Category: Fantasy

Mar 24
The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (review)

The Hidden Twin by Adi Rule (review)

The cover is gorgeous, and the description sounded so good! Unfortunately I just couldn’t click with the book or the characters. There were a lot of slow bits in the beginning of the book. Some of it was interesting and I read those parts quickly. And then there would be more bits to slog through. I don’t understand why, if her father loved her so much that he didn’t kill her like he was supposed to at birth. And hid her away from the public to keep her safe, and pretty much did everything a loving father should, why he… Read more »

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Mar 23
The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder (review)

The Girl in the Tower by Lisa Schroeder (review)

I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down until the end. It was sweet as well as funny and Violet was endearing. I loved how she looked at the world. She was a prisoner, but she never let that fact break her spirit. I liked her mother Nuri,  and the servants George and Maggie. Queen Bogdana was evil without being scary to read about for young children. The illustrations were fun to see. The characters all looked younger than you expected, but the almost whimsical feel fit very well with the story. It has the fairytale feel to… Read more »

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Mar 17
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I loved Cress! She was such a cute mix of naive wonder, and super hacker! She was constantly using daydreams to get her through situations that would otherwise send her screaming. Stranded in the middle of a desert with no idea where you are? No problem, she is now a brave explorer. Lots of people staring at her? She becomes a famous actress in her head. And yet, she is also a super brilliant computer wiz. Hacking into top secret places, learning access codes and other information known only to a handful of people or less. I loved how her… Read more »

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Mar 16
Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Fair warning: Once I picked this book up, I didn’t put it down again until I’d finished it. So be prepared to spend an entire day doing nothing but reading! All the books in this series have been amazing, this one being no less so. Trolls, fae, fire magic, pack politics, a sentient faerie home, and Baba Yaga suck you in from the first pages. We get more of Mercy and Adam being cute, as well as appearances from old favorites like Bran, Zee and Tad. Besides the pack politics, we also get fae politics, bargains and exchanges. I liked… Read more »

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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 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 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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