Posts Tagged: magic

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Review: Ares’ Temptation by Aubrie Dionne

Review: Ares’ Temptation by Aubrie Dionne

March 27, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

The premise of a human becoming embroiled in the mythological world of the Greek gods is a pretty interesting one. I haven’t really read too many Greek god stories so I jumped at the opportunity to read ARES’ TEMPTATION and the plot sounded fun. I liked how Ares’ was tricked into associating with humans for the first time in well, ever apparently.

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Review: Armageddon Rules (Grimm Agency #2) by J.C. Nelson

Review: Armageddon Rules (Grimm Agency #2) by J.C. Nelson

March 23, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

ARMAGEDDON RULES follows in FREE AGENT’s footsteps as an action-packed, roller-coaster ride of a novel, full of drama and never letting the reader catch a breath. While sometimes this works, in this case, the entire novel became a bit difficult to follow, with multiple plotlines and many similarly named characters offering the opportunity for confusion.

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5bat! Review: Black Blade Blues (Sarah Jane Beauhall #1) by J.A. Pitts

5bat! Review: Black Blade Blues (Sarah Jane Beauhall #1) by J.A. Pitts

March 20, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

What more could you want in a main character? A skilled female blacksmith, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, and she wears Doc Martens. Along with a great main character there is a great story inBLACK BLADE BLUES filled with Norse mythology, dragons, and ancient swords reforged.

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Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger

Review: Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1) by Gail Carriger

March 17, 2015 Review 2 ★★★★

I was so excited to hear that there was going to be a new series dedicated to Prudence, the daughter of Conall and Alexia Maccon from the Parasol Protectorate series. Prudence was such an interesting child who could steal the abilities of any supernatural she touched that a whole new series dedicated to her hijinks as a young adult just had to be written. PRUDENCE is an absolute delight with dangerous new creatures and high skies dirgible adventures, odd new supernatural characters and mysteries, and the typical witty fancifullness I’ve come to expect and enjoy from Gail Carriger’s work.

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Review:  Wicked Dark Dragon (Dragon Heat, #3) by Lolita Lopez

Review: Wicked Dark Dragon (Dragon Heat, #3) by Lolita Lopez

March 13, 2015 Review 0 ★★★

I enjoy reading about dragon shifters in general and I like the concept of the Dragon Heat series with its epic war between dragons and knights spanning over generations. WICKED DARK DRAGON expands on the intriguing mythology giving a basis for the hatred between dragons and knights.

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Review:  Phoenix in My Fortune (Monster Haven #6) by R.L. Naquin

Review: Phoenix in My Fortune (Monster Haven #6) by R.L. Naquin

March 10, 2015 Review 1 ★★★★

PHOENIX IN MY FORTUNE is a fond farewell to a wonderfully wacky universe filled with uniquely diverse characters and with tons of heart at its core. This story is a lot more serious than the previous books in the Monster Haven series as it has to wrap up a pretty dark series storyline involving the destruction of the world as our beloved characters know it.

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5bat! Audiobook Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur (The Pillars of Reality #2) by Jack Campbell

5bat! Audiobook Review: The Hidden Masters of Marandur (The Pillars of Reality #2) by Jack Campbell

February 19, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★★

I may be a little biased because Jack Campbell is my favorite living author, but I loved THE HIDDEN MASTERS OF MARANDUR. This book picks up about two weeks after THE DRAGONS OF DORCASTLE ended, and you’re thrown right into the action. The intense battle and action scenes are one of the places where Campbell’s writing really shines. There are a lot of urban and epic fantasy novels that make me cringe when I read their battles, but Campbell’s years of military experience help him write realistic battles.

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5bat! Review: The Dragon Conspiracy (SPI Files #2) by Lisa Shearin

5bat! Review: The Dragon Conspiracy (SPI Files #2) by Lisa Shearin

January 30, 2015 Review 3 ★★★★★

I’m at a loss for words here, since I have no idea how to fully convey how much I loved THE DRAGON CONSPIRACY. This is a book I read in its entirety in one sitting, and though Shearin has long been on my auto-buy list, if she hadn’t been, this book would have made me add her. It was basically perfect for me, in every way – with sarcastic Makenna, her delicious partner Ian, constant action that starts in the first chapter, and a little unresolved sexual tension to keep everybody on their toes.

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Review: Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2) by Greg van Eekhout

Review: Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2) by Greg van Eekhout

January 26, 2015 Review 0 ★★★★

A very satisfying follow-up to Greg van Eekhout’s CALIFORNIA BONES, PACIFIC FIRE picks up ten years later when a collective of loosely allied osteomancers finally decide to fill the power vacuum created by the death of the Los Angeles Hierarch. Unfortunately for Daniel Blackland, former thief-turned-fugitive, their plan for mass destruction requires the sacrifice of the boy Daniel has spent a decade trying to protect. PACIFIC FIRE opens van Eekhout’s world of bone magic a little wider, and is still populated by the sorts of characters that made the first book so much fun to read. Once again, it’s a slow build leading into a hurried ending, but it’s a ride definitely worth taking.

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