Meagan and Kristina are joined this week by Julie of Manga Maniac Cafe, commenting on everything from Rick Riordan’s latest to Edward Cox’s visually striking THE RELIC GUILD. Enjoy! If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Disney-Hyperion Source: Goodreads Covers in Series Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the “Argo II” have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea…. Read more »
A big welcome to Tom Doyle who is here counting down the Top 10 Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny and celebrating the release of American Craftsmen, (published on May 6, 2014 by Tor Books). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. Tom Doyle’s Top 10 Classic American Stories of the Fantastic or Uncanny In my debut novel, American Craftsmen, Captain Dale Morton is a magician soldier, a “craftsman”, fighting against a treasonous cabal at the heart of the Pentagon. American Craftsmen has also been called “a book haunted by other books” because I’ve created a backstory from the early American… Read more »
When I finished the first book of The Curse Keepers series, I was on the fence about whether or not I was going to continue. When I saw THE CURSE BREAKERS come up on the review list, though, I picked it up without hesitation. For all my meh about the first book, I was intrigued about where the plot would go to pick it back up.
I know that I am very behind on announcing winners, and I apologize. But better late than never, right? Here are some recent winners! Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win TORN FROM THE SHADOWS! The winner is… Entry #23Sandra R. a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you soon. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of TORN FROM THE SHADOWS! Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win a DEEP BLUE prize pack! The winners are… Entry… Read more »
TURNING TIDES by Mia Marshall is framed as a locked room murder mystery where the ‘room’ is an isolated island full of water elementals, and the primary suspect in the deadly explosion is the only person present who can control fire. Even though most of the crowd think the answer is obvious, the question of whodunit is paced nicely throughout the novel, and the unmasking of the culprit at the end would do Hercule Poirot proud. By then, however, the book is about much more than a single death, and I expected the punishment to better fit the crime.
I really, really wanted to love BEFORE THE STORM. Everything about the summary had my radar pinging in several different directions. I put off another book I was going to read in order to jump in with both feet and hopefully not surface until I was laying back in full book hangover.
I read a lot of YA novels., both paranormal and contemporary. I don’t know why the genre appeals to me as much as it does, I just go with it and eat them up like popcorn at the movies. Some authors nail the narrator voice perfectly, some sound like adults that are trying too hard to throw teen-slang in there to sound relevant. In THE A-WORD, Jenna’s voice – both in her thoughts and dialogue – is spot on.
A big welcome to Cara Lynn Shultz who is here to telling us about the universe of THE DARK WORLD and celebrating the release of The Dark World, Dark World #1 (published on May 27, 2014 by Harlequin Teen). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below. The Universe of THE DARK WORLD by Cara Lynn Shultz THE DARK WORLD takes place in a universe that’s parallel to ours; a mirror image—if you’re looking through a pretty warped mirror. (Of course, for its citizens, it’s perfectly normal. Then again, its citizens are legions of demons.) Centuries ago, the Dark World was controlled… Read more »
COMPELLED is another solid installment of the Coveted series. I enjoyed seeing Natalya’s growth from where she started as a ‘exile’ of sorts at the beginning of the series to alpha female of the South Toms River pack. She is by no means ‘cured’ of her OCD which I liked at some magical being could have so easily magicked it away.
I’ll admit that I must not have read the description of HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN very carefully, and was taken in by the pretty girl on the cover, only to discover the main character happens to be a guy. Oops. Luckily, once I got past that, it did not diminish my enjoyment of the novel, which was fun and mysterious, and did include some great female characters, too.