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SPARKED starts with a smolder rather than a true burn, carefully introducing the characters and their home life. Despite the sluggish start, I was thoroughly hooked once more details of Ivy’s disappearance were revealed, along with the mysterious love interest.
It’s the end 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. Please visit our Titles Received For Review page to see which of these titles will be reviewed this month. 28 Adult Titles Releasing in October 29 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 soon? Request a Review or schedule a visit/giveaway Please leave a comment… Read more »
It’s been a long while since we’ve done a DNF post, so we’ve got quite a few (and some a bit older…) in the queue to share today! See all the DNF posts Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper #2) by Christopher Moore Last First Snow (Craft Sequence #4) by Max Gladstone Gray Widow’s Walk (Gray Widow Trilogy Book 1) by Dan Jolley Mercury Striking (Scorpius Syndrome #1) by Rebecca Zanetti Veiled Magic (Veiled Magic #1) by Deborah Blake
There’s some amazing, ominous, off-screen stares in this week’s covers. If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Healed by a Dragon (No Such Thing as Dragons #2) by Lauren Lively No Author Comment Available. Feral Dust Bunnies (Offbeat Crimes #4) by Angel Martinez No Author Comment Available. Brave (A Wicked Saga #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout No Author Comment Available. The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood #16) by J. R. Ward No Author Comment Available. Sightwitch (The Witchlands #0.5) by Susan Dennard No Author Comment Available. The Bride of… Read more »
Each book in the Salvation Pack series does a masterful job of engrossing you in the life and troubles of an individual and their soon-to-be mate, while weaving them easily into the pack’s extended family. WOLF IN HER SOUL continues this trend with Reece and Hannah.
THE FIRE QUEEN takes the battle royal concept to a fictional and fantastical desert empire whose people worship gods based on Sumerian deities. This time, the teenagers involved are all women and capable of great feats of both magic and strength, which is what drew me to the book initially. The second in The Hundredth Queen series, it does not stray far from the original conceit, as Kalinda is again thrust into a tournament that puts her life and her people at risk. The stakes are raised with the introduction of a love triangle and with multiple people vying for control of the empire.
One of the great things about the Argeneau series is that you don’t really have to read every previous book to have an understanding of what is going on plot-wise. This is pretty nice as I seem to randomly skip around from book to book in a haphazard manner with this series.
Being very familiar with (and loving) fantasy books set in England’s Regency period, I absolutely had to read MURDER, MAGIC, AND WHAT WE WORE. And luckily, I was not disappointed! This book is a fun example of this genre, and was a cute, quick read.
The third volume of THE BEAUTY is a prequel to the first volume, and I have to say I really loved getting to know characters before the glam hit the fan. In the early days, no one knew how deadly the Beauty could get… except for the psycho who is targeting the newly beautiful.