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Kill the Queen - A Crown of Shards Novel, #1

"Kill the Queen" is an exciting start to a new series. I don't read much high fantasy, but I enjoy another series by this author. So I decided to give this a try. I'm very glad I did. "Kill the Queen" starts out with a bang. Evie's entire f...

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Sinless - Eye of the Beholder, #1

“Sinless” grabbed me from the first few pages. Within the pages is a wonderful fantasy that I just couldn't put down. It has a great blend of fantasy and a dystopian setting that is perfect for young adult readers. I really can't wait to re...

4 Stars

Heartstone

“Heartstone” by Elle Katharine White is a fun fantasy tale that pays homage to one of my favorite historical romances, “Pride and Prejudice.” I was fascinated to read this parallel story that features dragons and wyverns and other amazing c...

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The Reluctant Queen - The Queens of Renthia, #2

I didn't know what to except when I went into “The Reluctant Queen”. You guys know that for the most part I don't read book synopsis. I just dive right into the story. Especially when its books to series that I die hard loved. This one was...

5 Stars

The Dastardly Miss Lizzie - Electric Empire Novels, #3

This was another good installment of the Electric Empire series. The story starts with Eliza and Lizzie still at odds with each other. Eliza has her hands full with the ongoing investigation of The Slasher and there are now a series of murd...

4 Stars

The Queen of Blood - The Queens of Renthia, #1

The setting of this book was just breathtaking and I wish there were real places like this. Where the trees are big enough you can build entire cities within their branches. The world of Aratay is a place where every town, city and village...

5 Stars

Demon Child - Celestial Battle Trilogy, #2

Demon Child was a delight to read from beginning to end. The characters made for a wonderfully thrilling story. The plot showed how talented the author is at creating enjoyable stories. There is tons of action which kept me reading this boo...

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Dark Matter - Star Carrier: Book Five

According to the definition in this novel, “dark matter” is “gravitational leakage from a parallel universe.” But in this fifth installment of Ian Douglas’ 'Star Carrier' series, the characters in this story face something very dark, in the...

5 Stars

The Witch with No Name - Hollows - The Final Book

It’s sad to see the series end, but what a way to end!!! I have followed this series from the start and have loved everyone! Rachel and Trent are the most kick ass couple ever!!! I do not want to give anything away and the author doesn’t wa...

5 Stars

The Undead Pool - Rachael Morgan, #12

Kim Harrison is hands down one of the best paranormal writers ever! Her Rachael Morgan series is one that every urban fantasy/paranormal romance reader should try. The Undead Pool continues the adventures of Rachael and her posse. As always...

5 Stars

Ever After - The Hollows, #11

Rachel Morgan attracts trouble. To those who know and love The Hollows books by author Kim Harrison, the return of Rachel and the delightful gang of misfits she hangs out with is a welcome return to the literary world. The old gang is all b...

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The Scrivener's Tale

When I saw this on Night Owl I fell in love with the cover and the plot. I loved that this was a standalone as I have been reading way too many series. But I was disappointed in this book, a lot! It is well written, easy to understand and f...

3 Stars

Nightwatcher

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub has everything needed for a truly pulse pounding thriller. Having the book take place when it did was genius and Ms. Staub wrote about this sensitive topic with great respect to all who were affected. The c...

4 Stars

The Janus Affair - A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, #2

The Janus Affair provides action, mystery, undercurrents of a personal nature and a pace that is sure to keep a reader's interest. The blend of story, characters, action, mystery, and humor worked really well. The combination of Eliza Braun...

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Scorpion Winter

Scorpion Winter by Andrew Kaplan was the first “Scorpion” book I have read and it was the most amazing book ever that I am now going to find the other Scorpion books and read them all, too. I was particularly taken by the character Scorpion...

5 Stars

Earth to Hell - Journey to Wudang, #1

“Earth to Hell” is the first of the follow-up series to the addictive, Chinese pantheon-centered ‘Dark Heavens’ series by Kylie Chan. Having read the previous books in the series, I came into this book- which is set about eight years after...

4 Stars

Sin's Dark Caress - A Dark Brethren Novel

Women are being killed, ripped apart, their newborn babies stolen. It is up to Forensic Witch Bianca Sin to find them and solve these horrible crimes. When all signs point to the Dark Brethren, Bianca enlists little help. Homicide Detective...

4 Stars

Scorpion Betrayal

I wasn't sure what to expect of Scorpion Betrayal. I have heard of the author and his books and they have sounded interesting, but I had not picked up his books prior to this one. Between the pace the book sets, the characters, the plot and...

4 Stars

So Pretty It Hurts - Bailey Weggins Mysteries

I thought this was a great mystery novel. I read this book in two days and would have been done sooner, but I work an eight-hour day too. The plethora of suspects in the death of a super model kept me guessing all the way to the end. I was...

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A Perfect Blood - The Hollows, Book 10

“A Perfect Blood” book 10 in the Hollows series by Kim Harrison lifts the continuing saga of Rachel Marianna Morgan to an exciting whole new level. The book starts off with a bang and really never looks back. One of the things that makes th...

5 Stars

If Wishes Were Horses

At the heart of If Wishes Were Horses is "turning points": a car accident that leaves two families in disarray, re-starting a program as a way to reach out, and dealing with a long-term disease. It is also a story about grief, forgiveness,...

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Deep Sky - Travis Chase, #3

This is the stunning conclusion to the Travis Chase series. Travis is back in Tangent and a discovery was made that could either harm or help mankind depending on who wields the artifact. Travis, Paige, and Bethany become involved again in...

5 Stars

The Breach - Travis Chase, #1

Patrick Lee's new series, starting with "The Breach," opens up a whole new world full of action, suspense, and thrills. The reader better hang on tight, because it's one exhilarating ride. This story totally envelops the reader. Once you st...

5 Stars

Ghost Country - Travis Chase, #2

We rejoin the adventures of Travis and Paige in this second installment of this series that started with "The Breach." It has been two years since the last adventure. Travis is under the radar with a different job and a new name. He's still...

5 Stars

The Rocky Road to Romance

“The Rocky Road to Romance” by Janet Evanovich is a reissue of the romantic comedy written for the Loveswept Romance series published during the 1990s. The hectic life of graduate student Daisy Adams gets even more complicated as she prepar...

4 Stars
  • Author: Janet Evanovich
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager

Reckoning for the Dead - A Sweet Justice Novel

Reckoning for the Dead is a book, with two parallel storylines, about choices and how the past affects the choices made and how they, in turn, affect what happens next. It is also a book about the consequences the choices have: individually...

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The Ninth Day

My first thought after reading this book was: damn! This is a great book; too bad I'm finished! So too, are my second, third, and fourth thoughts. If you like action, adventure, don't mind the creepy-crawly sensation as you read about myste...

5 Stars

Burn the Night - The Final Dark Days Novel

Mira, the Fire Starter, is a vampire or a nightwalker. She's also the daughter of a god as well as the protector of Savannah, GA. She's got a lot on her plate but she's also got Danaus, a vampire hunter, at her back helping as much as he ca...

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Ghosts by Gaslight - Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense

Ghosts by Gaslight is a wonderful title. The font and color on the cover will draw you into a spooky mood. The first story in this anthology started out kind of slow and it took me several pages to get into it. By the end of The Iron Shroud...

4 Stars

Never Tell a Lie

Ivy and David are expecting their first child. They live in a huge older home and seem to have a perfect relationship. When they have a garage sale to empty out their attic, an old schoolmate shows up at the sale and seems to disappear afte...

4 Stars

The Devil's Diadem

High Fantasy and (frustratingly) historically accurate. Don't look for a female lead that overcomes the historically accurate prejudices of the time. Instead we have a main character that does her best to be true to herself and remain a goo...

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The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities - Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists

Some famous authors and artists have teamed up to share some of the items in Lambshead's varied multitude. I enjoy many of the authors that have written for this book and I love oddities and curiosities, but this didn't grab me. It was too...

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  • Authors: Ann Vandermeer, Jeff Vandermeer, Carrie Vaughn, Alan Moore, Mike Mignola, Lev Grossman, Cherie Priest, Naomi Novik, Greg Broadmore, Garth Nix, Holly Black, Michael Moorcock, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang
  • Review by: Danya
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Fantasy, Steampunk
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager

Feast: Harvest of Dreams

Madeline, Maddie, MacFaddin spent a summer at a B&B in Ticonderoga Falls as a young child. There she lured by a creature but save by another but she remembers none of this. All she remembers is the good times there. Currently though her lif...

5 Stars

White Tiger - Dark Heavens Trilogy

"White Tiger" follows Emma, our "cold blooded", yet spicy heroine. After leaving her position at a Hong Kong English school, Emma becomes full-time nanny to Simone, an adorable four-year-old and daughter of wealthy businessman and expert ma...

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The Neon Graveyard - Sign of the Zodiac, Book 6

"The Neon Graveyard" book 6 in the Signs of the Zodiac series by Vicki Pettersson is a dramatic conclusion to the exciting take no prisoners' series. The fight between the heroes of light against the villains of shadows is about to take a s...

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Before I Go to Sleep - A Novel

When Christine wakes up in a strange bed, with a strange man, her first thoughts are of annoyance at having another one night stand, a twinge of horrow that he is so much older, and then shame when she sees his wedding ring. She goes to the...

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Phoenix Rising - A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Evil is most definitely around and Britain's fate rests in the hands of an intriguing renegade.and a librarian... Londoners are vanishing and then reappearing as corpses, washing up on the banks of the river Thames drained of blood and bone...

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Pale Demon

Pale Demon is book 9 in the Rachel Morgan series. I have followed Ms. Harrison from the first with this series and I had found that with her last few books I was losing interest. Pale Demon just made me a fan all over again! Whatever I felt...

5 Stars

Pale Demon

I would give this book 10 stars if it were allowed. Can a vampire, a witch, a pixy and elf survive a cross country trip in one car and all in one piece and without killing each other? Rachel needs to get to California, not only for her brot...

5 Stars

Pale Demon

"Pale Demon" book 9 in "The Hollows" series by Kim Harrison is a masterpiece in story-telling. The novel brings together all the excitement and intrigue that series fans have come to expect. It will leaves you spellbound...

5 Stars