Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

A review of Shade

I blew through this book! The fast (if somewhat predictable) plot, interesting mythology, and spunky characters ensure that I’ll be reading the next book in this series. Aura Salvatore is just your average Post-Shift high school student. She wears red so the ghosts don’t bother her during the day, changes to something professional to complete … Continue reading

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking puts a glamourus twist on the earthy troll mythology in her Trylle trilogy (Switched, Torn, Ascend). The interesting world, foxy men, and fast-paced plot will keep you up late as you race to finish this great series. Wendy has never felt like she fit in. Wendy’s mother didn’t think so either, and attacked … Continue reading

Kushiel’s Avatar – favorite book in my favorite series

E.M. Mills Rose Garden

So it’s been established that I LOVE the Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey. But which of the currently eight books is my favorite? Kushiel’s Avatar, the third book in the first trilogy, is dark, gritty, sexually charged…it’s a masterpiece of death and life and love. Phedre must travel to the darkest, most accursed land in her … Continue reading

Day 3 – Your Favorite Series

Kushiel's Legacy series

Day 3 on 30 days of books! My favorite series of all time is Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey. I read this book at the advice of a friend, who saw me reading one too many vampire novels. He challenged me to read something of his choosing, and guaranteed I would like it better than … Continue reading

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck is pretty much Twilight, but with tigers. The  awkward writing and lifeless protagonist are helped along by the two very interesting male characters. Kelsey is a normal teenage girl. It’s the summer before college, and she needs a job. The only one that really fits her skills (which are minimal), … Continue reading


Dive in to Ondine , a dark but sweet movie starring Colin Farrel and Alicja Bachleda.The deep characters, stunning scenery, and raw emotions in the movie draw you back to shore. Sometimes living in a fairy tale is easier than living in the real world. Syracuse, a fisherman in a tiny town on the Irish … Continue reading

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds is refreshing for its grittiness. In a genre full of hunky werewolves and friendly vampires, Ilona Andrews has created a dark landscape full of ugly monsters and terrifying people. Kate has a secret. She’s the missing daughter of Roland, the creator of vampires, and the most powerful man in the world. She’s hiding … Continue reading

Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey‘s sends us on yet another fantastic journey with her latest book in the stunning Kushiel’s Legacy series. The beautiful descriptions, relatable characters, and her use of religion and mythology in magical ways will enchant all fantasy lovers. Follow Moirin mac Fainche of the Maghuin Dhonn as she travels from the heart of Ch’in … Continue reading

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