SPOILER WARNING! As I’m reviewing all three books in a trilogy, it’s going to be difficult for me to discuss the books without minor spoilers, especially in books 2 and 3, as they naturally follow on from and develop stuff that’s gone before in the series. So if you want to approach this series entirely spoiler free – you may just want to read the synopsis for book 1. #CBR10Bingo: Heroine Complex: So it begins Heroine Complex – 4.5 stars Evie Tanaka is the long-suffering and ever patient personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, San Francisco’s favourite superheroine. Friends from girlhood (when Aveda was still Annie […]
Having devoured the rest of the Kate Daniels series earlier this year, I pre-ordered this and read it as soon as it came out (although stupid work has got in the stupid way of reviewing ever since). Magic Triumphs made for a great finale to a fantastic series – I’ll definitely miss having more Kate to look forward to. So…War has been looming for post-shift Atlanta ever since Kate laid claim to the land, making her a direct obstacle to her father’s quest for domination. Still navigating the new politics brought about by having split from the Pack, she’s now […]
Alex Verus is the British equivalent of Harry Dresden. He’s a mage who doesn’t get on with either the good guys or the bad guys, wandering around in the middle creating enemies out of most people whilst making an eclectic assortment of friends, and perpetually ending up over his head in trouble. He also has Harry’s tendencies towards smart remarks and advertising who he is in a world that prefers silence. He does lack some of Harry’s pop culture awareness and charm however. The author also shares Jim Butcher’s standardised naming tendencies (sticking with one word titles, to Dresden’s three) […]
I should have written this review three weeks ago. This will not be long or comprehensive. I’m behind in my reviews, but so close to catching up! (Only two more after this one!) Mostly, whatever I’m about to write will boil down to, “This is still my favorite Dresden Files book and it is so fun.” Warning: free floating spoilers for events in the first fourteen books below. In this book we have: *Harry teaming up with his mortal enemies, the Denariians. *Harry confronting his feelings for Murphy. *Harry confronting his feelings and duties for his daughter. *The Lasciel arc […]
It’s so hard to talk about the 10th book in a series without getting into spoilers. The Sandman Slim series is my very very favorite book series. Of all time. It is currently unfolding, but I truly do love it more than any series I have ever read or am currently reading. It’s difficult for me to talk about because I want everybody to read it, so I go into too much detail and then start reading whole chapters out loud. But I want you to have to experience I’ve had of not knowing what’s going to happen next.
Bingo Square: So Shiny One good thing about being on the West Coast for work: my Kate Daniels pre-order was delivered to my Kindle account at 12 AM EST, which was 9 pm PST. I was still up at that point, and immediately dropped the other book I was reading (it’s alright, it was for the TBT square so it’s not like I don’t know how it’s going to end) and dived into Magic Triumphs! So first off, Conlan, Curran and Kate’s son, is adorable! He is about 13 months old in this one, and hasn’t shifted but that’s because […]
Still like this book a lot, but I didn’t love it quite as much this time around. It is by far the longest book in the series, so maybe that has something to do with it. Also, I did hard copy this time around and not audio, and James Marsters brings so much to his narration, I know that would have influenced my reading of it the first time. So (spoilers for all previous Dresden Files books ahead) Harry is fresh from his death coma, and in PT with Mab, of all people. Finally about a year after he was […]
And so here we are – with Once Broken Faith I’ve now reached the limit of the Toby Daye series as published so far – but thankfully, not for long as The Brightest Fell comes out next week and like a good addict I will very definitely be downloading on the day of release. Following the world-changing events of A Red-Rose Chain, where a cure for elf-shot was discovered, High King Sollys has shown up in the Kingdom of the Mists and called a conclave, where every fae ruler will gather at Muir Woods in order to decide whether the […]