Nov 042015
 
Review: Boundary Lines

While I really loved the first book in this series as it featured a null and a main heroine with no paranormal abilities, this second book was less ground breaking. Charlie (the null) wasn’t really in this story, and Lex isn’t a plain-Jane human anymore. These changes put this book strictly into regular UF territory, and while it was exciting and fun, it’s wasn’t as original. Lex has a lot on her plate this book, with vampires going missing, werewolves intruding into the territory, and a whole lot of issues with the witches. All this action means something is always […]

Oct 202015
 
Review: Midnight Thief

Meh. This book left me feeling meh. It’s not so much that I disliked it, I just didn’t feel much for it at all. Kyra was very mousy and naive for someone who grew up on the street. She seemed rather bland and one dimensional. I just never came to care for her much. I did enjoy Tristan’s character, although he was rather stereotypical. He did have a little depth to him, which made him my favourite of the bunch, but there honestly wasn’t much to choose from. I found the story really slow to start. It seemed to take […]

Sep 242015
 
Review: One Salt Sea

One Salt Sea: such an apt title as it describes what each reader creates by the time they are done the book. I have seriously never had a series so constantly make me cry. Especially an urban fantasy series. This whole series is way more than just the standard kick butt action, and this latest installment is simply amazing. Like previous books in the series, children play a very important role in the plot. I didn’t really notice how many children were in the story until after it was over, but I would estimate that at least half the important […]

Jun 082015
 
Review: Hammered

With the current popularity of the Marvel movies, which include Thor, it’s interesting to read a completely different take on the character. This book’s Thor is a real jerk and bully, enough that several strong people want to kill him. There is a lot of storytelling in this story, as the group of characters who are going against Thor share their histories as a way to bond. It was fun to learn more about Leif and Gunnar as they are both very interesting characters. Their stories were quite heartbreaking. Since most of the book focuses on the lead up to, […]

May 122015
 
Review: Late Eclipses

The crying! I was not expecting so much death and sadness. I really didn’t think an urban fantasy series could make me cry so much, but the last book got me started, and this one was just such a bawl fest. It was unexpected, and makes me realize how emotionally attached to the characters I am. It was so heartbreaking, but there were also some really sweet parts. I said that book 3 was my favourite of the series so far, and I have to change that now to say that book 4 is my new favourite. The narration of […]

Apr 272015
 
Review: Hexed

This series is something that is sheer fun to listen to. It’s not without its flaws, but this book is quirky and humourous, with enough originality to make it very enjoyable. There are some pop culture jokes that will make it dated quickly, but the biggest flaw is the lack of any non-gorgeous, not attracted to Atticus females. Just one “regular” female character would be nice. Similar to the first book, my favourite character is Atticus’ dog Oberon, although the widow is creeping up there. She’s such a sassy old woman, and there is one scene whether Atticus is not […]

Apr 252015
 
Review: Crux

Urban Fantasy can often be very steamy, and this book is definitely hot. It didn’t cross into explicit, but there was a lot of very fun tension running through most of the book. The book mostly revolves around Mackenzie, but I’m not entirely sure I like her. She undergoes a lot of change and growth in the story, but it almost felt like too much. She went from super scared in the beginning, to quite confident near the end, and it just felt a little too rushed. I did love the supporting characters though. There was a camaraderie between them […]

Apr 212015
 
Review: Dead Beat

Reading this series is like listening to the latest adventure of a friend, and this book is no exception. This time around Harry goes through a lot of trouble, but comes out a little stronger than before. Character growth in a series can be a big deal, and Harry tends to grow very slowly. This book felt like it had some measurable growth, which is good since the bad guys keep getting more and more evil. Even if Harry’s personal growth seems slow, the growth of his family is much more obvious. Contrasting his relationships in this book with the […]

Apr 062015
 
Review: Magic Bleeds

Is this really only book 4 of the series? There is so much that happens in this book, that I just can’t see how much further it can go. I did enjoy the adventure this book took me on though. There is a lot of Kate’s history and family explained in this book, and it really made me feel like I could understand Kate. It never felt info-dumpy, just like a story within a story. Kate and Curran’s relationship is hella crazy, as usual. It has so many ups and downs, and I’m still in disbelief over everything that happens […]

Mar 272015
 
Review: Hounded

Oh my gosh, I loved this book. This is another example where someone should have shoved this book into my face and told me I had to read it. I feel so late to the party! But that just means I can spend hours getting caught up without having to wait for the next book to be released. There is so much humour in this book, and it’s of the sarcastic snark variety that I love. I think every character gets off at least one good line, and both Atticus and Oberon zing them off almost constantly. It’s hilarious. Speaking […]