Disclaimer: I am friends with the author. However, I purchased my copy of the book for full price. Notes of Temptation is a mixed book: part romance, part historical drama, part urban fantasy, and all fun.
Some trilogies work well when the author tries to have every book tell a story in a very different way. Unfortunately, this wasn’t one of them.
This novel was easily my favorite in the trilogy, for a few different reasons.
First of all, let’s get a few things straight. (1) This is a literary fantasy novel. (2) This novel was much more influenced by The Chronicles of Narnia than by Harry Potter. (3) I read this trilogy because I adore the television show currently airing, so my review is going to be linked to that biasContinue reading “Review: THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman”
It’s always fun to return to one of my favorite series, and it’s even better when that series manages to consistently surprise you. Though there have been some departures, Lackey’s formula for her Elemental Masters series has been “Traditional fairy tale retold in historical (mostly British) urban fantasy setting and concludes with female elemental masterContinue reading “Review: BLOOD RED by Mercedes Lackey”
Part of me keeps waiting for anything about this series to get stale or boring or overdone, because it can’t possibly keep being this damn good. Sure, not every novel in the series is the best thing I’ve ever read, but one thing I appreciate about Ilona Andrews (referred to as “they,” since it isContinue reading “Review: MAGIC SHIFTS by Ilona Andrews”
Favorite story: “The Note” by Phaedra Weldon. While many of the stories in this anthology rated between 3 and 4 stars for me and were cute and enjoyable but not amazing, this penultimate tale punched me right in the feels. There are so many things about the life of a Herald that are explored in this tale,Continue reading “Review: CRUCIBLE edited by Mercedes Lackey”
And thus, we finally come to the conclusion of the Stargate Atlantis Legacy series, which continues the story past season 5 of the television series. Overall, this novel was both a bittersweet and very satisfying ending to a much larger and more complicated story line.
DISCLAIMER: I share a publisher with one of the authors discussed below. However, I purchased my copy of the book at full price from the anthology’s editor, not the author, and I do not consider our relationship to have bearing on my review choices. I was not a contributor to the Kickstarter campaign that initiallyContinue reading “Review: STEAMPUNK WORLD edited by Sarah Hans”
As I slowly get caught up on the never-ending list of finished books that need to be reviewed, I figured I should put together an official review policy (even though I definitely don’t consider myself an official book reviewer). Go here or click the “Review Policy” tab at the top of the page for informationContinue reading “Book Review Policy”