Posts Tagged: vampires

Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

October 24, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews Series: Kate Daniels series, #5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Ace, 2011 e-book, purchased 308 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job. Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the… Read more »

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Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

October 10, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 6

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Series: Not Sure Genre: Young Adult Vampire Fantasy Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013 e-book, purchased 419 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a… Read more »

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Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson

August 22, 2013 2013, B-, book rating, reviews 3

Suzanne Johnson 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! » » » » » » Royal Street (opens in Goodreads) by Suzanne Johnson Series: Sentinels of New Orleans, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Tor, 2012 E-book, Purchased 336 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: As the junior wizard sentinel for New Orleans, Drusilla Jaco’s job involves a lot more potion-mixing and pixie-retrieval than sniffing out supernatural bad guys like rogue vampires and lethal were-creatures. DJ’s… Read more »

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Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

Review: Death Masks by Jim Butcher

August 2, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Death Masks by Jim Butcher Series: Dresden Files, book 5 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Roc E-book, from library 373 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he’s getting more than he bargained for. A duel with the Red Court of Vampires’ champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards… Professional hit men using Harry for target practice… The missing Shroud of Turin… A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified… Not to mention the return of Harry’s ex-girlfriend Susan, who’s still struggling with her semivampiric… Read more »

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Review: Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick

Review: Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick

May 10, 2013 2013, book rating, C, reviews 0

Another new author to me! I’m participating in the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. This blog has been hosting a New Author Challenge since 2009. Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick Bite Back series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Marque, 2012 E-book, Purchased 574 pages Grade: C Synopsis: “Vampires are the flickering illusions of Hollywood. They don’t exist. We do. We are the Athanate.” For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has it’s ups and downs: She’s been hit by a truck. She’s being sued by a client. Denver’s newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate… Read more »

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Review: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne

April 30, 2013 2013, book rating, C, reviews 0

Hannah Jayne is another new author for me! The New Authors Challenge 2013 is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne Underworld Detection Agency, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by:  Kensington, 2011 E-book, purchased 352 pages Grade: C Synopsis: As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and… Read more »

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Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

Review: Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen

April 4, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review, reviews 0

I am challenging myself to read new authors this year. Luckily I found a blog which is hosting a new author challenge! This challenge–New Author Challenge 2013–is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen Forged Bloodlines series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011 E-book, purchased 260 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a helluva hangover. She chalks it up to a strange brush with death and gets back to her life as a music student in San Francisco. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out…… Read more »

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New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

March 15, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review 0

Last year I read lots of historical romance (13 by the end of February); this year it’s lots of urban fantasy (11 by the end of February). I’ve also found a number of new urban fantasy authors which makes me happy! Because I’m finding many new authors to try this year I’ve joined the New Author Challenge 2013 at the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve challenged myself to read 25 new authors this year. This is my first new author blog post. This new-to-me author is Kate Locke who is writing The Immortal Empire series. I’m so glad I found Ms. Locke and it’s all because the first book was on… Read more »

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