Posts Tagged: 5 bats

5bat! Review: The Brimstone Deception (SPI Files #3) by Lisa Shearin

5bat! Review: The Brimstone Deception (SPI Files #3) by Lisa Shearin

February 4, 2016 Review 1 ★★★★★

Oh SPI Files, how do I love you? Let me count the ways! You’ve got action to keep me occupied, sexual tension for me to swoon about, snappy dialogue to keep me laughing out loud and a cast of characters I can’t help but love. THE BRIMSTONE DECEPTION is no exception to the rule, and for me, is a perfect urban fantasy read.

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5bat! Audiobook Review: The Assassins of Altis (The Pillars of Reality #3) by Jack Campbell

5bat! Audiobook Review: The Assassins of Altis (The Pillars of Reality #3) by Jack Campbell

November 16, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS starts right where THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR left off, and the action, romance, and political intrigue of the previous books continues superbly in this one. My number one fear for THE ASSASSINS OF ALTIS was that the plot would start to stall. I’ve seen this happen with a lot of books like this, but Jack Campbell clearly has the whole Pillars of Reality series thoroughly plotted out, because I never felt it stall.

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Release Day Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

Release Day Review: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2) by Ilona Andrews

November 13, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★★

I’m sorry if I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I want to start this review off by once again complimenting the amazing artwork of Doris Mantair. And along with the fantastic cover art Ilona Andrews also commissioned another four pieces of art that are scattered throughout SWEEP IN PEACE. I really wish that more books did that. It’s easier to do now that so many people read ebooks, and it brings the story to life a little bit more. Though Ilona Andrews really doesn’t need any help bringing the story to life.

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5bat! Review: Boundary Lines (Boundary Magic #2) by Melissa F. Olson

5bat! Review: Boundary Lines (Boundary Magic #2) by Melissa F. Olson

November 6, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

I thoroughly enjoyed the BOUNDARY CROSSED, so I was eager to read BOUNDARY LINES. The pacing in the first book was off just a little bit for me, and I was worried that problem would continue in this book, but it didn’t at all. The plot flowed smoothly and quickly, with lots of action and just the right amount of romance. It’s rare for me to find a book that is so interesting I don’t want to put it down, but I had a hard time putting this one down.

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5Bat! Review: Dragon On Top (Dragon Kin #0.4), by G.A. Aiken

5Bat! Review: Dragon On Top (Dragon Kin #0.4), by G.A. Aiken

October 29, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

DRAGON ON TOP was the perfect blend of fun and sexy, with tons of new mythology and interesting insights into the series; I adored it!

The main Dragon Kin storyline takes place a few hundred years (at least) after the events of DRAGON ON TOP, which is great since the story has gotten a bit heavy in the last books and it’s fabulous to read about the Southlands without the baggage.

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5bat! Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spire #1) by Jim Butcher

5bat! Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spire #1) by Jim Butcher

September 29, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

If I could give this book a six bat rating I would. THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS more than deserves it. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are what first got me interested in Urban Fantasy, but I haven’t yet tried Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series, so THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS is the first book of Butcher’s besides the Dresden Files that I’ve read. And at every page I was reminded why Jim Butcher is a grand master in his field.

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Release Day 5!Bat Review: A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

Release Day 5!Bat Review: A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye #9) by Seanan McGuire

September 1, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

If THE WINTER LONG was a cataclysmic event completing so many of the series’ arcs, A RED-ROSE CHAIN is a triumphant rise from the ashes. Toby and her friends are thrown into unfamiliar waters with the highest of stakes, and the narrative sparkles along as they investigate, quip, and kick ass. A return of everything fantastic about this series, A RED-ROSE CHAIN proves that with good and the bad revelations in her rearview mirror, Toby’s adventures march triumphantly onward.

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5Bat! Review: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14) by Carrie Vaughn

5Bat! Review: Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville #14) by Carrie Vaughn

August 11, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★★

It’s always a bittersweet affair when one of your favorite series comes to a close. I’ve been listening to the Kitty Norville series for the past three years, so I haven’t been following the series since its inception, and it feels like it’s over too soon. That being said I was worried that when Carrie Vaughn introduced the idea of “the long game” that the series would start to drag or become repetitive. I did not ever find that too be the case, and I feel that KITTY SAVES THE WORLD is the perfect ending to such an amazing series.

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