Some paranormal romance characters are so flat that it’s hard to believe their evolution, but in MAGE OF INCONVENIENCE, the heroes are perfectly imperfect; they’re from different sides of the track, but the compromises they make to make their union work feels genuine.
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Fans of The Others series will not find anything new in LAKE SILENCE, but the story is no less enjoyable for that familiarity. Bishop’s Others are given a brutal fairness and dignity, and her humans once again fall into bianary camps of good and evil.
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.
THE MYTH MANIFESTATION is exactly what one would expect from Lisa Shearin and the SPI Files series. It’s got our sassy-as-ever Mac, action packed scenes with creepy creatures, and general all around humor and fun. Plus, this book opens the door for even more crossover between Shearin’s SPI Files and Raine Benares series.
FIRE AND BONE is a refreshing addition to the Urban Fantasy genre. Greek and Roman mythology have been way over done, Norse mythology is starting to get to that point, but there are so few stories about Celtic mythology out there. FIRE AND BONE does a great job weaving Celtic mythos into an excellent story.
The Invisible Library series consistently provides an entertaining and enjoyable reading experience. I love Irene and Kai, and I love the concept of the Library. While THE LOST PLOT felt like a side quest to the main, overarching plot of the series (no super evil librarians in sight here, or questions answered from previous books), it was still a great deal of fun to read.
Supernatural cops tend to take all sorts of liberties that always pull me out of the story. THE WOLF AT THE DOOR is a by-the-book thrill ride that has everything you could want: small town mysteries, racial tension, secrets galore, and an explosive romance that doesn’t get in the way of the story.
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.
While Mina and Mikhail are not my favorite couple of the Vampire Blood series, THE EMERALD LILY is nonetheless a passionate tale of romance with two strong-willed and lovable characters to root for. As the war between the evil vampire queen and those opposed to her comes to a climax around them, you can’t help but want the two of them to be able to find peace and love with each other.
For a book with good writing and a distinct voice, REALM FM was a terrible disappointment. With a finale that rendered most of the characters useless, I was left wondering why a book that started out so fun soured so badly.