I was drawn to DEVILS & THIEVES by the unique mashup of motorcycle clubs and magic, and while I had a few issues with the book, the motorcycle and magic combo did not disappoint.
With each new Guild Hunter book, there is as much progress and attention paid to the way this world changes as an individual relationship.
Working to take down an evil organization is hard when you’re still on the inside. As the 3rd book in a series, SIGHTLINES wraps up the Community plotline. As an evil company, Community seems to get worse and worse with every chapter. Inside the Farm, there’s torture, reprogramming and rape. Despite the bleakness, Chase Payne’s sarcasm and constant dickery keeps the bleakness from getting too dark.
THE HOLLOW GIRL was written by a Romani to honor her grandmother and their shared Romani heritage. I was drawn in by that fact, excited to learn more about the Romani culture from the point-of-view of a young woman learning magic from her grandmother. However, I feel I must start this review by acknowledging that THE HOLLOW GIRL deals with a trigger warning for sexual harassment, abuse, and rape.
SONOFAWITCH! is a quick and fun compilation of stories about witches having various sorts of misadventures. After reading so many heavy stories it was fun to read light, silly stories that effortlessly weaved some magical mishaps into them.
GRIGORI is a modern fairy tale set in Russia, in deep dark libraries, high rise condos, and sprawling estates in the forests. It stars fun new mythology and just enough tropes to be fun.
Madelyn is a university professor on sabbatical, researching dragon mythology in Russia, when she stumbles on a secret and gets kidnapped by the very rich, very imposing Grigori.
The MONSTER HUNTER FILES anthology is a brilliant view into the Monster Hunter International series through the lens of some of my favorite authors and some new authors I should explore in the future.
SPARKED starts with a smolder rather than a true burn, carefully introducing the characters and their home life. Despite the sluggish start, I was thoroughly hooked once more details of Ivy’s disappearance were revealed, along with the mysterious love interest.
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It’s been a long while since we’ve done a DNF post, so we’ve got quite a few (and some a bit older…) in the queue to share today! See all the DNF posts Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper #2) by Christopher Moore Last First Snow (Craft Sequence #4) by Max Gladstone Gray Widow’s Walk (Gray Widow Trilogy Book 1) by Dan Jolley Mercury Striking (Scorpius Syndrome #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Veiled Magic (Veiled Magic #1) by Deborah Blake