Category: Paranormal

Feb 12
Faery Moon (Tess Noncoire #3) by P. R. Frost (review)

Faery Moon (Tess Noncoire #3) by P. R. Frost (review)

I read the first two in this series many years ago, and only recently found out #3 and #4 were out. So I hurried off and bought them both. I remembered loving the previous books, so I had high hopes for this one. It was a little bit slow, not as good as I remember the prior books being. I love Scrap. He’s funny, feisty, and a bit of a diva as well as a brat at times. He’s an Imp, and I haven’t seen Imps done in quite this way before. I got to learn a lot of new… Read more »

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Feb 11
Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop (review)

The central plot line of the first book in this series was all about Meg and how she came to the Courtyard and made friends with the Others. The central plot line of this book, seems to be Meg and Simon dancing around dating. There was also the tracking down of the Controller and finding Jean and the other cassandra sangue. Meg and Simon figuring out their friendship and how it’s changing was cute. Simon was mostly the one realizing that the friendship was changing, and his reactions as well as his confusion about things was amusing. We find out… Read more »

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Feb 05
The Tower And The Tears (Magic University #2) by Cecilia Tan (review)

The Tower And The Tears (Magic University #2) by Cecilia Tan (review)

“If you wish hard enough, the orgasm fairy will visit you”   So I haven’t actually read book 1 of this series. There were a few things I didn’t quite understand the references to because of this. However, I was able to read almost the entire book with my zero knowledge of book 1 without much confusion. The synopsis gave me clues that there would be sex in this book. But I was not prepared for the sheer amount of it. Kyle is studying the esoteric arts. Which apparently means his ‘homework’ ends up being sex, lots of sex. And… Read more »

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Jan 25
Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

Bridge of Dreams (Ephemera #3) by Anne Bishop (review)

“The world has been given a new toy, and you and I are in charge of supervising playtime.”   I love the idea of a sentient world, and having it act like a “wild child”. Trying to beg for treats and playtime from it’s ‘mother’ and ‘uncle’. There was a lot more of the world as a character in this book than there was in the prior 2. I kept wanting to call it ‘her’, even though the world has no actual gender. Just because of how it was described in the book. It reminded me of a slightly willful,… Read more »

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Jan 01
Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Written In Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

“Whatever rules humans have for employers aren’t my rules unless I say they’re my rules. So I can hire you even though you don’t have any idea what you’re doing, and I can fire you for having stinky hair!” This is one of my favorite authors, so when I saw she had a new series out I had to snatch it up. And I wasn’t disappointed! From the first page, I was hooked. I like the way she described the werecreatures and elementals. It’s a different take on something that is in a lot of fantasy books these days. The… Read more »

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Dec 16
Smoke And Shadows (book 1) by Tanya Huff (review)

Smoke And Shadows (book 1) by Tanya Huff (review)

“A vampire, a wizard, and a production assistant go into a bar…” This is the first in a spin off trilogy from the Blood series. Henry Fitzroy is a major character in the Blood books, but only a secondary character in this one. I really like Tony, he’s funny and stubborn and takes the whole ‘having to save the world’ plot with minimal whinyness. He’s also gay, for those who prefer not to read that sort of thing. His love interest is a straight boy, an actor in the TV show he works for. He used to be involved with… Read more »

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Dec 07
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson Book 1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson Book 1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

  Mercy might be a skinshifter, able to change into a coyote almost instantly, but she isn’t invincible. A lot of series I’ve gotten into have the main character end up as some kind of super-woman because of having to keep up with the vampires or shifters in her life. Not Mercy. She isn’t as strong as a werewolf, she’s only slightly faster than one as a coyote, and she knows it. I like the way the pack dynamics are explained in this world, and while Mercy is an outsider, she was raised in the pack of what amounts to… Read more »

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Nov 20
A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)

A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)

  There are typos in this book, the worst one being “raMr.od” instead of “ramrod”. However they are easily overlooked, or at the very least, I was so immersed in the story I barely noticed them. I debated about reading this book. I quite liked Pride and Prejudice, and was afraid the addition of lycanthropes would ruin the book, even though I am fond of them in general. I was pleased to discover that not only had the tone of the original been kept throughout the book, but that the lycanthropes were fairly seamlessly combined in a believable way. If… Read more »

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Sep 29
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (review)

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (review)

      Sookie & Bill are described as perfect in appearance, neither of the two main characters seem to have any flaws. They’re both equally gorgeous and stereotypically so. Sookie keeps mentioning to you the reader, that she is disabled. Apparently she means the fact that she can read minds is a ‘disability’. She is also incredibly shallow, if people aren’t beautiful or have wonderful personalities she looks down on them. She uses her telepathy on nearly everyone, while telling herself that it isn’t her fault, it was an accident. Or that they deserved it because they’re bad people…. Read more »

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