Month: March 2016

Mar 15
The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson (review)

The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson (review)

Why is this not a series?? That was literally my thought when I finished this book. It was such a fun ride, and an interesting world. And I want more! The story is told from two view points, Grace who is an analyst, and Brynner who hunts down the monsters and kills them. So you get the scientific, wanting to know everything and not believing in magic or religion view point. And you also get the ‘this is the way it works because it works, and I was raised to believe in this’ view point. (And no, that is nowhere… Read more »

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Mar 13
Ming Tea Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery #16) by Laura Childs

Ming Tea Murder (A Tea Shop Mystery #16) by Laura Childs

I love when I can’t figure out who the murderer is in mystery novels. There were a number of suspects, and I didn’t have a specific person in mind until maybe half-way through the book. And I thought it was that person right up until the big reveal happened. My guess was totally wrong, and I never would have suspected that person. Though looking back, I can see the clues that led to that person being behind it all. I didn’t really like Aunt Acid much until the end of the book, and while Dolly seemed like she would be… Read more »

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Mar 12

How Many Reviews Do You Post Per Week?

I can honestly say that I don’t tend to pay attention to how many reviews other blogs post each week. Even the ones I subscribe to by e-mail! If the book is one I’m interested in, or has a pretty cover, or everyone seems to be reviewing it or wanting to read it, then I read the reviews. Otherwise I don’t. For myself, I post 3 reviews a week. 2 of them are fantasy or sci-fi, and they range from Middle Grade, Young Adult, or Adult. And the third review is usually a mystery or cozy mystery. (Except this month!… Read more »

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Mar 10
Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman (review)

Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman (review)

Disclaimer: I stopped reading this book at the 58% mark.   The book description sounded funny and interesting. So imagine my surprise when I started reading it and the book seemed to have no connection to the description whatsoever. It did finally start tying into the description somewhere around the 25-30% mark. But even then, it only seemed to slightly touch on it. The plot mostly revolves around this guy who has risen to become some kind of fitness/mental health guru. Who isn’t really likable at all as a character. And then he has this mysterious breakdown on stage in… Read more »

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Mar 09
The Inn Between by Marina Cohen (review)

The Inn Between by Marina Cohen (review)

I loved this book! I was pretty sure what the twist was early on, but that didn’t detract at all from the story. I liked the flashbacks we got to see about what happened the day Emma disappeared. I also really liked how Quinn and Kara’s friendship was shown. By the end of the book you felt like you had seen them growing up together. The illustrations in the book were perfect. I liked getting to see some of the things the characters saw, and they were well-drawn. They fit the vibe of the book well. The Inn itself was… Read more »

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Mar 08
Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop (review)

Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop (review)

This series just keeps getting better with every book. It also gets a little darker as well. I love the Elementals. Winter has been my favorite since book 1, but in this book we also get to meet more powerful Elementals like Ocean. We learn that there are in fact, other Elementals with the same name in different parts of the world. We get to meet Air and Fire, who are not the same Air and Fire from the Lakeside Courtyard. The ponies also make reappearances and get to come out to play. Meg is getting steadier in some ways…. Read more »

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Mar 06
A Disguise to Die For (Costume Shop Mystery #1) by Diane Vallere (review)

A Disguise to Die For (Costume Shop Mystery #1) by Diane Vallere (review)

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Margo. A woman who chooses to dress in costumes even when not working at a costume shop? I thought it would be too silly. But it actually worked fairly well. It fit her character, and was believable, even when some of the costumes were a trifle more on the exotic side. I loved the twists and turns in the book. And getting to know the characters in the town. I was pretty sure I knew who the killer was by somewhere around the half-way mark, but that didn’t detract at all… Read more »

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Mar 03
Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

I picked this up free months ago, and then forgot about it. Added it to my Kindle during my Cali trip, but didn’t expect a whole lot from it. And then once I started reading it, I totally kicked myself for waiting so long to start this series! I loved Tessa! Most of her reactions were pretty believable for the situations she found herself in. I liked the way she dealt with being a werewolf. A lot of PNR series have the main character stress over being a werewolf a little bit, but then they get over it and end… Read more »

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Mar 02
The Beauty’s Beast by E.D. Walker (review)

The Beauty’s Beast by E.D. Walker (review)

I do love fairytale retellings. Especially when they have more unique twists to them. I haven’t seen a werewolf used as the Beast before. I also liked that it was a more medieval tale, back in the times of kings, queens and knights. I was afraid at first that the queen would end up being one of the bad guys, but was pleasantly surprised to find that she was actually Kathryn’s friend. I liked the glimpses of the way the king and queen interacted, both together as a couple, as well as with the members of their court. I loved… Read more »

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Mar 01
February 2016 Wrap-Up

February 2016 Wrap-Up

    This month nothing exciting happened. At least not that I can remember! It never fails though, I think to myself that “yay! I’m caught up on books, I only have 2 I have to review.” And then my library goes crazy. I’ve had 9 books checked out to me in the last 2 weeks. All of which I’ve been waiting on for a few weeks or a few months so I didn’t want to skip them for later. And then the review copies came in, so I felt a bit overwhelmed for a few weeks, but I’m finally… Read more »

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