Month: February 2015

Feb 12
Faery Moon (Tess Noncoire #3) by P. R. Frost (review)

Faery Moon (Tess Noncoire #3) by P. R. Frost (review)

I read the first two in this series many years ago, and only recently found out #3 and #4 were out. So I hurried off and bought them both. I remembered loving the previous books, so I had high hopes for this one. It was a little bit slow, not as good as I remember the prior books being. I love Scrap. He’s funny, feisty, and a bit of a diva as well as a brat at times. He’s an Imp, and I haven’t seen Imps done in quite this way before. I got to learn a lot of new… Read more »

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Feb 11
Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

The central plot line of the first book in this series was all about Meg and how she came to the Courtyard and made friends with the Others. The central plot line of this book, seems to be Meg and Simon dancing around dating. There was also the tracking down of the Controller and finding Jean and the other cassandra sangue. Meg and Simon figuring out their friendship and how it’s changing was cute. Simon was mostly the one realizing that the friendship was changing, and his reactions as well as his confusion about things was amusing. We find out… Read more »

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Feb 08
Dragon Steel (Dragon #2) by Laurence Yep (review)

Dragon Steel (Dragon #2) by Laurence Yep (review)

Magic, adventure and Chinese mythology is blended into this fun story. It’s been years since I read the first book, and so I didn’t remember much at all about it. But there is enough summarization of key plot points that I was able to figure out what was going on fairly easily. For being as old as she is, Princess Shimmer still has a childlike view of the world about some things. She expected to be lauded and welcomed back into her uncle’s court under the sea. Even though she had been exiled from the dragon-kingdoms. This is not what happened… Read more »

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Feb 07

Do You Binge Read?

Before I started blogging and reviewing books, I would sometimes get the urge to binge read. Usually it was the urge to read an entire series (or all the books currently out at that time in said series). But sometimes it was just an “I want to read author X.” And I’d read 4-6 or more books in a row, all by one author. I don’t do that anymore. Mostly because I feel it would get pretty boring for people reading my blog. “Oh look, there’s a review for book 4 in series X. Book 3 was reviewed a few… Read more »

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Feb 06
Fantasy Creature Friday – White Hart!

Fantasy Creature Friday – White Hart!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through. Thanks to Anya at On Star Ships And Dragon Wings for letting me borrow her ‘link your blog’ idea. She does a giveaway every Friday where you can win ARC’s and link up your reviews/discussions/giveaways. You should totally check it out after… Read more »

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Feb 05
The Tower And The Tears (Magic University #2) by Cecilia Tan (review)

The Tower And The Tears (Magic University #2) by Cecilia Tan (review)

“If you wish hard enough, the orgasm fairy will visit you”   So I haven’t actually read book 1 of this series. There were a few things I didn’t quite understand the references to because of this. However, I was able to read almost the entire book with my zero knowledge of book 1 without much confusion. The synopsis gave me clues that there would be sex in this book. But I was not prepared for the sheer amount of it. Kyle is studying the esoteric arts. Which apparently means his ‘homework’ ends up being sex, lots of sex. And… Read more »

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Feb 01
The Book Of Unicorns by Jackie French (review)

The Book Of Unicorns by Jackie French (review)

There are six short stories in this book. I don’t usually read many short stories, but they were about unicorns! Warts, is about a boy with two bickering and angry parents who go to visit the boy’s grandmother only once a year. The mother hates it out there and refuses to go more than she has to. The grandmother has arthritis, and has started to forget things. And then, a unicorn is born on the property. I really liked this one, it’s one of my favorites in the book. A Present For Aunt Addie, is slightly surreal and also sad…. Read more »

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