Category: Paranormal

Nov 08
Masques (Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Masques (Sianim #1) by Patricia Briggs (review)

This was the first book Patricia Briggs ever wrote apparently. It is not as good as her Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega series’. So if you haven’t read anything by her before, don’t start with this book. That said. I did enjoy it a lot! I loved Wolf and Aralorn. Their interactions made me laugh more than once. The supporting characters were decent, but with the exceptions of Myr and the ae’magi, weren’t anything memorable. They were not puppets, they were developed. Just not as well as they could have been. I liked the magic we were introduced to…. Read more »

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Oct 18
Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

The story is told in alternating chapters between Cipher and Knight’s point of views. I pretty much fell in love with the book from the first pages. Totally the kind of book where I started reading it, and didn’t put it down again until the book was over. I loved Cipher. Besides having power over electricity, she’s a total bad-ass hacker. A smart-mouth red-head (though her hair was blue for most of the book). She isn’t perfect, far from it. She can’t actually control her electricity power, and has moved near-constantly since she was 8-ish because of this. Her evil… Read more »

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Oct 15
The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

I thought since I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, that the reason Georgia called her father by his first name was explained in one of them. Since after reading a few chapters, my first guess (that he was her step-dad) turned out to be incorrect. But it kind of bugged me because she called her mom, Mom, and no one else in the family called her dad by his first name. And then it was finally explained, around 90 pages into the book. It really threw me out of the story every time I saw… Read more »

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Oct 14
The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa (review)

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa (review)

If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series, you will end up being very curious and should go read that series. However, this book does it’s best to sketch in enough details that you won’t be lost if you haven’t read that series yet. For the fellow Puck lovers, he DOES appear in this book! But sadly not until towards the end and his part isn’t long. Perhaps we’ll get more next book? I ended up liking Kenzie more after Grimalkin appeared. She was the epitome of the tenacious, nosy reporter girl. And while that isn’t a bad thing necessarily,… Read more »

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Oct 13
The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester (review)

The Boy Who Knew Everything by Victoria Forester (review)

I requested this because it sounded interesting, and like a fun read. I had no idea it was the 2nd in a series. Luckily, there’s enough reference to the first book in this one, that I could easily follow along without having known anything about the first book. I liked Conrad and Piper. They had very different personalities from each other, and yet fit together as best friends well. Piper was the optimist, with a happy personality. Conrad was more worldly, yet bowed to Piper’s whims when she explained why such-and-such a thing should be done, or needed to happen…. Read more »

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Oct 07
Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn Hart (review)

Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn Hart (review)

I’ve never read any books in this series before, and since this is the 6th book, I’m sure some things that puzzled me were explained in earlier books. Even at that, enough was explained that I didn’t need to have read the previous books before reading this one. I found it interesting that as a ghost, Bailey Ruth still needed to eat, drink and sleep. This was explained towards the end of the book as having to do with the fact that since she was on a mission on Earth, she was subject to earthly fatigue. I’m guessing that means… Read more »

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Oct 04
Code Black (Paranormal Crimes Division Series #1) by Tina Moss (review)

Code Black (Paranormal Crimes Division Series #1) by Tina Moss (review)

Vampires, shapeshifters, psi,  zombie-like creatures and Gods made of light? Add in a little mystery and police crime scene stuff and it sounds like the perfect book. There were multiple point of views, which flowed nearly seamlessly. It was nice to see what other characters were thinking during some of the action. And I really liked Guy. He was funny and mysterious, and trying to figure out who he was (and never succeeding!) was fun. I liked Sera and Talon and their interactions together. There are a few explicit sex scenes in the book. But skipping them won’t make you… Read more »

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Sep 29
Boundary Lines (Boundary Magic #2) by Melissa F. Olson (review)

Boundary Lines (Boundary Magic #2) by Melissa F. Olson (review)

I’m really loving this series! The first book concentrated mostly on witches and vampires, while this book concentrated on witches and werewolves. There was still a lot of vampire moments, but they weren’t as prominent in some ways as the previous book. I sort of liked Maven in the last book, but you don’t really get to know her well. She played a bigger part in this one, and I really ended up liking her. I also love how Lex and Quinn’s relationship is going. Simon and Lily are central characters again as they try to help Lex figure out… Read more »

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Sep 17
Sins of the Warrior (Grigori Legacy #4) by Linda Poitevin (review)

Sins of the Warrior (Grigori Legacy #4) by Linda Poitevin (review)

I had no idea this was the 4th in a series when I requested it. However it did such a good job explaining what was going on, I was able to get the context and understand without having read the first 3 books. And without over-explaining or making it so it would be a slow read if you had read the first 3 books. I loved this book! All the characters were well-developed, as was the world. The way immortality was done is something I haven’t seen before. Instead of having immortality be just a state of being, it was… Read more »

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Sep 13
My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent (review)

My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent (review)

Kaylee is finally learning to control her abilities. And her powers seem to be growing, though not in the unbelievable super-power! way. She always seems to end up in the thick of trouble, mostly because she seems to have a saving people thing. If using her powers will help or save another person, she’ll do it. Even if it means she gets into huge trouble with her father, or puts herself and her friends in danger. I love Nash. I liked him in the previous book, but I liked him even more in this one. He thinks it’s a bad… Read more »

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