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Fantasy

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The Complete Guide To Being Evil

By Laura Stephenson

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

A young mage in New York City takes on a powerful necromancer with the help of a young deviling.

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The Cursed And The Damned

By Michelle Scheunemann

Rating: ★½☆☆☆ 

The ancient dragon king Adapu laid a curse on the mortals who killed him. A drop of his blood became a gem that will turn anyone who wears it into a dragon. There is a way to break the curse, but the cursebreaker then becomes a dragon in the cursed’s place.

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Sleight Of Hand

By Jennifer Fales

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

In this sequel to Shadows & Fire, the reader is brought back into a world of intelligent hybrid animals served by human slaves, where political intrigue leads to unlikely alliances and even open battle.

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House of Bathory

By Linda Lafferty

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Countess Erzebet Bathory was a legendary sadist, a torturer and murderer who bathed in the blood of young women to keep herself beautiful.

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The Same Tapes

By RF Husnik

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆ 

THE SAME TAPES is a fantasy about time travel with visits to Heaven and Hell thrown in for good measure. It is the story of Joseph Same, a man struggling with his own demons when he is chosen by angelic Seraphim for this journey.

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A Shade Of Vampire

By Bella Forrest

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s 17th birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

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Bobby Ether And The Academy

By R. Scott Boyer

Rating: ★★★★½ 

BOBBY ETHER AND THE ACADEMY reels you in from the first line: It would take a miracle to win the game. And, lo and behold, fourteen-year-old Bobby somehow, miraculously, makes the last-second shot to defeat his basketball team’s middle-school rivals.

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The Goodspeed Token

By Jon Day

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Lilly and Sebastian Kemp, ages 13 and 11, are two very smart kids struggling with issues common to a lot of kids. When Sebastian is given an old subway token by the elderly gentleman who teaches him chess, he is told that it will make him “as strong as you can be, but no stronger,” and “as smart as you can be, but no smarter”, and that once it has helped him achieve his goals, he should pass it on to another deserving recipient.

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Done With Death

By David Babineau

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

When a gamer dies and becomes a grim reaper, he finds himself in the middle of an all-out war between Death and Lucifer.

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The Silent Partner

By Terrence King

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

All three principal characters experience enormous frustration in their lives because, per a directive from the Almighty, a semi-disgraced angel named Homer can’t change the free will of humans.

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The Wizard’s Redemption

By Aaron Skinner

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

The son of a ruler, a shoemaker, a disinherited nobleman and a young man with strange abilities must fight in their own way for what they love When their country is attacked by an overwhelming force led by a vicious and powerful wizard.

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Temperature: Bitter Cold

By Adam Santo

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Newly undead Sally eventually finds herself in rural Scotland, held hostage underground in a cemetery. She in turn taunts, and is tortured by, The Cross’ nefarious leader Demric. He already knows about Sally’s “bringer” powers, much more so than she even does