Posts Categorized: Review

2nd Opinion Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

2nd Opinion Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

November 11, 2009 Review 0

I’m so pleased to be able to share the first 2nd Opinion Review for Touch the Dark by Karen Chance, courtesy of Danielle from Alpha Reads. If you’d like to find out how you can have your review posted as a 2nd Opinion Review, please click HERE.  2nd Opinion Review: When we meet Cassie in ‘Touch the Dark’ she has been in hiding for 3 years from the vampire master who kept her under lock and key throughout her childhood. The vampire used her ‘seer’ gifts for his own financial gains, and since running away and hiding from him, Cassie… Read more »

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Review: Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, Book 2) by Melissa Marr

Review: Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, Book 2) by Melissa Marr

November 9, 2009 Review 3

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr Book Description:  Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance between the Faerie Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly-vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow. 17-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she… Read more »

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Review: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Review: Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

November 8, 2009 Review 4

  Bitter Night: A Horngate Witches Book by Diana Pharaoh Francis Book Description: SOMETIMES YOU CHOOSE YOUR BATTLES. AND SOMETIMES, THEY CHOOSE YOU…Once , Max dreamed of a career, a home, a loving family. Now all she wants is freedom…and revenge. A witch named Giselle transformed Max into a warrior with extraordinary strength, speed, and endurance. Bound by spellcraft, Max has no choice but to fight as Giselle’s personal magic weapon — a Shadowblade — and she’s lethally good at it. But her skills are about to be put to the test as they never have before….The ancient Guardians of… Read more »

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Genre Swap Saturday: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

Genre Swap Saturday: The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich

November 7, 2009 Something Different 3

Genre Swap Saturday is a regular post (not necessarily every week) hosted by All Things Urban Fantasy, that will highlight books outside of our focused genre that I think will appeal to you.  Feel free to use this on your site, just link me please. Every Genre Swap Saturday book suggestion will include: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might like this book: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might not like this book:  The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich Book Description: Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste,… Read more »

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Review: Magic Burns (Kate Daniel #2) by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Burns (Kate Daniel #2) by Ilona Andrews

November 4, 2009 Review 9

Book Description: Down in Atlanta, tempers—and temperatures—are about to flare… As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta’s paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if… Read more »

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Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin

Review: Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin

November 2, 2009 Review 7

Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin Book Description: I’m Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that’s ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best–assassination. And I help. You could say I’m an Assistant Assassin. But then I’d have to kick your ass. Vayl and I have to take out a Miami plastic surgeon with ties to terrorism. But the assignment gets complicated when it turns out he’s in cahoots with a… Read more »

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Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

November 1, 2009 Review 6

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare Book Description: When 15-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? This is Clary’s first… Read more »

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Genre Swap Saturday- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Genre Swap Saturday- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

October 31, 2009 Something Different 3

Genre Swap Saturday is a regular post (not necessarily every week) hosted by All Things Urban Fantasy, that will highlight books outside of our focused genre that I think will appeal to you.  Feel free to use this on your site, just link me please. Every Genre Swap Saturday book suggestion will include: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might like this book: Why you, an urban fantasy lover, might not like this book:  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Book Description: Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem,… Read more »

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Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

Review: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

October 27, 2009 Review 7

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, Book 1) by Jaye Wells Book Description: In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now. Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things… Read more »

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Genre Swap Saturday

Genre Swap Saturday

October 24, 2009 Something Different 5

In general, I’m not a huge fan of book blog  memes.  I don’t think you really care what books I got mailed to me on a particular day or which ones I’m waiting for etc (If I’m wrong, let me know).  Don’t get me wrong, there are some good memes out there, but the majority just seem like lazy posts to me. So far, Throwdown Thursday is the only one I’m doing, but that one is basically just an excuse to bring up/contrast something I wanted to talk about anyway.  I am thinking, however, about adding one more—again because there… Read more »

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