If you thought THRONE OF GLASS was action packed- you better put your seatbelt on, because you’re liable to get whiplash from CROWN OF MIDNIGHT. Full of mystery, conspiracies, secrets and betrayals, CROWN OF MIDNIGHT covered so much ground that I’m still reeling, three days later.
Posts By: Kate
In honor of it being August, and kids going back to school, we thought we’d do a quick round up of some paranormal and urban fantasy school themed favorites. Though as we say below, Rose and Dmitri from Vampire Academy did mostly inspire this post, once we got the wheels turning we realized there were lots of options for us to chose from. Was there a category we should have included? Do you agree with all of our choices for the categories below? Are you excited about going back to school? 😉 Best Forbidden Teacher/Student Romance – Rose and Dmitri… Read more »
A big welcome to Suzanne Johnson who is here to telling us about Jean Lafitte: Hero and Villain in a Sexy Package and celebrating the release of ELYSIAN FIELDS , Sentinels of New Orleans, #3 (published on August 13, 2013 by Tor Books). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Jean Lafitte: Hero and Villain in a Sexy Package by Suzanne Johnson I never intended for the undead Jean Lafitte—an immortal version of the early 19th-century pirate kept alive by the magic of human memory—to be a major, ongoing character in my Sentinels of New Orleans series. After all, in the opening… Read more »
Starting out, it was very hard for me to keep reading DOON. Probably not the best way to start out a review, but bear with me here, because it does get better. While not perfect, once I got settled in, DOON was enjoyable and fun, with a very satisfying true love and goodness triumph over evil plot-line, not to mention more references to musical theater than I could count!
My first thought after finishing ESPRIT DE CORPSE, the third book in The Reluctant Reaper series, was that I wish Kristy had just stayed in hell. After the dramatic cliffhanger at the end of SCYTHE DOES MATTER (so far my favorite), we find Kristy and Dante up on “the mortal coil” trying to save Kristy’s best friend Shannon, from her evil father, the same guy who was responsible for Kristy being in hell in the first place.
DAYSIDER doesn’t bring to mind your typical paranormal vampire romance. The vampires don’t fit the sexy vampire mold and it takes place in a society following a war between vampires and humans, with a shaky truce between the two and separate societies. In other words, it was not entirely what I was expecting after having read the blurb, which doesn’t make it bad, but I thought it was worth a fair warning.
Set in an imagined America after losing the Revolutionary War, HER LADYSHIP’S CURSE was, while not perfect, definitely original and enjoyable. It was a quick read, with a brave and spunky heroine, and a mystery with so many parts that I can’t even begin to guess how it is going to end.
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY has mayhem, humor, and a psychokinetic heroine, which was enough to keep me hooked- I read it all in one sitting! DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY is a bit goofy, and as such, has a mystery and lots of action without taking itself too seriously.
BITING BAD, book eight in the Chicagoland Vampires series had everything you’ve likely come to expect from a Merit book- action, supernatural politicking, the big evil baddie with a plan and of course, plenty of sarcastic Merit one-liners. The last few pages packed in so many developments I found myself rushing to keep up with all that was happening. At book eight in the series, we’ve gotten to the point where they books focus less on Merit’s development, and more on the events surrounding her. And quite a few events there are!
THE WEIGHT OF SOULS read like Gossip Girls with a paranormal twist- a high brow school in London, a mysterious club with secrets, and a girl with the ability to get vengeance for murder victims. What originally drew me in to THE WEIGHT OF SOULS was the striking cover, and what kept me hooked was action that started from page one, the mystery that Taylor has to solve and the sweet romance that develops throughout.