Category: Paranormal

Feb 17
Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (review)

Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie #1) by Maggie Stiefvater (review)

So I picked up this book at the library, because Cait is always going on and on about how wonderful the author is. I love fae books, so thought I’d give this one a try as my first introduction to the author. It was not-so-surprisingly good! I loved all the fae lore and mythology that popped up in the book. Everything from four leaf clovers helping you to see the fae, to Thomas the Rhymer. From the synopsis, it makes it sound like there are two bad fae out to kill Deirdre. But it doesn’t actually unfold that way. I… Read more »

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Feb 14
Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #7) by E.J. Copperman

Ghost in the Wind (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery #7) by E.J. Copperman

It sounded like a really neat concept, being able to see ghosts and having them not only entertain the guests in the guesthouse, but running a PI firm of one living person and two dead ones. The way Alison interacted with the police woman, McElone was perfect. McElone didn’t want to believe in ghosts, didn’t want to work with a PI she didn’t feel was up to the job. But because of something that happened in an earlier book (which I haven’t read), she’s kind of forced into belief. And she’s not particularly happy about it. I didn’t much care… Read more »

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Feb 11
Transformation (Tempted by the Jaguar #1) by Cristina Rayne (review)

Transformation (Tempted by the Jaguar #1) by Cristina Rayne (review)

Being a short book, a lot happens fairly quickly. This series is done in installments, and while I liked the premise, there wasn’t as much explanation of how things work and character development as I would have liked. The ending was abrupt, like a longer book had been cut in half at an almost arbitrary point. The story did draw me in and made me want to read more. I liked Kylie and was curious about Hunter, but most of the other characters felt more like background filler. Most likely because so much happened in the book, and cutting it… Read more »

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Feb 10
It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (review)

It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (review)

This was such a fun book! RJ starts out as the kind of self-absorbed popular girl we all hate. But by the end of the book she had become the best version of herself. It was full of snarky humor, which I adore. As well as just fun things in general. Like, Death Himself (yes, it’s always capitalized like that!) wears tacky Hawaiian shirts and is a bit of a surfer dude. We also get to meet a number of angels, as well as Cerberus (and his handler). I loved all the characters in this book, even the ones we… Read more »

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Jan 28
Invisible (The Twixt #2) by Dawn Metcalf (review)

Invisible (The Twixt #2) by Dawn Metcalf (review)

I didn’t love this one quite as much as the first book. I still really liked it, but there were some slow bits in the beginning. And while I totally understand why Joy did that one thing, I still wanted to hit her over the head with something. I also need to take a moment and squee! (without spoilers!) because I totally knew something was going to happen eventually! And it DID! And I didn’t know how it was going to happen or when, but finally? *laughs* We get to see more of Filly in this book, as well as… Read more »

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Jan 27
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs (review)

I do love this series. And yes, the staff on the cover does mean the walking stick pops back up in this book. We also get more Coyote tricks, and a few anecdotes about pranks Mercy pulled on Bran growing up. There’s a lot of Mercy and the pack being manipulated by Adam’s ex-wife. And surprisingly enough, bonding time for Honey and Mercy. We also get to meet a half-brother of Mercy’s, and get introduced to another set of fantasy creatures. Ones that almost no one has heard of before. I liked how real the power games Christy was pulling… Read more »

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Jan 24
Faux Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery #7) by Sofie Kelly (review)

Faux Paw (A Magical Cats Mystery #7) by Sofie Kelly (review)

I loved pretty much everything about this book. It’s totally made my keeper shelf, and I’ll be going back and reading the earlier books at some point as well. When I received it in the mail, I thought it sounded like a me book. And then when I started reading it, I realized it was perfect. It has a bit of a fantasy element, in that Kathleen’s two cats have magic powers. Hercules is able to walk through walls or closed doors, and his brother Owen can literally disappear. They both appear to be smarter than normal animals, and help… Read more »

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Jan 14
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

I really loved Wil. She was smart, and really cared about the people around her. She wasn’t perfect, but she admitted her mistakes and tried to be a better person. I also really liked the Black Knife. I had a suspicion as to who he was early on, then thought it might actually be someone else. But his duality was a neat twist to read about. The good and bad wasn’t as clearly defined as in some books. Even though the kingdom Wil was infiltrating, was responsible for the downfall of her own kingdom. And even though that king had… Read more »

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Jan 13
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)

I loved Monster and Sophie! I really liked how the magic in the book was unique. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a person who could drink other people’s dreams and make elements appear in reality. I also liked how close Sophie was to her parents. A lot of books tend to have the parents more of an after-thought almost. With not much of a relationship between the kid and the adults. But Sophie’s parents were involved in her life, and included her in some of the running of the Dream Shop. The ending of the book was a… Read more »

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Jan 06
Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard (review)

Splintered (Splintered #1) by A.G. Howard (review)

The synopsis sounded so good! And parts of the book lived up to it. Unfortunately it just didn’t grab me as a whole the way I was expecting it to. There is the dreaded love triangle in the book. Made worse by the fact that one of the boys Alyssa is crushing on is dating another girl. I loved the fact that while she didn’t like the girlfriend, she also wasn’t going to try to steal the boy out from under the other girl, or try to date him at the same time or anything. And then once in Wonderland… Read more »

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