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Game of Thrones Psychology - The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors

I'll admit I had just finished watching season six and was feeling lost when I picked up this book. I wanted to stay as immersed in the GoT world for as long as I could. I was hoping it would be Game of Thrones centered with an in depth loo...

3 Stars

The V'Dan - First Salik War, #2

“The V’Dan” is the second story in the ‘First Salik War’ series by Jean Johnson and continues the saga started in “The Terrans”. Jacaranda (Jackie) MacKenzie and a group of her fellow humans have transported Captain Li’eth Ma’an-uq’en and h...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jean Johnson
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: ACE

Robert Asprin's Myth-Fits - Myth-Adventures

“Robert Asprin’s Myth-Fits” by Jody Lynn Nye adds a new story to the delightfully punny series began by the late Robert Asprin. It was fun to catch up with the great Skeeve, who has made a lot of progress under the tutelage of that wily Per...

4 Stars
  • Author: Jody Lynn Nye
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

Reliquary - Reliquary Series, #1

OK, truth time. I grabbed this book all because of that cover!!! Yes, I'm a cover slut! I’ve said I have confessed!!! When I realized who the author of this book was I was beyond scared. I haven't really liked her YA titles at all. But I wa...

5 Stars

Nevernight - Nevernight, #1

I’m not sure what killed this book for me. The constant back and forth of the time (you would get part of the story in italics which was the past then the present in normal script) or the flowery wording that just made my head hurt. I thoug...

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Zero - Zero Series Book 1

"Zero" by Morgan Dark is a really great suspense story. It follows the life of Kyle Bradford and also the burglar Zero. Kyle is a student at a prestigious school. His parents are dead and he has been adopted by his mom's friend. Kyle's life...

4 Stars
  • Author: Morgan Dark
  • Review by: Tamazon
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * SUSP: Suspenseful / Action / Thriller, * SF: Fantasy, #Series Starter
  • Publisher: Independently Published

Fire Touched - A Mercy Thompson Novel, #9

Werewolves, I can honestly blame my family for this fascination. My mama and sister are completely addicted to all things werewolf and have taken me along for the ride. The “Mercy Thompson” series is another series that my sister introduced...

4 Stars
  • Author: Patricia Briggs
  • Review by: Junebug
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

Bloodcraft - The Cruentus Curse Series, #2

“Bloodcraft” took me for a loop. For the most part I DIE HARD LOVE IT!!! Especially in the start when Tori is using magic to kill of all things spiders. I can’t help but think how useful that would be. But then there are parts that just mad...

5 Stars

Sea Spell - Waterfire Saga, Book Four

“Sea Spell” is the fourth and final book in the Waterfire Saga series and was a great conclusion to an amazing series! It’s filled with beautiful friendships, great characters, action-packed battles, sweet romances and everything else you c...

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The Summer Dragon - First Book of the Evertide

AMAZING, that sums up “The Summer Dragon” quite well. I was so taken with this book and I absolutely loved the pictures. It helped me see more of the characters and what was going on. Everything about this book was magical, from the talking...

5 Stars
  • Author: Todd Lockwood
  • Review by: Junebug
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy, #Series Starter
  • Publisher: DAW

Roses and Rot

Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard, is such an interesting book. I love the characters in this story. The idea of sisters, with a horrible mother, lends itself well with the fairy tale theme. The symbolism and enchantment of the Fae is well writt...

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A Study in Sable - An Elemental Masters Novel, #11

“A Study In Sable” by Mercedes Lackey effortlessly returned me to the alternate world populated by those who can manipulate magic or talk to ghosts, mythical and mystical creatures, and…the Holmes brothers, who continue to wreak their own b...

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  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Girl in the Shadows

In Girl in the Shadows, we meet Moira, the daughter of a single Vegas-Strip magician, who wants nothing more than to be one of the top female magicians in the industry, but her father is dead set on her never practicing magic. Ever. Knowing...

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Wake the Hollow

“Wake the Hollow” is about Mica, a girl who returns to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow when she receives a mysterious note from her mother, a woman she left six years prior to live with her father in Miami. Before Mica gets there, her mother...

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Kingfisher

“Kingfisher” by Patricia A. McKillip reminds me of why I am always hesitant to start one of this author’s books. I am enchanted by the intricate prose and fascinated by her ability to weave commonplace occurrences with fantastical events an...

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  • Author: Patricia A. McKillip
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

The Almost Girl - The Riven Chronicles, #1

I fell in love with “The Almost Girl” shortly after I started it. I loved the concept of the parallel worlds and the tech war. I would love to see a prequel book. The characters are great. I really loved Riven! Her attitude, strength, and d...

5 Stars

The Fallen Prince - The Riven Chronicles, #2

“The Fallen Prince” is so good!!! This is called the Riven Chronicles but this book has a very good summed up ending. So I'm not sure where more books would come into play. I really would like to see another book though. Maybe one where the...

5 Stars

Bloodspell - The Cruentus Curse Series, #1

This is the debut of Amalie Howard and after reading her other books I can see how far she has grown. All though this story hits it out of the park with as an AMAZING debut you can really see how this is a new author. The story isn't refine...

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The Transference Engine

“The Transference Engine” just didn’t work for me. I’m not really sure what it was. But the combo of the story and the characters just had be going meh. I was so intrigued to get this as it sounded right up my alley. I really didn't care fo...

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  • Author: Julia Verne St. John
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SF: Steampunk, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

Angel Falls - Cassandra Bick Chronicles, #3

If you are looking for a great Urban Fantasy series that will keep you interested, then the Cassandra Bick Chronicles is the series for you. I enjoy a good amount of snark with my female lead characters and Cassandra has that in spades. I m...

4 Stars

Demons at Deadnight - The Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1

I absolutely fell in LOVE with the Divinicus Nex Chronicles series. “Demons at Deadnight” starts out this new series and I’m recommending that you start with this book and then move on to book two. I love the characters and the banter betwe...

5 Stars
  • Author: A & E Kirk
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * PARA: Supernatural, * SF: Fantasy, Debut Title
  • Publisher: A&E Kirk

Marked In Flesh - A Novel of the Others, #4

As always Anne Bishop has written a story that I could not put down. With book four in the “Others” series she has proven she can keep me hooked for the long haul. Meg and Simon are two characters that are just fun to read. Their chemistry...

5 Stars

The Wolf in the Attic

Paul Kearney does a good job writing this novel from the prospective of an adolescent girl named Anna Francis. I liked the overall style of writing but the plot was very relaxed. I did not feel a rush to find out what was going to happen or...

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It Happened One Doomsday

MacNaughton provides a smooth, action-packed read all the way to the end! This could be the start of a new series, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. The characters were great and believable. I loved the car scenes the best (t...

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Wicked Sanctimony

This is Ms. ZygDeon's book debut, and it is unusual to say the least! Lots of details on angels and demons fill this world, and Ms. ZygDeon does an excellent job explaining the various characters in this world. Tight action and responses ar...

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The Last One

In her debut as a novelist Alexandra Oliva has created a gripping post-apocalypse story that underscores one’s survival instincts in a rather startling manner. The story begins when the novel’s heroine, a woman dubbed “Zoo” because she love...

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  • Author: Alexandra Oliva
  • Review by: Bob Walch
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: * SUSP: Suspenseful / Action / Thriller, * SF: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

Midnight Bites - Stories of the Morganville Vampires

“Midnight Bites: Stories of the Morganville Vampires” by Rachel Caine is a wonderful collection of stories that remind one of all of the wonderfully quirky and dark elements of this series. The prologue to each indicates where in the series...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rachel Caine
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * PARA: Supernatural
  • Publisher: NAL

The Race

The Race, by Nina Allan, takes place in an unfathomable setting. The world building aspect is my favorite part of this book and Nina Allan describes this world, and its ugliness, very well. The characters are all interesting in their own wa...

4 Stars

Shining Sea

This book comes with a CLIFFHANGER!!!! But don’t let that steer you away from this book. I wanted to get that out there right now as I’ve seen this showcased as a standalone novel. So go into this knowing you won’t get all your answers and...

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  • Author: Mimi Cross
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Teen
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * PARA: Supernatural, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Skyscape

Night Shift - A Novel of Midnight, Texas, #3

“Night Shift” by Charlaine Harris continues the eerie and mesmerizing tale of a remarkable group of individuals. It has been fascinating to learn more and more details about this disparate collection of beings, and to see how their comfort...

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  • Author: Charlaine Harris
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: ACE

Graduation Day - The Testing, #3

Graduation Day is the third and final book in Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing series. It’s always bittersweet when a beloved series comes to an end, especially when you are not ready for such an ending. The events of the third book follow...

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Vendetta - A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #2

“Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Caro...

4 Stars
  • Author: Gail Z. Martin
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: Solaris

Pool of Crimson - The Blushing Death #1

"A Pool of Crimson" is the first book in The Blushing Death series. It’s quite an attention grabber that will keep you turning the pages. If you like werewolves, vampires, demons, ghosts, spirits and magic you have come to the right place f...

5 Stars

The Map of Bones - The Fire Sermon, #2

“The Map of Bones” is the second book in “The Fire Sermon” series. Cass is a very relatable character. Even though she has visions that are debilitating, she is a normal girl who is not only trying to survive her harsh environment but also...

4 Stars

Independent Study - The Testing, #2

Independent Study is the second book in Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing series. It’s my pleasure to report that this is no sophomore slump story. In fact, I enjoyed this storyline better than the first book because there was no time wasted...

4 Stars

The Hidden Oracle - The Trials of Apollo, #1

Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and...

5 Stars
  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * YA: Young Adult, * SF: Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, Series: Read in Order
  • Publisher: Hyperion

Valdemar: The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy

I fell in love with this author’s Valdemar series several decades ago. This was fantasy that intrigued me, combining a well-built world with magic and the fascination of horse-type beings who were wise and able to communicate with their spe...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mercedes Lackey
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Sci-Fi
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

The Complete Double Dead

It's zombies vs. vampires vs. bad guys vs. food in this tale of horror from start to finish! Mr. Wendig does an excellent job capturing and sustaining the reader's attention. When it comes to irony Wendig piles it on from scene to scene whe...

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Spear of Light - The Glittering Edge, #2

While The Glittering Edge, #1 was all about travel and integrating with the machines, The Glittering Edge #2 is more about relationships. Chrystal was a favorite character of mine in the first book, but she didn't appear much in this second...

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Chaos Choreography - An Incryptid Novel, #5

This is such a fun series, not just because of the breadth of imagination that blends real-life situations with remarkably outlandish creatures in a unique urban fantasy. Those who follow these stories are already familiar with beloved char...

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  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy
  • Publisher: DAW

The Drafter - The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1

I am a huge fan of Kim Harrison. While, I have not finished the Hollows series (yet!), that series got me into Urban Fantasy. I will be forever grateful for that. This book has gotten A LOT of mixed reviews, and I think the problem is that...

5 Stars

Daughter of Albion - A Novel of Ancient Britain

This book kept looking at me on the list so I decided to get it so it would leave me alone. And what I found was a take it or leave it book. The pacing of this story was pretty fast and it didn't take long to get to the end. There are no st...

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Duskfall - Chaos Queen, #1

Duskfall is the Borne Identity for the fantasy crowd! In this breathtaking fantasy three lives intertwine in an adventure for the ages. This story is full of wonderful characters that leap off the page and a story that is weaved with everyt...

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Marked - Sequel to Tracked

OMG OMG OMG!! How I haven't read this series before now is beyond me!! Book one is Tracked and Marked is the sequel. The covers are not the greatest, if you ask me, but I'm a diehard fan of this series now!!! Marked has got to be one of the...

5 Stars

Wishing Day - Book 1

I wanted to love this book so much! But the story was just all over the place. Nothing really seemed to have an order and the story was just so confusing because of it. “Wishing Day” started out so charming with a premise that sounded so cu...

3 Stars

Contact

“Contact” is about a girl named Mira who has tried to commit suicide twice because of the grief that comes along with her gift of being able to read other people’s psyches upon skin contact. While dealing with that her father and his compan...

4 Stars

Otherworld Secrets: An Anthology - An Otherworld Novel

One of my favorite collections of paranormal stories is the ‘Otherworld’ series by this author. I am fascinated by the interactions of the various characters, including the thought-provoking idea of a female alpha who became a werewolf beca...

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  • Author: Kelley Armstrong
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Plume

Forbidden

I have read every one of the original Sazi series by C.T. Adams (Cat Adams & Cathy Clamp). While Forbidden is a continuation of the series, its focus is of a how the Sazi works. Forbidden's focus is Luna Lake and how all the different Sazi...

4 Stars
  • Author: Cathy Clamp
  • Review by: Missyb0103
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * PARA: Urban Fantasy, * SUSP: Suspenseful / Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Tor Books

King's Folly - The Kinsman Chronicles

I am torn with King's Folly. Although the book was good I had some issues with it. First off I felt confused through the first part, but I ended up loving it once I read it a few times (lol). That being said this author is amazing! Jill Wil...

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The Prison in Antares - Dead Enders, #2

Mike Resnick provides an excellent read along with good and (at times) unexpected plot twists. His characterizations makes a reader empathetic to some of the characters' trials and tribulations. This is an excellent serial book in that the...

4 Stars

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