Where BLACK WIDOW excels is going far beyond my expectations of a Elemental Assassin book. The series has felt repetitive at times though I keep coming back for me as I adore Gin and every other character that crosses paths with her good guy or bad. What BLACK WIDOW has done is take a series I’ve become comfortable with in regards to how the plot is going to go and flip it on its head. There is a game changer at the end of this book that I adore and can’t wait to see in the next book. Future expectations aside this book is excellent in its forward momentum towards that game changer moment.
I’M DREAMING OF AN UNDEAD CHRISTMAS lives up to its billing as a prequel novella to THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE. Unfortunately, I must have missed that part before I read it, and as such, was expecting a complete romance story, like the other novellas in the Half Moon Hollow series.
In this retelling of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,’ Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed have mixed a little machinery with magic while delving into the Arabian culture, and bringing us a protagonist whose heroism is in his dedication – dedication to his craft, his family, and his desire to to what’s right. BABA ALI AND THE CLOCKWORK DJINN is a breath of fresh desert wind, and if the book suffers from some plotting and pacing missteps, it’s still a charming oasis for fantasy lovers looking to enjoy something a little less Western.
If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Inked by Eric Smith Expected publication: January 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark Source: Goodreads Covers in Series N/A No Author Comment Available. Megan Says It’s pleasant, if ordinary, with some good contrast. Just once, though, I’d like to see the cover of a book about magical tattoos actually embrace tattoo art. Kristina Says I think its nice. I like the highlighted title but I agree with Megan that I’d like it to have more tattoos on it or something related. A Book… Read more »
One of the best things about GUNPOWDER ALCHEMY is the fact that the worldbuilding takes place in China during the Qing Dinasty. I so rarely read books predominately set in Asia so it was refreshing to see steampunk mixed in with Chinese customs and history. I enjoyed seeing some of that culture play a role in the fast paced plot such as the
Giveaway Alert courtesy of Jennifer Donnelly celebrating the release of Rogue Wave, The Waterfire Saga #2 (published on January 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion). Want to win a copy of DEEP BLUE, book one in the series? Enter via the widget below. A copy of Deep Blue and custom Deep Blue and Rogue Wave nail polishes Enter the giveaway via the widget below – Open to US only a Rafflecopter giveaway Available on January 6, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion Description: In this exciting sequel to DEEP BLUE, the mermaids are on an exceedingly important and dangerous quest. Their journey is testing their skills and their friendships, forcing… Read more »
A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray is a charming, romantic adventure across multiple universes, though as with many fantastical stories built on a vague, pseudo-scientific premise, the souffle falls if you poke at it. As long as you’re the type of reader who can ignore inconsistencies in the rules of made-up technologies, Marguerite’s dance between dimensions in pursuit of revenge, love, and loss should spark your imagination.
HER LONE WOLF is a fun, suspenseful paranormal romance that leans heavily towards the thriller genre. There are government conspiracies and elaborate chase scenes with a tight plot and tons of twists and turns.
If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Jubilee Manor (Landry Park, #2) by Bethany Hagen Expected publication: August 11th 2015 Source: Goodreads Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Kate Says Though it looks very different from it’s companion, LANDRY PARK, this is still a beautiful cover. Her pose is kind of funny but the dress is beautiful and the colors are lovely. Kristina Says I love the dress and the whole cover is simple and elegant. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and… Read more »
Romantic police procedurals are a television staple, and The Naturals series brings this winning dynamic to young adult fiction. The teens making up this crime solving team fairly leap off the page, young and sexy and gifted.