May 062016
 
New Release Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Book #1 in Every Heart a Doorway Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: April 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Tor and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 012016
 
Release Day Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire

Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire Book #5 in InCryptid Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st 2016 ARC Provided by DAW and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifth book in Seanan McGuire’s funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price. Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back into the swing of the family business: cryptozoology. She’s rescuing cryptids from bad situations, protecting them from monster-hunters, and generally risking life and limb for the greater good, with her ex-Covenant partner/husband, Dominic, by her side. Her ballroom dance career is behind her—or so she [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

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Nov 252015
 
Review: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire

A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire Book #9 in October Daye Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 ARC Provided by DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: Things are looking up. For the first time in what feels like years, October “Toby” Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life—and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change. Or not. When Queen Windermere’s seneschal is [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 182015
 
New Release Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire Book #4 in InCryptid Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: Endangered, adjective: Threatened with extinction or immediate harm. Australia, noun: A good place to become endangered. Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family—no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he’s starting to feel like he’s got the hang of things…at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there, [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

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Jul 302014
 
Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire Book #1 in Ghost Stories Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 6th 2014 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, and she’s still running. They have names for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 182014
 
New Release Review: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire

Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire Book #3 in InCryptid Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 E-Book Purchased from Amazon and DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn’t expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend—Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats—is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone… The third book in the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Aug 202013
 
Early Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire

Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire Book #7 in the October Daye series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: September 3rd 2013 Print Galley Provided by DAW Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Things are starting to look up for October “Toby” Daye. She’s training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit. Toby’s efforts to take the problem to the Queen of the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

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Jul 052013
 
Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors* *see full list at the end of this post* Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Release date: July 23, 2013 Genre: Anthology of short stories about carnivals Synopsis from Goodreads: A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 092013
 
New Release Review: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire Book #2 in the InCryptid Novels Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 5 March 2013 ARC Provided by the Author Synopsis from Goodreads: Cryptid, noun: 1. Any creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically. Term officially coined by cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983. 2. That thing that’s getting ready to eat your head. 3. See also: “monster.” The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity–and humanity from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a cryptozoologist, she’d rather dance a [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 122012
 
Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire

Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire  Book #6 in the October Daye Series Paperback Purchased from Amazon.com [box color=grey]Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s been almost a year since October “Toby” Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day’s sleep. She’s tried to focus on her responsibilities—training Quentin, upholding her position as Sylvester’s knight, and paying the bills—but she can’t help feeling like her world is crumbling around her, and her increasingly reckless behavior is beginning to worry even her staunchest supporters. To make matters worse, Toby’s just been [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 12, 2012 at 7:36 am