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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} IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE, by Mira Grant

    Published by Subterranean Press Genres: Cosmic Horror, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: Hardcover Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped off to live with her paternal grandparents after a mysterious cult killed her mother and father, she has grown up chasing the question behind the curve, becoming part of a tight-knit teen detective agency. But “teen” is a limited time…

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    {Review} NINTH HOUSE, by Leigh Bardugo

    Published by Flatiron Books Genres: Crime, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: Hardcover The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug-dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. In fact, by age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s…

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    THE EXTINCTION AGENDA, by Michael Laurence

    Published by St. Martin's Press An FBI agent fights to stop a conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus on the world in this propulsive, exhilarating new thriller. The discovery of a deadly virus being smuggled across the border pits FBI Special Agent James Mason and his strike force against an unknown adversary hell-bent on humanity’s destruction. In a desperate effort to contain the pathogen, they launch a predawn raid, only to find that their enemy knows they’re coming…and it’s not about to be taken alive. An explosion rips through the building, killing the majority of Mason’s team, including his partner and mentor. Tormented by guilt, Mason returns to his home…

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    {Review} TEMPLE OF GHOSTS, by J.H. Moncrieff

    Published by DeathZone Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook Welcome to Egypt, where the line between god and monster is blurred… Medium Kate Carlsson has returned from Poveglia with her partner, Jackson Stone, but there’s no time for rest and relaxation. Strange things are happening in Kate’s sleepy Vermont town. Locusts lurk in her kitchen, frogs rain from the sky, and water turns to blood. Even worse, her friend—a noted Egyptologist—has vanished. To save her town and find her friend, Kate and Jackson must confront an ancient evil originating from the tombs and temples of Egypt. With the help of an…