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Oct 05
Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews (review)

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels #2) by Ilona Andrews (review)

“You don’t cause problems. You cause catastrophes.”   I really do love snarky characters. Kate has a lot of really funny lines in this book, and I like that a bit of mythology was also included. The book was fast paced, without it being so fast that you miss anything important, or feel like it needed to slow down. I liked Curran a lot better in this book than in the first one. There were quite a few scenes with him and Kate trading snark, and flirting to embarrass her. I also like how it seems to be a slow… 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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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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Dec 31
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews (review)

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews (review)

“What kind of a woman greets the Beast Lord with ‘here, kitty, kitty’?” I love how sarcastic and funny Kate is. She knows how she should act around vampires and werewolves, but she doesn’t always do so. Especially around the Beast Lord. She makes mistakes and owns up to them. She admits she is lonely, but she is also unafraid to call the men in her life on the stupid things they sometimes do. She has lines she will not cross, and she also has a strong sense of right and wrong. She has a magic sword that actually drools…. Read more »

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Nov 15
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (review)

“We’re the good guys. That we’re scary doesn’t mean we’re the villains.”   This is one of my favorite Mercy Thompson books yet! I love the series in general, but this one just stood out more for some reason. I got about halfway through the book, and wondered what was going to happen next. Because at that point, most of the plot seemed like it was wrapped up with only a few things left to do. And then more twists happened. Ones that worked with what had happened already so far, and didn’t feel like they were just there to… Read more »

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