Book Review: Notorious (Shifter Scoundrels #1) by Charlie Cochet & Macy Blake

I’m always willing to give weird genre mash-ups a shot, so this book ending up on my TBR isn’t a surprise. It features a shockingly unexpected opening that sets up the main conflict while also doing a decent bit of worldbuilding, which hooked me pretty much instantly. I also thoroughly enjoyed main characters Caspian andContinue reading “Book Review: Notorious (Shifter Scoundrels #1) by Charlie Cochet & Macy Blake”

Book Review: Shah Mat (Shattered Pawns #4) by Jennifer Cody

Read my reviews of the previous books set in this series/world: Diviner’s Game series | Shattered Pawns series Some books are easy to review, no matter the genre. These things happened, the characters were like this, and this is how I felt about it. Some books, on the other hand, are the culmination of halfContinue reading “Book Review: Shah Mat (Shattered Pawns #4) by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: Devil’s Mark (Reckless Damned #1) by Lark Taylor

I enjoyed this solid debut by a new author (I’m not sure whether they have anything under other names) with a different-enough take on demons and angels to keep things fresh while staying rooted in the familiar. Using this element of the supernatural can get bogged down by religion, but Taylor’s world doesn’t automatically assignContinue reading “Book Review: Devil’s Mark (Reckless Damned #1) by Lark Taylor”

Book Review: Shattered Pawns Series by Jennifer Cody

This post includes reviews of the following books in the Shattered Pawns series: Pass (Shattered Pawns #1) I fell in such love with this fascinating urban fantasy world that I devoured this trilogy soon after finishing the first one, Diviner’s Game. A previous antihero, Tio, is now solidly in the hero camp, and I lovedContinue reading “Book Review: Shattered Pawns Series by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: Flames of a Falling God (Misbegotten #1) by Searby Gray

Because of *gestures at the world* I haven’t read any sorts of dystopian or post-apocalyptic books in a few years. But this book has been on my radar for a while, and since the author is relaunching the series, I wanted to check it out (quick note on timing: I read this book and wroteContinue reading “Book Review: Flames of a Falling God (Misbegotten #1) by Searby Gray”

Book Review: Storm Front (Immortals Descending #1) by Iris Foxglove

I started reading the books set in this fantasy world because I was interested in how the authors play with the biological power exchange facet. Now that I’m happily sucked into the third series, I’m almost entirely here for the worldbuilding and amazing characters and relationship they have developed. The power exchange bit is aContinue reading “Book Review: Storm Front (Immortals Descending #1) by Iris Foxglove”

Book Review: Best Served Cold by E.M. Denning

One of my favorite books by this author is called Murder Husbands, so I knew I had to check out her dark romance featuring a literal demon. I was not disappointed, and this book is a perfect way to enjoy the spookiest month of the year. Note, however, that I primarily call this a darkContinue reading “Book Review: Best Served Cold by E.M. Denning”

Book Review: The Fae Queen’s Captive (Peculiar Tastes) by Sierra Simone

I’m traveling on Halloween this year, so I’ll admit that I’m not as hyped for the holiday as I usually am. Reading this unexpected dark romance changed all that in a heartbeat. The opening events are the perfect welcome to the spooky season, evoking horror tropes of the final girl while simultaneously instilling a senseContinue reading “Book Review: The Fae Queen’s Captive (Peculiar Tastes) by Sierra Simone”

Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody

This post includes reviews of the books in the Diviner’s Game series: Bishop to Knight One (Diviner’s Game #1) When I tried to read an earlier edition of this book, I didn’t get very far. A few months later, I read other books by this author and fell in love with her creativity and writingContinue reading “Book Review: Diviner’s Game Series by Jennifer Cody”

Book Review: Pieces of Silver (Starian Tale) by Iris Foxglove

This novella works best if you’ve read the main Starian Cycle series of novels, mostly for the identities and relationships between all of the secondary characters who make up the Starian royal family, their consorts, and their important officials. However, the narrators for this particular story are the palace guard captain and royal tailor, whichContinue reading “Book Review: Pieces of Silver (Starian Tale) by Iris Foxglove”