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.
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Honestly, I was sold on INKMISTRESS before I read it. Everything about the description of the book led me to believe I was going to love it, and it certainly did not disappoint. INKMISTRESS is an amazing tale of love and betrayal, of magic and secrets and I loved it.
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER features an absolutely beautiful cover and an entirely new premise. I was immediately drawn in by the mystery of why Leigh’s mother turned into a bird and what Leigh would discover about her family when she travels to Taiwan for the first time.
WEAVER’S FOLLY is an entertaining read with a pretty fresh premise. Aside from the brilliant futuristic setting and elves being “out of the closet” so to speak, I loved the slight allusions to Tolkien and his writings interspersed in the plot.
THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is an excellent follow up to THE BEST KIND OF MAGIC. With high school drama and first love, this reads like a young adult contemporary romance at times. With excellent characters and exciting paranormal aspects, THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE is a perfect read if you’re looking for something light with a bit of a fantasy vibe.
PACIFICA is a compelling story of what the future could look like in a world ravaged by global warming. While that might seem like a super intense subject, PACIFICA manages to show the cost to humans while still entertaining with pirates, romance and nearly constant action. One of my most anticipated books of the year, PACIFICA did not disappoint.
A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT immediately drew me in. With it’s intimate voice and rich magical backstory, Nor’s story started strong. Though readers should be warned that A PRICE GUIDE TO THE OCCULT deals with issues of self-harm and child abuse.
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.
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.
BURN BRIGHT wasn’t the best story in the Alpha & Omega series but it achieves what it seems to set out to do and acts as a well thought out bridge to the next book. The plot of BURN BRIGHT is kind of slow at times and relies on mostly exposition or characters sitting trying to figure things out.