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Book Review: A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester

Book Review: A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester

A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester is the first book in her Henny Penny Farmette Mystery series. With legions of inconsistencies this book ended up being a clear DNF for me. In full disclosure about my DNF policy and reviews I want to start off by saying that I did read more than 50% of this book. I persevered through with brute force, but after hitting the over 50% mark I decided life was just too short to finish this book. Honestly, one of the reasons I picked up this book was the beekeeping aspect. This is close to… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: Giving Up The Ghost by S.A. Price

Audiobook Review: Giving Up The Ghost by S.A. Price

  Giving Up the Ghost is the first book in the 13 Shades of Red series by S.A. Price. Giving Up the Ghost is a  behind the scenes look at a band’s life with an intriguing mixture of supernatural elements. Giving Up the Ghost is a story I didn’t know much about when I started it. Going in blind was a perfect way to start and I quickly became fascinated with the entire cast of characters. Each character held a unique feeling to them and as the story went on I became even more intrigued by the psychology of the story…. Read more »

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Book Review: Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

Book Review: Dragon Fall by Katie MacAlister

  Dragon Fall is Katie MacAlister’s first book in her Black Dragons series. Once I picked Dragon Fall up, I could not put it down. My nose stayed in the book and everything else just had to wait! Taking place in the same world as the Aisling Grey and other Dragons series I enjoyed the tie-ins to the other series, even though I am severely behind on the other series. Some of my favorite and unforgettable characters were still part of the story line and made me feel like I had not missed a beat. However, the new characters stood… Read more »

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Book Review: Wraithborne by A.D. Roland

Book Review: Wraithborne by A.D. Roland

Wraithborne by A.D. Roland is a creep and entertaining read from beginning to end and a refreshing change to my normal reading line-up. Wraithborne was more than just a great surprise, it fulfilled my mood for something creepy and delivered more than I was expecting! My subconscious was filled to the brim with crazy and it ran with it! Just what I want from a horror, something that digs in and takes hold. Vada is an artist married to a police officer and they have a very interesting relationship. Vada’s pill addiction pulls her under, but the real horror comes from Nick’s past. The psychological aspects… Read more »

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Book Review: Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison

Book Review: Tempted by Fire by Erin Kellison

  Tempted by Fire is Erin Kellison’s first book in her Dragons of Bloodfire series. Kellison brilliantly lined the pages with deep character and world building, creating a page turner until the end. My least favorite thing about this book was the length. I wanted more! Even with the lean number of pages, Kellison manages to pack a surprising amount of back story for several of the characters onto the pages. Their backstories really made the characters into people you wanted to know more about. Kellison pulls away from the typical romance cliche of the two love interests having a falling… Read more »

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Audiobook Review – Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

Audiobook Review – Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

  Discount Armageddon is the first book in Seanan McGuire’s InCryptid series. With a lot of worldbuilding and characters lining the pages this book was a “down the middle” for me. I had been eyeballing this book for quite some time. Honestly, the cover itself invoked the same kind of mixed reaction that reading the book invoked. Kind of a mixture of WOW and SAY WHAT? Verity was a great strong female lead, but I felt the focus on her body image was a bit over the top. Maybe it was because I understand the rules of the ballroom dancing that… Read more »

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