Tag Archives: Magic

Book Review: Widdershins (Whyborne and Griffin #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

Widdershins

I love a good paranormal romance. Laurell K Hamilton’s “Anita Blake Vampire Hunter” series sunk its teeth into me, and kept me hooked to this very day. Too often though, the paranormal aspects become romanticised and no longer provide the scares they once did.

Widdershins came as a recommendation from my boyfriend and boy did it hit the spot. Do not let the cover fool you, this book has real charm.

Continue reading Book Review: Widdershins (Whyborne and Griffin #1) by Jordan L. Hawk

Book Review: Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Reviewed last year, Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) was a fast paced and highly enjoyable read about the undersea adventures of a group of young mermaids.

Deep Blue was good, but it turns out I enjoyed the sequel, Rogue Wave, even more.

Warning: This book review will spoil the plot of Deep Blue, so if you’ve not read that yet, please go check out my review.

Continue reading Book Review: Rogue Wave (Waterfire Saga #2) by Jennifer Donnelly

Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

Inked

During a recent binge watch of BookTube videos, I came across one from JesseTheReader where he talked about a few of his anticipated winter 2015 releases. Inked was the first on the list, and the cover combined with the synopsis grabbed me straight away.

Thanks to Netgalley i’ve had the opportunity to read it early for an honest review.

Continue reading Book Review: Inked by Eric Smith

Book Review: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

TheIronTrial

Two of the hottest authors in YA right now, Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Coldest Girl in Cold Town) have teamed up on Magisterium, a hot new Middle Grade series.

The first book in the series is The Iron Trial, and so far I like what i’ve seen.

Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

Continue reading Book Review: The Iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Book Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

PaperMagician

Release Date: September 1, 2014
Pages: 226
Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Available from: Amazon or BookDepository
Goodreads: The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy #1)
Rating:  FullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingEmptyStarRating

Look at that cover! Naturally when I saw The Paper Magician as one of the monthly Kindle First offers, I had to have it. Turns out this was a good choice because debut author Charlie N. Holmberg did not disappoint in this YA Fantasy about paper folding, picture book holograms and a still-beating heart ripped out of a man’s chest.

Continue reading Book Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry #9)

AShiverOfLight

 

Release Date: June 3rd, 2014.
Pages: 385
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Available from: Amazon or BookDepository
Goodreads: A Shiver Of Light (Merry Gentry #9)
Rating:  FullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingEmptyStarRating

Laurell K Hamilton was the author that introduced me to Paranormal Romance, with her most popular character Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter. After consuming all of those, I in turn fell in love with her other big book series, featuring Meredeth Gentry, Faerie Princess. “A Shiver Of Light” is the ninth entry in the series, and I could barely contain my excitement when I saw it had finally released.

Since this the ninth book in the series, reading beyond this point will definitely spoil you on what has happened so far. You’ve been warned!

Continue reading Book Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton (Merry Gentry #9)

Book Review: “The Iron Traitor” by Julie Kagawa

irontraitor

Recently I talked about the fact that I had a small pile of actual paper books to read, and this was the first on the list. The latest in the Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series by Julie Kagawa, I received this as a birthday present so I was excited to get started.

Continue reading Book Review: “The Iron Traitor” by Julie Kagawa

Book Review: Beckoning Blood by Daniel De Lorne

BeckoningBlood

Source: Advanced Review Copy
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Pages: 222
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, M/M
Publisher: Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises
Author: Daniel De Lorne
Available from: Beckoning Blood 
Goodreads: Beckoning Blood
Rating:  FullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRatingFullStarRating

As a long time fan of the Paranormal Fantasy genre, i’m used to gay characters and sex scenes in my books. It may surprise you to know that i’ve never actually read a book that was based entirely around a M/M romance. It is time to change that, so lets dig into Beckoning Blood and see what i’ve been missing.

Continue reading Book Review: Beckoning Blood by Daniel De Lorne