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5Bat! Review: Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

5Bat! Review: Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

July 17, 2015 Review 0

This is a fabulous story with fabulous characters. Molly, the “Wicked Witch” who comes to Castle Hangnail to govern it, is smart and ready to face the difficult tasks ahead – most important of which is getting the minions on her side!

Whether it’s the minotaur cook in the kitchen who hates anything to do with the letter Q, a stitched together (more than once) majordomo or the pin cushion doll with a hypochondriac goldfish, Vernon makes every secondary character interesting.

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Review: Supervillains Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous #2) by Lexie Dunne

July 2, 2015 Review 0

This book was entertaining, but it ran out of steam somewhere around the middle. The story picks up exactly where the first one left off, to the point where I feel that SUPERVILLAINS ANONYMOUS should have just been included in the first book, Superheroes Anonymous. I would have rather read the whole story in one go and saved myself some confusion.

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Review: Fandemic (Bigtime #5) by Jennifer Estep

Review: Fandemic (Bigtime #5) by Jennifer Estep

June 15, 2015 Review 0

I tend to read KARMA GIRL, the first book in the Bigtime series, two to three times a year. It’s that good. FANDEMIC is an entertaining addition to the series without being overly repetitive.

FANDEMIC looks at the inevitable fan clubs that exist in a world where superheroes and supervilains are rampant; think Comic-con, but for real.

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5bat! Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

5bat! Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

May 22, 2015 Review 1

UPROOTED weaves a magical, haunting tale, one that will be on your mind long after you put it down. The Wood, the malevolent forest that attempts to destroy Agineszka’s valley and her entire world, growing dark, poisonous trees and sending terrifying “walkers”, giant wooden stick insect-like creatures, out to grab villagers. Told in Agnieszka’s perspective, the book does allow multiple looks at other characters’ feelings and motivations through a special trick that is too good to spoil. It helps round out the other characters, but also exposes some seriously scary stuff.

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5Bat! Review: Positive by David Wellington

5Bat! Review: Positive by David Wellington

May 15, 2015 Review 2

POSITIVE’s post apocalyptic America is a scary place: walled cities that are barely surviving, a terrifying death cult moving in from the west, and endless stretches of open road with zombies at every turn. It’s a wild, wild ride.
Finnegan is exiled from New York at 18, but he still feels very much like a child. He is a second-generation survivor, and he doesn’t understand why the first-generation are so quick to panic. When he is thrust from the relative safety of Manhattan island into the wilds, he has a steep learning curve to deal with. I loved how little things showed how sheltered he was: thinking Ohio is two hours away from Manhattan, not understanding family pictures, and more. As he meets people, more nasty than good, he quickly learns how difficult it is to survive after the world has ended.

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Review: The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson

Review: The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson

May 13, 2015 Review 1

Lost in a crowd? Need to find yourself? A place where you just belong? THE AFFINITIES introduces a wonderful/scary world where finding your place in the world is simply an inexpensive test away; and if you don’t fit into any of the 22 standard profiles, or affinities, you even get your money back!

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Review: Her Wild Hero (X-Ops #3) by Paige Tyler

Review: Her Wild Hero (X-Ops #3) by Paige Tyler

May 8, 2015 Review 0

For a lover or romantic suspense novels, and a lover of were-everything, HER WILD HERO should have hit all my buttons, and it nearly did.

The love story takes a while to develop, which is nice; it’s great to see characters who have to work through their issues and misgivings before falling into bed together, and Kendra and Declan have a bunch of those to work out.

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Review: Moonlight and Diamonds (The Saint-Pierres #7) by Michele Hauf

Review: Moonlight and Diamonds (The Saint-Pierres #7) by Michele Hauf

March 31, 2015 Review 0

Set in summertime Paris, MOONLIGHT AND DIAMONDS features an American werewolf alpha, looking for the right werewolf gal to start his own pack, and a cold Parisian beauty who has been running away from her wild side for years. For such a short book, the evolution of the characters and their relationship was believable and mostly well-paced. The mystery was fun and the varied paranormal world-building was interesting.

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