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 […]

Sep 182015
 
Review: Boundary Crossed

A new series that returns to the world of nulls? Count me in. I greatly enjoyed the previous series, and this one is off to a promising start. With a tough heroine and lots of action, this story was exciting and thrilling. Lex was a great heroine. Unlike most Urban Fantasy heroines, she doesn’t have a troubling past, she isn’t an expert in everything paranormal, and she isn’t something really extraordinary. She’s pretty much a regular female, albeit strong and confident, who is thrown into a full new world. She adapts quite well, and it was uplifting to see her […]

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 […]

Feb 272015
 
Review: Hunter's Trail

This was the best book in the series so far! There was so much humour in the story that I found myself actually laughing out loud several times. There was lots of series development, and several plotline closures in this book. It had a very satisfying feel to it. Scarlett did a lot of growing up in the book, and seems to be coming into her power and potential some. Of course, she makes a lot of amusing missteps along the way though. On the character side, I found myself actually liking most of them, although Scarlett’s roommate Molly was […]

Nov 052014
 
Review: Don't Drink and Fly

I thought this was going to be a fun and light hearted paranormal romp, but I DNF’d at the halfway mark because I just felt super lost. I couldn’t tell what the main plot was, or where it was going, and with quite a few POV narrations, everything felt super busy. What little I did understand, felt less like a paranormal story, and more like a literary character based drama. There was no magic or witchcraft used, and the focus seemed more on the messy and complicated lives of the people involved. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get into the story as […]

Sep 192014
 
Review: Kindling the Moon

Not a new series to the urban fantasy genre, but a new-to-me one, and one that I’m very happy to have found. Arcadia (Cady) Bell is a sassy and busy heroine. Her series starts with quite a few tasks and adventures, which made for a very exciting story. Cady is a likeable character, and so is her somewhat partner Lon, but it’s Lon’s son Jupe who clearly steals the show. A talkative and very charismatic young teen, he brings a ton of light, energy and sheer fun to every scene he’s in. I seriously want more story, just so Jupe […]

Jul 232014
 
Review: The Line

This was a southern magic story that was both captivating and beautiful. Set in Savannah, Georgia, this story really used the expectations of southern behaviour and magic in a great way, while also avoiding the stereotypical New Orleans cliches. Mercy is the unfortunate younger twin of the very powerful Maisie. Poor Mercy has no magical ability, and seems to be hated by the family matriarch. She is surprisingly well adjusted though, and it was easy to like her. She’s not perfect by any means, but she is relatible, and makes generally sound and believable decisions. I really liked the secondary […]

Jul 152014
 
Review: The Book of Life

The trilogy finale is here, and it’s the best book of the series. Picking up right where the second book stops, this story is all about Diana, her powers, and Ashmole 782. I was worried about whether I would like this volume as I adored the second one, and I credited it to the historical setting. My worries were for naught as this story was utterly captivating. With the focus on Diana’s babies, her powers, and her final search for The Book of Life, there were plenty of situations that demanded attention. Diana spends a great deal of time still […]

Jul 022014
 
Review: I'll Be Damned

I was drawn in by the cutesy cover. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t seem to fit the cover. The summary is more accurate than the cover, but even that doesn’t cover everything. There is just so much going on in this book. It’s a case of too many ideas shoved into one story. This makes it clunky and disjointed, with some parts being skimmed over, and others having too much detail, without there being an overall smooth flow. The part that had the most promise, and was the most disappointing, was Anna’s training. The premise is that when she turns 30, […]

May 262014
 
Review: Chime

This story had both ups and down. I was confused for the first half as I tried to understand it, but I was entranced by the lyrical feel so I stuck to it, and was rewarded with a sweet and warming ending. This book felt like a mixture of historical fiction and fantasy with an older style of speech, and a reality where magic was common. The village and villagers felt like something out of an English story set in the 1800s where superstitions ruled the day, but with a slight twist to make those fears reasonable as magic was […]