Oct 272015
 
Review: The Paladin Caper

Is this the end of the series? Was this a trilogy? Something about this book makes me think that, and I’m okay with it because almost everything feels resolved. Not just resolved, but resolved in a satisfying way. I love when that happens because it so rarely seems to, but by the end of this book, I was feeling pleased. It’s hard to say much about this book and its characters that I haven’t already said. I love the ever present humour, especially Kail’s “your mother” jokes, those never get old. I also love how we get to meet Kail’s […]

Oct 192015
 
Review: Year Zero

Dude. This book is so funny. It’s like Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy but with music instead of the demolition of Earth. Apparently the Earth isn’t far into its evolution. Except for music. Earthlings make music that completely outdoes anything else in the galaxy. So much so that they restarted the galactic calendar based on when they started listening to it. And now the galaxy owes us because of our copyright laws. Like big time owes us, and they obviously aren’t happy about it. So starts the book, and the hilarity of aliens and lawyers, and bad puns and a ton […]

Oct 122015
 
Review: The Accidental Prophetess

This was a fun action story with a lot of humour. Natalie has quite the adventure with The Society kidnapping her on the belief that she is a mystical prophet. Natalie is ditzy and reminded me a lot of the Shopaholic series, and a little like Stephanie Plum. She doesn’t always think things through, and that leads to disasters that are really amusing to witness. She does have good supporting friends, which help keep the story from getting too ridiculous. Overall, this was a nice light-hearted read with some frivolous fun.

Jul 212015
 
Review: Agents of the Internet Apocalypse: A Novel

I want to like this, but I didn’t. It felt like the story was trying too hard to be funny, and ended up failing. There was too much college frat boy humour for me to enjoy, and once you removed the humour, the story fell apart. I read more than half of the story, but it just didn’t keep me interested enough to continue.

Jun 192015
 
Review: Rogue

It took me almost 2 years to finally read this series ender, but it didn’t feel like it. By the time I read the first 10 pages, I was completely sucked in and felt comfortable understanding everything that was happening. That’s a great sign since the previous books obviously made an impression somewhere in my memory. This book fit right into those impressions, and fulfilled my expectations wonderfully. The darkest in the trilogy, this book still has the overall humour vibe of the series. It meant the book was very entertaining, even with a lot of darker undertones. Like the […]

May 292015
 
Review: Two for the Dough

I am quite saddened that I didn’t love this like I did the first book in the series. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that I listened to the audiobook version, as I just couldn’t get into the narration. It’s rare that I don’t enjoy the audiobook version of a book, but this is definitely one of those times. The narration had such an over the top accent, with an attitude that I didn’t associate with Stephanie, that it really threw me off. I found the actual story amusing, but I just couldn’t connect […]

Mar 052015
 
Review: The Prophecy Con

I was so excited to read this book since I loved the first one, and the funny thing is I only discovered this sequel through a happy Twitter coincidence. I didn’t know this book was coming out until I talked to someone who was reading the first book, and I looked up a detail, and noticed this book. So I bought it, downloaded it, and read it right away. And then joined the Twitter conversation again to confirm when book 3 was coming out. This book has as much humour as the first book, and makes for a highly amusing […]

Feb 092015
 
Review: One for the Money

Oh, Stephanie. I waited a really long time before starting to read your adventures, and can I just say that you are highly amusing. How you manage to land yourself in such complicated situations, and yet still escape relatively unharmed is quite amazing. You have guts but aren’t looking for glory, just a small pay cheque to survive the next week. This small term, realistic outlook is refreshing and believable. Your humour is fun, and your taste in men is highly questionable. Plus, you get up to such fun escapades. I mean, really, stealing your mark’s car? Awesome! He can’t […]

Oct 242014
 
Review: The Eye of Zoltar

Before I wrote this review, I looked up what I said for book #2 in the series, and realized most of my thoughts for this book are the same. This is a super fun, very entertaining read. Picking up not long after the end of book 2, this story sees Jennifer headed to another country on a quest, but don’t call it a quest because that would involve paperwork. She’s accompanied by an eclectic cast of characters, which shrinks and grows as the story progresses. She encounters one adventure after another, each one stranger and more entertaining than the last. […]

Aug 272014
 
Review: To Die Fur

This is such a fun series. I was laughing out loud in multiple spots, and giggling like crazy in others. What else can you expect from a series that includes floating turtle ghosts, a talking reincarnated and very sassy cat, a ghost dog able to take the form of any breed, and a whole menagerie of other animals? Foxtrot is a great main character. She’s just the right amount of sanity, and controlled behaviour needed to offset all the paranormal craziness. Her practical and logical manner comes in very handy, and her quick wit and sharp thinking results in plenty […]