Posts By: Kim

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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Review: Under His Skin (Alien Encounters #1) by Stacey O’Neale

Review: Under His Skin (Alien Encounters #1) by Stacey O’Neale

October 15, 2015 Review 0

Right off the bat, UNDER HIS SKIN hit all the right paranormal romance notes for me: easy to relate to characters, two people who are crazy about each other but are kept apart by outside forces/their own will, and sexy protagonists from outer space. What more can you ask for? Well for one, it could have used a bit more science-fiction “science”, but it didn’t ruin the book for me.

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Review: About A Vampire (Argeneau Vampires #22) by Lynsay Sands

Review: About A Vampire (Argeneau Vampires #22) by Lynsay Sands

October 2, 2015 Review 0

ABOUT A VAMPIRE was a strange book with many fun scenes and characters, but there was definitely something missing: an antagonist. A book without a bad guy or even an big dramatic ending sequence feels a bit like a roller coaster that ends at the top of the ride.

This is all a shame, because the opening chapter was killer. It’s funny, introduces the characters beautifully and has just enough foreshadowing to make you smile when things inevitably hit the fan.

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