Monthly Archives:: July 2014

Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

July 31, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★

Mix the short-lived NBC show Awake with the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors, and put the protagonist in high school, and you get ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington. Unlike Jason Isaacs in Awake, however, Sabine has been shifting between two lives for as long as she can remember. Though there’s some confusion early on about the mechanics of Sabine’s double lives, not to mention the unlikely reality of a young girl living in two universes without going mad, Shirvington paints a beautiful portrait of a lonely, desperate girl struggling with a lack of identity. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, the push to meet other people’s expectations at the cost of personal expression is something a lot of adolescents can relate to.

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Hot Off the Press: 68 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in August

Hot Off the Press: 68 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in August

July 31, 2014 Hot Off The Press 1

   It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change.  Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 38 Adult Titles Releasing in August 30 YA Titles Releasing in August What are your must have titles for August? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »

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Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

July 31, 2014 Review 1 ★★★★★

Urban Fantasy is full of high stakes, of world breaking power or near apocalypses. It’s common for heroines and heroes to find some heretofore unknown power at the eleventh hour, some massive, nuclear ability that negates risk. The Kate Daniels series, by contrast, brings the epic down to the human level, without ever pulling danger’s teeth. The stakes stay huge, the world is never quite a safe place, but in the meantime there’s dinner and date night and all the badass abilities that Kate and Curran have had from day one.

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Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

July 30, 2014 Cover Art Coverage 2

   If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Bengal’s Quest (Breeds #30) by Lora Leigh Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Berkley Hardcover Source: Goodreads

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Interview with Max Gladstone

Interview with Max Gladstone

July 29, 2014 Guests 0

A big welcome to Max Gladstone who is here answering a few of our questions and celebrating the release of Full Fathom Five, Craft Sequence #3 (published on July 15, 2014 by Tor Books). Interview with Max Gladstone by Max Gladstone All Things Urban Fantasy: The Urban Fantasy genre is no stranger to mixing magic with familiar parts of society. Turning that practice on its head, the Craft Sequence mixes familiar elements from our world, namely economic and legal structures, with a completely fantastical parallel universe. What came first, the drive to create a new world or a fascination with the mutable potential of… Read more »

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Review: Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin, #11) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin, #11) by Jennifer Estep

July 29, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

Sometimes a book series can go stale, especially after a huge arc ends and the characters are left with not much to do. Luckily POISON PROMISE shows that the Elemental Assassin series is still going strong after eleven books. When the story starts Gin is given only a small break from fighting a big bad or being beaten to near death which I’ve come to expect to happen at least once in each

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Release Day Review: Summoned Chaos (The Shifter Chronicles, #2) by Joshua Roots

Release Day Review: Summoned Chaos (The Shifter Chronicles, #2) by Joshua Roots

July 28, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

SUMMONED CHAOS bears similarities to other books like The Dresden Files series with rogue wizards battling evil with a can-do attitude and badass fighting skills. While following in the shadows of great wizards like Harry Dresden can be tough and make the storyline feel redundant or boring, Marcus Shifter makes his own footprint in the urban fantasy genre.B eyond his ability

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Review: Beverly Hills Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, #6) by Angie Fox

Review: Beverly Hills Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, #6) by Angie Fox

July 25, 2014 Review 1 ★★★★

BEVERLY HILLS DEMON SLAYER is a fun book with some wacky dialogue, wonky magic, and weird creatures. This was yet another series that I am starting six books in but luckily it can be read as a standalone. The plot is pretty straightforward and even at its darkest moments it is able to keep things pretty light with a witty comment or two.

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5bat! Review: Veiled Target (Veilers #1) by Robin Bielman

5bat! Review: Veiled Target (Veilers #1) by Robin Bielman

July 24, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★★

When you read as much as I do, you come to understand pretty quickly that some authors get it, some try, and some give it a shot but don’t really care if they hit the mark or not. VEILED TARGET, I’m pleased to say, is one of the first ones. Alpha males, shifters, badass humans, all mix together in a great story that was very hard to put down.

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Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

July 23, 2014 Cover Art Awards 2

  Familiar characters, shapeshifter romance gone awry, and textile semantics that can ruin a whole cover, this week’s new reveals have it all!  If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires #11) by Chloe Neill Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by NAL Trade Source: Author’s Website Covers in Series           No Description Available. No Author Comment Available. Kate Says  Not a huge fan – I wish she was wearing more practical shoes (they almost got her outfit right) and her hair is annoyingly in her face…. Read more »

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