Posts Tagged: fantasy

Waiting on Wednesday: March 29

Waiting on Wednesday: March 29

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I’m 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.  The Harbors of the Sun by Martha Wells Series: The Books of the Raksura #5 Publication Date: July 4 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey… Read more »

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Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

March 24, 2017 2017, A, book rating, reviews 2

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop The Others, #5 Publication date: March 7, 2017 e-ARC (from NetGalley and the publisher) –All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Urban Fantasy After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness… As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all… Read more »

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March 2017 books on my list

March 2017 books on my list

March 2, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 6

These are the March books on my list. I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of the books. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books I missed. March 7… Read more »

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Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

February 16, 2017 2017, B, book rating, reviews 2

Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades #1 e-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Paranormal Investigations—the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades. Or vampires, as they’re more widely known. Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It’s up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it’s too late. ……………………….. Melissa F. Olson is an author whose books I’ve read and liked before. This book is the beginning of a new series and is a novella (208 pages) published… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 8

Waiting on Wednesday: Feb 8

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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. ……………………….. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire Series: Wayward Children #2 Genre: Fantasy Novella Publication date: June 13 Synopsis: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

February 3, 2017 2017, B+, book rating, reviews 3

One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Chronicles #3 E-book, purchased Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Romance Gertrude Hunt, the nicest Bed and Breakfast in Red Deer, Texas, is glad to have you. We cater to particular kind of guests, the ones most people don’t know about. The older lady sipping her Mello Yello is called Caldenia, although she prefers Your Grace. She has a sizable bounty on her head, so if you hear kinetic or laser fire, try not to stand close to the target. Our chef is a Quillonian. The claws are a little unsettling, but he is a consummate professional and truly is the best chef in the Galaxy…. Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

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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. ……………………….. Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman Series: Industrial Magic #1 Genre: Historical Fantasy Novella Publication date: March 14 Synopsis: The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up… Read more »

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2017 books I want in first half of year

2017 books I want in first half of year

January 24, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week is a freebie week so we can all decide on our own topics. My topic–2017 books I want in first half of year. This was a topic from December, but I didn’t get it done in then. January The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #6) — Urban Fantasy, Police Procedural One of my favorite urban fantasy series and I’ve waited for this book for a couple of years… Read more »

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Underrated gems I read in 2016

Underrated gems I read in 2016

January 17, 2017 2017, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it’s fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Underrated gems I read in 2016.  Mysteries Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor (Irish Village Mystery #1) — Contemporary Mystery I loved the Irish village in County Cork and the O’Sullivan family. Out of the Blues by Trudy Nan Boyce (Detective Sarah Alt #1) — Police Procedural Well-written book about a young police detective. Written by a veteran police officer. Among the Departed by Vicki Delany (Constable… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: January 11

Waiting on Wednesday: January 11

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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. ……………………….. The Holver Alley Crew by Marshall Ryan Maresca Series: The Streets of Maradaine #1 Genre: Fantasy Publication date: March 7 Synopsis: The Rynax brothers had gone legit after Asti Rynax’s service in Druth Intelligence had shattered his nerves, and marriage and fatherhood convinced Verci Rynax to leave his life of thievery. They settled back in their old neighborhood in West Maradaine and bought themselves a shop, eager for a simple, honest… Read more »

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