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Review: Mythic, Volume 1 (Mythic #1-8), by Phil Hester, John McCrea

Review: Mythic, Volume 1 (Mythic #1-8), by Phil Hester, John McCrea

July 16, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

The best part of MYTHIC, VOLUME 1 was the prologue; the rest of the book didn’t quite keep up with the action and tone. Still, it had some bright moments where it twisted mythology and religion into new and surprising shapes.

In a world where scientists can refuse to die (and turn into ghosts because they don’t believe in anything enough to move on) and demons can possess peaceful rock creatures, it’s a good thing Mythic is there there to police things.

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Review: The Transference Engine by Julia Verne St. John

Review: The Transference Engine by Julia Verne St. John

July 8, 2016 Review 1 ★★★

I think a lot of readers like to imagine a world in which they could own their own cafe/bookstore, or maybe I’m just weird thinking that would be cool. But that’s what made me pick up THE TRANSFERENCE ENGINE, a story about someone who owns her own cafe/bookstore in a steampunk world sounded pretty awesome. Few books get me as interested in them as THE TRANSFERENCE ENGINE did just by reading the synopsis, however, it wasn’t quite as good as I wanted it to be.

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Release Day Review: Shadow Rider (Shadow #1) by Christine Feehan

Release Day Review: Shadow Rider (Shadow #1) by Christine Feehan

June 28, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

With it’s strong hero and sweet heroine, SHADOW RIDER checks off many of the boxes that I love in a romance, plus, it takes place in Chicago! Though not the focus, Feehan has created an interesting mythology, and given the reader side characters’ stories to look forward to as well!

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Review: Black City Saint (Black City Saint #1) by Richard A. Knaak

Review: Black City Saint (Black City Saint #1) by Richard A. Knaak

June 10, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

BLACK CITY SAINT is a dense urban fantasy that’s got a lot going for it. It’s fairly original, being set in the 1920s instead of modern day, and the juxtaposition of the Christian tradition with the fae mythology is interesting, to say the least. However, BLACK CITY SAINT was difficult to get through at times and where the world-building succeeded, the character development failed.

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Review: Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera

Review: Ruined (Ruined #1) by Amy Tintera

June 6, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

RUINED was a fun young adult book, that while enjoyable, fell a little flat for me. With some interesting aspects, and the beginnings of a sweet romance, I think that RUINED could have been a better read for me with some more details and fleshed out characters.

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Review: Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1), by Mishell Baker

Review: Borderline (The Arcadia Project #1), by Mishell Baker

June 2, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

BORDERLINE, by Mishell Baker, is a strange book, and I was never quite sure what it was trying to be; serious exploration of mental health disorders in a fantasy setting, a love letter to Hollywood, a dark fantasy world occasionally peppered with clever observation? The main character was super engaging (if not always particularly likeable), but the urban fantasy part left me wanting more.

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Review: Struck (Phoebe Meadows #1) by Amanda Carlson

Review: Struck (Phoebe Meadows #1) by Amanda Carlson

May 30, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

If you’re already a fan of Amanda Carlson’s writing a la the Jessica McClain series, then STRUCK will be right up your alley. If you’re not familiar, then hold on to your hat, because you’re about to go for a crazy ride!

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Early Review: Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3) by Alexandra Ivy

Early Review: Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3) by Alexandra Ivy

May 26, 2016 Review 0 ★★★

BLOOD LUST is another excellent, bold, action-packed installment of The Sentinels series. I love when we are given the opportunity to see interesting side characters from previous books get their own book. For BLOOD LUST we get Bas, a mysterious assassin who caught my eye earlier in this series.

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