Tag: Magic Users

Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

Posted April 25, 2017 by Minx
Cold Reign by Faith Hunter

It was while reading the Soulwood series that I was introduced to world of Jane Yellowrock. I know now that I was obviously living under a boulder! I knew from reading the Soulwood installments that I wanted to know about this world but I had no idea that I was going to be blown away. This story was everything I wanted and more! Cold Reign is the eleventh book in […]


Review with Excerpt: Dark Alpha’s Lover by Donna Grant

Posted April 18, 2017 by Minx
Review with Excerpt: Dark Alpha’s Lover by Donna Grant

Dark Alpha’s Lover is the fourth book in the Reaper series by Author Donna Grant. I first saw the cover of this book on the author’s website and after viewing the synopsis I knew I had to read it! I had learned about the world that this story is set in via Firestorm, a Dark Kings novel so I knew this would be a good read for me. The entire world […]


Bound by Benedict Jacka

Posted March 29, 2017 by Minx
Bound by Benedict Jacka

Wow! I love that the Alex Verus series is always filled with action and dire situations. Bound starts right where the previous book, Burned, left off and I do so enjoy the title that has been chosen for this book. Alex is absolutely bound by circumstances in this book and there is no wiggle room for the choices he must make. Having already lost everything, there is very little that Alex […]


Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Posted March 28, 2017 by Minx
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

While reading Red Sister, I could not help but realize that this story would appeal to fans of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. There are similarities in this story to both of these books.  Do not misunderstand though, this novel is its own animal. If I had to narrow down what I felt the similarities were it would be that this story has members of […]


The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Posted March 1, 2017 by Minx
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

What was it that drew me to this story? A story revolving around necromancy is not something you run into that often and hello on that gorgeous cover! Upon reading it I find that there is a significant Asian (think geisha) influence throughout the writing and the story itself is about love, loss and revenge. This story is told from two points of view and it transitions from past to […]


Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Posted February 28, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


The Changing by Eric Buffington

Posted February 20, 2017 by Minx
The Changing by Eric Buffington

War is on the horizon and it is up to the people of Denall to band together to stop Mordyar and his supporters. Since book one, this story has been about Mordyar’s quest to bring about the prophecy that is connected to the six stones of power. He has developed alliances, put plans into motion and had his followers do all his dirty work in order to pave the path […]


Firestorm by Donna Grant

Posted February 17, 2017 by Minx
Firestorm by Donna Grant

Firestorm is the tenth book in the Dark Kings series. The story takes place in various areas of Scotland. It also means that most of the Kings including Dimitri speaks with a Scottish accent. It is verra, verra good and makes his character a bit more swoon-worthy. The Kings are dragons that existed on Earth before mankind and through poor judgement on their part swore to provide protection for humankind. I […]


Flight of the Krilo by Sam Ferguson

Posted February 15, 2017 by Minx
Flight of the Krilo by Sam Ferguson

I am a fan of Sam Ferguson’s writing style. Every character is unique and the world building is always so original. The words just flow and create a vivid story that interests you throughout the tale. This story takes place in a world that has several races all striving to conquer, kill, or survive. There is a Native American feel for the Varvarr race. They are very connected to the […]


Gilded Cage by Vic James

Posted February 8, 2017 by Minx
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, […]


Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair

Posted February 3, 2017 by Minx
Wucaii by Pembroke Sinclair

This was a very original story. When I read the synopsis about a dragon hybrid I was intrigued. This story focuses on Aelana’s return to her home planet after a five-hundred-year absence. She is very conflicted about this return. She wonders if her sacrifice has been remembered by those that she left behind. Or will they just remember her as the monster they thought she was. We learn about Aelana’s […]


Hungry Ghosts by Stephen Blackmoore

Posted February 1, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

Posted January 30, 2017 by Minx
The Haunted Manor: Torn Between Power and Love by Emilia Hartley

A love story that includes malevolent spirits, yes please! I was very interested in reading this book because I wanted to see how well the author could combine true paranormal and romance. For me it was a winner! My favorite part of this book were the angry spirits. The scenes with the spirits were a bit spooky. The writing was well done, I could feel their anger and imagine them […]


Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Posted January 28, 2017 by Minx
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I was first introduced to author Leigh Bardugo when I read the Grisha Trilogy. That series was just spectacular (imagine fireworks and sparkles after this word), so when I read about the first book in this duology, Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as the Grisha books, I had to read it! I adored the first book and this book was even better! How could I […]


The Amaranthine Chronicles by Tiffany Shand

Posted January 23, 2017 by Minx
The Amaranthine Chronicles by Tiffany Shand

I reviewed a box set of three stories by Author Tiffany Shand. Below I have written a mini-review for each story in the series and given an individual rating per book. Overall I found that there were several aspects to this series that I enjoyed and some that I was meh about. What would have really hit the mark for me was being able to develop an emotional connection to […]


Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

Posted January 8, 2017 by Minx
Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017

While perusing some of the other great blogs out there I can across a post by Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars. The post was an explanation of a reading challenge called Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017. It is a challenge that is for readers who are into reading the fantasy genre. There is no pressure as you have all year and it is up to yourself to set the […]


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Posted January 6, 2017 by Minx
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

For fans of Russian folklore and Brothers Grimm fairytales this will be a story to delight the senses! Take a journey to medieval Russia and fall in love with a heroine who throws off the chains that her gender imposes upon her and cuts her own path in a world filled with magic, darkness, and conflicting religious beliefs. This is a magical fairy tale for all ages. This story starts […]


The Burning Page by Genevieve Cogman

Posted January 2, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Posted December 28, 2016 by Minx
Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

This book did not start on a high note for me. I have read and reviewed the first book in the series and I loved it, adored it and still do. When I started this book, I was all sorts of excited to see how the story was going to continue. It starts off shortly after the conclusion of book one and the opening scene is Griffin throwing the biggest […]


Eerie by C.M. McCoy

Posted December 23, 2016 by Minx
Eerie by C.M. McCoy

  Captivating, dark and spectacular! This is an amazing story and once I started reading it I could not get enough! I just want to gush about this story but I do not want to spoil it for anyone. So, I will try to rein it in but I am bursting at the seams with excitement about this book. The beginning of the book started out like a typical young […]