Bad Blood (House of Comarre #3) – Leaves a bad taste in your mouth

I’m getting a little worried that I’m falling out of love with this series. I think the first book was well crafted and intriguing. The second book lost a little steam for me because I did’t enjoy the introduction of a love triangle and there were too many characters to keep up with. It also had a cliffhanger which I normally hate, but I didn’t mind it because there was…

December 29, 2011

Parting is such sweet sorrow! But we have a winner…

Okay, as you can see I had a good little cry and now I’m ready to part with an old friend (at least that’s what any Hollows book feels like to me).  But it’s okay! I know it’s going to a great home and it will be loved, cherished, and cared for…and hopefully read super fast so that said new owner can chat with me stat about all of the…

December 26, 2011

Bloodshot – Tons of fun and tons of funny

Sometimes you really need a light Urban Fantasy series that checks all of the usual drama and headaches at the door. When you’re in the mood for that then you should check out the Cheshire Red Reports by Cherie Priest. Bloodshot (Book 1) introduces us to vampire Raylene, a very independent, efficient, and hilariously neurotic professional thief. Her skills catch the attention of Ian Stott, a fellow vampire who needs her help….

December 21, 2011

(A Perfect Blood – Advanced Reading Copy) Okay, here it goes! I’m doing my first giveaway and it’s BIG!

Calling all Hollows fans!  Want a coveted copy of this bad boy?  Well, you certainly won’t get it before I’ve read it, muhaha.  Even still, I’m willing to part with it for the good of the fandom.  What you’re in for is a chance to win an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of “A Perfect Blood” (The Hollows, Book 10) by Kim Harrison.  The official copy isn’t due out until February…

December 15, 2011

Flesh and Blood – Book 1 was better, but I sort of expected that

Crysabelle and the gang are back without much of a wait in this second installment of the House of Comarre series by Kristen Painter. The storyline for Flesh and Blood continues from book 1, so this entry does not work well as a standalone. Crysabelle hasn’t seen Malkolm for months since her mother’s funeral, making for pretty crazy tension when they reunite. He still needs her help to rid him…

December 12, 2011

The Shadow Reader – I definitely plan to keep up with this one

Sandy Williams creates and nice array of characters in this new series. We’re taken into the world of McKenzie Lewis, a college student trying to live a normal life and finally earn her degree.  Unfortunately, that is proving impossible due to her rare gift.  While human, she has the ability to see and track fae–otherworldly beings from the Realm.  Her gift has made her an asset for 10 years in…

December 11, 2011

The Child Thief – Depressing as hell at times, but it’s one of my favorite books ever!

Are you a fan of Peter Pan? Great! Are you a fan of the horror genre? Even better. Just expect a bit of a twist on this classic fairy tale, infusing horror–both traditional and psychological–that you’ll find chilling and fairly thought-provoking. In Brom’s “The Child Thief” we meet Peter, whose mission is to recruit as many kids (Devils) as possible, bringing them to Avalon (a warped version of Never Never…

December 6, 2011

Wayfinder – C.E. Murphy went in the right direction

*ARC provided by NetGalley Normally I prefer to start a series with the first book, but when I saw Wayfinder (book 2 in the Worldwalker Duology) listed I couldn’t help myself. The cover was nice and premise sounded very interesting.  Overall, it turned out to be an enjoyable read.  This was a little more on the high fantasy side as opposed to urban fantasy because you spend a great deal of…

November 11, 2011

The Hollows Insider – Ms. Harrison has outdone herself!

I had no idea of what to expect when it came to a world book.  I’d surely never read one before, so I was anticipating something fairly close to a textbook, which generally = boring.  This was certainly information rich, but boring is was not.  In fact, it’s fantastic. The theme is genius.  It kicks off with the Hollows humor we all know and love, instantly drawing you in.  It’s…

November 2, 2011