A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT immediately drew me in. With it’s intimate voice and rich magical backstory, Nor’s story started strong. Though readers should be warned that A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT deals with issues of self-harm and child abuse.
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LADY HENTERMAN’S WARDROBE is full of fast-talking one-liners, antiheroes, and complex heists. Despite not having read the first book, I was sold on the promise of thievery, shenanigans, and wit. Although I love a not-so-good gang, the Holver Alley Crew has a lot of members, alliances, and enemies.
TESS OF THE ROAD is a return to the world of Rachel Hartman’s previous books, SERAPHINA and SHADOW SCALE, two books I absolutely loved. With the combo of the beautiful cover art, and the promise of more like SERAPHINA, I dove right in to TESS OF THE ROAD. All in all, however, I’m not sure it stands up to Hartman’s previous work, and I was a bit disappointed.
DEATHLESS is a book you need to read with a strong cup of tea. It’s dark, lyrical, and makes you feel the cold of a Russian winter. DEATHLESS is a complicated book, filled with complex characters who allow themselves to be puppeted. They know that they’re archetypes, myths retold over and over. They have a role to play and they will play it, regardless of the cost.
SHADOWSONG has such a beautiful cover. I longed to get lost in a musical story of enduring love, magic, and the fae. And while the writing is as beautiful as the cover, it often twisted to the melodramatic.
You’ve just been thrown from a cliff into a river, your hands and feet are tied and you smashed your head on a rock. You’d be a bit snippy too, even with the nice (and nice-looking) fella who just dove in and saved you. Especially when you realise you don’t remember your name.
Rough, brutal and intense are three words that come to mind when trying to describe the reading experience of JUDGMENT ROAD. It has an outrageous premise that the reader is expected to buy into, of the horrific past of the members of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, but what I could see for a lot of people is that it would just be too much to take in a romance novel.
I was drawn into MARKSKWOMAN by the impressive back copy and cover art. Sign me up for any novel featuring a sisterhood of elite warriors. Readers that love page turning action and assassinations will fall in love with MARKSWOMAN.
DEADLY SWEET’s back copy immediately hooked me. I love cooking shows (there’s something profoundly soothing about sitting down and watching someone bake a cake), so combine that with magic, and I couldn’t wait to start reading.
While enjoyable and fun, A MEDDLE OF WIZARDS had its issues. At times it felt derivative and overly complicated, like the author was trying a little too hard to make it Serious Fantasy. Still, I liked reading it, and I am curious about the next book in the series.