Apr 282014
 
Review: Deadly Games

Following shortly after book 2, this book starts slowly but builds to the fun and amusement that I’ve come to expect from this series. The plot sees the character spending quite a bit apart in small groups, and I found this lessened the excitement a bit. The characters are amusing, and a lot of that has to do with their interactions with each other. In that vein, I totally adore Sicarius. Is it weird that my favourite character is the silent and deadly assassin? He’s the straight man to everyone else’s droll antics. Plus Amaranthe’s attraction to him is highly […]

Mar 172014
 
Review: Dark Currents

This was a fun and humourous adventure story that feature a lovable cast of misfits. Picking up not long after the first book ends, the crew is out to try to generate some good will in their effort to clear their names. Amaranth is sure it won`t be too hard to start the good word flowing, but the crew seems to be a magnet for trouble. The highlight of the story is the characters. They each have fully formed personalities, and are quite distinct from each other. Together, they form an amusing, highly disfunctional, yet very tight family. Their bickering […]

Nov 082013
 
Review: Torrent

I picked this book up when it was first released for less than a dollar. I loved the first book in one of Lindsay Buroker’s other series, and love following her blog, so I figured the special intro price was a great way to try another of her books. Unfortunately, I was really bored with the story. Delia and Simon are treasure hunting wannabes who have more luck swapping sarcastic remarks than they do in finding treasure. While investigating a mining cave for antiques, they instead find a recently mutiliated body. The adventure moves quickly from there as they encounter […]

May 152013
 
Review: The Emperor's Edge

This was a fun, quirky steampunk read featuring a strong heroine. Amaranthe starts out as a good-guy all the way, and through some bad luck ends up on the wrong side of the law. She still has the best of intentions with a noble and good goal, however she is learning that sometimes rules need to be bent. As the leader of a motley group of guys, she is the heart of the story. Amaranthe has the ability to talk her way into and out of any situation, and can get almost anyone to do anything. For example, she somehow […]