Posts Tagged: urban fantasy

[ARC Review] Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

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21 July
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I liked Nightshades. It was a very quick read. For this review, I am going to do something different. I think for such a fast short read my review is going to be short and sweet. I am going to list the things liked and the things I didn’t like about Nightshades.   Things I liked about Nightshades: It was short and therefore a very quick read. I liked the different take on vampires. These are not shiny misunderstood beings. The vampires are just like humans in a way. Some vampires are evil and some just want to do the… Read more »

[Review] Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop

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17 March
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The more books I read in The Others series the more I fall into even more like with this series. Marked in Flesh, the latest installment, had it all: touching moments, on the edge of seat thrills, moments of laughter, and even the seeds to a future romance.     Marked in Flesh was all about “how much human should they keep.” Not just human survivors but human customs and human goods as well. I think the real question in this story is, who are the real monsters? It is easy for humans to be scared of things that go… Read more »

[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 »

[Review] The Veil by Chloe Neill

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16 August
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I liked this book. It was a start to a series. As such there is a lot of world building which I really liked. I picked up this book because I really liked the idea of this post war zone New Orleans. I felt like at times there was just too much build up and not enough action. There times I was really engrossed in the story and at other times I it was just meh. That is why I am giving The Veil three stars because it was just an okay and shrug kind of read.   The story… Read more »

[Arc Review] Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

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02 May
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Overall this entire review contains spoilers. It contains spoilers for book one, and spoilers for this book. Read at your own caution.  You know, honestly, Ace/Roc was awesome enough to, even though I didn’t make it on their street team, give me an ARC anyway. This happened to be the one they gave me. Woohoo, free books! I even picked up the first one and read it straight through. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much as the first. Sure, all the characters are there doing the exact same things I enjoyed about them in the first place, but… Read more »

[Review] Night Owls by Lauren M. Roy

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25 April
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So, the kind publishers at Ace sent me an Arc of Grave Matters, which is the second book in this series. Can’t really dive into the second book without at least reading the first! I hadn’t heard of this author before the second book fell in my lap, and it looks like this is really her only series. It looks like she has a few short stories and a standalone, but overall, she hasn’t published much. I have to say, though, that I absolutely adored her writing and voice. Unfortunately, the book covers several points of view, and despite that… Read more »

[Review] House Immortal by Devon Monk

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18 April
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Man, it’s been a tough two months. I didn’t mean to disappear so suddenly. I feel like everyone in my house has been sick since mid-February. They might possibly have been. I couldn’t focus on reading and  couldn’t write reviews and I was just a big ball of useless. I’m actually starting to feel better now, so here’s hoping that everything is looking up from here on out! This is totally my first time reading Devon Monk, which is silly, because she has a huge bibliography already. No matter, I finally got into her books after looking into getting on… 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] Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

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01 March
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I like this series and the latest installment Vision in Silver was no exception. Vision in Silver is the third book in The Others series by Anne Bishop. I tried to keep thoughts general but there might be spoilers for the first two books in the series. Vison in Silver picks up after the events in Murder of Crows. Terra Indigene are on edge because a group called Humans First came after the group at the compound. They also think this group is tied to the humans that have been breeding and holding blood prophets hostage, Meg’s people. Simon, a… Read more »

[Audiobook Review] Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells

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27 December
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I don’t know if I’ve just been away from the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genre for too long, or if it was just long enough to detox. But, I really enjoyed this book. It had everything I could come to want in the genre. The heroine was sarcastic but not overburdening with snark. She kicked ass, but not too much ass. And she has just enough potential to go full on Mary Sue if no one keeps her in check. The romance was a slow burn, and I liked that. I’m still not sure if they will or if they won’t…. Read more »