Tag: NetGalley

Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Posted March 30, 2017 by Minx
Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Toward a Secret Sky was a like-dislike book for me. What originally excited me about this book was that the main character, Maren Hamilton, was ignorant to the fact that her parents were spies until she was sent her mother’s encrypted journal. Then throw in labyrinths, booby-trapped crypts and romance and I was desperately looking forward to this book! It just did not pan out the way I wanted it […]


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 […]


Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Posted March 27, 2017 by Minx
Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Saving Mercy is the third book that I have read from Author Abbie Roads and she has never failed to shock and awe me with her plots. I swear I almost read this book while having my fingers spread over my eyes at certain points! I know, I know…not possible, but if it was then I would have done it! There is no easing into this story. It just grabs […]


Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

Posted March 23, 2017 by Minx
Myths of Mish by Katie Hamstead

I am not usually a fairytale reader but I do enjoy reading the Fairytale Galaxy Chronicles. I love the idea of a story evolving from the ending of a famous fairytale. Even better is that the characters have their struggles from what they endured previously. I am always excited to see where the story goes. 😉 Hansel and Gretel’s tale of horror with the witch in the woods is a […]


A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

Posted March 15, 2017 by Minx
A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd

While reading the synopsis, I thought that the character of Miss Gillian Young was going to be sleuthing out clues to her father’s death. Something more along the lines of a female Sherlock Holmes. The investigation was nothing like that. Mostly it is Gillian asking questions to the police and others in hopes of learning something substantial. There is danger that seems to follow her around and the suspense is […]


Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

Posted March 14, 2017 by Minx
Wanted and Wired by Vivien Jackson

This book is everything the synopsis promised and more. It was perfect for me! I love science fiction and the idea of technologically enhanced super humans just hits all my yes buttons. This book is exactly what I would find on the Syfy channel—well maybe waaay late night Syfy channel. It has quite the sexy times throughout the story. So not really “prime time” material but entirely enjoyable to read. […]


Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Posted March 13, 2017 by Minx
Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, With an excerpt and Giveaway!

Praise for Girl in Disguise “The best book I read in 2016 hasn’t been published yet. Historical fiction at its best…. a rollicking tale. ” – Publishers Weekly “Electrifying…a rollicking nineteenth-century thrill ride.”  ―Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of Girl Waits with Gun “an exciting, well-crafted historical novel. Loaded with suspense and action, this is a well-told, superb story. ” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review “You’re going to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

Posted February 2, 2017 by Minx
The Devil Crept In by Ania Ahlborn

The devil crept in is no joke. This is a horrific tale of two cousins and how their lives were affected by a creature from the pits of hell. I am not a horror genre aficionado but I do enjoy the occasional pulse pounding suspense that comes from reading a good horror book. This book delivered that as well as a side of gore. The book is divided into three […]


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 […]


Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Posted January 31, 2017 by Minx
Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

Laura Mori’s character is a newbie about to get a crack at her first case. She is written as competent, intelligent and a slightly naïve woman who wants to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. I enjoyed that her character is of the Japanese ethnicity. She is no wilting waif and I love protagonist diversity. Throughout the story you will also see her struggle with […]


The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

Posted January 25, 2017 by Minx
The Girl in the Garden by Melanie Wallace

I was interested in reading this story because it sounded like the kind of read where you can let yourself fall into the characters. The writing was beautifully descriptive. Almost poetic and filled with flowing prose. For some this writing style may be a turnoff, it just depends on what your tastes are. This story is not just about June and her abandonment. This novel is truly about the inhabitants […]


Man on the Run by Carl Weber

Posted January 11, 2017 by Minx
Man on the Run by Carl Weber

This story is told in alternating first person voice and it follows four main characters, Jay, Kyle, Wil, and Allen.  What a dynamic read with four very different personalities. Some of the situations they find themselves drawn into are almost on the cusp of unrealistic but not so unbelievable that it stops you from becoming engrossed in the story. There are lots of sexy times between these men and their […]


A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn

Posted January 4, 2017 by Minx
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 […]


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 […]


The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee

Posted December 30, 2016 by Minx
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 […]