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Review: Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford
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Review: Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Reviewed by Ivonne Spinoza This is an unusual book.  It’s unsettling, it’s dark, it’s sometimes even gory, but it’s definitely not your average garden variety horror. I’m not even sure if I’d classify it as horror despite the dark themes and the tone. It has horror aspects, but that doesn’t come close to doing it...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books – Review: America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Review by Vanessa Rodriguez America Is Not the Heart by Filipino-American author Elaine Castillo debuted in 2018. Its title is a play on Carlos Bulosan’s semi-autobiographical novel, America Is In the Heart, published in 1946. Castillo’s narrative covers three generations of Filipina women from immigration under Marcos’ oppressive rule to living in the States clambering...

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Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela

by Laila Winters Of all the books that were released in 2019, I was most excited for Nina Varela’s debut. Crier’s War is an LGBTQ+ novel that straddles the line between science fiction and fantasy, and it did not disappoint. It tells the story of Ayla, a human servant with the dire need to avenge...

Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: The Ocean at The End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children’s stories. They were better than that. They just were. Adult stories never made sense, and they were so slow to start. They made me feel like there were secrets. Masonic, mythic secrets to adulthood. Why didn’t adults want to read about Narnia, about secret...

Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni
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Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni

A research team discovers a gateway to another world. The company they work for is anxious to exploit the discovery. Then one of their staff dies in a way that defies comprehension and their team of scientists go missing on the other side of the gate, forcing the company to reach out to others for...