Tag: Magic Users

Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Posted October 6, 2017 by Minx
Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

In Beasts Made of Night there is a sect of society called the aki. The aki are young people that at some point manifested the ability to eat sin. They are not able to call forth the sin, that is the job of the mages. The aki are not revered for their position, in fact they are little higher than slaves at the whim of the Mages who control them. […]


Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

Posted October 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Secrets of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

I was excited to read The Secrets of Isalyne because it sounded exciting and it was some serious cover love! I absolutely loved the whole idea of the lumination trade. I loved it! It was so original!! Luminators had a special ability. They were able to take faded memories and restore them. Brighten them in the mind so that the person receiving the service could have faded memories restored to […]


Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

Posted October 3, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Gifts of our Mothers by Hazel Black

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There once was a coven with four beautiful elemental witches. They had been together since the beginning and nothing could tear them apart, until one of them behaved rather badly and broke her sister’s heart. Now the damage could not be repaired and the instigator of the calamity was cast out. So, began the curse that would […]


Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Posted September 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Minx’s Musings: Grimdark fiction is a story set in a ruthless world where only the negative qualities of a character come through. There is really no happiness or very little hope for these characters. Noir fiction is where the characters are very tough, cynical, and pessimistic. Blackwing is grimdark noir with a dash of anti-hero. The setting for Blackwing is in a world that is blighted and deplorable. The Misery […]


Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Posted September 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Gatekeepers is the type of read that when you pick it up you find yourself caught up in the excitement until the end. I love reads that have creatures from other planets or dimensions and this story certainly delivered. Joshua Mills has had a rough go of things lately. After he was acquitted of patricide, had lost his wife and child to divorce, and was finally released from prison, all Joshua […]


Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

Posted September 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Ninth Circle by C.A. Harland

The Ninth Circle was entertaining, fast paced and I liked the idea of the circles. Basically, think of the circles as levels of supernatural criminal activity. The lower the number the lower the threat. Each division was tasked with a different activity and were overseen by demons. What the characters of this story were unaware of was that there was a puppeteer pulling their strings and they were just the […]


Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Posted September 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

I was quite interested in reading a good paranormal story and when I came across a book that not only had a paranormal element but it revolved around the Titanic, I knew I had to read it! Haunting the Deep is the second book in the How to Hang a Witch series. This is a series that I would recommend reading in series order. Although the mystery in this book […]


Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

Posted September 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

What an exciting continuation of the Blackwood Saga! The Spirit Mage picks up right after the continuation of The Brothers Three where we first met the brothers Will, Caleb, and Valjean Blackwood. Will was bequeathed a very powerful sword from his father but he was given little warning to the fact that this was a sword of power and many would kill to have it in their possession. Having recently […]


Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand

Posted September 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: Denai Storm by Tiffany Shand

Denai Storm is the third book of the Excalibar Investigation Series. This story starts out with action and it continues at a fast paced up until the end. I really enjoyed that Cate’s character started out strong. Her husband had been gone too long, where diplomacy  failed Cate was going to fill that gap. I really liked the team of enforcers that Cate has assembled over the previous two books. […]


Review: The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

Posted September 1, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson

The Bride of Glass is the second book in the Glass Vault series and picks up directly after the conclusion of the first book in this series, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault. If you are interested in reading the first book in this series, I want you to know that the review on this book containers no spoilers for this The Bride of Glass BUT it would be mega-spoilers if you plan […]


Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

Posted August 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero

The Dollmaker of Krakow is a beautiful story that parallels a country called The Land of Dolls with 1940’s Kraków, Poland. Karolina was living in the world where dolls come to rest after their doll bodies perish here on Earth. In that world, she was a seamstress who would sew wishes into each article of clothing that she made for her doll customers. At the start of the story she […]


Mini-Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Posted August 27, 2017 by Minx
Mini-Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Mini-Review: Strange the Dreamer is an amazingly written book! If ever anyone needs an example of descriptive writing, this book is going to be my answer, every time. I am a fan of descriptive writing, I love to see the world, feel it, know it, but even for me this story was a bit much. As much as I appreciate that the author could describe the lighting of a single […]


Review: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

Posted August 23, 2017 by Minx
Review: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

I adored this book, adored it! Pink Lock Pick and Sequined Witch Hats was a charming read. When I first started reading this story I was not so sure about the main character, Gracie. Her character struck me as a shallow and self-absorbed main character. Now wait before you start rolling any eyes. There is more to this character and that is what made me absolutely love this story. Gracie […]


Review: To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell

Posted August 21, 2017 by Minx
Review: To Tame A Wild Heart by Gwen Mitchell

Grab your copy today on Amazon for FREE! For a limited time only! ***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.***   Review: To Tame a Wild Heart is a series starter for the Zyne Legacy romances. This story is set in a world that has magic, witches, wraiths, and the non-magical folk. Ignorant to life beyond the ordinary Audrey Taylor was a street hustler who did […]


Stolen Wish by Jennifer Blackstream

Posted August 7, 2017 by Minx
Stolen Wish by Jennifer Blackstream

The wait is over! STOLEN WISH, the fifth book in the Blood Realm Series is now available!  Review: Stolen Wish reminded me of Disney’s story of Aladdin but with a paranormal twist. Or maybe the story of Ali Baba with a twist. Either way, I do not know if that is what the Author was going for but it shared enough similarities that it was hard to miss, but then […]


The Sixth Gate by K.T. Munson

Posted August 7, 2017 by Minx
The Sixth Gate by K.T. Munson

I recently read the prequel to The Sixth Gate, The Gate Guardian’s Daughter, and was pumped about reading this story. This is not a fantasy read that involves only two main characters, there is an expansive world development going on in this book. There are different worlds with its own race and guardians, as well as a Netherworld that has unbelievable creatures with its own royalty. Remarkable! The main story […]


Flash Point by Ronelle Antoinette

Posted August 4, 2017 by Minx
Flash Point by Ronelle Antoinette

Flash Point is the second book in the Elemental Trials series. I flew through this book! Flew. Through. It. What a captivating read, I could not get enough. The language and the tone were just perfect for me. I will say though, that this is a book that would be best read in series order. It is helpful to understand the political backdrop that was thoroughly explained in the first […]


The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

Posted August 2, 2017 by Minx
The Last Dragon Rider by Errin Krystal

I loved that The Last Dragon Rider starts out as a bedtime story told by a guardian to their child. I could clearly see the scene unfurling, the child asking for a story before bedtime the weary caretaker wanting nothing more than for the child to go to bed but can’t deny their enthusiastic pleas. After figuring that it would be easier to just tell the tale, the guardian starts […]


The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Posted July 25, 2017 by Minx
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

What a pleasurable read! The Epic Crush of Genie Lo is a book that would appeal to all readers. This story has it all, epic battles, good versus evil, romance, Chinese mythology, I could keep going on and on! This story was better than I ever expected, I just couldn’t get enough and I hope against hope that it will turn into a series!! Genie Lo is not your average […]


Book Blitz: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

Posted July 24, 2017 by Minx
Book Blitz: Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse

This book was one that just looked too cute to pass up. I have it to review, so keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming review on Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse!! Or if you are a book reviewer click on the link below and we can compare notes 😊. Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse Publication Date: July 24th 2017 Genres: Urban […]