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Jan 01
Review and Giveaway: Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Review and Giveaway: Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Alyssa is  back home from Wonderland, enjoying a normal (or what passes for normal in Alyssa’s world) life in high school with Jeb by her side.  This relative peace comes to a screeching halt when a wave of water summoned by Morpheus sweeps her back to Wonderland.  Queen Red has seized parts of Wonderland, and Morpheus threatens to wreak havoc in the human world unless Alyssa agrees to help. Oh, wait a minute…that was just a dream…perhaps.  A very vivid… Read more »


Oct 25
Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Reivew: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Note – This review will contain spoilers from The Lost Prince, the first book in the series. The title of this book, The Iron Traitor, is attention-grabbing, isn’t it?  We’ve got the word, “traitor,” and we’ve got Keirran staring out at us, so…should we assume that he’s the traitor? Before I even began reading The Iron Traitor, I imagined where the plot could go.  At the end of The Lost Prince, Keirran delcares that he’ll do anything to stop Annwyl from… Read more »


Oct 24
Review: Friends and Traitors (Slayers # 2) by C.J. Hill

Review: Friends and Traitors (Slayers # 2) by C.J. Hill

My Take: Note – This review will contain spoilers from Slayers, the first book in the series.In Friends and Traitors, our fearless band of dragon slayers is back.  Tori, in particular, is better-trained and ready to do battle with Overdrake and his newly-hatched dragons.  We also finally meet Ryker, who was a fetus when we first encountered him.  He is determined to fulfill his destiny, against his parents’ wishes.Friends and Traitors doesn’t break a lot of new ground after Slayers,… Read more »


Oct 21
Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Review: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

My Take: The Dollhouse Asylum features one of the worst love triangles imaginable: a girl who is spineless, insipid, and subservient; a guy who is a murderous, raving lunatic; and another guy who is only notable because he is the lunatic’s brother.  If those were my only choices, I might hope for the disease called the Living Rot, to take me instead.The events of The Dollhouse Asylum are so out there that I kept waiting for Cheyenne, the protagonist, to… Read more »


Oct 18
Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

My Take: Well, well, look who’s back.  It’s Meghan Chase’s little brother, Ethan, and as you can see from the cover, he’s all grown up now.  This book is the first in a spin-off from The Iron Fey series.  Meghan is the Iron Queen, married to Ash, and her formerly sweet baby brother is now an angsty teen.  His angst is not without cause.  Ethan hasn’t seen Meghan in years, and he feels abandoned by his sister.  But she’s busy… Read more »


Oct 17
Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

Review: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes

My Take: Note – This review will contain spoilers of Falling Kingdoms, the first book in the series. I did not realize until after I’d read Falling Kingdoms and Rebel Spring that Morgan Rhodes is the pen name of Michelle Rowen.  Rowen wrote Coutdown, a book I read a few months ago and really disliked.  (You can see my review of Countdown here.)  I’m glad I didn’t know this until after reading the books, because I would likely have approached… Read more »


Oct 11
Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

Review: The 100 by Kass Morgan

The 100 was a pretty big disappointment.  I’m all for great cliff-hangers that leave you desperate for the next book, but this felt like a commercial or a movie trailer.  In other words, not a whole hell of a lot happened.  Yes, it’s the first in a series, but there was a lot of build-up with very little payoff.  The “cliff-hanger” ending was a huge, “Um, was that really supposed to be shocking?” moment. But this wasn’t the story’s only… Read more »


Oct 04
Review: Six Months Later by Natalie Richards

Review: Six Months Later by Natalie Richards

Before you decide to read Six Months Later, you should ask yourself this question: Are you OK reading a mystery that is not mysterious whatsoever?  I’m not particularly adept at guessing endings, but in this case, I figured out the big secret very early on.  As I continued reading , it became increasingly evident that I was correct.  I was still prepared to enjoy myself, but everything here fell apart as the ending neared, and the story grew increasingly sillier…. Read more »