Posts Tagged: urban fantasy

Blog Tour: From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking

Blog Tour: From the Earth to the Shadows by Amanda Hocking

April 23, 2018 Reviews 2

Some reviews are really hard to write. This is one of them. While I enjoyed aspects of From the Earth to the Shadows, others I didn’t, making this just an okay read for me. I was on the fence about reading this one simply because of my feelings about the first book Between the Blade and the Heart. But after how it ended, I wanted to continue the series and find out what would happen to Malin, Asher, and their friends. From the Earth to the Shadows picks up three days after the end of the first book. I liked this because it meant… Read more »

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Review: Ilyan by Rebecca Ethington

Review: Ilyan by Rebecca Ethington

April 5, 2018 Reviews 2

Perfect companion to ! Ilyan by is the conclusion fans of the series have been waiting for. Not only that it sets up the new spinoff series, making me even more excited than I already was. At the end of Crown of Cinders, readers are left wondering what happened during the years Ilyan was missing. Where was he? What happened to him? What was going on that Jocelyn couldn’t find him? This book answers those questions. Ilyan is not the same person I knew and loved from the original series. He is lost, almost like a young child, and frustrated that his memory is… Read more »

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Review: The Secret Heir by Siobhan Davis

Review: The Secret Heir by Siobhan Davis

March 29, 2018 Reviews 0

Another whirlwind read from ! The Secret Heir is the second book in her series and picks up a few weeks after the end of The Lost Savior. If you haven’t read that book yet, read ahead with caution as there may be spoilers from the first book in this review (though I’ll try my best to not have any). Book one ended on a pretty awful cliffhanger, not as bad as some of Davis’s previous books but still bad. I was left reeling and SO happy there was only a couple of months wait between the two. I don’t think I would’ve been… Read more »

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Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

March 1, 2018 Reviews 0

I was so excited to start Lake Silence by . I loved the first part of , and I was curious to see where the author would take us next. I wasn’t disappointed 😀 Welcome to a small town in the middle of Wild Country off the coast of one of the Finger Lakes, Lake Silence. Vicki DeVine is a recently divorced woman trying to make a go of the property she inherited in the divorce, The Jumble. What Vicki doesn’t realize is that the Jumble is actually a terra indigene community. This makes for quite the surprise when the book opens with one… Read more »

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Audio Review: One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr

Audio Review: One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr

February 26, 2018 Reviews 0

I was REALLY looking forward to starting One Blood Ruby by after I had read the first book in the series. I enjoyed Seven Black Diamonds that much! I liked the multiple POVs, the Fae living in the human world, the modern setting, really all of it. So why was One Blood Ruby not as good as I was hoping?! The book picks up pretty much right where it left off. Lilywhite, now Lilydark, is about to be named the heir to the Hidden Throne. However she has some stipulations, namely that she would like to live in both worlds, stop the war, offer protections to… Read more »

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Weekend Reads #107 – The Storymakers by Betsy Schow

Weekend Reads #107 – The Storymakers by Betsy Schow

January 20, 2018 Reviews 0

Happy Saturday y’all! This week was one of those weeks where it was too cold to go out which means it was perfect reading weather. About two years ago (almost 3 now),  I read Spelled by and while it was just an okay read, the ending left me intrigued and wanting more. So imagine my happy surprise when the book turned into a trilogy called . I highly recommend this to those that enjoy fairy tale retellings, urban fantasy, and snark….lots of snark! This review is hard to write because while I really enjoyed Wanted by , I was also really lost through the… Read more »

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Review: Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

Review: Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking

January 8, 2018 Reviews 0

Between the Blade and the Heart by is the first in her duology. This book was all action with a little romance which made it a fast read despite its size. My favorite part of the book though was the blending of urban contemporary with Norse mythology. It’s not a common thing in YA fantasy and I loved seeing it here. did a fantastic job of taking the mythology and interweaving it with today’s world. Following Malin, a young Valkyrie in training, Between the Blade and the Heart brings into question the choice of free will and the guiding hand of fate. Malin… Read more »

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Review: Chosen One by Scarlett Dawn

Review: Chosen One by Scarlett Dawn

November 30, 2017 Reviews 0

Chosen One by is the 6th installment in her massive series and the third for her heroine Caro. This book was lukewarm for me. There were parts I loved, parts I disliked, and parts that were just “meh.” I wanted to love this book because I really like Caro, but there were some issues that I just couldn’t overcome. The Likes: Caro! I really enjoy this character. She is one of those that just faces the world and what it brings her head on and doesn’t care what others might think about her. She’s feisty, courageous, and loyal. Seriously I root… Read more »

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Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

November 10, 2017 Reviews 2

Well….I don’t even know where to begin. I was so excited to read Etched in Bone by . I mean seriously guys, I was super excited. I devoured the first part of the series. I loved the off-beat humor, Simon and Meg, the Courtyard….all of it. I had extremely high hopes for the ending of the series, but y’all….it was SO boring! Almost 500 pages and really I can’t tell you what the plot was, it moved so slowly. The premise of Etched in Bone is that the Elders, the big scary Others who even the scary ones living in the Courtyard are scared… Read more »

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Blog Tour: The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey

Blog Tour: The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey

July 7, 2017 Reviews 0

I am SO excited to be participating in the release tour for The Savage Dawn by hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. The tour runs from July 3rd-14th with one stop each day (excluding weekends) featuring reviews, excerpts, or interviews. There is also a tour-wide giveaway where three winners will be picked to receive a hardcover copy of The Savage Dawn. Be sure to enter at the bottom of this post and visit the other stops to enter. As I sit down to write this review, my heart still hurts. I’m still living in the world created in . The Savage Dawn is hauntingly written and a… Read more »

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