Month: June 2015

Jun 14
Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

First I must say, that if you haven’t read the short story collection On The Prowl, you will be seriously confused by the beginning of this book. I sure was! Apparently this book picks up shortly after the short story ‘ends’. And that short story has all the information about how Anna meets Charles and Bran, and what exactly happened with her pack. I had no idea there was a prequel of sorts to this series, or I would have waited to start it until I had that book in hand. As it was, I had to make do with… Read more »

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Jun 13

What If You Had To Trade For Every ARC?

I had a random thought the other day: What would happen if for every ARC you wanted to read, you had to give up one book of your own? It seems like everyone wants to get ARCs (me included!). So what if part of the criteria for getting any particular ARC was that you had to pick a book off your shelf at home, and trade it for the ARC? No trading the ARC back for the book you gave away. And if you were just starting out, and therefore had no ARCs to trade for the new ARC, you’d… Read more »

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Jun 12
Fantasy Creature Friday – Siren!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Siren!

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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Jun 11
A Touch Of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Sylvia Day (review)

A Touch Of Crimson (Renegade Angels #1) by Sylvia Day (review)

So Adrian and Lindsey are the main characters, but I think I actually ended up liking Elijah best. Elijah is a Lycan, one of a number of fallen angels who were infused with demon blood to make them mortal and able to breed. They are basically the slaves of the angels, and work with them as security, scouts, body guards, military, ect. in their job of hunting down the vampires (also fallen angels) who are not peacefully taking their punishments from God. We learned a lot about Angel and Lycan society in this book. There was also intrigue, and action…. Read more »

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Jun 10
The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling (review)

The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling (review)

When we’re first introduced to Kat, she’s in the modern world. And seems to be a fairly shy girl, especially around boys. But then when she gets flung into the story world, she suddenly grows a backbone. Not all at once, true. But she suddenly gets this stubborn streak to her, and starts doing things that almost seem out of character compared to when we first meet her. Some of this is explained by her needing to force the story world to give her the Cinderella happy ending so she can go home. And as she starts trying to make… Read more »

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Jun 07
Shadows Return (Nightrunner #4) by Lynn Flewelling (review)

Shadows Return (Nightrunner #4) by Lynn Flewelling (review)

I love this series, however this book didn’t quite live up to the previous books as much as I hoped it would. There were a few slow bits, most of the book centered on Alec and Seregil’s captivity. And while I was interested in reading about that, and how they would manage to escape, it didn’t hold my attention quite as much as the past books. I didn’t like Khenir, and he had a fairly large part in the book. I also wasn’t fond of some of the dynamics between Alec and Seregil during the escape. I’m super curious about… Read more »

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Jun 06

How Do You Decide, eBook Or Physical Book?

How do you decide what format to buy when you go to get your next reading fix? I have both physical books (paperback as well as hardback), and eBooks in my house. Hundreds of each. But I’m never sure when buying a book which one I want. One to hold in my hands and display on my shelves when I’m done, or one to stuff into my Kindle and read on the go. Sometimes it’s an easy decision, if I have a series and the entire series is on my physical shelves, then I buy a physical copy of the… Read more »

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Jun 05
Fantasy Creature Friday – Hellhound!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Hellhound!

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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Jun 04
Paladin by Sally Slater (review)

Paladin by Sally Slater (review)

I was afraid I wouldn’t like this as much as I did, because the ‘girl pretending to be a boy and falling in love while proving she is as good as any boy’ seemed to be hugely popular a few years ago. And I read a lot of them. But this book sucked me in from the first pages. There is a lot of gore and some fairly icky descriptions of battle with monsters and descriptions of wounds gone bad. So I wouldn’t suggest this for younger readers or those who are bothered by such things. However that said… I… Read more »

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Jun 03
The Perilous Princess Plot (Buckle and Squash #1) by Sarah Courtauld (review)

The Perilous Princess Plot (Buckle and Squash #1) by Sarah Courtauld (review)

I won an ARC in a giveaway over at On Starships And Dragonwings. Some things may have changed in the final version.   This book read like something my niece would have made up when she was five. It was adorable and silly, a little crazy, and the most unlikely things happened in it! And the illustrations were perfectly in keeping with that theme. It’s supposed to be a middle grade book, but adults will find it just as fun to read as kids. I loved reading about Eliza and Lavender, and Gertrude the goat. There were dragons and wizards,… Read more »

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