The second in The Awakening series, VAMPIRE’S THIRST follows immediately after VAMPIRE’S HUNGER, and I was excited to see what Kimber and Duncan were going to do next. Turns out, it was have a bunch of sex, and fight. A bit more on the erotic side than most books we review here on All Things Urban Fantasy, VAMPIRE’S THIRST could have been so great, but unfortunately it fell flat for me, with characters behaving in a nonsensical manner in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, nearly a complete lack of world building, and a mish-mash of tangents that were frustrating distractions from the main plot.
If I’m ever asked for a recommendation from a contemporary YA reader for an entrance book into YA paranormal, HEXED would be at the top of the list. Not so much for the caliber of the story, but because it’s a pretty good blending of the two genres in one little package.
This is one of those series that I kept on meaning to read and after finishing this book I definitely want to start at the beginning as I felt that I was missing out on certain past events that were referred to in CASINO INFERNALE. Ending CASINO INFERNALE with a burning desire to read more of Secret Histories aside, this story is
A big welcome to Susannah Sandlin who is here to telling us about Penton: The Secret Histories and celebrating the release of ALLEGIANCE, Penton Legacy #4 (published on June 10, 2014 by Montlake Romance). Want to win your choice of the Penton Legacy books? Enter via the widget below. Penton: The Secret Histories by Susannah Sandlin If you’ve read any of the Penton Legacy series so far, you know that all the hot guys and their significant others have plenty of baggage in their past. But their futures have some challenges too. Here are a few teasers of what might be in store for… Read more »
Today one of the tried and true Paranormal Romance tropes is turned on it’s head, “transparent, floating animal head behind dude” becomes “transparent, floating dude head behind animal”. Which version do you like best? If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Firestorm (Deadtown #6) by Nancy Holzner Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Ace Source: Goodreads Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Megan Says Her back leg’s in an awkward position, but I like the look of the character (short hair’s always a plus for me),… Read more »
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If you haven’t read any spoilers for THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, it’s hard to know what to expect. The bare-bones description doesn’t give much away, but though the story starts out a bit vague, told through the eyes of a ten year old girl, it soon becomes an engrossing, mind-blowing and genre defying experience that is nearly impossible to put down.
A big welcome to Jaime Lee Moyer who is here counting down her top ten fantasy novels of the last ten years and celebrating the release of A Barricade in Hell, Delia Martin #2 (published on June 3, 2014 by Tor Books). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Jaime Lee Moyer’s Top 10 Fantasy Novels of the Last Decade My second ghost story/fantasy novel, A BARRICADE IN HELL, was released on June 3rd. Fantasy of any kind has been my first love since I was ten years old, and I read it all. I love being transported to new worlds and lifted… Read more »
SKIN GAME is another gripping, surprising installment in The Dresden Files, one that you won’t want to put down. Harry Dresden is playing with the big dogs these days, balancing the Winter Knight mantle against his own morality and inclinations.
When I saw THE SOURCE come up for review, I remembered how much I loved The Line, how it kept me so wrapped up at the end that I literally couldn’t put it down for the last 100 pages or so. That memory had me making grabby hands toward the second in the series. I wish I could say I was as pulled in this time, but the truth is, I wasn’t.