Month: May 2015

May 17
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (review)

This book reminded me so much of Sailor Moon. With cyborgs. And androids. And Cinderella. I totally knew what had happened to “Princess Selene” before it was revealed at the end of the book. But that was okay, because so much of the plot was this huge neat twist, I needed to know what was going to happen next. I liked Peony, and while I understand why it had to happen, I still hate that it happened. Iko was fun and I’m hoping we get to see more of her in the next book. I’m super curious about the unnamed… Read more »

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May 16
The Find Me Tag

The Find Me Tag

  I was tagged by Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.   The only ‘rule’ I can find for this, is that you have to link back to Novel Ink as they are the ones who created the tag. Anyone tagged, is not obligated to do it. There are 10 categories, and you have to list either the title of the book, or the cover of the book for your answer in each category. I don’t own all of these books, but I couldn’t find all the things on books I do actually own.   #1: The word GONE in… Read more »

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May 15
Fantasy Creature Friday – Troll!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Troll!

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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May 14
The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel (Rachel Griffin #2) by L. Jagi Lamplighter (review)

The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel (Rachel Griffin #2) by L. Jagi Lamplighter (review)

This book picks up only minutes after the first book ends. So we get to see how that adventure wraps up, and then the new one starts creeping in. I loved the interactions between Rachel and Gaius, even if I occasionally wanted to smack Rachel. She picked the way I wanted her to pick in the end, so it’s all good. We got to know some of the secondary characters better in this book. I think I actually might end up liking Von Dread. Though as the book went on, I started liking Princess Nastasia less and less. She’s supposedly… Read more »

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May 13
Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files #1) by Cate Dean (review)

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files #1) by Cate Dean (review)

I really liked this book. It had all the earmarks of a good action fantasy. There was mystery and danger, fast-paced action as well as some sweet moments. The monsters were actually monsters, not just misunderstood. And while the good guys could be decent as humans, once they changed they were dangerous. The description of “The Devil” type of monster was both funny and scary. And I liked how Alex’s Dad was both protective of his daughter, and willing to get in the thick of things. A lot of paranormal and urban fantasy books seem to have the kids do… Read more »

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May 10
Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5) by Patricia Briggs (review)

No vampires at all in this book, everything centers around werewolves and the Fae. The major plot threads center around Sam; pack dynamics now that Mercy is part of the pack; and the Silver Borne storyline. There is a fight scene between pack members, and then between Adam and one pack member. There is also a scene where Sam eats someone ‘off camera’, and a few other little bloody things here and there. So if that kind of thing squicks you, you may not like this book. It wasn’t graphic however, and didn’t bother me at all. I felt like… Read more »

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May 09

Have You Heard Of Literally.io?

I blame Anya completely for this one. I saw her post something on Twitter a little over a week or so ago. One of those posts I’m sure we’ve all seen that say something like “I’m on page x of y of book” and then has a link at the end. So being the curious person I am, I clicked it. And found myself on the Literally.io website. It’s a site for readers, unsurprisingly. You add the books you are currently reading, and update with what percent or page number you have gotten to. And it keeps track of how… Read more »

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May 08
Fantasy Creature Friday – Minotaur!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Minotaur!

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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May 07
Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

This book is pretty much entirely sex, and working on issues. Anita’s issues, Jade’s issues, J. J.’s issues. The first 66 pages are one long scene in Anita’s kitchen where she, a few of her guys, and Envy talk about pain in the bedroom and why they like or dislike it. And talk Anita into having sex with Jason while J. J. watches so she can understand why Jason might like it rougher sometimes. There was none of the police crime stuff, vampire hunting (no vampires at all in this book actually), mystery or anything else that is part of… Read more »

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May 06
Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) by Ann Aguirre (review)

Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) by Ann Aguirre (review)

I was given this ARC by a friend as a gift. Some things may have changed in the final version.   “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”   I was expecting something slightly different than what I got. I was thinking Edie was going to get some kind of magical powers that she was using to take her revenge. But that wasn’t quite what happened. She made a deal with a boy she’d never met before, after he stopped her from trying to kill herself. In exchange… Read more »

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