Posts Tagged: vampires

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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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: Tainted Blood by M. L. Brennan

Review: Tainted Blood by M. L. Brennan

January 16, 2015 2014, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

Tainted Blood by M. L. Brennan Series: Generation V #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2014 E-book, purchased 318 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In the third Generation V novel, Fortitude Scott proves that working with family can be deadly… Former film student Fortitude Scott is finally gainfully employed. Unfortunately, said employment happens to be with a group of sociopathic vampires—his family. And as much as Fort is loath to get too deep into the family business, when his brother, Chivalry, is temporarily unable to run the territory, it’s up to Fort to keep things under control. So when the leader of a powerful faction of shifters turns up murdered, Fort… Read more »

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November books on my radar…

November books on my radar…

November 3, 2014 2014, Books on my radar 10

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 I’m not reading just e-books anymore so I’m also getting books from the library which helps with the high priced books. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books and I hope… Read more »

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Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz

October 25, 2014 2014, book rating, C+, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz Series: The new blue bloods coven, book 1 Genre: Fantasy (vampires) Published by Hyperion Books, 2014 Library Book 240 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: The Vampires of Manhattan is “hipster horror”–the memorable characters from her Blue Bloods series are older and cooler than before, trying to build “Millennial” lives in the bustle of Manhattan while battling forces of evil and, of course, each other. Hero of this sexy, paranormal action tale is Oliver Hazard-Perry, former human conduit, and Manhattan’s only human-turned-vampire, now the head of the Blue Bloods Coven. When his all-too-human lover is found murdered on the eve of the coven’s annual… Read more »

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My fall reading list . . .

My fall reading list . . .

September 23, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 18

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week I get to talk about the books I’m most excited about for fall 2014. For me I focus on the new books coming out this fall and books from my TBR pile. New fall books: 1.The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas–I read the first book in this young adult fantasy series and liked it a lot. 2. Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh–Mary Balogh is one of my favorite historical romance authors. She had a new book… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday–September 9

Waiting on Wednesday–September 9

September 10, 2014 2014, Waiting on Wednesday 12

I have decided to participate in Waiting on Wednesday at least occasionally . . . when I discover a book I am impatiently waiting for!  Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog. The book I’m excited about: The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age #1) by Andrea K. Höst — Expected publication December 2014 (published by Andrea K. Höst) I haven’t read all of Ms. Höst’s books (because I want to save a few!) However, I’ve loved every one of the seven books I’ve read… Read more »

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Review: Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander

September 2, 2014 2014, B, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Bloodshifted by Cassie Alexander Series: Edie Spence #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by St. Martin Paperbacks, 2014 Ebook, Purchased 304 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby—from the nightmare that flows through her veins… As a nurse in the hospital’s secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who’ve tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to face something even more horrifying: she’s become one too… Abducted by the vampire, Raven, Edie is taken to the catacombs beneath the Catacombs, an ironically-named L.A…. Read more »

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Review: Iron Night by M. L. Brennan

Review: Iron Night by M. L. Brennan

July 5, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

  Iron Night by M. L. Brennan Series: Generation V, Book 2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2014 E-book, Purchased 307 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He’s learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once. Until he finds his roommate’s dead body. The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person… Read more »

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Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

June 26, 2014 2014, book rating, C, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Series: Blood of Eden, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (dystopia) Published by Harlequin Teen, 2012 E-book, Purchased 485 pages Grade: C Synopsis: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims… Read more »

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