Thank you for joining us for our “re-read along” of the Night Prince series as we get ready for the release of INTO THE FIRE! We’re starting this week with ONCE BURNED, and our schedule will be as follows: February 10 – ONCE BURNED February 17 – TWICE TEMPTED February 24 – BOUND BY FLAMES March 3 – INTO THE FIRE Here are our thoughts this week! If you haven’t read the book, feel free to skip our possible spoilers, and check out our original review of ONCE BURNED! Kristina: I thought it was a great first book in a series and ate… Read more »
Posts By: Kate
Well, THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING was nothing like what I expected it to be. There was a lot of hype surrounding this book, and I was really excited to read it. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations of what it should have been, based on all the praise it had.
TREASURE & TREASON, the book I assume Raine Benares fans have been clamoring for, features Tam and Phaelan. AMAZING, am I right??? These two characters, the reformed dark magic practitioner goblin Tam and the endlessly amusing magic-fearing pirate captain and thief Phaelan, together – just the idea is spectacular. Reading TREASURE & TREASON is a treat, especially for fans of the series, and even new readers would find something to love, I suspect.
While I have some small quibbles, THE GHOUL VENDETTA was exactly what I expected from Shearin and The SPI Files. Fun, dramatic, witty and an all around good read, THE GHOUL VENDETTA continues the series in a great way, answering some questions while opening new avenues for the story to go down.
ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT continues the tradition of the Charley Davidson series of being sassy and fun with an undercurrent of danger and mystery.
THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE is nearly everything I wished it would be. After hearing comparisons to UPROOTED, THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE had a lot to live up to, UPROOTED being one of my recent favorite fantasy books. Luckily, it was a delightful read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
ROSEBLOOD is, for lack of a better word, a bit weird. Billed as a young adult retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, it reads more like a sequel to its inspiration, rather than a retelling. Dark and mysterious, ROSEBLOOD has a lot going for it, but it just didn’t live up to what I felt it could have been.
THE FATE OF THE TEARLING left me with lots of feelings. The first two-thirds of the book were rock-star. And, to be fair, the last third of the book was good too, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. So, without spoiling anything, I am going to try to review this book for you. First of all, if you read the first two, definitely read the third. You’ll want the closure that it provides. And if you haven’t read the first two, I definitely recommend them. The trilogy has a very different feel than a lot of other fantasy trilogies, to its benefit.
I was so excited to read THE MOUNTAIN OF KEPT MEMORY that I barely got past the comparison to Robin McKinley in the description. And while I loved it, I didn’t quite love it, if you know what I mean. I had a few complaints, but overall, this is a beautiful standalone fantasy with intrigue, action and a little bit of sweet romance.
A big welcome to Nina Croft who is here to talk to us about living forever and celebrating the release of Flying Through Fire, Dark Desires #6 (published on November 7, 2016 by Entangled Publishing). Want to win a copy Blood and Metal, Dark Desires #5? Enter via the widget below. Who Wants to Live Forever by Nina Croft Right now, I’d say, I do. That may change in a few thousand years, but until then it seems a better option than the alternative. I’m Nina Croft, and I write all sorts of romance but usually with paranormal or sci-fi elements, and sometimes with both…. Read more »