Posts Categorized: NetGalley

A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

July 14, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 4

A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff Peacekeeper 2 Publication date: June 6 e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Military Science Fiction The second book in the action-packed Peacekeeper series, a continuation of Tanya Huff’s military sci-fi Confederation series following Torin Kerr. Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr had been the very model of a Confederation Marine. No one who’d ever served with her could imagine any circumstance that would see her walking away from the Corps. Although the war is over, the fight goes on and the Justice Department finds its regular Wardens unable to deal with violence and the people trained to… Read more »

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Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

June 3, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 4

Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #5 Publication date: May 23 e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Historical Mystery (1970’s Kansas City), Cozy Ellison Russell wanted a decorator, not a corpse. Too bad she finds Mrs. White in the study killed with a revolver. Things go from bad to worse when she finds Mr. White in the dining room killed with a candlestick. With so many bodies, is it any wonder Detective Anarchy Jones’ new partner considers Ellison a suspect? With the country club gossips talking a mile a minute, an unexpected cocktail party, a visit… Read more »

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Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

Review: Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon

April 6, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, NetGalley, reviews 5

Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon Series: Vatta’s Peace #1 Publication date: April 11 in the US; April 13 in the UK e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Science Fiction After nearly a decade away, Nebula Award–winning author Elizabeth Moon makes a triumphant return to science fiction with this installment in a thrilling new series featuring the daring hero of her acclaimed Vatta’s War sequence. Summoned to the home planet of her family’s business empire, space-fleet commander Kylara Vatta is told to expect a hero’s welcome. But instead she is thrown into danger unlike any other she has faced and finds herself… Read more »

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The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders

October 14, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders Series: Laetitia Rodd Mystery #1 Genre: Historical Mystery Setting: 1850-1851 England Published by Bloomsbury USA Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 13) –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. 352 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged fifty-two, is the widow of an archdeacon. Living in Hampstead with her confidante and landlady, Mrs. Benson, who once let rooms to John Keats, Laetitia makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in the neighboring village of… Read more »

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Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima

Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima

October 13, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 3

Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima Series: Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #2 Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural Setting: Timber Creek, Colorado–the high country in Colorado Published by Crooked Lane Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 13, 2016) –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. 320 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When Deputy Ken Brody’s sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and Robo are called to search. But it’s mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country–and they’re already too late. By the time they find her body,… Read more »

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Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker

September 16, 2016 2016, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker Series: Kate Fox #1 Genre: Contemporary Mystery Setting: Grand County, Nebraska (Nebraska Sandhills) Published by Forge Books Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 6) –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. 288 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Kate Fox is living the dream. She’s married to Grand County Sheriff Ted Conner, the heir to her beloved Nebraska Sandhills cattle ranch, where they live with Kate’s orphaned teenage niece, Carly. With the support of the well-connected Fox Clan, which includes Kate’s eight boisterous and interfering siblings, Ted’s reelection as Grand County Sheriff… Read more »

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Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

July 16, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Series: Unknown Genre: Mystery Setting: Cambridgeshire, England Published by Random House Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 28) –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. 368 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: At thirty-nine, Manon Bradshaw is a devoted and respected member of the Cambridgeshire police force, and though she loves her job, what she longs for is a personal life. Single and distant from her family, she wants a husband and children of her own. One night, after yet another disastrous Internet date, she turns on her police radio to… Read more »

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

July 15, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 6

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman Series: The Invisible Library #1 Genre: Fantasy Setting: Inside the Library and in alternate worlds Published by Roc Format: e-Arc (Release Date: June 14) –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. 352 pages Grade: B Synopsis: One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction… Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most recently, she and her enigmatic assistant Kai have been sent to an… Read more »

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

June 9, 2016 2016, B, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 2

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard Series: Unknown Genre: Fantasy — Dark Fairy Tale Setting: New Hampshire at Melete — an artist’s colony Published by Saga Press Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 17) –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. 336 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to… Read more »

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Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern

May 13, 2016 2016, B+, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Clouds in My Coffee by Julie Mulhern Series: The Country Club Murders #3 Genre: Historical Mystery, cozy Setting: Kansas City, Missouri Published by Henery Press Format: e-Arc (Release Date: May 10) –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. 256 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors’ party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she’s shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why?… Read more »

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