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Review: Weeping Water by J.T. Ruby ★★★★

Weeping WaterWeeping Water by JT Ruby is an epic novel about cryonic suspension – freezing something with life-threatening injuries in order to heal them when there are significant advances in medical technology. It follows Annie, who dies in a plane crash in the eighties, and Elliot, who dies in a car accident in the nineties, as they try to piece together their lives after being unfrozen.…

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Review: Illuminarium by Truth Devour ★★★★

Illuminarium by Truth DevourIlluminarium, by Truth Devour, is the creative and thought-provoking first installment in the planned five book Soliloquy’s Labyrinth series.

Harper, a forensic psychologist, discovers a book while hiking in a redwood forest. The book isn’t normal and Harper feels compelled to read it.…

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Review: Dodger’s Doorway by Alessandro Reale

★★★½ Dodger's Doorway by Alessandro Reale

In many ways, Dodger is a typical teenager.  He suffers from bullying at school, struggles to fit in, and tries to act like he doesn’t care about trouble at home.  But Dodger is slowly drowning under the stress.  What’s worse, he knows he could make things better if he would only stand up for himself, but Dodger cannot summon the courage to face his fears…until he stumbles upon a magical portal to the alternate realm of Storyworld, that is.…

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Review: Masque (The Two Monarchies Sequence) by W.R. Gingell

★★★★½ Masque by W.R. Gingell

Masque by W.R. Gingell is a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” yet an engaging fantasy all its own, adding an intriguing murder mystery to the mix. Lady Isabella Farrah, an ambassador’s daughter, stumbles on a murder scene at the ball – one of her best friends has been killed.…

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Review: Mystery of the Moonfire (Book 2 of the Spectraland Saga) by Brian Tashima

★★★½ Mystery of the Moonfire by Brian TashimaLife can be weird sometimes when you’re a teenager, but not as weird as seventeen-year-old Joel Suzuki. He’s a pretty average guy, he’s in a band, just got a record deal, he has some good friends, and he has (mostly) fond memories of living in a weird place called “Spectraland” too – a world apart from the Earth he’s living on now.…

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