I was looking at reviews of the previous novel in this series, Night and Silence, and discovered that it had a rather mixed reception. My own review was positive but I can also definitely see why people would have had issues with the previous novel. I loved the further revelations about the wider world of Fae, the discovery of Amandine’s origins (ie the rest of her parentage), and other family line discoveries that Toby made – I don’t remember finding the mystery itself that exciting. Like others, I don’t like Gillian much, I find her rather boring and annoying as […]
One thing I love about my Kindle is the ability to make pre-orders because on my own I lose track of publishing dates. The fact that as soon as a favorite author has a release date, I can pre-order it and then it appears in my Kindle months later is amazing. Sometimes, books pop up on Tuesday morning, and I think, “nice, that will be fun to read once I am done with my current read.” Other times, I immediately drop everything else that I can and dive in. The last two weeks have been especially exciting because I had […]
While the October Daye series didn’t start clicking for me until the third book, it has since become one of my favorite urban fantasy series. I love the expansive world building and even thirteen books in, the series keeps growing without conflicting with itself. I don’t know if McGuire always had this extended world in her head but didn’t know how much time she would have to explore it or if she is going novel to novel on the fly, but it has been such a delight. She also has created an amazing expanded cast of supporting characters but knows […]
The Crossroads have long played a background role in the InCryptid series. Grandfather Thomas appears to have had a deal with them (or it?), and their Aunt Mary is one of the ghosts that works for the Crossroads though her relationship with the Prices has let her hold on to her humanity. She also always warns her extended Price family to stay away from them, very well aware of how easily the deals can turn against the humans desperate enough to make them. The Prices have generally followed that advice but Antimony made a deal in an act of desperation […]
Re-Read – August 2019: I first read and reviewed this 6 years ago and didn’t really enjoy it. But this summer, I wanted to revisit all of the Fever books, having been a big fan of the initial run of 5 in the series. And although my general feeling going into Iced was that this and the follow-up Burned were the weakest among them, I was actually a little cautiously optimistic that I might enjoy them more this time. A big part of that comes from how in the years since my first read, I’ve read a lot of comments […]
I think I saw this series mentioned a while back on Cannonball Read and added it to my wish list but didn’t download it until my last trip to London. I quite enjoy urban fantasy series but most of them tend to start with the hero already involved in the magical world, even if they have no idea how little they know. Of course, then there are the other stories about magic and the supernatural, where a person who had no previous knowledge of them, suddenly has to interact with those force and spends a large part of the initial […]
When reading a long series, it’s nice to take a break with a genre collection under an interesting theme. Burning Up brings together four authors who know how to bring the heat to a supernatural romance! As I heard only great things about Nalini Singh, I decided to bring this on my adult spring break trip to Hawaii. I procrastinated on my review and realized this is perfect for my Summer Reads bingo square. I highly recommend powering through a sexy anthology on the plane. Short stories are a low commitment and easy to return to after sightseeing adventures. Singh’s […]
Verity (“Very”) Price has more going on than you’d think. In addition to working as a waitress at a strip club, subletting semi-legally, preparing for a dance competition, and generally trying to keep a roof over her head (and those of her colony of Aeslin Mice), she’s also responsible for keeping tabs on New York’s cryptid population. Which doesn’t leave her much, if any, time for dating.