Category «Genre Book Showdown»

Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both …

Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm

I’ve been looking for a spooky read lately and my perusal of Netgalley and Edelweiss turned up The Girl From the Well and Servants of the Storm.  While neither turned out to be the creeptastic read I was hoping for, I definitely preferred one book over the other.  Read on to see who won this …

Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited

We have a haunted installment this time as two new series featuring women that can communicate with ghosts debuted in 2014.  Mary Behre’s Spirted goes head-to-head with Robin D. Owens’ Ghost Seer in this Genre Book Showdown!  Which ghostly tale will take home the trophy?  Read on to find out.   The Contenders: Spirited by Mary Behre Book #1 in Tidewater Genre: Paranormal …

Genre Book Showdown: Wallbanger vs. The Dr Pepper Prophecies

Today we are proud to present a Genre Book Showdown, 4th of July style! The contenders are two chick lit books with roots in Fan Fiction – one American and the other one British – with two heroines inordinately fond of sweets. Who will take home the win? Will it be the mighty Wallbanger by …

Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel

This month I read two HarperTeen novels about teenage girls that are something more than average.  Transparent‘s MC Fiona was an invisible girl and Parallel‘s MC Abby was able to sift through parallel universes.  Today, these books meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win?  Read on to see who is declared the victor!   The Contenders: Transparent by Natalie …

Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken

I’m trying out a new format for the Genre Book Showdown this time; let me know what you think!  This month I read two YA dystopians that are the beginnings of new series and today they meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win? Will it be The Ward by Jordana Frankel, where the world is …

Genre Book Showdown: Emilie and the Hollow World vs Spellbinding

This month I read two standalone, YA fantasies that skew toward a younger audience and today they meet in the Genre Book Showdown.  Who will take home the win?  Will it be Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells, a steampunk-infused fantasy set in a land at the center of the Earth?  Or will it be …

Genre Book Showdown: The Boyfriend vs The Gray Ghost Murders

I recently read two ARCs (advance reader copies) from the crime/mystery genre.  The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry followed the investigation of a serial killer targeting female escorts that all happened to fit the same physical profile.  The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty featured the discovery of human remains in a remote Montana location and the resulting …

Genre Book Showdown: Dance of Shadows vs Dancing in the Dark

February 2013 marks the release of two very different YA novels that are both set around the world of ballet. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black is a paranormal mystery set in a high-pressure, elite dance academy environment while Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati is a contemporary novel set in the ultra-conservative Haredi …