FEED by Mira Grant
5

I have been waffling on reviewing FEED. This mostly has to do with the fact that, within the Fantasy-Faction Forum, I have been very vocal about my love of this book. I literally cannot say enough good things about this novel, or its author. I should let the track record speak for itself: In the […]

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
4

Imagine a world where people are given special talents; those so blessed are called Gracelings, and their talents are perfect. The Grace could be anything: cooking, horseback riding, swimming, hand-to-hand combat. Whatever it is, the Graced do it perfectly. Imagine that in this world, people with these special talents are shunned by society, common folk […]

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DEADLINE by Mira Grant

DEADLINE by Mira Grant
5

But when the springtime turns to dust (A thousand shades of blood and rust) And everything is ash and stone (Contagion writ in blood and bone) Then what exists to have and hold? (What story, then, has not been told?) Let this be my sacred vow (Oh Mother Mary, hear me now): I will not […]

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
4

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers if you haven’t yet read the first book. If there is nothing else to say about Suzanne Collins, one could say that the woman knows how to write a cliffhanger. Catching Fire was an amazing follow-up to the first novel in the Hunger Games Trilogy, full of more rapid-paced […]

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4

Being twenty-five, I sometimes wonder why I still read young adult novels. However, upon reading The Hunger Games, I didn’t find myself wondering. Collins’ story has a driving urgency that made it nearly impossible for me to put down; couple that with the cliff-hanger chapter endings…Well, it took me less than two days of reading […]

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Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop

Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop
4.5

Editor’s Note: If you’re offended or triggered by sexuality, fictional genitalia, discussion of rape, childbirth, or murder, I do NOT recommend you read this novel (or any novel of this series). I began reading Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series in approximately 2000. For over a decade, I have followed the adventures of Daemon, Jaenelle, Lucivar […]

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