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

Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan

Semi-Charmed by Isabel Jordan

The idea of a psychic and paranormal private investigator is what drew me to this story. It was the witty dialogue however that truly held my attention from the start. Snark and sarcasm will keep me entertained every time! I really enjoyed the banter between the main characters. Harper’s character was sassy, witty, and determined while Riddick’s character was brooding, tortured, and self-deprecating. The juxtaposition between these characters was just right! I adored this story! Harper had been in a working partnership with a slayer named Romeo. That is until he skipped town leaving her with a business that she Read More

Black Bullet by L.D. Rose

Black Bullet by L.D. Rose

Graphic, intense, and action-packed! Dang! This story started off with a bang! This novel starts the story off with events that shaped the main characters. There are transitions between past and present and it is through these transitions that we understand the history that has brought the characters of this installment to the point that they are at. It is also where we are first introduced to Lawan Knight. We are able to learn about the catalyst that has turned her into the hybrid we know today. Let me just tell you that those scenes with Lawan were, as a woman, horrific and nightmare inducing. Read More

Once Bitten, Twice Die by Antony J. Stanton

Once Bitten, Twice Die by Antony Stanton

“Abbott was flecked with spittle. The stench of warm, rancid breath was overpowering as their heads slowly came together. Some of the man’s teeth had rotted and fallen out leaving open sores in the blackened gums. His face was mottled with an unhealthy, purple tinge. It was covered with scabs and flaking skin. Red lines like those of a habitual drinker covered his cheeks. His eyes were bulging and blood-shot, and darted about as though without focus. Yet the most chilling factor was the absolute lack of perception. The pupils were dilated and blank like those of a shark.” Can Read More

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Kingdom of Ashes by Elena May

Utterly alluring and remarkable! This story was set in a dystopian future where humanity is at the brink of annihilation. When I started this book I was struck by how Ms. May created a terrifying reality for humans who survived a harrowing extermination attempt. I so enjoyed the attention to detail that explained the positions of both the side of the vampires and the humans in this conflict. I was drawn to feel compassion for both species in this war and it can be compared to many past events that have occurred in our own histories. Myra is a great Read More

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

This book felt like a series of short stories with M being the main character and the world he inhabits is unlike anything I have ever read before. It seems to be commentary about M’s life, friends, and the city where he lives. It was very challenging to find the overall plot. If anything I felt that nothing made sense. There is no explanation of the world you find yourself in. Witches, Goblins, Humans and many other magical creatures all in a melting pot of NYC, why? How did they come to be there? A world need to be supported 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

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen

I have been waiting for this book to come out since April and it is finally in my hot little hands. It was so much more than I had hoped for. It has the steampunk elements that I adore. It has vampires, shape-shifters, mediums and humans with exceptional qualities. Loved it! This book for me is amazing; it felt like it had a blending of Jane Eyre, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Beauty and the Beast. Those three books happen to also be my favorites so I had warm fuzzies going on throughout this story. First thing first– Are Read More

The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Canada. The Genre Minx Book Reviews.

The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday

The Flame and the Arrow took me by surprise and kept me in a state of delight all the way to the wonderful end! I have repeatedly stated that I do indeed have a weakness for books with lovely cover art, so when I was contacted about this book, big thank you to author Emigh Cannaday, I was hooked on sight! Is that cover not just beautiful? What makes it beyond pleasing is that I just I absolutely enjoyed this story as well. I rarely give out five stars to a book but this book deserved it! The Setting: This 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

Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade. The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Vampire Girl by Karpov Kinrade

This story was really hard for me to rate. Arianna is a normal girl who recently dropped out of college to work at a diner so that she could help her mother pay the bills, although Ari’s mom is actually unaware of this fact. Hard times bring on hard decisions and even though Ari would love nothing more than to stay home on her eighteenth birthday, she has to go in to work because they need the money. During the course of her shift she meets a customer who seems to know more than he should and that makes Ari 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