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THE IMMORTAL WAR (DATHEN LEGENDS) by N.J. Franco

July 13, 2020

AN EVERLASTING MAGICAL WAR, with soldiers resurrected after each battle, takes an unexpected turn. Intriguing fantasy could do more with characterization. B MINUS

THE IMMORTAL WAR (DATHEN LEGENDS)
Independently published
2020

Grade: B MINUS

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THE TRAVELERS BOOK 3 by Lee Hunnicutt

July 6, 2020

AN ANCIENT INTERSTELLAR CIVILIZATION’s artificial intelligences are foraging for humans on Earth. Fascinating sci-fi adventure undermined in places by rough prose. B MINUS

THE TRAVELERS BOOK 3: A SPACE OPERA
Lee Hunnicutt
2020

Grade: B MINUS

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DESPAIR by S.R. Ravencroft

June 18, 2018

KOWLOON WALLED CITY is the center of a near-future work of speculative horror. Great premise marred by unpolished prose. B MINUS

DESPAIR: SHADOWS UNDER KOWLOOON
S.R. Ravencroft
2018

Grade: B MINUS

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THE MATCHING (THE PAPER DUCHESS BOOK 2) by Angeline Trevena

July 18, 2016

UNSETTLING MISOGYNIST DYSTOPIA has strong characterization, atmosphere, but fuller worldbuilding needed. B MINUS

THE MATCHING (THE PAPER DUCHESS BOOK 2)
Bogus Caller Press
2016

Grade: B MINUS

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THE COUNTRY BOY KILLER by JT Hunter

October 12, 2015

A CANADIAN SERIAL KILLER’S shocking crimes and high-profile trial. Clear, concise, but a bit too dry. B MINUS

THE COUNTRY BOY KILLER : THE TRUE STORY OF CODY LEGEBOKOFF, CANADA’S TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER (CRIMES CANADA: TRUE CRIMES THAT SHOCKED THE NATION) (VOLUME 6)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2015

Grade: B MINUS

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ELIZABETH GREEN by Stanley Laine

June 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS GOTHIC CAPTURES some key elements of the genre in a twentieth-century setting, despite missteps. B MINUS

ELIZABETH GREEN
None
2015

Grade: B MINUS

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WHAT BECOMES A LEGEND MOST by Kathey Norton

December 22, 2014

BACKSTAGE IN THE ROCK WORLD: a novel about a groupie turned star. Love of music shines through clunky prose. B MINUS

WHAT BECOMES A LEGEND MOST
self-published
2014

Grade: B MINUS

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by Jo West

December 8, 2014

A BICOASTAL MURDER MYSTERY with a complex plot and a likable protagonist; could have used a bit more polish. B MINUS


Jo West
2014

Grade: B MINUS

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THE FEVER by Megan Abbott

August 22, 2014

THERE’S GREAT WRITING in Megan Abbott’s latest; alas, the ripped-from-the-headlines plot doesn’t deserve it. B MINUS

THE FEVER
Little Brown and Company
2014

Grade: B MINUS

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THE WATCHER by Charlotte Link

April 24, 2014

A COMPLEX, UNEASY THRILLER with a likable protagonist, but a far too tangled web of suspects and motives. B MINUS

THE WATCHER : A NOVEL OF CRIME
Pegasus Books
2014

Grade: B MINUS

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