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's Review No: 22

The Gift of The Magi, Zombies, and the Worst Meet Cute Ever

Last year, Christopher Moore’s Lamb was one of my favorite books of the year. Friendly Pajiban, Uriah_Creep, recommended I follow it up with The Stupidest Angel. I did buy and read The Stupidest Angel last year, but at the same time I came down with some sort of hideous illness … [Read More »]

's Review No: 11

Spies in Love

Assassins Guild #2

A Spy to Die For is the second book in the Assassins Guild series. Instead of a sequel, Kris DeLake cleverly decides to push two minor characters from the first book to the forefront in the same timeline. It’s more a take two on the events of the first book, Assassins in Love. … [Read More »]

's Review No: 10

Anarchy & Death: A Love Story

The Darkest Kiss

The Darkest Kiss is a love story between two immortals in modern times. Anya is the (minor) goddess of Anarchy, who loves lollipops, flirting and causing trouble which can sometimes end up in countries going to war. She is on the run from the other gods using her power of teleportation to wander about the … [Read More »]

's Review No: 99

A French mystery that dabbles in immigration issues and murder

Intrepid Parisian detective Aimee Leduc is back with another murder to solve, and it takes place in Belleville, a heavily Arab neighborhood rife with tension, mystery, violence and pathos. Leduc has been asked by the sister of her best friend to help her. The sister is married to a government minister and Aimee had actually … [Read More »]

's Review No: 9

Carnival of Fools


This is another VF read from earlier in the year, same month as Undead and Unwed. Hence reading two vamp romances at the same time. In similar fashion, the characters seem to have questionable intelligence. However, at least this one had two enjoyable enough mysteries intertwined with the romance.

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's Review No: 46

I’ve got a laser pointer, come out and PLAAAAAAAAAY!


My stepson was turned onto the Warriors series by a school friend. The fact that I found this book mind-numbingly boring doesn’t take away from the awesomeness of that.

's Review No: 21

Yeah, I was fine. F*cked in Extreme, as Ivy would say.

Up to now I’ve been reviewing The Hollows series in chunks, because they’ve been so hard to put down, and have these multi book arcs that made made 3 or 4 book clusters make sense. But, book 9, Pale Demon, is such a game changer that I’m going to review it on it’s own, and … [Read More »]

's Review No: 98

King Kong meets Homer in a less than successful adventure

Although this is not their first “Gideon Crew” novel, it is the first I have read and while it was entertaining, it was also a “lightweight.” These authors’ “Pendergast” series has lots of fantastical plots, and yet the protagonist is such a weirdly compelling character with such a mysterious backstory, the villains so devious, … [Read More »]

's Review No: 113

Never trust button eyes.

There’s no one like Neil Gaiman. He walks the line between faerie and frightening with incredible deftness, and he mines the wondrous/horrifying imagination of children in a way that cuts your heart as an adult. It’s remarkable and scary all at once.

In other news: I finally read Coraline. I devoured it in a big … [Read More »]

's Review No: 8

A bratty vampire more concerned with about her shoe collection than being undead


I like reading about vampires probably more than most, Twilight notwithstanding, but this series really tested my patience with its obnoxious protagonist Betsey. She is having the worst day at the start of this book. She loses her job, gets into a wreck and wakes up alive in the funeral home. The first thing she … [Read More »]