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.
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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
Being very familiar with (and loving) fantasy books set in England’s Regency period, I absolutely had to read MURDER, MAGIC, AND WHAT WE WORE. And luckily, I was not disappointed! This book is a fun example of this genre, and was a cute, quick read.
BLACK BIRD OF THE GALLOWS fits in a lot of YA paranormal romance cliches while somehow also managing to be very unique and totally creepy. The creative mythology really gives a lot of oomph to what could be a very flat and boring YA paranormal romance.
The only word I can think of to describe THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE is that it is a romp. A delightful, amusing romp through Europe, with bits of fantasy here and there. Definitely don’t go into this one looking for a fantasy story, instead, suspend your disbelief for the alchemy tidbits and enjoy the ride.
My only complaint about SNOWSPELLED is that it is too short! Leaving me desperate for the next book in the The Harwood Spellbook series, SNOWSPELLED is an adorable romantic novella with a bit of a mystery. It’s exactly what I would have expected from the author of KAT, INCORRIGIBLE.
Serial Box’s Favorite Vatican Archive Conspiracy Theories BOOKBURNERS from Serial Box and created by Max Gladstone is back with season 3! Sal and the rest of the Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad—Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum— are stretched thin trying to control an influx of magic—and they don’t have much support from the Vatican. Can they overcome their history and band together to protect humanity from an increasing magical threat? Or will it destroy them, like it has destroyed everything else in its path? To celebrate the return of The Bookburners we’re investigating some of our favorite conspiracy theories… Read more »
So here’s the deal. I actually tend to really enjoy Swoon Reads books. They’re generally light and fluffy, offer some sweet romance, and are overall fast reads. And AMID STARS AND DARKNESS lives up to that exact description. Light and fluffy, with sweet romance and definitely a fast read.
Welcome to the Fae Out of Water blog tour, phase one–Cutie and the Beast! I’m so looking forward to introducing you all to the Kendrick brothers and their guys, starting this month with Alun and David. As you follow along on the tours—phase two, The Druid Next Door, in August, and phase three, Bad Boy’s Bard, in September—please leave a comment and your contact information for a chance at a $50 Riptide gift card. The drawing will take place after the last Bad Boy’s Bard blog stop. Thank you so much for stopping by! Available on July 24,… Read more »
In ACCIDENTAL SIRE, Harper brings the Half Moon Hollow series back to Half Moon Hollow, and with it, brings in many favorite characters from throughout the series, with nearly everybody making at least a small cameo. I wouldn’t say that the description of the book is completely accurate, though, as it makes it sound like Ben is the focus, not even mentioning Megan, the main character of the book (the one who accidentally gets turned into a vampire).