Posts Categorized: B+

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross

October 10, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross Narrated by Amanda Ronconi Series: An Auction Block Mystery #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Missouri Published by Midnight Ink, 2015 Audiobook, purchased 264 pages 7 hours, 15 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: A strange death calls on Wren to be a jewel-seeking sleuth As someone who appraises and prepares houses for auction, Wren Morgan has seen her share of fixer-uppers. But when she arrives at her newest project, Wren is unprepared to find something she can’t easily fix–a naked, dead man. Soon after her disturbing discovery, Wren meets Death Bogart, a private investigator and surety recovery agent who’s looking for the… Read more »

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The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

September 29, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher Series: The Cinder Spires #1 Genre: Fantasy (steampunk) Published by Roc, Sep 29, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 29, 2015) –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. 640 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain Grimm commands the merchant ship, Predator. Fiercely loyal to Spire Albion,… Read more »

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Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh

September 16, 2015 2015, B+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Only a Promise by Mary Balogh Series: The Survivors’ Club #5 Genre: Historical Romance Setting: London and Sussex in the English countryside Published by Signet, 2015 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on . . . and find a wife to secure an heir to his family’s title and fortune. Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes… Read more »

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Earth Flight by Janet Edwards

Earth Flight by Janet Edwards

September 12, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

Earth Flight by Janet Edwards Series: Earth Girl #3 Genre: Science Fiction Setting: Earth and various areas in space Published by Harper Voyager UK, 2014 Purchased UK edition, paper book, (from Book Depository) 390 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: It’s time to risk it all! The thrilling conclusion to Janet Edward’s sensational debut YA sci-fi trilogy. Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets. Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about… Read more »

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Stories of the Raksura, Vol 1 by Martha Wells

Stories of the Raksura, Vol 1 by Martha Wells

August 29, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

Stories of the Raksura, Vol 1 by Martha Wells Series: The Books of the Raksura #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: The Three Worlds Published by Night Shade Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 206 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In The Falling World, Jade, ruler of the Indigo Cloud Court, has travelled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult. The Tale of Indigo and Cloud explores… Read more »

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Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

August 14, 2015 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Armada by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton Series: None Genre: Military Science Fiction Setting: Beaverton, Oregon; Nebraska; space; dark side of the moon Published by Crown Publishing, 2015 (Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2015) Audiobook, Library 368 pages 11 hours, 49 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: A- Synopsis: Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with… Read more »

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Review: The Siren Depths by Martha Wells

Review: The Siren Depths by Martha Wells

August 7, 2015 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

The Siren Depths by Martha Wells Narrated by Christopher Kipiniak Series: The Books of the Raksura #3 Genre: Fantasy Published by Night Shade Books, 2012 Audiobook, purchased 277 pages 15 hours, 47 minutes Grade: A- Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: All his life, Moon roamed the Three Worlds, a solitary wanderer forced to hide his true nature–until he was reunited with his own kind, the Raksura, and found a new life as consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. But now a rival court has laid claim to Moon, and Jade may or may not be willing to fight for him. Beset by doubts, Moon must travel in the… Read more »

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Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Review: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

July 25, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 0

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Setting: Canada–Montreal and a small village south of Montreal (Three Pines) Published by Minotaur, 2007 E-book, purchased 311 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand… Read more »

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Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

July 23, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

The Deep End by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: 1974, Kansas City Published by Henery Press, 2015 E-book, purchased 255 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex,… Read more »

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Review: Still Life by Louise Penny

Review: Still Life by Louise Penny

June 13, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Still Life by Louise Penny Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery (police procedural) Published by Minotaur Books, 2005 E-book, purchased 377 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much… Read more »

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