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.
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SMOKE EATERS has dragons, wraiths, robots, government conspiracies, and possessed devices…and only some of those plot points work. Cole Brannigan is days away from retirement and wouldn’t you know it, he gets pulled right back into service.
GRIGORI is a modern fairy tale set in Russia, in deep dark libraries, high rise condos, and sprawling estates in the forests. It stars fun new mythology and just enough tropes to be fun.
Madelyn is a university professor on sabbatical, researching dragon mythology in Russia, when she stumbles on a secret and gets kidnapped by the very rich, very imposing Grigori.
WICKED BITE is a pretty interesting story with an intense central romance and a fun plot with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. Realm Enforcers is one of those book series that I swear up and down that I’ve read some of at some point.
Authors sometimes make confusing choices, adding a mythology or a plot twist that is such unnecessary deus ex machina that it almost ruins a book. NEVER DARE A DRAGON has characters who feel real, and it’s disappointing to have most of their problems disappear in the last quarter of the book.
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.
I love seeing different authors’ takes on fantasy creatures and DRAKON’S PROMISE shows us a world where half dragon half human shifters exist. Just hearing the little tastes of Darius’s past and how his powers work and why made me want to read more books about this world before we got to the actual plot of this book.
A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts: An Atlas of Fabulous Creatures, Enchanted Beings, and Magical Monsters is a wonderfully illustrated book filled with descriptions of mostly familiar mythical creatures.
The Fly By Night series is quickly becoming one series I know I don’t want to miss. Though categorized as paranormal romance, FLIGHT FROM MAYHEM reads more like an urban fantasy with a romantic subplot, with the mystery taking center stage. The characters are really what shine, making FLIGHT FROM MAYHEM a super enjoyable read.
THE QUEEN’S DANCE is wonderfully funny and craftily written paranormal romance. I really enjoyed this book and the world building is fascinating. I loved how dragons live with humans as rock stars and and other highly visible occupations and their society with dragon queens and studs is pretty unique (and oh so very political).