Aug 052015
 
Review: Proven Guilty

This book surprised me by revealing a lot about a character that Harry has a spotty past relationship with: Charity Carpenter. She’s always seemed to hate Harry without any specific reason, and this book really helped fill in the holes in that attitude. It was interesting to get to know her better, and see what motivated her attitude towards Harry. The revelations really show how far in advance the series was plotted, and how intricate everything is woven together. Charity isn’t the only female Carpenter in the book. Molly is all grown up and in serious trouble of her own. […]

Mar 232015
 
Review: Vacant

I’ve mentioned before that this is an amazing series that no one seems to be reading. I mean, only one of my Goodreads friends has reviewed this book, and only 7 others have it on their shelves. If you enjoy The Dresden Files, you really do need to check out this series. Start with book one though as each book builds onto the series. This book had so much happen! Adam goes away from his usual spot at Isabella’s side in order to work a case for the FBI. He’s really on his own for a change, and I’m so […]

Jan 142015
 
Review: Marked

This is a series book for sure, and there is so much series development it’s hard to talk about anything without spoilers. Just SQUEE! and YAY! should be enough to cover my review. No? You need more? Of course you do. I know I do. The characters in this book continue to develop, with lots of page time for Adam and Cherabino, and the Guild too. Yes, the Guild is finally playing a huge part in a book, and the more I learn, the less I like them. As a whole, the Guild is very inclusive and exclusive and frowns […]

Dec 162014
 
Review: Sharp

Another reviewer (Smexy Books) called this “the best series you are not reading. It’s like JD Robb meets Jim Butcher.” This may be the best description for this series. It really sums it up nicely. One thing that really stuck in my mind while listening to this story is how often the main character’s name is said. In the first book, I don’t think his first name was ever mentioned, but in this book, almost everyone says Adam’s name when talking to him. It was a very noticeable difference. One that had me feeling a bit awkward since the lack […]

Nov 042014
 
Review: Clean

I found a series that reminds me of the Dresden Files while still being a unique series! Male protagonist with magical abilities? Check. Hero is always in over his head and trying to fix things? Check. Works on consultant basis for police? Check. Police contact is a female and there is some chemistry? Check. Audiobook has incredible narration? Check. See? All kinds of great similarities. The differences are what set this series apart. This world is set in the future, after technology wars have destroyed everyone’s ability to trust anything computer related. So we see a return to a paper […]

Aug 112014
 
Review: Summer Knight

Oh, Harry, how I’ve missed you and your antics. This is an urban fantasy series that I felt immediately familiar and comfortable with, and even though I had a long break between this book and the previous, I was able to pick it back up without any hesitation. There is just something so easy about these books. As a series progression book, this one felt a bit slow, but as a stand alone plot, it was enjoyable. It’s odd, since so much happened in the book, including many things that will have long lasting series fallout, but the overall feel […]

Feb 052014
 

This was an exciting technology-based science fiction. With a heavy emphasis on science, this story made nanotechnology exciting, yet very accessible to layman readers. I’m not really knowledgable about nanotechology or nanobiology, anything overly science-y. There were a few descriptions and explanations that I didn’t understand, but most of the science was written in a way that even I could understand and believe. The book’s beginning sections build up a scary future where nanotechology is in everything. It builds slowly, like most technology, and each new introduction sounds great. It’s exactly the way things happen now, which makes this a […]

Aug 022013
 
Review: Poltergeist

I hate when book 2 in a series doesn’t live up to the first one. In this case, I really liked the first book, and ended up DNF-ing this second one. I felt that there wasn’t enough story to this book. I got bored waiting for things to happen. While the first book had supernatural creatures and action, this one had only one ghost (maybe), and was more lecture about faking the phenomena than anything else. I didn’t feel like there was any danger to the story at all and ended up not caring if the ghost was real or […]

Jun 052013
 
Review: Greywalker

This is an exciting start to the series. It’s not a new series, book #9 is scheduled to be released this year, but it’s a new-to-me series that I will definitely be reading more of. While this book did have an exciting plot, it served more as an introduction to Harper and her Greywalker ability. Her ability starts in this book, and is first met with realistic denial. It takes her a while to accept it, which was a nice change from books where everything is accepted and believed out of the blue. There was a great selection of supporting […]

Mar 062013
 
Review: Grave Peril

This book felt very removed from the previous book in the series. This book takes place a year after the last one, and the main supporting character, Michael, is apparently Harry’s new best friend. Murphy barely features in the story while Michael is with Harry every step of the way. Where did Michael come from? There is a bit of back story provided, but I still felt very out of the loop. Harry felt much more vulnerable and fragile in this story. We learn more about his past when his godmother appears repeatedly. Harry has had a hard life, and […]