Book Reviews

Reviews of books.

Review of Working for the Devil

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this book, with a capital L. In fact, I wish I had more stars today. I found this gem via the Dark Urban Fantasy Blog: http://www.darkurbanfantasy.com/ So much good here, I barely know where to begin. Dante Valentine is a great heroine, maybe one of my favorites of all time. She’s foul-mouthed, sassy, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. That occasionally makes her a little hard-nosed, but the way her character is built up makes that fitting. Her relationships are frequently hostile and always amusing....

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Review for Ill Wind

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 | 0 comments

Ill Wind by Rachel Caine My rating: 4 of 5 stars Ill Wind is the kind of book I love to read: sassy main character, interesting fantasy aspects, a sprinkling of romance. Unsurprisingly, I inhaled the book, and really enjoyed it. In general I thought Caine’s characterizations were brilliant. Jo is fun and independent, just enough girl power but not over the line into ridiculous. I adored David. There are a bunch of great side characters, Lewis, Star, Paul, and Bad Bob. The world building was just right for me. Enough detail to make things clear, but not so much that I feel like...

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Review for Slave to Sensation

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh My rating: 4 of 5 stars The setting of Slave to Sensation a not too distant future, with a slightly altered history. Human evolution has branched out into two distinct species, the Changeling and the Psy. This might sound like the set up to a Sci-Fi story, but really it’s much more firmly placed in the Fantasy realm than anything remotely scientific. Overall, I quite liked the book. I enjoy Singh’s writing style. She has quick pace with not an undue amount of description. There were a few places where the navel-gazing got a bit much, but...

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Review for River Marked

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 | 7 comments

River Marked by Patricia Briggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars River Marked was different from the other Mercy books, and I’m undecided on which version I prefer. I liked that we got a lot of Mercy’s background that we’d been missing. I also enjoyed the reduced angst because the relationship issues between her and Adam finally got resolved. What I liked less was that beginning seemed slow, I think that’s because a lot of the Native American backstory had to be fit in and that made for less action early on. We do get a good amount Mercy butt-kicking goodness, but it’s...

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Review of Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the reason I don’t give out five stars often. Wonderful and amazing are the first two words that come to mind, but that just sounds like empty praise, so let me dial that back and tell you what this book is without all the hyperbole. It’s a contemporary murder mystery, but also so much more than that. The themes of love, loyalty and addiction that occur throughout are powerful. Swift is a beautiful character that will win your heart. He’s so lovely and complicated that once I started reading I...

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Review of Sins of the Demon

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book doesn’t disappoint. Like all of Rowland’s Kara Gillian books, there’s snappy dialog, action and nifty arcane happenings. As always, when I got the end I wished there was more. I didn’t like it quite as much as Mark of the Demon, only because it felt like there was less going on. The last two books were filled with excitement and this one seemed like more of Kara wandering around trying to figure out what was going on. I did like how the deaths Kara was investigating worked with the overall plot...

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