Posts Categorized: B+

Review: The Proposal by Mary Balogh

August 16, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

When I started this blog I wanted to write fairly short reviews…that’s why it’s called “Notes…lol. Anyway, I read a blog post at the On Starships and Dragonwings blog about doing list reviews so I’m going to try that with this review and see how it goes! I’m going to call it a bullet point review. » » » » » » » » » The Proposal by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club, book 1 Genre: Historical Romance Published by Dell, 2013 E-book, Library 384 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow… Read more »

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Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

August 9, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is a book by two new-to-me authors and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Series: The Mageworlds, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by Tor, 1992 E-book, Purchased 449 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Blockaded, restricted, and forgotten–the Mageworlds would never threaten the Republic again. A broken and drifting ship, it’s long-dead captain still strapped in the command seat: that’s what free-spacers… Read more »

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Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

Review: A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns

July 24, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Matter of Propriety and Parasites by Claire Robyns Series: Dark Matters, book 2 Genre: Steampunk Published by: Claire Robyns E-book 294 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Lily has embraced her destiny and shredded her reputation. She’s done with straddling two worlds and losing in both. With so much at stake, her standing in society is the least of her problems. Or so she thought. Demons walk among us…   Demons are infiltrating the London Court and cozying up to the Queen. Too late, Lily learns the price of throwing propriety to the wind when she must return to the influential circles of London and the stiff cuff of society…. Read more »

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Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

Review: Summer Knight by Jim Butcher

July 10, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Shelley Adina–sorry…this book is by Jim Butcher(!) and it’s listed with the Literary Escapism blog for the 2013 New Author Challenge. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher Series: Dresden Files, book 4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Roc E-book, from library 388 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can’t pay his rent. He’s alienating his friends. He can’t even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man…. Read more »

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Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

May 20, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh Series: none Genre: Historical Romance Republished by Dell, 2013 Originally published by Signet, 1992 E-book, Purchased About 280 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to… Read more »

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Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

May 8, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

Karen Marie Moning is another new author to me. So this book is listed at the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Fever series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Delacorte Press, 2006 E-book, purchased 382 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks… until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in… Read more »

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Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

May 6, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I believe this is the author’s first book. So not only a new author to me, but to all his readers! Update (May 7): I forgot to add this to the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. I’ve done so now! Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos Series: I hope so Genre: Military Science Fiction Published by: Frostbite Publishing, 2013 E-book, Purchased 293 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored… Read more »

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Review: The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Review: The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

April 25, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I’ve decided to add grades to my reviews as I do grade the books I read when I add them to my book list. I will add grades to my older reviews, too. The Duchess War by Courtney Milan The Brothers Sinister series, book 1 Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Courtney Milan, 2012 E-book, purchased 270 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly—so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at… Read more »

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Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

April 4, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 0

I am challenging myself to read new authors this year. Luckily I found a blog which is hosting a new author challenge! This challenge–New Author Challenge 2013–is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen Forged Bloodlines series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011 E-book, purchased 260 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a helluva hangover. She chalks it up to a strange brush with death and gets back to her life as a music student in San Francisco. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out…… Read more »

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Review: The Girl With the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

March 28, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Theresa Weir so I’m adding it to the 2013 New Author Challenge hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve said I will try to read 25 new authors this year. I’ve already read a lot of new authors, but I need to write the reviews. The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by: Belfry Press, 2012 E-book, purchased 103 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When a matchmaking cat takes it upon himself to find his young mistress a new mate, he accidentally stirs up memories better left forgotten. Melody’s husband was murdered by what seemed a random… Read more »

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