Posts Tagged: vampires

Review: White Night by Jim Butcher

Review: White Night by Jim Butcher

June 20, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 10

  White Night by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, Book 9 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2007 E-book, Purchased 416 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden’s half-brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling’s name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too…   …and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the… Read more »

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Review: Deadshifted by Cassie Alexander

Review: Deadshifted by Cassie Alexander

June 12, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

      Deadshifted by Cassie Alexander Series: Edie Spence, Book 4 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 2013 E-book, Purchased 304 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Edie Spence just wanted a vacation. A nice, relaxing, stress free, non-adventure away from the craziness that’s dominated her life since becoming a nurse for paranormal creatures. But from the start, her trip on the Maraschino, a cruise ship bound for Hawaii, has been anything but stress free, especially when Edie’s boyfriend Asher recognizes someone he used to know. Someone from his not-so-nice past. With their lives in the balance, will Edie and Asher be able to save their growing family or will… Read more »

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Review: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

Review: Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

May 30, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, Book 8 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2006 E-book, Purchased 403 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: There’s no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City. As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend, all grown-up and… Read more »

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Review: Generation V by M. L. Brennan

Review: Generation V by M. L. Brennan

May 28, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 7

Generation V by M. L. Brennan Series: Generation V, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2013 E-book, Purchased 312 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Reality Bites…Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human. But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up… 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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Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Review: Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

May 5, 2014 2014, A-, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

  Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews Series: Innkeeper Chronicles, Book 1 Genre: urban fantasy Published by Ilona Andrews, 2013 E-book, Purchased 200 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the… Read more »

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Review: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

Review: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

March 12, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

I’m participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. This book will go into one of my series squares. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher Series: The Dresden Files, Book 7 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2005 E-book, Library 435 pages Grade: B Synopsis: When a killer vampire threatens to destroy head of Special Investigations Karrin Murphy’s reputation unless Harry delivers the powerful Word of Kemmler to her, he has no choice. Now Harry is in a race against time to find the Word before Chicago experiences a Halloween night to wake the dead.   I mean, we’re all going to die. We know that on an intellectual level. We figure it… Read more »

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Review: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

Review: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

February 28, 2014 2014, Audiobook Challenge, B+, book rating, Goodreads, reviews, TBR Pile 0

I’m participating in the TBR Pile Challenge hosted at the Bookish blog. I’ve had this Audible version of Blood Rites on my Kindle Fire for a long time! When I came across it as I was browsing my Audible books I realized it was the next book in the series so I promptly started listening. I’m also participating in the Book Bingo Challenge. Since this is an Audible audiobook it also fits with the Audiobook Challenge hosted by Hot Listens and The Book Nympho blogs. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher Narrated by James Marsters Series: The Dresden Files, Book 6 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Roc, 2004 Audiobook, Purchased 372… Read more »

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Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne

Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne

January 21, 2014 2014, B-, book rating, reviews 5

Hexed by Kevin Hearne Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Del Rey, 2011 E-book, Purchased 320 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of… Read more »

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Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

December 28, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Deborah Harkness is an author I haven’t read before and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! I think this is my last new author review of 2013! I will write a post wrapping it all up. » » » » » » » » » A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Series: All Souls Trilogy #1 Genre: Fantasy Published by Viking Penguin, 2011 E-book, purchased 579 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar… Read more »

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