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Review: Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire

Review: Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire

April 21, 2017 Review 0

This gorgeous illustrated novel is one of the scarier things I have read. Nearly a collection of short stories, the tale is told by three strangers around the table of an inn. It’s a story about war, plague, human weakness and vampires.

These vampires are original and disgusting. The translation of the horrors of the Great War as literal monsters is very effective.

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Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3), by Shelly Laurenston

Review: The Unyielding (Call of Crows #3), by Shelly Laurenston

April 17, 2017 Review 0

THE UNYIELDING is a fun romp through both the Norse underworld and the modern world, with a good dose of mischief and sexy romance. The characters are fun, the monsters are properly horrific and the stakes are high enough to matter. Although Ragnarok is no laughing matter, THE UNYIELDING makes it fun.

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Release Day Review: Gauntlet (Arena #2), by Holly Jennings

Release Day Review: Gauntlet (Arena #2), by Holly Jennings

April 4, 2017 Review 0

GAUNTLET is all about seeking a balance — in life and in virtual reality. After exposing the corruption within the Virtual Gaming League, Kali Ling has a placed a target on her back. It turns out that owning a team is expensive, demanding, and a lot more responsibility than expected.

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Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Review: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

April 3, 2017 Review 0

If I am the first person to recommend NIMONA to you, drop whatever you’re doing and check out the three first chapters, available as an excerpt. If you don’t fall in love with Nimona and Lord Ballister Blackheart, there is possibly something terribly wrong with you – or your sense of humour.

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Review: Johannes Cabal The Necromancer (Johannes Cabal #1) by Jonathan L. Howard

Review: Johannes Cabal The Necromancer (Johannes Cabal #1) by Jonathan L. Howard

March 29, 2017 Review 0

This book drew me in from about ten feet away on the shelf. The whole thing is beautiful and feels old in your hand. The story of Johannes Cabal’s fight with the devil takes place in a demonic fair ground, where he is charged with stealing away 100 people’s souls in a year in order to exchange it for his own (which he carelessly sold to the devil a few years back – he figured a scientist wouldn’t need it!).

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Review: Magic For Nothing (InCryptid #6), by Seanan McGuire

Review: Magic For Nothing (InCryptid #6), by Seanan McGuire

March 28, 2017 Review 0

MAGIC FOR NOTHING took me a little bit longer to get into than other InCryptid novels. I’m not sure if it’s because of the new narrator – the youngest of the Price siblings, Antimony – or if it was because so much of the beginning relied on the backlash of the previous book. Once we got into the swing of things though – trapeze joke! – I really enjoyed it.

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Release Day Review: The Black Lily (Vampire Blood #1) by Juliette Cross

Release Day Review: The Black Lily (Vampire Blood #1) by Juliette Cross

March 27, 2017 Review 0

I know I don’t need to say that I love fairytale retellings, but there it is. I said it. And having read (and enjoyed) Cross’s work before, I was very curious about THE BLACK LILY and the direction she would go. It ended up being quite a fun read, with plot twists, steamy romance and a mystery to keep me entertained.

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Review: The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman

Review: The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman

March 24, 2017 Review 0

THE BURNING PAGE combines the best of THE MASKED CITY and THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY to produce a madcap, world-jumping caper. With the return of Alberich, stakes are high and Irene and Kai have no idea who they can trust, inside or outside the Library. A thrilling read, THE BURNING PAGE should delight any fan of the Invisible Library series.

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