CROWN OF ICE offers so much more than just the tale of The Snow Queen with a change of perspective. A solid YA adventure with teenagers who learn so much about themselves, and each other. Even the expected happily ever after offers believable surprises that underscore the maturity and independence they each have gained.
I always enjoy it when a book takes characters from history and puts a twist on them as GHOST PHOENIX does with various famous figures from different points in time posing as immortals living in modern times. One issue I had with the story is the use of ‘California slang’ like ‘stellar’. I adored the fact that Richard Plantagenet is an immortal surfer dude but it
A big welcome to Susan Krinard who is here to telling us about Mythology in Fantasy and celebrating the release of Black Ice, Midgard #2 (published on August 12, 2014 by Tor). Mythology in Fantasy by Susan Krinard When I set about writing my first Norse-mythology-based urban fantasy, Mist, I had a lot of preconceptions. Silly ones. Like, “I should stick as closely to the actual myth as possible,” and, “if I create my own version of the myths, people will criticize my research.” I no longer feel bound by these concerns, but they aren’t completely without foundation. I attended a local science fiction… Read more »
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had more demi-gods and Vikings in your life, then picking up PROPHECY would be a perfect cure. Especially if battles between good and evil that don’t pull punches, twists and turns, and keep you up reading until the wee hours of the night are your thing.
Turns out I don’t have a lot to say about UNBORN. It was an interesting story, a little fallen angel, some Greek gods thrown in, and some nasty evil types that like to feed on souls and leave the unsuspecting human empty and free for possession by evil.
It’s hard to be anything but seduced by the magical beauty of the WINTERSPELL cover. Luckily, the story that Legrand crafts has a magical beauty to match. Clara’s journey through Cane, coming into powers she didn’t know she had, her quest to save her father, and the delicate romance between her and Nicholas are all fascinating parts of this fairy tale.
This week we’re joined by Shen Hart of Roxy Moreau, author of WYRD CALLING. These new covers range from fantastic to clumsy, enjoy! If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One by Paige McKenzie & Alyssa Sheinmel No Author Comment Available. Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout No Author Comment Available. The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu No Author Comment Available. A Tithe of Blood and Ashes (Drake Chronicles #6.4) by Alyxandra Harvey No Author Comment Available. Nil Unlocked… Read more »
It’s the last day of the month which means it’s time to check out what we’re reading next month in: Want to know what titles came out in previous months? View previous Hot Off The Press posts —————————————– *Release dates are subject to change. Click ‘+ Description‘ to reveal the full description. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 44 Adult Titles Releasing in October 37 YA Titles Releasing in October What are your must have titles for October? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »
A fitting end to the Spellmason Chronicles, INCARNATE wraps up all my issues from STONECAST and surprises me with an ending I didn’t even know I wanted. Full of great characters, lots of action, and even some touching moments, INCARNATE has everything a good urban fantasy novel should have.
A big welcome to Anton Strout who is here to telling us about Interview with Anton Strout and celebrating the release of Incarnate, Spellmason Chronicles #3 (published on September 30, 2014 by Ace). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Interview with Anton Strout All Things Urban Fantasy: First off, what I consider an easy one – what and where is favorite gargoyle in the world? Favorite gargoyle in New York? Is there a specific gargoyle that inspired Stanis? Anton Strout: Stanis was probably more inspired by me growing up on Disney’s Gargoyles cartoon, but there’s no real basis for him… Read more »