5bat! Review: Free Agent (Grimm Agency #1) by J. C. Nelson

5bat! Review: Free Agent (Grimm Agency #1) by J. C. Nelson

August 5, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★★

Since I’m always up for a good twist on the classic fairy tales, FREE AGENT sounded right up my alley. And does it ever have all the right twists! A modern version of Snow White’s poisoned apple, werewolves who don’t like red because of a red-hoodie-wearing female in their past, and fairy godparents in mirrors are just some of the aspects of the mythology Nelson has created. Add the nearly non-stop action, an awesome cast of characters, and we’ve got an excellent opening to a new series!

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Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead

August 4, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

If there’s one thing you can count on with book series, it’s cliffhangers. If you’re lucky, it’s a trilogy and you only have to deal with one, maybe two. Multi-book series, you get little ones along the way leading up to the Big One in the penultimate book. I knew this going in to SILVER SHADOWS because I remember the similar cliffhanger between books five and six of the Vampire Academy series. I was prepared, I told myself.

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Review: The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

Review: The Merman and the Barbarian Pirate

August 2, 2014 Review 3 ★★

THE MERMAN AND THE BARBARIAN PIRATE was one of those books that captured me with the beautiful cover and failed to live up to the expectation it set. Though intriguing, THE MERMAN AND THE BARBARIAN PIRATE felt shallow and lacking in development.

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5!Bat Review: The Buried Life (Buried Life #1) by Carrie Patel

5!Bat Review: The Buried Life (Buried Life #1) by Carrie Patel

August 2, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★★

In a future where bureaucracy and totalitarianism have supplanted capitalism as our national language, the city of Recoletta’s own police force has a hard time getting permission to do its job. In Carrie Patel’s THE BURIED LIFE everything is compartmentalized and strictly need-to-know, which makes solving a series of murders amongst the elite very difficult. Not that that would stop a couple of investigators looking for the truth.

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Winner: FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN HARPY

Winner: FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN HARPY

August 1, 2014 Winner 1

Thank you all for entering the giveaway to win FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN HARPY! The winners are… Entry #5Dawn R. Entry #16Jessica H. Entry #103Mirlou   a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations! We’ll be emailing you soon. Please respond with your address within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Didn’t win? Buy your own copy of FLIGHT OF THE GOLDEN HARPY   

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Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Review: One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

July 31, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★

Mix the short-lived NBC show Awake with the Gwyneth Paltrow movie Sliding Doors, and put the protagonist in high school, and you get ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington. Unlike Jason Isaacs in Awake, however, Sabine has been shifting between two lives for as long as she can remember. Though there’s some confusion early on about the mechanics of Sabine’s double lives, not to mention the unlikely reality of a young girl living in two universes without going mad, Shirvington paints a beautiful portrait of a lonely, desperate girl struggling with a lack of identity. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, the push to meet other people’s expectations at the cost of personal expression is something a lot of adolescents can relate to.

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Hot Off the Press: 68 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in August

Hot Off the Press: 68 New Paranormal and Speculative Titles Releasing in August

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   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. 38 Adult Titles Releasing in August 30 YA Titles Releasing in August What are your must have titles for August? Tell us in the comments. Authors/Publishers: have a book coming out… Read more »

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Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews

July 31, 2014 Review 1 ★★★★★

Urban Fantasy is full of high stakes, of world breaking power or near apocalypses. It’s common for heroines and heroes to find some heretofore unknown power at the eleventh hour, some massive, nuclear ability that negates risk. The Kate Daniels series, by contrast, brings the epic down to the human level, without ever pulling danger’s teeth. The stakes stay huge, the world is never quite a safe place, but in the meantime there’s dinner and date night and all the badass abilities that Kate and Curran have had from day one.

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Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

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   If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Bengal’s Quest (Breeds #30) by Lora Leigh Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Berkley Hardcover Source: Goodreads

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Interview with Max Gladstone

Interview with Max Gladstone

July 29, 2014 Guests 0

A big welcome to Max Gladstone who is here answering a few of our questions and celebrating the release of Full Fathom Five, Craft Sequence #3 (published on July 15, 2014 by Tor Books). Interview with Max Gladstone by Max Gladstone All Things Urban Fantasy: The Urban Fantasy genre is no stranger to mixing magic with familiar parts of society. Turning that practice on its head, the Craft Sequence mixes familiar elements from our world, namely economic and legal structures, with a completely fantastical parallel universe. What came first, the drive to create a new world or a fascination with the mutable potential of… Read more »

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