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
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