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Early Review: Chosen by Sable Grace

Early Review: Chosen by Sable Grace

August 26, 2012 Review 0

The concept of characters replacing the Greek gods was a unique one and I was excited about having Greek mythology infused into my Urban Fantasy. I couldn’t enjoy it though because the I was too busy trying to figure out what was going on.

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Review: A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious (Steam Guardians #1) by Mary Wine

Review: A Lady Can Never Be Too Curious (Steam Guardians #1) by Mary Wine

August 10, 2012 Review 6

After struggling with The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series all week, I am coming to the realization that I like steampunk more as a flavor added to other story lines than as a genre all on its lonesome. Gail Carringer’s gorgeous Parasol Protectorate series mixes steampunk with fantasy and regency romance, Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series is almost indefinable with the gritty mix of apocalypse, technology, and history, and my expectations were high as A LADY CAN NEVER BE TOO CURIOUS started out as light, fun, historical romance with familiar class boundaries being drawn along fanciful technological lines.

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Early Review: Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines

Early Review: Libriomancer (Magic Ex Libris #1) by Jim C. Hines

August 6, 2012 Review 2

All kids long for special powers like the ability to fly, become invisible, or read minds. And while I dabbled with dreams of soaring into the sky, it’s the ability so lovingly described in Jim C. Hines’ LIBRIOMANCER that stayed foremost in my mind even into adulthood. Libriomancy is the unbelievably cool ability to reach into books and pull out objects.

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Review: Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

Review: Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

August 3, 2012 Review 2

I enjoyed the general concept of INNOCENT DARKNESS where a young girl is rescued from a dire situation, is spirited away to a magical land (the Otherworld in this case), and finds out she not simply an ordinary girl.

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Review: The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse

Review: The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse

July 11, 2012 Review 2

Almost great books infuriate me. They’ll have some great things about them which only make the not great things about them all the more grievous. Such is the case with THE FORSAKEN, the first book in The Forsaken trilogy by Lisa M. Stasse. My experience reading this book was similar to my experience picking it up: the cover was a complete turn off for me, but the description was fantastic.

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Early Review: LIQUID LIES by Hanna Martine

Early Review: LIQUID LIES by Hanna Martine

July 1, 2012 Review 2

LIQUID LIES, the first book in The Elementals series, is a blend of paranormal and light sci-fi romance that despite its enticing description didn’t grab me as much as I expected. I enjoyed learning about how Gwen and her race of aliens called Ofarians came to Earth…

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Early Review: His Dark Embrace by Amanda Ashley

Early Review: His Dark Embrace by Amanda Ashley

June 8, 2012 Review 0

*This title will be released on June 5, 2012* His Dark Embrace by Amanda Ashley Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: Yes Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Publisher Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Kensington; 1 edition (June 5, 2012) ISBN-10: 1420121332 ISBN-13: 978-1420121339 Rating Okay – A few good points, but with significant flaws. Library/swap/borrow if you want.

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Review: Chase Me by Tamara Hogan

Review: Chase Me by Tamara Hogan

June 6, 2012 Review 0

CHASE ME, the second book in Tamara Hogan’s Underbelly Chronicles series, quickly grabbed my attention with a premise that added a sci-fi twist to the origins of the many paranormal creatures that populate this word. Unfortunately, that interesting concept never took flight. I ended up feeling like I read a 352 page prologue that never actually got around to the story. The set up was there, but by the end of the book…nothing had happened.

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Review: The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Review: The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry

May 26, 2012 Review 3

THE PECULIARS was a book of great potential that offered alternate history, fantastical creatures, and technology. The heroine’s core was unique and well-written, from her own insecurities to her very real physical differences. The racist and colonialist attitudes of citizens towards the Peculiars of Scree made for a compelling frame around McQuerry’s steampunk fantasy, but predictable character behaviors and a disappointing ending overwhelmed my initial excitement about this book.

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