Posts Tagged: Mystery

[ARC Review] Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep

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29 October
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Over the years I have become a big Jennifer Estep fan. I love her Spider Elemental series. I love to read Young Adult novels as well. It seemed like a perfect match when Jennifer Estep’s Cold Burn of Magic the first book in the Black Blade series came out. I liked the first book it did a good of job of setting the story up and still that keeping that urban fantasy feel. If it is possible I liked Dark Heart of Magic even more, the second book in the Black Blade series. I like Jennifer Estep’s urban fantasy books,… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] A Ghost of a Potion by Heather Blake

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12 October
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If you are like me, and you like Nancy Drew novels and colorful characters, then look no further because Ghost of a Potion fulfils those needs. Ghost of a Potion is third book in the Magic Potion series by Heather Blake. This series is a cozy mystery series that I have come to really like. The series is about a woman named Carly Bell Hartwell and she lives in a small town in Alabama. Carly is a witch who own a potion shop. She mixes up potion healing potions for people from all over. In this book we learn that… Read more »

[Review] Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

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10 August
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Sometimes I think you have to be the mood for the book you are reading.  At first when I started reading this book I thought it was going to be another Sherlock Holmes retelling and I guess I wasn’t in the mood for it.  I was finally able to into the groove of this book and I ended up liking this well enough.  If Trouble is a Friend of Mine was a movie I would say I liked it but would recommend it as a rental. It was basically light fluff, good and decent but something you watch on Netflix when you just… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake

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26 March
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I always think cozy mysteries are like Scooby or Nancy Drew mysteries for adults. It is a light who done it full of mystery and odd ball characters. It Takes a Witch is no exception to this rule. On top of Darcy being a Wishcrafter she now has to help her aunt’s boyfriend and clear his name of murder. Darcy sets out to do some sleuthing of her own when the police can come up with no more suspects.  While I thought the mystery itself was easy to solve as well some of the “shocking revelations” it was the setting… Read more »

[Review] The Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green

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05 March
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Sadly, this is the last book in the Nightside series, but what an ending. The enigmatic John Taylor is actually getting married. And of course, it’s to the deadly Shotgun Suzie. But seems a few other things have come up before he can walk down the isle with his beloved. While on his first official case as the Walker of the Nightside he encounters a bit of a problem. Framed for the murder of a world renowned mover and shaker in the Nightside, John must bring the truth to light while fighting off all the bounty hunters who are out… Read more »

[ARC Review] When by Victoria Laurie

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11 January
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I kind of actually liked this book and didn’t think it was as bad as some of the other reviews I had seen. It was a fast paced read that I was able to finish quickly. I think the story is more of3.5 read because while I liked the overall story I did feel like Maddie could have maybe done more to help with the investigation. I liked Maddie, she did cry a lot, but there was a lot going on in her life. The story felt a little like the other side of an adult mystery novel. Her uncle… Read more »

[ARC Review] The Valentine Circle by Reinaldo DelValle

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09 January
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2014 ended with massive book ennui for me. With surgery, recovery, holidays and more, not only did I have little time for reading, I also have little incentive or desire to do so. This was only made worse with the fact that I just couldn’t find a book to spark my interest. So, when I finally hopped back on NetGalley, I noticed several titles close to archive, and this book was the nearest to archival, so it got picked up. I can say with certainty this book succeeded in breaking the book ennui, but it didn’t succeed with a whole… Read more »

[ARC Review] Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

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08 January
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  I liked this book because it was an okay read. It was an easy read even though I didn’t really care who the mysterious vigilante was. It was just one those books that quick and I liked but I didn’t think it was the best thing since sliced bread. It was a bit predictable at times and I think I was expecting more of a thriller when I went into this book. The book is about Piper who finds a notebook full of scandals about her fellow students. Then one day she over hears some popular jock guys hassling… Read more »

[Review] The Sham by Ellen Allen

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26 November
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The author contacted me on Goodreads after seeing my review of The Walled City. Her book is nothing like the other, but it was still an interesting ride. Cleavesham is a small town with the usual small town cliques and the usual small town drama. Everyone is related to everyone else, it seems. Even our main character is related, through marriage to other kids in her class. The book starts out with a dead body, bled out on the floor of Emily’s family’s shop. That’s pretty shocking, how did it get there? What is even happening? Of course the book… Read more »

[Review] Overload Flux by Carol Van Natta

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22 November
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This book tried to do a lot of things, and I commend it for that. It was certainly different and had some very interesting chunks. Unfortunately, it didn’t maintain momentum for me and I never fully grew attached to any of the characters despite having ample fodder to do so. The first of our main characters, Mairwen, is a enhancement modified contract killer who left the field and is living as a night security guard so that no one finds her. The program that built her isn’t one to let go of their acquisitions lightly. As of yet, with the… Read more »