Category: All Reviews

Sep 12
By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

By Familiar Means (Witch’s Cat Mystery #2) by Delia James (review)

Ghosts, magic, cats who can disappear and reappear at will, a killer, a mystery, and just a tiny touch of romance. This second book is just as engrossing as the first book. From the first pages it sucked me in and I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished. I really liked Grandma B.B. I hope we get to see more of her in the series. She was fun, and had no problems using her magic to find out what secrets people were hiding. Alistair is still one of my favorite characters. Always in the right place… Read more »

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Sep 07
The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

The Changelings by Christina Soontornvat (review)

I really liked how the story started off in the modern world, but with Izzy’s fascination for faerie tales and folklore. Their next door neighbor is an old woman who is said to be a witch, and knows even more about the Fae than Izzy does. And then Hen is stolen away, and Izzy chases after her and falls down a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland. Only she ends up in a faerie realm. You know immediately that the bottle she takes from Mariam is going to be important in the story. But the way it’s actually used was… Read more »

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Sep 04
Winter’s Child (Wind River Reservation #20) by Margaret Coel (review)

Winter’s Child (Wind River Reservation #20) by Margaret Coel (review)

I loved how part of the story dealt with a real person in history. I hadn’t heard of Lizzie Brokenhorn before reading this book, but now I want to go look her up. I also liked how that story tied into the mystery of the abandoned child. I was pretty sure who was to blame for the child appearing, early on in the book. But I had no idea how it had happened or why. I also had no idea who the killer was, but it made perfect sense once all was revealed. I really liked Father John, I think… Read more »

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Sep 01
The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve (review)

The Graces (The Graces #1) by Laure Eve (review)

I really wanted to like this book. And I did like some parts of it. But River felt a little too stalker-y, and she pretty much re-made herself in the image she thought was most likely to get her what she wanted. It was apparent early on that River is broken. And soon after she gets in with the Graces, you realize that all of the Graces are broken too. All of them are good at hiding it, and all are broken in different ways. I liked Summer the best of all the characters. She was the most human one… Read more »

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Aug 28
Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)

Cat With a Clue (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery #5) by Laurie Cass (review)

I had no idea who the killer was until about 3/4ths of the way into the book. Even then, it wasn’t anything specific, I just had a strong suspicion that that person had done it. There were a number of funny Eddie moments in the book. I especially liked what he did to one of the Library Director candidates! I also really liked Dana. I hope we get to see more of that character in future books. I also liked getting to see the antics her fellow library workers got up to, and the worries that getting a new Library… Read more »

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Aug 24
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison (review)

Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison (review)

It’s been a while since I last read this series. But reading this book made everything come back like I’d just read the other 8 books recently. All the characters have strong, distinct personalities. A lot of the settings and twists are unique. And I really like the variety of fantasy species. Trent is just as much of a selfish, obnoxious brat as I remembered him being. But towards the end of the book we start to see glimpses of other facets of his personality we haven’t seen much of. I liked how Ivy is moving on from her crush/possible… Read more »

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Aug 21
Silk Stalkings (A Material Witness Mystery #3) by Diane Vallere (review)

Silk Stalkings (A Material Witness Mystery #3) by Diane Vallere (review)

The beginning was a little slow, but once I got past the first 30 pages or so it picked up and started to suck me in. There were a lot of plot twists, but none were over the top and all of them fit perfectly and made a lot of sense. I had a few ideas on who the killer was, and it turns out all of them were wrong. But the reveal as to whom and why, worked. I just didn’t guess that person because of all the other possibilities. I really liked Poly and Vaughn, the backstory tidbits… Read more »

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Aug 17
Demon Hunts (Walker Papers #5) by C.E. Murphy (review)

Demon Hunts (Walker Papers #5) by C.E. Murphy (review)

I do love how this series always seems to come up with a rarer fantasy creature or scenario in every book. It’s not the over-done vampire or werewolf (as much as I love both creatures, they seem to pop up everywhere in Urban Fantasy…) I won’t spoil you and tell you what the creature was, but I really liked how the clues were laid out, and the neat twist on the creature itself. An old favorite character of mine appears in this book. I totally squee’d when they appeared, and I’m hoping to get to see a lot more of… Read more »

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Aug 14
The Cat, The Collector and the Killer (A Cats in Trouble Mystery #8) by Leann Sweeney (review)

The Cat, The Collector and the Killer (A Cats in Trouble Mystery #8) by Leann Sweeney (review)

I liked how the crazy cat lady was done in this. And how she wasn’t actually a hoarder, even though she had so many cats. I also liked the police investigation, and the details that went into it. The cats themselves were adorable, and I liked how they weren’t central to finding clues. You can tell the author knows a lot about cats by the realistic way she wrote about them. There are a number of cozy mysteries I like or love with cats in them, but a lot of them make the cats smarter than credible. And they tend… Read more »

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Aug 11
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman (review)

Kai had a smaller part in this book due to his kidnapping. However once he appeared again, his use of draconic powers was pretty cool! We also get to meet a few more dragons, and lots more Fae. There is lots of cloak and dagger, Irene has to pretend to be a Fae for part of the book. She also has to outwit a great many people, and manages to make at least one new friend. I loved the Fae Train, and how Irene has to use the Language to tell a Story in order to make a few small… Read more »

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