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Release Day 5!Bat Review: A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

Release Day 5!Bat Review: A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

September 1, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

If THE WINTER LONG was a cataclysmic event completing so many of the series’ arcs, A RED-ROSE CHAIN is a triumphant rise from the ashes. Toby and her friends are thrown into unfamiliar waters with the highest of stakes, and the narrative sparkles along as they investigate, quip, and kick ass. A return of everything fantastic about this series, A RED-ROSE CHAIN proves that with good and the bad revelations in her rearview mirror, Toby’s adventures march triumphantly onward.

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Release Day Review: A Murder of Mages (The Maradaine Constabulary #1) by Marshall Ryan Maresca

Release Day Review: A Murder of Mages (The Maradaine Constabulary #1) by Marshall Ryan Maresca

July 7, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

A MURDER OF MAGES is a book that should’ve been right up my alley. A murder mystery, taking place in a victorian era alternate world with magic. Though A MURDER OF MAGES starts really strong, introducing Satrine and her forged papers, and then throwing her and her new partner directly into a case. The story quickly stalled out until the action picked up again in the middle of the book.

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Review:  Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4) by Seanan McGuire

Review: Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4) by Seanan McGuire

March 26, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★

With a series about cryptids who can kill you in very weird ways it was inevitable that a visit to Australia, a land of ten thousand things that can kill you if you look at them wrong; was in store for the Incryptid series. POCKET APOCALYPSE introduces werewolves into this world which from the perspective of someone who has read a ton of werewolf related books, seemed kind of mundane for this series.

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Review: Blood Pact (Vicki Nelson #4) by Tanya Huff

Review: Blood Pact (Vicki Nelson #4) by Tanya Huff

June 27, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

Of the many, classic Urban Fantasy books of the 90’s, the Vicki Nelson series holds extremely well. This strong source material lends itself well to revival, from the Canadian TV show “Blood Ties” to the recent reissues of the books themselves. Re-reading Victoria Nelson now, every description of Vicki brings to mind the strong jaw and dry sense of humor of her televised incarnation, adding to the experience of the re-read.

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5bat! Review: Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire

5bat! Review: Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid, #3) by Seanan McGuire

March 18, 2014 Review 2 ★★★★★

With HALF-OFF RAGNAROK we get the same action packed, funny and at times emotional story we’ve come to expect in an InCryptid novel except there is a narration change with Alex Price, brother of Verity from the first two books. After hearing so much about Verity’s siblings and grandparents in MIDNIGHT BLUE-LIGHT SPECIAL and DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON I was happy to finally get a whole book involving Alex and their cryptid grandmother and cousin.

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Review: Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (Bobby Dollar #2)

Review: Happy Hour in Hell by Tad Williams (Bobby Dollar #2)

September 3, 2013 Review 2 ★★★

HAPPY HOUR IN HELL picks up right where the events left off in THE DIRTY STREETS OF HEAVEN. This somewhat surprised me since when the series was first announced I remember reading that Williams planned to make the novels only loosely connected so that they could be read in any order. I suppose you could still do that, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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