As I read DUALED I was constantly reminded of The Hunger Games since both have children trapped in a system that forces them to become murderers. What makes DUALED even more tragic is the fact that children are trained from an early age to kill and they must eventually kill their Alt or be killed.
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STOLEN NIGHTS, the second book in the Vampire Queen series, was originally supposed to be published over a year ago. But there were delays. And more delays. INFINITE DAYS was a lovely, poignant story about “a vampire’s taste of humanity, her myriad of firsts as a human, the dangers from her past, and the love that brought her to life.” Imagine my surprise when STOLEN NIGHTS shucks all of that intimate beauty for a rather lackluster story about thwarting an power hungry vampire.
THE 13TH SIGN has a creative and fresh idea involving zodiac signs, but unfortunately it fell flat in its execution. I loved the idea of Zodiac signs being real creatures and that a shift in ones sign means a shift in your personality. Although, considering most horoscopes are pretty general in their traits and could be attributed to many people, the extreme and sudden shifts in personalities and actions were too extreme to believe for me.
It’s becoming more and more popular for new urban fantasy series to launch with prequel novellas. Cecy Robsson’s Weird Girls series kicks off with THE WEIRD GIRLS (an ebook novella) just weeks before the first full novel, SEALED WITH A CURSE, hits shelves on December 31, 2012.
The Mythos Academy series is one that capitalizes on the formula that made the Harry Potter books so successful. Take an orphan (a girl this time), reveal a magical heritage that is responsible for the death of her parent, ship her off to a magical boarding school, give her an inexplicably hostile teacher as well as a sage and cryptic headmaster, and make her integral to plot to return an evil power to the world… But try as it might, Mythos Academy is no Harry Potter.
Long running series like Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Meljean Brook’s The Guardians prove that readers are still clamoring for hot paranormal romances featuring angels. Hoping to feed the demand, Christina Ashcroft introduces a new series featuring Archangels with scorching hot romance. In ARCHANGEL OF MERCY, the hero delivers on the scorching hot promise, but may be too alpha for some readers.
WILD ABOUT YOU is a fun and lighthearted romance that was focused more on the romance than the plot. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the curse and the adorable romance between Elsa and Howard but I kept feeling like I was missing all of the really exciting action and plot that was happening elsewhere in the story.
I’m split right down the middle with UNDEADLY. I loved the Egyptian mythology based world that included reapers, zombies, and ghosts. The pacing was excellent especially the chapter endings which made it nearly impossibly to put the book down. And there were numerous surprise twists. What was less enjoyable was Molly.
TALL DARK AND DIVINE seemed like it would be a fun story about Greek gods living in the modern world with witty dialogue and some amusing romantic hijinks. Aside from the at times witty dialogue and quirky characters this story just fell flat for me.
I’m accustomed to powerful, grab-you-by-the-heart-and-never-let-go stories from Sophie Littlefield. The kind that resonate for weeks and weeks after reading. Both the Banished and especially the Aftertime series rank among some of my favorite books ever. So to say that I had high expectations for HANGING BY A THREAD