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Jul 14
Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2) by Chloe Neill (review)

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2) by Chloe Neill (review)

I spent a lot of this book rooting for Morgan. I know, I know. It’s obvious from the beginning of book 1 that Merit is interested in Ethan, and he in her. Even if it doesn’t look like it will work. But Morgan seemed like such a sweet guy. I couldn’t help hoping! (And no, I won’t say who she picked, because she didn’t exactly pick? And because spoilers. *nods*) Merit did a few stupid things during the course of the book. Some of them made sense for her personality and what was happening at the time. But I couldn’t… Read more »

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Dec 03
Ghost of a Potion (A Magic Potion Mystery #3) by Heather Blake (review)

Ghost of a Potion (A Magic Potion Mystery #3) by Heather Blake (review)

I loved all the Southern-isms in the book. The way the characters talked, the phrases they used for things, the foods and parties and everything. It made the book feel more real, even though I did not grow up in the South, I could picture it all perfectly in my head. I’m used to cozy mysteries where the business that the main character owns (if they own one at all) plays some part in the mystery. And while this one DID use the potion shop, it was in a very round about way. Most of the focus in this book… Read more »

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Nov 04
The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer (Fresh-Baked Mystery #10) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer (Fresh-Baked Mystery #10) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

I kind of knew who the killer was early on. But it was mostly one of those back of your mind ideas. I loved that Phyllis’ other roommates were more prominent in this book than they were in the last one. Carolyn had a little more book time, and we actually got to know more about Eve. Sam helped out with the investigating again, and Buck appeared a time or two as well. I liked how Phyllis dug into all the suspects pasts to find out reasons why they might have killed. I didn’t care for Felicity the reporter at… Read more »

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Oct 22
Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery #9) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

Trick or Deadly Treat (Fresh-Baked Mystery #9) by Livia J. Washburn (review)

I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, but after reading this one I now want to go back and read them all! Even without the context of previous books, I wasn’t lost reading this one at all. It was easy to connect with the characters, and enough was explained in passing that I understood both what was going on in this book, as well as things that happened in earlier ones to get to this point. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down until I’d finished it. And as we all know,… Read more »

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