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Secrets and Shadows - A 13 to Life Novel, #2

Delany's second book in her 13 to Life series picks up where the last left off a couple months down the line. Things go from barely tolerable to intolerable remarkably fast. With the CIA watching their every move, and the Russian Mafia stil...

5 Stars
  • Author: Shannon Delany
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Haunted -

While I enjoyed the first book, the ending felt definite to me. I didn't get the feeling that this was to be a more than one book storyline. And to a degree I can still stand by that statement. DREAMING ANASTASIA can still stand on its own,...

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  • Author: Joy Preble
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Zombiesque

DAW anthology collections draw some criticism because they're usually just average in terms of overall talent and enjoyment. Even when 'big names' in certain genre fields have a story involved, readers tend to believe it's not their 'best'...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Stephen L. Antczak, James C. Bassett, Martin H. Greenberg
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Horror, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: DAW

The Book of Tomorrow

On the surface P.S. I Love You and The Book of Tomorrow share one thing, the author Cecelia Adhern. However both stories are about the same concept--moving past grief to living again. The Book of Tomorrow exchanges a young widow for a mothe...

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Educating Aphrodite

I'll tell you the truth before I get into the review itself, I was fully ready to be very peeved with Alexandra around page 49 because she quite suddenly became missish. When the story itself is only 55 pages you may see why I got upset. Ho...

4 Stars

Nocturne - Book 1

First thing--when I originally finished the novel, I had no idea a 'sequel' was (hopefully) in the future. I only recently learned about this in an interview the author had given for another site. This changed how I felt about the ending be...

4 Stars

The Bite Before Christmas

When you think of Christmas do you think of Vampires? Do you wonder if Vampires celebrate Christmas? I honestly don't tend to. Paranormal folks are all the range right now, but I wouldn't judge that trend by this collection however. "A...

3 Stars

The Demon's Princess - The Otherworldly Series #1

In a lot of ways, The Demon's Princess , felt almost like it was trying to cram every single young adult paranormal trope it could into its pages. Its historical (set in 1896), time travel (Lucinda is from 2010), paranormal (demons and were...

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  • Author: Jessie Colter
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, Romantic Elements, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Wild Horse Press

Geist - Book of the Order

There is something about team books that draw me in. More than just the fact you can often have two entirely different personalities being forced to work together because they truly are stronger together then apart. I think that it can lead...

4 Stars

Daughters of Odin

"Kara" by Lyn Armstrong What's a stubborn, prideful Goddess to do when her Father, the ALLFATHER of gods Odin himself, grounds her? Literally? Oh shack up with a hot Viking name Erik, put up with the pettiness of jealous servants,...

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The Ghost and Roman Trent - Book 4 in The Ghost and Romance series

The Ghost and Roman Trent , set before the events of the short story found in "Cotillion Christmas Spirits", is the fourth tale in which our dear friend Lord Everston is perplexed by young people's inexplicable affinity for denyin...

4 Stars

Touch of a Dragon

My main problem with Touch of a Dragon was that the story thrived on cryptic messages and explanations. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, unless by the ending nothing is completely explained. Almost from the moment that Leona woke up afte...

3 Stars

Under A Halloween Moon

This was a short sweet holiday story. This had a homey feel to it, a reassuring acknowledgement that magic can be found in even the simplest of things. Annika, a divorced single mother raising her daughter Mindy and Cameron, a single father...

4 Stars

Can't Bear It - A Strange Hollow Title

I've read most of the Strange Hollow titles and with each one I've grown to adore this town and the kooky inhabitants. A whole town full of paranormal misfits is kind of my cup of tea quite frankly and these guys don't disappoint. Meggie an...

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Dark Embers - A Dragon's Heat Novel, Book 1

My review is going to be slightly more frustrated sounding than usual. Also the Rating absolutely reflects how I feel. I waited two whole days to make sure I wasn't just over-reacting to write this review. I still feel the same, so to the t...

2 Stars

Light on the Water

The short nature of this story works well for it. The sense of urgency not just in Sid's need to find Jand again, but in Jand's growing desire to remain with Sid no matter the cost is part of what makes this story work for me. I even bought...

4 Stars

Beyond Exile - Day by Day Armageddon, #2

I went into Beyond Exile with slightly misleading information--its written journal style (its a guy, so I don't think we can call it a 'diary') and chock full of military terms, euphemisms and well...military stuff. Having grown up military...

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Queen of Shadows - The Shadow World Novels, #1

Its not hard for me to pinpoint why Queen of Shadows works so well for me. There's three reasons actually. One, Miranda doesn't just suddenly overcome her fears. Two, David is honest about who he is, what he has done and doesn't expect anyt...

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Possess Me

As this is a collection of three interconnected short stories, all centered around the Loa Bone Daddy, I'll review each story separately first. "Release Me" This is our first taste of Bone Daddy, the Lo a (a voodoo spirit) and all...

4 Stars

Little Vampire Women

As a young girl I read a lot of the 'classics'.  All of Jane Austen, most of the Bronte sisters and a fair deal of Louisa May Alcott.  Little Women wasn't my favorite Alcott book, Jo's Boys was, but I did read the unabridged versi...

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  • Authors: Louisa May Alcott, Lynn Messina
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

13 to Life - 2008 TextNovel Grand Prize Winner

On the outside this sounds kind of like every other young adult paranormal you can think of: mysterious new boy (and siblings) begin attending the local smalltown high school, girls go ga-ga, our narrator or main character is constantly in...

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  • Author: Shannon Delany
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Unholy Ghosts - Chess Putnam, #1

On another blog I saw a poll up asking if having a main character who is addicted to a substance (drugs, alcohol, some weird supernatural thing) is a turn off for the reader.  Other than minor alcoholic abuse in young adult novels and...

5 Stars

Play Dead

Zombies + Football =the entire plot of Play Dead .  After a rival team's prank goes horribly, horribly wrong the Killington High football team is killed...but conveniently a witch is nearby to bring them all back (except for Cole and t...

3 Stars

Kiss Across Time

The plot of Kiss Across Time moves by quickly in order to get to why Taylor is suddenly in this intense relationship with two guys.  A kiss at a death metal concert that brings about memories that may or may not have been real, but fel...

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Roarke

Up front I'll say as a romance, Roarke will not be most people's typical story.  This is more of a story about Nora trying to regain her memories and her life, what happened to her and why, then it is about a romance with Roarke. ...

4 Stars

Dancing in the Dark

Some of Dancing in the Dark has to be taken on faith and pushing aside common sense.  Up until Keri meets the man who will become her Master, I could believe that what she was doing was in character.  She wanted to spice up her li...

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Werewolf Me

There is definitely something sneaky happening in Ludlum.  Practically everyone Truro has been talking to has asked her about 'destiny', 'soulmates' and 'werewolves'.  If that wasn't enough to send her screaming to the hills, the...

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Immorati

I can't quite put my finger on why Immorati as a whole didn't work for me.  Individually, the components of the story worked quite well.  I enjoyed the mythos behind both the Immorati race and the Corpesetti legends were also intr...

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The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker - Strangely Beautiful #2

I can say with full honesty that Hieber's second tale of the most unusual Persephone Parker is every bit as intriguing, genuine and delightful as its predecessor.  The opening prologue is set during the first book, following a minor ch...

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  • Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: DP

Seducing A Wallflower

The most interesting part of Seducing a Wallflower was the community feel to the story.  I didn't know, until I went looking for more stories by the author, that 'Strange Hollow' has several stories that came before Wallflower.  I...

4 Stars

Vampire Seduction

There is something very awkward about  Vampire Seduction  that mostly has to do with Anya and Lance. The author is at pains to remind us of their long-held mutual, but silent, attraction for one and other.  Their deep feeling...

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Make a Wish and Blow

I spent a fair amount of this book blushing furiously from the heat that Daren and Cassandra generate together.  Even before they got to the actual act of sex, Daren's flirtatious tone (and inner possessive thoughts) and Cassandra's ha...

4 Stars

Punished

This short story nearly burned a hole in my screen as I read it.  Natalia and Ethan have amazing chemistry from the very first exchange of dialogue between them. Ordinarily I'm wary of D/s relationships in fiction, since half the time...

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Mirror Image

The most entertaining part of Mirror Image is watching the clones try and keep their possessives and tenses straight.  Even after they 'come out' to Mara watching the more abrasive and hot-headed of the two 'Derrick' try and both refut...

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Irish Kiss

Sizzling is an appropriate description of this short story.  Almost from the first paragraph Gavin is hot and ready, though truth to tell he's been waiting 6 long months and its been a sort of hell for him.  Meanwhile Cassidy has...

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Holly-Day

Hot, hilarious and rocking sums up this short story by Celia Kyle.  This is one of the few times when I would have been happy whether the love interests ended up together or not because this was such a fun read.  Kyle's depiction...

4 Stars

Emmy's Heart - Maldito Series Book 2

One of my main complaints after reading the first book in the Maldito Series, Emmy's Song , was that character development in general and Emmy and Cale's relationship in particular was rushed and not well fleshed out.  In the second bo...

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Pure Temptation

As a romance, this feels more like a gothic romance then a paranormal one.  The ghost of Graystoke, Lady Amelia, is downright spooky and misleading.  Not to mention rather devious.  Jackson also fits the mold of a gothic hero...

3 Stars
  • Author: Connie Mason
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: DP

Timeshares

Anthologies are always hit or miss for me.  Usually if I like the premise then I'm likely to find it harder to enjoy the individual stories.  If I am only mildly interested in the premise and picking the book up more for the autho...

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Selling Out - Quantium Gravity Series #2

In Keeping it Real we met Lila, Miss Cyborg Protector of the Year and Zal, Mister Improbable Elf Rocker.  Lila was to protect Zal, Zal just had to stay alive...it was pretty simple at first.  So of course things had to go hairy re...

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Briar Rose

It was the story's blurb that caught me the most.  It hinted at the fact that the novella would play fast and loose with a fairy tale (in this case Sleeping Beauty) while also being entertaining and steamy.  I wasn't let down one...

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Beautiful Dead - Book 1: Jonas

The set-up of the Beautiful Dead book series is unique--the Powers That Be give carefully selected departed spirits a chance to come back and find the justice that was denied to them because of their deaths.  Unfortunately it’s a...

4 Stars

Double Your Pleasure

On the one hand Double Your Pleasure was a quick, satisfying read.  Helen and Jason made an arresting duo due to their conversations that were witty and full of entertaining banter that came naturally.  I was genuinely intrigued t...

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Hourglass - Third book in the Evernight series

After reading the first book, Evernight and then reading the second one in rapid succession, Stargazer, I was hoping that Bianca and Lucas got a break from their tragic love story lives in Hourlgass.   The allusion to Romeo and Juliet...

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  • Author: Claudia Gray
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural
  • Publisher: HarperTeen

Keeping It Real - Quantium Gravity Series #1 - Vol. 1

I can honestly say it's hard to categorize Keeping It Real exactly.  There is definitely the science fiction element to it--Lila is a cyborg after all, and the end of Earth as we know it was presumably caused by a scientic thing (the Q...

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Adult Education

Leon's quickie about a former student returning to the college she graduated from and the second chance at the attraction between herself and the professor she still lusts for capitalizes on the fantasy.  There is definitely something...

3 Stars

His Hope, Her Salvation - Mates of the Guardians

This second story in the Mates of the Guardians series (after the first story His Ship, Her Fantasy released a few months ago) takes us into the past and England to meet Donovan and Judith.  The purpose of the Guardians, as well as the...

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Charmed

The Charmed anthology brings together four stylistically different authors under one common theme: romance at Halloween.  Jayne Ann Krentz (writing as Jayne Castle, her futuristic romance pseudonym) takes us into the future to the nove...

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  • Authors: Jayne Ann Krentz, Lori Foster, Eileen Wilks, Julie Beard
  • Review by: Lexile
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Penguin Group

Jane Bites Back

The start of Ford's Austen related novel, featuring the timeless author as a vampire seeking to publish that one last manuscript (which has been rejected 116 times in two centuries) and disgruntled over all the sequels and spin-offs she is...

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The Ghost and Patrick Tomlinson - Book 3 in The Ghost and Romance series but may be read as a stand-alone story.

The Ghost and Patrick Tomlinson , though being the third in the 'Ghost' series, stands above the other two in that Patrick is a vexing man, but so much fun to read.  He's unique in that he has the most ridiculous thoughts and actions t...

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