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 No Author Comment Available. Unleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan No Author Comment Available. Transcendent (Starling #3) by Lesley Livingston No Author Comment Available. The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent No Author Comment Available. Forged (Taken #3) by Erin Bowman No Author Comment Available. Sorceress (Spellcaster #3) by Claudia Gray No Author Comment… 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 “Kanaxa totally nailed it. She captured everything perfectly. The mood, the intensity, the fiery atmosphere, and Sierra looks totally pissed off. Like I said, it’s absolutely perfect!” – Yolanda… 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 No Author Comment Available. Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong No Author Comment Available. The Rule of Three by Eric Walters No Author Comment Available. Trancehack (Magic… 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 No Author Comment Available. Forevermore by Cindy Miles No Author Comment Available. Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby No Author Comment Available. A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R. L. Stine No Author Comment Available. Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnson No Author Comment Available. Speak of the Devil by… 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?