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5bat! Review: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman

5bat! Review: Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman

March 27, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

When there is a significant wait between two related books, such as the wait (almost three years!) between SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE, I begin to doubt my impressions of the first book. This was the case here, as I began to worry that I had imagined how wonderful I thought SERAPHINA was and how there was no way that SHADOW SCALE could live up to the expectations I’d set up in my head. Luckily, SHADOW SCALE delivered on all my expectations and more.

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Review: Armageddon Rules (Grimm Agency #2) by J.C. Nelson

Review: Armageddon Rules (Grimm Agency #2) by J.C. Nelson

March 23, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

ARMAGEDDON RULES follows in FREE AGENT’s footsteps as an action-packed, roller-coaster ride of a novel, full of drama and never letting the reader catch a breath. While sometimes this works, in this case, the entire novel became a bit difficult to follow, with multiple plotlines and many similarly named characters offering the opportunity for confusion.

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Review: Infinity Bell (House Immortal #2) by Devon Monk

Review: Infinity Bell (House Immortal #2) by Devon Monk

March 12, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

INFINITY BELL, the second book in the House Immortal series, shows that Devon Monk just doesn’t know when to let up – in a good way! INFINITY BELL really takes the reader on a wild ride, throwing them from one conflict to the next, with smooth writing allowing for an excellent reading experience.

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Review: Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires #11) by Chloe Neill

Review: Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires #11) by Chloe Neill

March 6, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★

While some of my love of the Chicagoland Vampires series stems from its setting in my adopted hometown of Chicago, that alone could not sustain adoration of a series through eleven books. With DARK DEBT, Neill manages to surprise me, and make me fall in love with the characters and the series all over again.

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Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

Guest Blog: Carrie Patel on Creating the Perfect Sidekick

March 5, 2015 Guests 0

A big welcome to Carrie Patel who is here to telling us about creating the perfect sidekick and celebrating the release of The Buried Life, Buried Life #1 (published on March 3, 2015 by Angry Robot). Check out our review of The Buried Life here! Creating the Perfect Sidekick by Carrie Patel Holmes and Watson. Frodo and Sam. The Doctor and everyone else. Many of genre fiction’s superstars come with wingmen, and even when it seems like those characters get stuck playing second fiddle, we know our favorite stories just wouldn’t be the same without sidekicks. Sidekicks are the underappreciated heroes of many a… Read more »

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Release Day Review: Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

Release Day Review: Vision in Silver (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop

March 3, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★

VISION IN SILVER was, while as enjoyable as always, a bit of a disappointment after MURDER OF CROWS. Much of VISION IN SILVER felt like build up to a larger issue that will be realized in the next book. While not exactly ending on a cliffhanger, VISION IN SILVER left me wanting more – more action, more time with the primary characters, more everything.

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Guest Post: Upcoming YA Books to Get Excited About

Guest Post: Upcoming YA Books to Get Excited About

February 17, 2015 Guests 1

We have a special guest post for you today from a fellow blogger who wanted to share some upcoming books she’s looking forward to. So, welcome Emily from Plenty of Pages! If you, like me, live in the northeast US and are getting absolutely pummeled by snow this month, there are a lot of reasons to be dreaming about the future. Any future– I’m not picky– as long as it doesn’t resemble the Siberian tundra outside my window, I’ll be happy. But beyond the warm weather and excuse to drink frozen things with little umbrellas in them, there’s a lot… Read more »

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Winner: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Winner: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

February 8, 2015 Winner 1

Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win the Epic Reads Prize Pack featuring FIREFIGHT by Brandon Sanderson! The winner is… Angie F. a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you soon. Please respond with your address within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of FIREFIGHT     

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Review: Forged in Fire (The Vessel Trilogy #1) by Juliette Cross

Review: Forged in Fire (The Vessel Trilogy #1) by Juliette Cross

February 2, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★

FORGED IN FIRE sounded intriguing from the first time I heard of it, so I was delighted to be able to review it here for All Things Urban Fantasy. Unexpectedly, FORGED IN FIRE felt similar to other books I’ve read, with a girl coming into special powers that make her completely unique, and all the men subsequently want her. Luckily, the New Adult tone and the mythology manage to set the story apart from other similar stories.

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