Monday, January 30, 2017

Review: Outtakes from the Grave

Outtakes from the Grave Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was expecting a short novella with two of my favorite characters but got so much more. Outtakes from the Grave is the size of a regular book with all of the deleted or rewritten scenes from the Night Huntress series. There isn't anything especially important that you learn, but it's nice to get more of Cat & Bones. I wish this series wasn't over, it has been and will probably always be one of my favorites!!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: City of Demons

City of Demons City of Demons by Richelle Mead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I started the Georgina Kincaid series almost ten years ago, and while the books are slow in coming out the last few years they're still as fascinating as ever. Funny story, Georgina works in a bookstore with a coffee shop and has an addiction to white chocolate mochas. After seeing them mentioned over and over I decided to give them a try, and they're now my all time favorite Starbucks drink.

Georgina is a succubus, working for the archdemons of hell after selling her soul. She may be the only employee of all the evil that awaits us with any sense of her former humanity left. She's in love with Seth, a human who she refuses to be intimate with in order to avoid stealing his pieces of his soul. When her boss sends her to a sort of demon trial in his place, she realizes that her evil cohorts really care nothing for justice but are instead accepting the best bribe for their vote. While there, those who have cause to sway her opinion, use their influence to affect her relationship with Seth.

She eventually does the right thing, and only because of her are two somewhat innocent demons fate spared and the guilty party convicted. She wins a bet with one of them that Seth wouldn't stray, even though he doesn't have the ability to be with her. Prior to the bet, she was granted a few hours with Seth, no soul-sucking consequences, and passes that up to help free the two demons who were initially wrongly convicted. If I had one opportunity only to sleep with the love of my life, I don't know that I would have been so noble.. It was a little unrealistic because she could have taken that opportunity before she had even figured out what happened in the murder, but lost it to prove Seth's commitment to her. I hate that she missed out on that, but I suppose that since this is actually taking place between books two and three that would have messed up the story line.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: Leave Me Breathless

Leave Me Breathless Leave Me Breathless by Cherrie Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So not only is Cherrie Lynn a fantastic author, she is a local East Texan!
I'm not sure why I waited so long to continue this series. Both of the main characters, and even supporting characters were totally likeable and relatable. Ghost is so yummy, I'm hoping he is based on someone the author knows, who may just live around here, and be single. Macy is feminine, kind of conservative, but tough as nails when she needs to be. Although they're from two totally different worlds, Macy learns real quick not to judge a book by its cover.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Review: Menagerie

Menagerie Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The description of Menagerie already had me captivated, and Vincent did not disappoint. I couldn't put it down once I started reading. Menagerie is an urban fantasy, my favorite genre, with fantasy creatures living in the modern world.

Delilah lives with her boyfriend and works as a bank teller since returning home from college. He gives her tickets to the circus to see the Cryptids, fantastical creature/ human hybrids. Not only are each one of them unique characters, they are amazing in their own right, with mermaids, werewolves, shifters, and oracles, among others. While visiting she unintentionally reveals that she is also not human. After being captured and sold to the circus herself she befriends the other cryptids while searching for her own freedom. I can't wait for book 2 which isn't due out until May :(

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: Bounty

Bounty Bounty by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kristen Ashley for the win, she writes incredible love stories of completely unrealistic love. Keep setting my expectations up for failure Ashley.. hahaha Seriously though, I have been a fan of hers for years and still enjoy reading her books. Bounty is no different. Deke is a yummy mountain man all alpha and shit, and Justice is his goofy gypsy princess. Loved it even though I couldn't get through it without shedding just a few tears. Shh don't tell anyone, I'm still a badass ;)

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Review: Bad Mommy

Bad Mommy Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow.. I cannot even believe this book. Tarryn Fisher has to be a little twisted to pull off this kind of writing. How she is able to create the most f'd up character that you still can't help but kind of like, I will never know. Fig is batshit crazy, totally out there. She is convinced that she deserves Jolene's husband, daughter, and life. She befriends the family and works her own agenda with each one of them separately. Bad Mommy is split into three parts, with each part being the first person pov of one of the three main characters. Each part gives you different viewpoints of the crazy. I know that every time I read one of Fisher's books, I'm in for a surprise and Bad Mommy is one of her best yet.

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