While I am not super great at keeping up with what’s “in” in science fiction books, Jim C. Hines is always on my radar for some fun, creative science fiction storytelling when I do decided to delve into this genre.
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
MIDNIGHT’S KISS promises to show the sexier side of the vampire from SERPENT’S KISS, as Julian was first heir to Carling’s throne and then a threat to her life.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
ERAL HEAT pulls double duty and not only gives some more forward momentum to the Shifters Unbound series long story arc to find away to release the shifters from bondage but also finds room to have a fiery and passionate romance evolve.
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.
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.