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

Bone Dressing by Michelle Brooks

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Bone Dressng was one of the worst books I’ve tried to read in a long time. It’s basically narrated by the most annoying teen in the world, Sydney Roberdeau. In real life, I’m pretty sure Syd would be be an up-talker. Now, I didn’t finish this book. I got roughly half way through it and … Continue reading

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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The final installment of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy doesn’t live up to the action and emotion-packed first two novels, Shiver and Linger. The slow plot arc, focus on too-familiar characters, and open ending left me unsatisfied at the end of the book. The book begins with Grace as a wolf, and Sam waiting for her … Continue reading

Silver Shark (Kinsmen Series) by Ilona Andrews

A Review of Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews

Blast through the pages of Silver Shark, a sci-fi romance novella by Ilona Andrews. Super short. Super fast. Super sexy. Claire Shannon is a Class A Psycher, which basically means she’s been trained since the age of 14 to kill people with her mind. She’s powerful. For her, killing takes but a thought: “She seared … Continue reading

Camille by Tess Oliver

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Camille and Dr. Bennett are scientists looking for a cure…to lycanthropy. The concept and the setting for Tess Oliver’s Camille are fun at first, but half way through this book takes a turn towards mushiness. When the moon is full, Camille and Dr. Bennett walk the streets of London, searching for rogue werewolves. They hunt … Continue reading

Spider’s Bite (Elemental Assassin, Book 1) by Jennifer Estep

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An unbeatable assassin, a sexy cop, and a bitch of an enemy: Spider’s Bite, the first book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep, has a fun plot and a cast of intense characters, but the writing issues and the unbelievability of the main character’s emotions often got in the way of the pacing. … Continue reading

The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

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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

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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

Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

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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

Double Cross by Carolyn Crane

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“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.” And this is what Justine Jones, hypochrandriac and professional dissolusionist, intends to do in Double Cross by Carolyn Crane. The plot is twisting, the characters surprising, and the ending fantastic. Justine Jones has finally … Continue reading

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