Tag: Magic Users

Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

Posted December 24, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades is a rich and engrossing tale that is told from the perspectives of the Emperor’s children, Kayden, Valyn, and Adare. The story starts with the Emperor having been murdered and leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. The next Emperor, Kaden, was living in a distant land that would takes months to reach. Kaden may be the next emperor but he knows little to nothing about running an […]


Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Posted December 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Everything in this series has been leading up to these moments and they are finally here. In Heart on Fire, Catalia and Griffin have cemented themselves as rulers of Tarva and are making plans to integrate both Sinta and Tarva with the goal of eventually uniting Thalyria, but in order for that to happen Cat was going to have to confront her worst fear, her mother. Before she was even […]


Review: Winter’s Siren by Krystal Jane Ruin

Posted December 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Winter’s Siren by Krystal Jane Ruin

Winter’s Siren is a dark fantasy that was both captivating and twisted. This story follows the narrative of two characters who are opposite in every way. Devi was born out of a union that was doomed from the start. Her mother met a tragic end at the hands of her father but Devi was spared, just barely, due to her innocence. Her father made it his life’s mission to find […]


Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Posted December 2, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

I truly enjoyed the prequel to this book, The Bear and the Nightingale, but this book, The Girl in the Tower, just took my breath away! I actually enjoyed it so much more!! Despite my love for this story, I could have done without like the whole disguise yourself as another gender trope. I always know it is going to end badly so I just spend most of the time […]


Cover Reveal: Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream

Posted December 1, 2017 by Minx
Cover Reveal: Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream

 I am so excited to be able to share with you the cover of DEADLINE by Jennifer Blackstream today!    Deadline by Jennifer Blackstream (Blood Trails #1)   Blurb:  As a witch with a dark past, Shade Renard knows the Otherworld isn’t always successful at policing itself. Humans don’t believe in magic anymore, and their ignorance renders them easy prey. So when an FBI contact hires her to consult on […]


Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted November 29, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

The Edge of the Blade is the second book in The Uncharted Realms series as well as the fifth book in The Twelve Kingdoms series. The Uncharted Realms series is a spin off from The Twelve Kingdoms series and it takes place after magic has broken free over the Twelve Kingdoms. I would recommend reading the first three books in the Kingdoms series before starting the first book in the […]


Review with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Posted November 28, 2017 by Minx
Review with Excerpt: Flame in the Dark by Faith Hunter

Flame in the Dark was such a fun read for me! I love the paranormal investigation team PSYLed Unit 18 and in this story, they are back and in full swing. This story starts out smack dab in the middle of an investigation. There had just been a shooting at a senator’s house and Nell is cutting her teeth as a full-fledged probationary paranormal investigator. Nell is officially done with […]


Review: The Bohemian Magician by A.L. Sirois

Posted November 19, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Bohemian Magician by A.L. Sirois

This story, The Bohemian Magician, follows the life of young Guilhelm, the future duke of Poictiers, Comté du Poitou. At the start of the story Guilhelm is a twelve-year-old boy who was out hunting with his friend and came across a fairy who he thought might have been already dead. While investigating what lay before his feet the fairy awakens and finds Guilhelm watching him and the fairy assumes that […]


Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

Posted November 13, 2017 by Minx
Review: Heart of the Fae by Emma Hamm

This story, Heart of the Fae, has my heart completely and utterly. This was such a delightful story! If you love any rendition of the Beauty and the Beast story then this is a story you will absolutely love. Especially if you are fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, because the main character of this story reminds me of a broody Tamlin. Except in this story Eamonn has […]


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 […]