Genre: Fantasy

Cast in Flight by Michelle Sagara – Fantasy #Review

My biggest complaint about this book is that it is number twelve in a series. Unfortunately NetGalley needs to update their series displays, unless it’s in the synopsis you can’t tell if it’s a series book. Yes, shame on me, I should have gone onto Goodreads.com and checked, but you see a pretty cover and a cool blurb and you get excited and you click. So, I think this book would have been much better if I was actually committed to the series, since there were eleven books that came before it.

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews #Review

There is a reason Ilona Andrews has a loyal following – this husband-and-wife team consistently writes action-packed books that hold the reader’s attention until the very end. Twisting plot lines and detailed action scenes keep us on the edge of our seat right up to the last line. This is the ninth book in the series and it hasn’t gotten old; the story is still lively and exciting enough to re-read.

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The Sight by Chloe Neill Blog Tour and Giveaway

THE SIGHT by Chloe Neill is a relevant commentary on the dangers of establishing an “other” in our world. Through her story about human groups vs paranormal groups, Neill explores what it means when a group of people are identified as different. What violence, hate, and judgment comes with the “other” classification? Here are my Top Five Reasons to Read THE SIGHT.

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The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood – ARC Review

This ARC review is ridiculously late. It took me forever to slug through this book, but I have to preface, it was not the stories fault, or the plot etc., it was the typography. This is a lesson to authors – your formatting matters. Why BERKLEY didn’t check their ARC output is beyond me. I understand it’s just the ARC – but you are trying to get reviews out of these and the LIGATURES were missing. For the none typography nerds out there – that’s the fi – when it converts to one glyph. See, in some fonts the fi combines and removes the dot on the i. Some fonts have this glyph, others do not. The master file used ligatures – when they converted it to an eARC the converted font didn’t have that glyph, which means EVERY fi in the book was missing. There are 3681 words that use an fi. It made this ARC almost impossible to read. I apologize for the long rant, but I feel obligated to read the book because I received and ARC, but found it impossible to enjoy the book since I was constantly being popped out of it.

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

PJV QUICKIE: Wow, is this really book 9?  The books go by so fast with a series you love!  Patty Briggs’ Mercedes Thompson series is excellent and I think Fire Touched is near the top as a favorite book in this series. Review: Patricia Briggs is a genius storyteller. If you haven’t read any of her books, I am here to tell you that you are in for a treat any time you crack one of her books open.  If you have read her books, you know I’m not exaggerating.  Since this is book 9 in the series, I’m not...

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