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Early Review: Last Call for the Living by Peter Farris

Early Review: Last Call for the Living by Peter Farris

Last Call for the Living by Peter Farris Publisher: Forge/May 22nd, 2012 Crime/Mystery/Noir Kind thanks to Tor and Netgalley for providing a review copy 5/5 There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a For bank teller Charlie Colquitt, it was just another Saturday. For Hobe Hicklin, an ex-con with nothing to lose, it was just … Continue reading

Early Review: Tricked (Iron Druid #4) by Kevin Hearne

Early Review: Tricked (Iron Druid #4) by Kevin Hearne

Tricked (Iron Druid #4) by Kevin Hearne Publisher: RandomHouse (DelRey)/April 24th, 2012 Urban Fantasy Iron Druid Chronicles Kind thanks to DelRey for providing a review copy 5/5 Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them … Continue reading

Early Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Early Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig Publisher: Angry Robot/April 24th, 2012 Urban Fantasy/Noir Kind thanks to the Angry Robot Army for providing a review copy 5/5 Miriam Black knows when you will die. Still in her early twenties, she’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in … Continue reading

Early Review: Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti

Early Review: Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti

Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti Publisher: Titan Books/April 3, 2012 Urban Fantasy/Zombies Kind thanks to Titan for providing a review copy 4/5 “Ashley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Attacked by zombies, Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’ — immune … Continue reading

Early Review: A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair #2) by Allison Pang

Early Review: A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair #2) by Allison Pang

A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair #2) by Allison Pang Publisher: Pocket/Feb. 28th, 2012 Urban Fantasy Abby Sinclair series 5/5 Kind thanks to Pocket for providing a review copy REVIEW (no major spoilers, but assumes you’ve read A Brush of Darkness. If not, you can read my review here) Abby Sinclair has her hands full. She’s taking care of Moira’s half angel/half faerie son Benjamin while Moira is off on the … Continue reading

Early Review: The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett

Early Review: The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett Publisher: Orbit/Feb. 21st, 2012 Fantasy/Horror 5/5 Thanks to Orbit for providing a review copy George Carole ran away from home to join the Vaudeville circuit. Sixteen years old, uncommonly gifted at the piano, he falls in with a strange troupe — even for Vaudeville. Under the watchful eye of the enigmatic figure of Silenus, George comes to realize that the members of the troupe are … Continue reading

Early Review: The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly

Early Review: The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly

The Dark Rose: A Novel by Erin Kelly Publisher: Penguin/Feb. 2nd, 2012 Suspense 5/5 Kind thanks to Penguin for providing a review copy “Paul was led into a life of crime by his boyhood protector, a bully named Daniel; but one night, what started as a petty theft turned into a grisly murder. Now, at nineteen, Paul must bear witness against his friend to avoid prison. Louisa’s own dark secrets … Continue reading

Early Review: Sadie Walker Is Stranded: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

Early Review: Sadie Walker Is Stranded: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux

Sadie Walker is Stranded: A Zombie Novel by Madeleine Roux Publisher: St. Martins Press/Jan. 31, 2012 Horror/Zombies 5/5 Kind thanks to St. Martins Press for providing a review copy MONTHS AGO THE WORLD ENDED… …when an unknown virus spread throughout North America and then the world, killing millions of people. However, that is where the horror only started. The dead began to rise and when they rose they had an … Continue reading

Early Review: City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore

Early Review: City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore

City of the Lost by Stephen Blackmoore Publisher: DAW/Jan. 3rd, 2011 Noir/Urban Fantasy/Horror 5/5 Kind thanks to DAW for providing a review copy Joe Sunday has been a Los Angeles low-life for years, but his life gets a whole lot lower when he is killed by the rival of his crime boss-only to return as a zombie. His only hope is to find and steal a talisman that he learns … Continue reading

Early Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Early Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1 by Marissa Meyer Publisher: Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends (Jan 3rd, 2011) YA/Steampunk/Fantasy Lunar Chronicles 5/5 Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen … Continue reading

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