Month: October 2015

Oct 15
The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

I thought since I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, that the reason Georgia called her father by his first name was explained in one of them. Since after reading a few chapters, my first guess (that he was her step-dad) turned out to be incorrect. But it kind of bugged me because she called her mom, Mom, and no one else in the family called her dad by his first name. And then it was finally explained, around 90 pages into the book. It really threw me out of the story every time I saw… Read more »

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Oct 14
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa (review)

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa (review)

If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series, you will end up being very curious and should go read that series. However, this book does it’s best to sketch in enough details that you won’t be lost if you haven’t read that series yet. For the fellow Puck lovers, he DOES appear in this book! But sadly not until towards the end and his part isn’t long. Perhaps we’ll get more next book? I ended up liking Kenzie more after Grimalkin appeared. She was the epitome of the tenacious, nosy reporter girl. And while that isn’t a bad thing necessarily,… Read more »

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Oct 13
The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester (review)

The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester (review)

I requested this because it sounded interesting, and like a fun read. I had no idea it was the 2nd in a series. Luckily, there’s enough reference to the first book in this one, that I could easily follow along without having known anything about the first book. I liked Conrad and Piper. They had very different personalities from each other, and yet fit together as best friends well. Piper was the optimist, with a happy personality. Conrad was more worldly, yet bowed to Piper’s whims when she explained why such-and-such a thing should be done, or needed to happen…. Read more »

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Oct 11
Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon (review)

Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon (review)

I liked the characters, and how they worked together to solve the murders. I thought Savannah made friends with Edward and Amanda really quickly, and was a bit too trusting. But overall I liked their personalities and it was fun to learn about cipher code and making stained glass things. The mystery itself had more clues early in the book than I’m used to. I actually guessed who the killer was by half-way through the book or a bit sooner. Why that person had done it, I didn’t guess. But the who wasn’t surprising by the time the big reveal… Read more »

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Oct 10
Do You Blog More At Night?

Do You Blog More At Night?

  I’ve been noticing a trend over the year that I’ve been book blogging. I’ve always been more of a night person than a morning person. So it’s normal for me to stay up til midnight or so on nights I don’t have morning shift at work the next day. Sometimes when I’m off the next day, or I’m really into whatever I’m working on, time will fly by and suddenly I’ll realize it’s after 2am! So a lot of my blog posts are written at night. (Ironically, this one is being written at 3:30pm but that’s not typical.) I… Read more »

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Oct 09
Fantasy Creature Friday – Cù-Sìth!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Cù-Sìth!

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.   This weeks creature is the:   Cù-Sìth!         The Cù-Sìth is found in Scotland and the Hebrides. They are the size of a young bull, but have the appearance of a wolf. Cù-Sìth have shaggy, dark green fur… Read more »

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Oct 08
The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1) by John Flanagan (review)

The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1) by John Flanagan (review)

I haven’t read any other books in this series. But after finishing this one, I now want to go out and buy them all! The characters and world-building was amazing. I loved everyone, even the bad guys. And the book was funny, I laughed out loud for most of the day. And it only took me a day to finish reading, because once I started I didn’t want to put the book down until it was finished. The descriptions of Rangers and the way the jousting tournament works was spot on. There was no over-sharing like in some books, and… Read more »

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Oct 07
Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn Hart (review)

Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn Hart (review)

I’ve never read any books in this series before, and since this is the 6th book, I’m sure some things that puzzled me were explained in earlier books. Even at that, enough was explained that I didn’t need to have read the previous books before reading this one. I found it interesting that as a ghost, Bailey Ruth still needed to eat, drink and sleep. This was explained towards the end of the book as having to do with the fact that since she was on a mission on Earth, she was subject to earthly fatigue. I’m guessing that means… Read more »

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Oct 04
Code Black (Paranormal Crimes Division Series #1) by Tina Moss (review)

Code Black (Paranormal Crimes Division Series #1) by Tina Moss (review)

Vampires, shapeshifters, psi,  zombie-like creatures and Gods made of light? Add in a little mystery and police crime scene stuff and it sounds like the perfect book. There were multiple point of views, which flowed nearly seamlessly. It was nice to see what other characters were thinking during some of the action. And I really liked Guy. He was funny and mysterious, and trying to figure out who he was (and never succeeding!) was fun. I liked Sera and Talon and their interactions together. There are a few explicit sex scenes in the book. But skipping them won’t make you… Read more »

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Oct 02
Fantasy Creature Friday – Giants!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Giants!

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.   This weeks creature is the:   Giant!     Giants look like humans, but are much larger and stronger than humans. They are said to be anywhere from as tall as a tree, to the height of a mountain. Some accounts… Read more »

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