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Review: Dangerous by Jacquelyn Frank

Review: Dangerous by Jacquelyn Frank

September 7, 2013 Review 0

DANGEROUS was one of those books that I was certain I would like. I was looking forward to reading it, and I went in with a super positive mindset and the willingness to give it more than a fair shot. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get into DANGEROUS. I do so love a good paranormal romance, but Devon and Liam’s relationship got so physical so fast that I felt it lacked the emotional connection I really like reading about.

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Review: Infinityglass (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire

Review: Infinityglass (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire

August 17, 2013 Review 3

Most YA series follow the same protagonist throughout the series, or they expand to include additional POVs. The Hourglass series has featured different protagonists for each book with increasingly minor cameos by the preceding protagonists. Whereas Emerson completely captivated in HOURGLASS, and to a lesser degree Kaleb in TIMEPIECE, neither Hallie nor Dune were compelling enough to finish this series on a high note in INFINITYGLASS.

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Early Review: Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo

Early Review: Darker Days (The Darker Agency #1) by Jus Accardo

August 16, 2013 Review 0

The best moments of DARKER DAYS, the first book in Jus Accardo’s The Darker Agency, are like an early episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with snappy one-liners, balancing supernatural smackdowns with homework, and impossible romance. The weaker moments, however, are a little more prevalent and reveal Jessie’s grating immaturity and the worst case of insta-love I’ve read all year.

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Review: Daysider (Nightsiders #1) by Susan Kinard

Review: Daysider (Nightsiders #1) by Susan Kinard

August 12, 2013 Review 2

DAYSIDER doesn’t bring to mind your typical paranormal vampire romance. The vampires don’t fit the sexy vampire mold and it takes place in a society following a war between vampires and humans, with a shaky truce between the two and separate societies. In other words, it was not entirely what I was expecting after having read the blurb, which doesn’t make it bad, but I thought it was worth a fair warning.

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Review: Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat,#1) by Lolita Lopez

Review: Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat,#1) by Lolita Lopez

August 8, 2013 Review 0

With most paranormal romances there are certain things I expect: a relatively good story, compelling characters who I can relate to in some way, and of course a steamy romance. Unfortunately DEAD SEXY DRAGON did not deliver on any of these. I enjoyed the underlying premise of this book with different species

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Review: Fiery Edge of Steel (Noon Onyx #2) by Jill Archer

Review: Fiery Edge of Steel (Noon Onyx #2) by Jill Archer

June 6, 2013 Review 3

With its very original post-apocalyptic setting and a fascinating main character, I had hoped FIERY EDGE OF STEEL would be better than it turned out. Sadly, this second book in the Noon Onyx series fell flat with a very slow beginning and poor world building.

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Early Review: Phoenix (Black City #2) by Elizabeth Richards

Early Review: Phoenix (Black City #2) by Elizabeth Richards

June 2, 2013 Review 2

The Black City series takes place in a well conceived world fraught with political oppression reminiscent of the Nazi regime (except instead of persecuted Jews there are Darklings aka vampires) with a religious and political leader determined to restore racial purity by any means necessary. The idea of a Romeo and Juliet type romance is fantastic in theory too, but in execution, it unfortunately squanders the potential of this interesting world.

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Review: Towering by Alex Flinn

Review: Towering by Alex Flinn

May 18, 2013 Review 5

As a person who has enjoyed fairy tale retellings my entire life, I was looking forward to TOWERING. I was curious how Flinn would retell the story of a girl who lived in a tower in a modern day setting. It seemed like quite the challenge. Unfortunately, it ended up being a completely implausible and awkwardly written story that was very disappointing.

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Review: Predatory Anthology (Sentinel #0.5, Immortal Guardians #3.5)

Review: Predatory Anthology (Sentinel #0.5, Immortal Guardians #3.5)

May 9, 2013 Review 0

PREDATORY shows the gamut that vampire mythology has run in genre fiction, containing short stories about everything from victims of maddening viruses to undead fashion designers. I picked up this book based on Dianne Duvall’s name, and her short taste of the Immortal Guardians series didn’t disappoint. If I hoped to find another series to sink my teeth into, however, PREDATORY left me empty handed.

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