Category: Paranormal

May 19
Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech (review)

Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech (review)

This was a really cute book. I liked the explanation about how ghosts appear, and why the one Dennis wants most to see, wasn’t there yet. It was also really sweet the way he helped his Uncle Arvie with his three “pleases”. I loved the bit with the “wasps”, and how Dennis had to try to figure out what Uncle Arvie was saying to him. Uncle Arvie had a stroke when he was still alive, and so his words are all garbled. That seems to have carried over into his ghost-self. So Dennis’ dad is called his “pepperoni”, and Arvie… Read more »

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May 12
Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill (review)

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill (review)

I liked that the book started with Merit’s change from human to vampire. We got to learn about vampires in this world, right along with Merit. We also got some info on werewolves, magic-users, and nymphs. I like the idea of vampires living in Houses. Which are basically their family, they’re all sisters and brothers once they’ve been accepted into a House and turned into a vampire. And each House polices it’s own, but also works in concert with the other Houses to hunt down Rogues. There was also politics, both vampire and human. We learn why vampires and werewolves… Read more »

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May 08
Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (review)

Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (review)

I loved how many side mysteries were in this book. It never felt like there was too much going on, and it wasn’t confusing following all the various mysteries. I guessed the answers to who the Elder was, as well as the mystery around the dove by about half-way through the book or so. But I liked getting to see how the plots would unfold. I had no idea who the killer was, and no idea who the petnapper was. But it made total sense once those mysteries were revealed. I liked the way Craft worked in the book, and… Read more »

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Apr 10
An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4) by Dawn Eastman (review)

An Unhappy Medium (A Family Fortune Mystery #4) by Dawn Eastman (review)

I haven’t read any books in this series before. And usually with cozy mysteries that isn’t a problem. For the most part, it wasn’t. Enough was explained as I read, that the only thing I was left in the dark about was Clyde’s gift. You get a few tiny hints, but mostly you were expected to know what she was able to do already. At least until close to half-way through the book. A better explanation of her gift was towards the end. Kind of a silly quibble, but Clyde? For a girl? Yes, it’s short for a much longer… Read more »

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Apr 07
Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton (review)

I’ve been hoping for years now that Anita would go back to the crime scene work like in the early books. I really enjoyed reading about how she figured out who the killer or bad person was. All the information about police work and using her zombie raising power and other abilities. This book? Started out with her doing that, in the form of her U.S. Marshall duties. There is a squick factor in that the crime she is investigating has to do with zombie porn. (Yes, you read that right.) But no explicit details are given. And there is… 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 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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Feb 18
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl #1) by Paige McKenzie (review)

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl #1) by Paige McKenzie (review)

I loved the ghostly elements in the book. The way Sunshine interacted with the child ghost. And how the story unfolded. I didn’t expect most of the twists around why it was happening to her after their move. And while there is a minor romance thread, it is super minor. The strongest theme was the focus on family between Sunshine and her mother. They are best friends for most of the book, and do things you don’t always see in YA. Things like have movie nights, cook dinner together, poke fun at each other, and Sunshine raids her mom’s closet… Read more »

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