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Release Day Review: Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10) by Chloe Neill

Release Day Review: Blood Games (Chicagoland Vampires, #10) by Chloe Neill

August 5, 2014 Review 2

I love it when a series is so consistently good that I can have little doubt in its ability to stay fresh and exciting. BLOOD GAMES continues the steady tradition of awesomeness I have come to expect from The Chicagoland Vampires series. BLOOD GAMES revolves around a baffling series of murders that have supernaturals as the main suspects with a huge political battle raging

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Review: Casino Infernale (Secret Histories, #7) by Simon R. Green

Review: Casino Infernale (Secret Histories, #7) by Simon R. Green

June 12, 2014 Review 0

This is one of those series that I kept on meaning to read and after finishing this book I definitely want to start at the beginning as I felt that I was missing out on certain past events that were referred to in CASINO INFERNALE. Ending CASINO INFERNALE with a burning desire to read more of Secret Histories aside, this story is

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Release Day Review: Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties #2) by Jenn Bennett

Release Day Review: Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties #2) by Jenn Bennett

June 3, 2014 Review 0

While naming this series the Roaring Twenties certainly has historical precedent, there is an argument to be made for “the Steamy Twenties”. Amid the magic and intrigue, Bennett creates two nuanced and well developed characters who chase treasure, test wits, and generate enough sexual heat to curl this book’s pages.

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Review: Nightmare Ink (Living Ink #1) by Marcella Burnard

Review: Nightmare Ink (Living Ink #1) by Marcella Burnard

April 17, 2014 Review 0

One difficult thing about any urban fantasy or paranormal novel is the fine line between too much and too little in the world-building. Some, like The Host can bleed potential readers off because it’s so top-heavy that the story fails to grab the reader. Then there’s NIGHTMARE INK. I don’t want to say there wasn’t any world-building, but at times I kept looking it up on Goodreads to make sure I wasn’t reading the second or third in a series.

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5bat! Review: Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

5bat! Review: Silence for the Dead by Simone St. James

April 3, 2014 Review 0

A brilliant, chilling ghost story, SILENCE FOR THE DEAD created such a vivid world I couldn’t bear to put it down. This story is as romantic and terrifying as reading Jane Eyre for the first time, and as soon as I finished it I rushed back through my gothic favorites to continue savoring the tone.

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Review: Fragile Spirits (Souls #2) by Mary Lindsey

Review: Fragile Spirits (Souls #2) by Mary Lindsey

February 24, 2014 Review 0

I remember thinking at the end of Shattered Souls that the traditional end of a first-in-a-series book only really left one outstanding element – the bad guy – and hoping desperately that I wouldn’t be headed into a manufactured hostile environment for the established couple to drag the series on. I’m very pleased that this didn’t happen.

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Review: The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Review: The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

February 11, 2014 Review 2

I’m going to be completely honest here and say what we’re all thinking – a comparison to both George Orwell and Suzanne Collins in the same sentence doesn’t exactly make sense, does it? And while I appreciate the publisher’s desire to pull in THE HUNGER GAMES’ audience, if you go into THE OFFICE OF MERCY looking for another Katniss, you’re going to be disappointed. Not because THE OFFICE OF MERCY is in any way inferior to THE HUNGER GAMES, but it’s a totally different type of book – in the same way that Collins and Orwell wrote very different works, even though they may both have books that take place in dystopian environments.

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