Review: Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Review: Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

October 31, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2014, Through the Evil Days 0

Happy Halloween! Though it doesn’t happen at Halloween it’s a good time of year to read a mystery . . . Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming Series: Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne series, Book 8 Genre: Mystery Published by Minotaur Books, 2013 E-book, Purchased 368 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: On a frigid January night, Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne and Reverend Clare Fergusson are called to the scene of a raging fire, that quickly becomes a double homicide and kidnapping. Which is the very last thing Russ needs…Currently he’s struggling with the prospect of impending fatherhood. And his new wife is not at all happy… Read more »

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Review: Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

Review: Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

October 30, 2014 2014, B-, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, Leave the Grave Green, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 3 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1995 Library book 253 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: When Connor Swann, the dissolute son-in-law of renowned and influential Sir Gerald and Dame Caroline Asherton, is found floating in a Thames River lock, the circumstances eerily recall a strangely similar tragedy. Twenty years ago, the Ashertons’ young son, Matthew, a musical prodigy, drowned in a swollen stream while in the company of his sister Julia — Connor Swann’s wife. Police Superintendant Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James quickly discover that Connor’s death was no accident, and that nothing… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Waiting on Wednesday: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

October 29, 2014 2014, Naomi Novik, Uprooted, Waiting on Wednesday 9

  I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.   The book I’m excited about this week: Uprooted by Naomi Novik Series: New series? Publication Date: June 30, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may… Read more »

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Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

Review: Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh

October 27, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Mary Balogh, NetGalley, Only Enchanting, Reading Challenges, reviews 7

  Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh Series: Survivors’ Club series, Book 4 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Signet Source: Publisher via NetGalley Format: e-ARC (Release Date: Oct 28, 2014) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 400 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors’ Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Oct 26

Sunday Post: Oct 26

October 26, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 22

Happy Halloween! The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Week Home & blog My husband returned from Oklahoma City on Friday. My sister-in-law has been in town all week at a conference so we… Read more »

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Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

October 25, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Melissa de la Cruz, Reading Challenges, reviews, Vampires of Manhattan 4

Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz Series: The new blue bloods coven, book 1 Genre: Fantasy (vampires) Published by Hyperion Books, 2014 Library Book 240 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: The Vampires of Manhattan is “hipster horror”–the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build “Millennial” lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other. Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan’s only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven’s annual… Read more »

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Review: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

Review: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

October 24, 2014 2014, All Shall Be Well, B+, book rating, Deborah Crombie, Goodreads, reviews 2

All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, Book 2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural (British) Published by Scribner, 1994 E-book, Purchased 268 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Perhaps it is a blessing when Jasmine Dent dies in her sleep. At long last an end has come to the suffering of a body horribly ravaged by disease. It may well have been suicide; she had certainly expressed her willingness to speed the inevitable. But small inconsistencies lead her neighbor, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid of Scotland Yard, to a startling conclusion: Jasmine Dent was murdered. But if not for mercy, why would someone destroy a life already so fragile and… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday–Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

Waiting on Wednesday–Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

October 22, 2014 2014, Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer, Waiting on Wednesday 6

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday occasionally. Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about this week: Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch, book 5 in the Peter Grant urban fantasy series. The book comes out November 13 in the UK, but isn’t out until January 6, 2015 in the U.S. published by DAW. Synopsis from Goodreads: In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out… Read more »

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Top new series I want to start

Top new series I want to start

October 21, 2014 2014, Top new series I want to start, Top Ten Tuesday 10

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week we are talking about the new series (new within the last year or two) we want to start. The following books are all the first books in a series and I own all but one of these books, but haven’t started them yet! I list the first book in the series and then the name of the series. As usual these are in no particular order: 1. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan–Millennium’s Rule series. The… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Oct 19

Sunday Post: Oct 19

October 19, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 18

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it!   Last Two Weeks Home & blog My husband and I went to Maine for a long weekend and so I didn’t get a Sunday Post done last week…. Read more »

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