Posts Tagged: Fae

Waiting on Wednesday: July 20

Waiting on Wednesday: July 20

July 20, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 3

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye #10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication date: September 6 Synopsis: Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. Now the events… 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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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

March 8, 2016 2016, A-, book rating, Goodreads, NetGalley, Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 6

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson #9 Genre: Urban Fantasy Setting: Tri-cities area of Washington State Published by Ace, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: March 8) –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: A- Synopsis: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen… Read more »

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Review: Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

Review: Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell

March 5, 2015 2015, B, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Hot Lead, Cold Iron by Ari Marmell Series: Mick Oberon #1 Genre: Urban Fantasy (Historical) Published by Titan Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 400 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Chicago, 1932. Mick Oberon may look like just another private detective, but beneath the fedora and the overcoat, he’s got pointy ears and he’s packing a wand. Oberon’s used to solving supernatural crimes, but the latest one’s extra weird. A mobster’s daughter was kidnapped sixteen years ago, replaced with a changeling, and Mick’s been hired to find the real child. The trail’s gone cold, but what there is leads Sideways, to the world of the Fae, where the Seelie Court rules. And Mick’s not… Read more »

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Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

Review: Turn Coat by Jim Butcher

February 16, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Turn Coat by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files #11 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2009 E-book, Library 540 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When it comes to the magical ruling body known as the White Council, Harry keeps his nose clean and his head down. For years, the Council has held a death mark over Harry’s head. He’s still thought of as a black sheep by some and as a sacrificial lamb by others. But none regard him with more suspicion and disdain than Morgan, a veteran Warden with a grudge against anyone who bends the rules. Like Harry. So when Morgan turns up asking for help, Harry isn’t exactly… Read more »

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Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

January 15, 2015 2014, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

  The Falconer by Elizabeth May Series: The Falconer #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (historical) Published by Chronicle Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 378 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844 Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother,… Read more »

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TBR Review: Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Host

TBR Review: Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Host

September 17, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 4

Bones of the Fair by Andrea K. Höst Series: Darest, Book 2 Genre: Fantasy Published by Andrea K. Höst, 2013 E-book, Purchased 324 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Darest stands on the verge of a Golden Age. The revival of the Rathen line and a blood price won from the Fair has drawn a flood of visitors eager to snatch their share of changing fortune – or at least one of the fabulous prizes offered at the Spring Festival. Among those coaxed back to the once-failing kingdom is Gentian Calder, daughter of Shapers. Before she can decide whether to risk her life by staying, news arrives to put all other considerations… Read more »

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Review: Small Favor by Jim Butcher

Review: Small Favor by Jim Butcher

September 13, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, reviews 10

Small Favor by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, Book 10 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2008 E-book, from Library 420 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: No one’s tried to kill Harry Dresden for almost an entire year, and his life finally seems to be calming down. For once, the future looks fairly bright. But the past casts one hell of a long shadow. An old bargain has placed Harry in debt to Mab, monarch of the Winter Court of the Sidhe, the Queen of Air and Darkness-and she’s calling in her marker. It’s a small favor he can’t refuse…one that will trap Harry Dresden between a nightmarish foe and… Read more »

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Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

September 5, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 12

  Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire Series: October Daye, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by DAW, 2013 E-book, purchased 346 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye. She’s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby’s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the Mists are met with harsh reprisals, leaving her under sentence of exile from… Read more »

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Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

May 16, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 8 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Ace, 2014 E-book, Purchased 341 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do… Read more »

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