Posts By: Kim

5 Bats! Review: The Reburialists, by J.C. Nelson

March 14, 2016 Review 0

I didn’t know I needed a fabulous Egyptian-inspired zombie killing novel in my life, but now that I have devoured THE REBURIALISTS, I will be recommending it to everyone at the top of my lungs. It’s equal parts clever and exciting, with a dash of horror and a fun love story.

The world is complicated enough without having to cut the tendons of your dead relatives and get their mouths sewn shut in case a Re-Animus decides to take it for a ride after you bury it. You’re better off cremating it, if you can afford it. Where zombies rising is common place, the BSI (Bureau of Special Investigations) takes care of putting the dead back where they belong, and Brynner Carson is their hero.

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Review: Grave Attraction (Grave #4), by Lori Sjoberg

February 26, 2016 Review 0

GRAVE ATTRACTION pulls you in with excellent characters, new and exciting mythology and a great dramatic finale. It managed to blend perfectly all the aspects I’ve come to expect from a book partway through a paranormal romance series, without being overly repetitive or confusing.

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Review: Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9), by Thea Harrison

Review: Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9), by Thea Harrison

December 8, 2015 Review 3

Thea Harrison always manages to write big characters; it’s not just that her characters are hundreds and thousands of years old, but they have such a depth of emotion that you fall in love with them all. I’m not sure how she manages to do it every time, but every book in the Elder Races series is a gem, even the novellas.

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5Bat! Review: Dragon On Top (Dragon Kin #0.4), by G.A. Aiken

5Bat! Review: Dragon On Top (Dragon Kin #0.4), by G.A. Aiken

October 29, 2015 Review 1

DRAGON ON TOP was the perfect blend of fun and sexy, with tons of new mythology and interesting insights into the series; I adored it!

The main Dragon Kin storyline takes place a few hundred years (at least) after the events of DRAGON ON TOP, which is great since the story has gotten a bit heavy in the last books and it’s fabulous to read about the Southlands without the baggage.

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Review: Newt’s Emerald, by Garth Nix

October 25, 2015 Review 0

With high action, loveable characters (and some quite despicable ones), and an Austen-like setting, NEWT’S EMERALD is a fun ride that is perfect for younger readers, while still having enough to interest adult readers.

It’s a good thing that Truthful grew up with a gaggle of boisterous boy cousins; when her family’s heirloom emerald is stolen, dressing up as a boy to scour the streets of London is as easy as donning a glamour-enchanted mustache and imitating her cousins.

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Review: The Devil’s A Werewolf (Seven Brides For Seven Shifters #2), by Thalia Eames

Review: The Devil’s A Werewolf (Seven Brides For Seven Shifters #2), by Thalia Eames

October 20, 2015 Review 0

There are a lot of things that don’t quite work in THE DEVIL IS A WEREWOLF; the general setting, the gabillion characters (and this is just book two…), the massive breaks in the story, the gaps in the mythology, and the easy resolution at the end that I felt could have come months and months beforehand.

Still, there are things that worked for me. It’s true that Dax and Jules, two daredevil, strong characters, have instant chemistry, and their romance is truly wet and wild. Dax has a crippling “curse” that causes him physical pain whenever he touches anyone skin to skin… Anyone but Jules that is.

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