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    {Review} THE TWISTED ONES, by T. Kingfisher

    Published by Gallery \ Saga Publishing Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Girls & Women, Lovecraftian, Noir, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense, Weird Tales Format: Paperback When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show. When Mouse’s dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother’s house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there’s more—Mouse…

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    {Review} ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, by Kendare Blake

    Published by Tor Teen Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense, witch, Young Adult Format: Paperback Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.  So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay. Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track,…

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    {Review} THREE DARK CROWNS, by Kendare Blake

    Published by Harper Teen Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult Format: Hardcover New York Times Bestseller * New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 * Kirkus Best Book of the Year Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour Three Dark Crowns, the first book in a dark and inventive fantasy series about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.  In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a…

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    {Review} BEYOND THE GATE (A Kathy Ryan novel), by Mary SanGiovanni

    Published by Lyrical Press Genres: Alien Contact, Cosmic Horror, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: eARC Kathy Ryan’s work as an occult investigator often leads her to the outskirts of society, law, and even reality…Knowing that other dimensions exist is one thing. Venturing into them is quite another. In the course of its experiments, Paragon Corp—a government-sourced theoretical physics research institute—has discovered a supposedly empty alternate world. There is strange, alien flora but seemingly no sentient beings…just a huge, abandoned city that a team of scientists is sent to explore. Then the scientists disappear. Kathy Ryan is hired…

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    {Review} WICKED SAINTS, by Emily A. Duncan

    Published by Wednesday Books Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult Format: Hardcover “Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” – Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves and The Star-Touched Queen A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself. A prince in danger must decide who to trust. A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.  Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war. In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their…