Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

To say that I am a fan of the Mercy Thompson series is really an understatement. I have read every book and that actually makes me potentially a great critic. Where other series can start to get stale or predictable this series has remained strong! Silence Fallen steered away from the formula and gave us new features to look forward to in future installments. Fan-tast-ic! Mercy is back and this time she is not the one getting herself into a predicament. She was abducted as part of a power play that has many facets and is vague at best, in the Read More

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Brilliant, dark and intense! Creative world building filled with fantastical imagery and deplorable cruelty. Brings to the front issues of class inequality set in a world with no boundaries. Definitely agree with the consensus that if you are a fan of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series then you will enjoy this novel. The setting of this story is a modern day alternative Britain where there are even alternate world histories, America is split into two nations (the Union did not win). The inhabitants of the alternate Britain are separated into magically skilled, the aristocracy and Muggles, lol, no…I am kidding…. Read More

Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

I really dug that this book took place in Mexico and that there were many Aztec gods and goddesses that are either a part of the story or referenced. Really fascinating! I am no expert in the Aztec culture or history but I felt that everything was represented in a realistic fashion. Mr. Blackmoore did a wonderful job in researching and it shows in his characters and urban development. I could vividly see everything that I was intended to. Job well done! The character of Eric Carter reminds me of John Wick but no hugging of puppies. He just does Read More

A Perlious Undertaking by Deanna Rayburn. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

It can never be denied that author Deanna Raybourn knows how to write a great mystery. I absolutely love reading a book that carries a mystery until the bitter end with plenty of twists and turns on the way. This newest book in the Veronica Speedwell Series delivered just that. In this installment I find that some of the criticisms I had for the first book have been resolved but some of my hopes have also been dashed. What was my biggest criticism in the previous book you ask? It was the heroine Veronica, I felt that she was entirely too pragmatic Read More

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Irene, Kai and Vale are back in this action-packed installment of The Invisible Library series, Honestly though, I think that all the stories are full of action 😉 and I love it. After reading two out of three books from this series I can say with sincerity that these books are best read in order. This story is heavily tied back to the plot from book number one with a few tie-ins to book number two. You can read it as a stand-alone as there is enough story building to give you the backstory of the previous books but having Read More

The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee

The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Dark, intriguing and a real page turner! I enjoyed this story immensely and did not want to put this story down. Throughout this tale you are given just enough information to form a plausible assessment of the situation but are left with enough doubt that it draws you into the story because you just have to know what is going on! It was a fantastic spirit hunt from beginning to end! This story starts out shrouded in mystery with the introduction of two different characters whose lives encounter trauma and intersect without their knowledge of each other. You are left Read More

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

What do I adore about this story? That a rugged, hard-edged fella was not an alpha male with caveman issues. Patrick O’Doul had some personal issues stemming from childhood and although they were not dealt with at the start of this story he still was a functioning human being. Yes! More please! It was lovely that it was Ariana Bettini who called the shots and that he was okay with giving her what she needed. Patrick O’Doul’s character is just smashing! I am a sucker for men who are hard reads but are not afraid to put it all on Read More

Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Dragon Spawn by Eileen Wilks

Action-packed supernatural story with lively writing and fantastic world building! There is a plethora of supernatural creatures in this novel my favorite being dragons. The written descriptions of the dragons are just beautiful. I also like the inclusion of gnomes and brownies in the story. I enjoy it when there are supernatural characters that are outside the norm. There is also a portion of the story that takes place in Dis which is the hell realm and wow on the demons in this story! There are two different storylines going on in this novel which is a bit confusing. In Read More

Leopards Fury by Christine Feehan

Leopard’s Fury by Christine Feehan, Review with Excerpt

When I started this book I was instantly in love with the female protagonist Evangeline. She is written as a strong, independent, and intelligent character who has relied only upon herself and her leopard since childhood. She is just starting her business but is satisfied that she is making it on her own. The male protagonist is introduced right away and his profession is easily deduced. So there is no grand reveal about what he does as a living. More clarification that anything. The main plot in this story is that both Evangeline and Alonzo have experienced their own type Read More

The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

When I started reading this story I was pulled in immediately. The background story on Cassius is very violent but also intriguing and I wanted to know more but I never received the full story. Raised on the Isle of Twelve Cassius went through vicious training that taught him all about control and magical arts. Unfortunately, Cassius came across to me as an emotional neutral. No matter the situation going on around him Cassius was always even and in control. So there was no emotional connection and though I enjoyed the story thoroughly it was not gripping. I loved the Read More

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter

Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter, Review and Excerpt – Blog Tour 2016

Masterful storytelling that is rich and saturated with detail! Nell Ingram is back and I am loving the growth of this character! After graduating from the training center for the Psychometry Law Enforcement Division of Homeland Security (PsyLED), also known as spook school, Nell has joined PsyLED Unit Eighteen as an agent, albeit a probationary one, until she has reached one year of service. Back are JoJo, Occam, Rick, Paka, Tandy, T. Laine and Pea. I love this team! There is great comradery within this unit and despite her inexperience they treat her as an equal. This not the Nell Read More

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Ultimate urban fantasy series!! With every new installment the writing and the characters just improve, how is that even possible after nine books?? This book was very different than the rest though. Kate as we know her has changed fundamentally throughout this story and there has been shifts in the key powers that be. There are plenty of surprises and a few places where your heart will just crush upon itself. For any die-hard Kate Daniels fan it is a must read. I love where the relationship has gone with Curran and Kate. With just weeks to go from finally Read More

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman

While I was reading this book I found that there were elements reminiscent of a couple of books that I enjoyed or characters that I found memorable. For fans of the Shades of Magic Series you would appreciate the alternate realties of the same world, including the requirements to change their appearance of fashion due to the differences. For fans of The Great Library Series you would appreciate this book because the librarians are the keepers of neutrality and their role is to retrieve fiction from different realities, which in turn will strengthen the Library’s connection to the world from which Read More

Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

Supernatural creatures, sexy times and a murderer on the loose, this is a page turner! At first this was a little hard to get into without having read the previous book in the series, which in this case would have been helpful. Once the background information had been established I did come to find myself enjoying this book very much. Shimmer is a blue dragon with a special connection to water from the Dragon Reaches who had been exiled, sentenced, to five years Earthside for being a naughty little dragon. As part of her sentencing she is bound in her human Read More

Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Cat with a Clue by Laurie Cass

Minnie Hamilton is an assistant library director in the small town of Chilson. Her cat and confidante Eddie is the officially unofficial ambassador of the bookmobile that Minnie and Eddie drive through the county and in his downtime he is a typical cryptic feline out for his own gain. Life in this small town is quaint and typically nothing really happens there. It is full of well meaning neighbors and thanks to the gossip mill there are truly no secrets either. With typical small town life being…well typical, it comes as a shock to Minnie when she shows up early Read More

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Wow! This story was fantastic! This book is a spinoff from the Jane Yellowrock series and it is an urban fantasy like no other. I love how this book is written. There are human elements, paranormal elements and also this sentient earth element. The villains are truly despicable and vile. The heroine is down to earth, honest, and so very traumatized and emotionally caged. It is so beautiful to see how she blooms throughout this story and starts to realize that she is truly worth something. “Real religion is about love and redemption and healing, not putting people down, segregating Read More

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

This book will have a lasting impact with both book lovers and activists for personal freedom. The thread that is woven between both books is about the power of knowledge and its connection to personal freedom. It is a resounding call that few would dare to ignore. Reading this book you are pulled emotionally in different directions. You are entranced by the world building of the libraries and other centers of knowledge and you want, no truly desire for someone to care for those beautiful books. You understand why the Burners want the Library to end its control, because if Read More

Flameout by Keri Arthur

Flameout by Keri Arthur

This book is the third in the Souls of Fire series. If you had not read a previous book in this series the Author does a good job of catching you up in the beginning. This is an urban fantasy that is set in Melbourne and it is still under the threat of the Crimson Death Virus also known as the red plague. The long and short of it is that the virus would take you from being human to something other than human. Emberly Pearson, a phoenix, and Jackson Miller, a fire fae, are teamed up as private investigators Read More

Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

I was introduced to this book through a fellow blogger’s book review. This is what hooked me: She belonged to him. He was locked inside a cage the size and shape of a coffin. A dark thrill heated his blood like a powerful, intoxicating drug. When the time came he would purify the woman and cleanse himself with her blood. But tonight was not the time. The ritual had to be followed correctly. The woman must be made to comprehend and acknowledge the great wrong she had done. There was no finer instructor than fear. He huddled inside the concealed Read More

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews

It is hard when you are reviewing a book that is almost a decade old. In the almost 10 years since this book was published there have been many amazing books to read within the fantasy, paranormal romance genre’s. When this book came out I am sure it was mind-blowing and I did really enjoy this book but I would still give it 3.5 stars. This is an urban fantasy, the setting is Atlanta, and in a world that has had a magic apocalypse. Technology and magic are at odds. When the magic is up guns fail, airplanes fall out Read More