Our panel was divided on many covers this week, let us know if you have any “tie breakers” in the comments! If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler Expected publication: November 25th 2014 by Orbit Source: Goodreads Covers in Series N/A No Author Comment Available. Libbie Says Viva Las Vegas. That was my only thought seeing the cover at first glance – Vegas showgirl. Nice use of purples, even with the purple city in the background, but I can’t stop thinking about… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Kelley Armstrong
Even the most diehard urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans have to read something different every once in a while to shake things up! This series, which we hope will become an every-so-often feature here on All Things Urban Fantasy, will showcase some of our recent reads which don’t generally fit with our normal genres. DON’T LOOK BACK by Jennifer Armentrout Published April 15, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion There’s a definite UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER feel to this story, especially where mirrors are concerned, but they’re so much freakier in DON’T LOOK BACK. This story picked me up, sat me down… Read more »
Badass heroines, bare-chested men, and fake tattoos crop up with the usual frequency and relative effectiveness this week. I also realized that the In Death series is on book 39(!), thus making my plan to re-read from the beginning seem both futile and unlikely. If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! A Stitch on Time (Sierra Fox #5) by Yolanda Sfetsos October 2014 Source: Author’s Website Covers in Series No Description Available. “Kanaxa totally nailed it. She captured everything perfectly. The mood, the intensity, the fiery atmosphere, and Sierra… Read more »
SEA OF SHADOWS is an action packed and kind of spooky departure from what I am used to with Kelley Armstrong’s writing. I really enjoyed the concept of a society that must keep angry spirits at bay with the help of specially born twins. Aside from dealing with the angry spirits there
View all the Paranormal Picks posts Every year, with the compilation of Best of Lists, the issue of overlap and repetition becomes an issue. In an effort to avoid repeating ourselves, the somewhat truncated Best of 2013 lists below. Julia’s 10 Best Books of 2013 Based on an exhaustive survey of the profession (re: Listening to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast in the Car) creating end of year top ten lists can be stressful for some critics and reviewers. Through the magic of Goodreads, however, I find that my own list writes it self (and thank goodness it does,… Read more »
SUFFER THE CHILDREN by Kelley Armstrong
This story is heartbreaking and tragic as it demonstrates just how far a town of people are willing to go to save their children. It was shocking how gruesome the story became when the price for raising the townsfolks’ loved ones was.
Today we’re joined by Carmel of Rabid Reads, and several of the covers coming out this week are series that have reached “the yellow” part of their cycle. Despite my least favorite accent color, I still loved some of these covers! If you’re a blogger interested in joining in on the commenting fun, fill out our Guest Commentator form here! Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell #4) by Jenn Bennett Expected publication: May 27th 2014 by Pocket Books Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Carmel Says The caduceus has been on the past 3… Read more »
I’ve read quite a lot of popular, YA fantasy over the years. Anything my younger sister likes, I pick up and read along. Some of these collaborations have been great (she gets credit for Harry Potter, to be sure). Some have been disappointments… either too juvenile or too derivative to hold my attention. I approached LOKI’S WOLVES holding my breath, hoping not to find a Norse Percy Jackson, and within one chapter, all my fears were allayed.
We are chock full of covers this week! Series trends are what caught my eye, both upward, downward, and mid-course corrections. What is your favorite “new look” for a series? What classic do you wish they’d stuck with? Styxx (Dark-Hunter #23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by St. Martin’s Press Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes Covers in Series No Author Comment Available. Abigail Says These covers are always pretty average and this latest one is keeping up with that trend. Julia Says #23? #23?! Holy crap. This series redefined itself from “brooding floating heads”… Read more »
This week’s offering is short and sweet, as Goodreads’s recent server outage cut into my prep time. Thinking back on how many times a day I access Goodreads through my app or my desktop, it is safe to say the site is in my top five of websites. What on-line resources do you find you can’t live without?