Category: Reviews

Minnie Kim: Seoul Demon by Ali Cross

Minnie Kim: Seoul Demon by Ali Cross

Loving this Series This is book three in the Minnie Kim: Vampire Girl series. I am loving the entire series. It’s cute. It’s fun. But there’s also drama and suspense. There are vampires, after all. In this book, Minnie and her parents have a tentative truce—making Minnie hope she can win back their love and acceptance of her vampire status. They travel to Korea to meet family and to help them with a ghost problem. The ghost isn’t the only problem Minnie faces. She is […]

September 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Terminal by Michaelbrent Collings

Terminal by Michaelbrent Collings

A spooky fog, an anonymous tormentor, and the worst of human nature… If you don’t like horror, then just skip this review. Because this book is a case study in human behavior when under extreme and life-threatening pressure. And it’s not pretty. (Think Lord of the Flies.) There are 9 people trapped in a bus terminal by a spooky, freaky fog. If that isn’t bad enough, then “The Other” starts messing with their electronics and their minds. They are told that only one person can […]

August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Secrets Never Die by Laurie Lewis

Secrets Never Die by Laurie Lewis

I can’t rave about this book enough! Okay, first off, one of my favorite types of books are suspense novels written kind of like British TV shows. They introduce a bunch of characters, and you don’t know how they relate at first. You don’t know who the bad guy is or what’s going on, but then as you read more you find the pieces fitting together until you finally get a complete picture and—if written well—a satisfying reveal which you only figure out seconds before […]

July 30, 2019 | 2 Comments
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The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

Another great steampunk fairy tale! This is the third steampunk fairy tale romance from Nancy Campbell Allen. We start in London but this time we travel to Romania and you know what that means—vampire legends and dark magic! Hazel and Sam’s romance weaves through this story of revealed family secrets, intrigue and betrayal, with a healthy dose of steampunk. What did I think? I loved all the steampunk elements—they added to the story without getting bogged down in the tech. The characters were well-written and […]

July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden

Three Stories in One! I loved this book! First off, Sarah M. Eden is a great writer. She has lovable and relatable characters, strong plots, and great settings. So any story of hers is going to be good. But this one is a romance where both characters are Penny Dreadful writers—and we get to read both of their stories as well! Penny Dreadful stories began in the mid-1800s, were often serialized, usually shorter stories (what we would call novellas) and focused on action, adventure, and […]

July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Stone of Inheritance by Melissa McShane

Stone of Inheritance by Melissa McShane

Great Second Book in the Series! This is book 2 in The Company of Strangers series. We pick up a few months after book 1, with the group of scrappers becoming closer and learning more about each other. In this adventure, they need a particular magical knife to help with the ritual that will free Alaric’s people. They are outbid at an auction, then forced by the woman who purchased the knife to go reclaim a powerful artifact that belonged to her family. It’s a […]

July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
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What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

Historical Time Travel Romance Amy Harmon is a one-click author for me. I don’t even bother to read the description on Amazon. She has a new book, I buy it. But when I realized this was a time-travel romance, I was prepared to be disappointed. I’ve read a few and didn’t like them. But I should have known if anyone could do it well, Amy Harmon could. It was AMAZING! Before I finished the book, I’d probably would have described it as a historical romance, […]

July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Redgrave Murders by A.L. Sowards

The Redgrave Murders by A.L. Sowards

Murder, Mystery, and Romance Unlike many of the novels by A.L. Sowards, this one is not set on the battlefield. It takes place back at home, at the end of WWII. But the war still haunts the people and events of this book. I love a good mystery/suspense, and at its heart, that’s what this story is—but there’s also a strong romance running through it. It deals with so many themes: loss, grief, betrayal, prejudice, interracial relationships. And then there’s the mystery of who is […]

June 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Candy Cane Caper by Josi S. Kilpack

The Candy Cane Caper by Josi S. Kilpack

Sadie is back!!! I just cannot tell you how excited I was when I heard there was going to be a NEW Sadie Hoffmiller cozy mystery. I have loved every single one of the previous 12 books and I’m thrilled that we get to revisit her world. In this book she and Pete are happily married and are preparing to spend the holidays hosting family. Sadie hasn’t done much investigating lately. Instead, she’s been volunteering at the local senior center—and she has stumbled upon a […]

June 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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As Wide as the Sky by Jessica Pack

As Wide as the Sky by Jessica Pack

A hard book to read… but interesting. I got this book almost a year ago and I tried to read it then, but I couldn’t. It was about how tragedy effects people differently and the heavy grief when you lose someone you love. I had just lost my sister and it was just too much. So I set it aside. A year later I picked it back up, because I like this author. I like her writing style. So I gave it another try. I […]

May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves byLiesl Shurtliff

Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves byLiesl Shurtliff

Fractured Fairy Tale I’ve read one of Shurtliff’s other books and really liked it, but this one was just awesome! I loved the slow lead in to the Snow White story. Shurtliff took her time, letting us get to know “Grump” and the dwarf community. This is important later in the story. I loved the fun and unique descriptions and their food! What they ate is awesome. Once we actually got into the Snow White part of the story, it was close enough to be […]

February 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

The Three Rules of Everyday Magic by Amanda Rawson Hill

Believe, Give, and Trust Those are the three rules of magic that Kate’s grammy teaches her. But they don’t quite work the way Kate hoped. This is such a well-written and wonderful story. It runs through every emotion—happy, sad, grief, loneliness, betrayal, hope, and more. I found myself smiling in places, and swallowing a lump in my throat in other places. As the story slowly unfolds, it goes from present to past and reveals secrets in a very logical way. Kate learns lessons and finds […]

February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Dangerous by Shannon Hale

Awesome Super Heroes! I read this back in 2015 but didn’t post a review. Not sure why because I liked it. But I recently re-read it and I’m remedying that oversight. I still love this story. It’s starts like a superhero origin story, then morphs into Sci Fi. I won’t say more about that because I don’t want to have spoilers. The five teens that being the story are interesting, diverse, and believable. Great character arcs, especially for Maisie and Wilder. I also liked that […]

February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George

Excellent Historical Fantasy I’m used to reading Jessica Day George’s middle grade and YA fantasy books—that have a lighter feel to them. This one is darker and more violent, and deals with vampires and werewolves. I loved the story. I thought it was a great twist to the whole vampire/werewolf tradition, and a wonderful basis for why most stories have vamps and were as enemies. Loved the ending. The characters were interesting and believable. The plot was wonderful. I was enthralled and stayed up way […]

January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Goblins and Snowflakes by Melanie Karsak

Goblins and Snowflakes by Melanie Karsak

Fun Steampunk Fairy Tale Melanie Karsak is hit or miss for me. She’s mostly hit, but sometimes I find a book that I don’t care for at all. This was not that. I really liked this one. It’s sort of a steampunk fairy tale, with some loose ties to Red Riding Hood and The Shoemaker and the Elves, but with it’s own twists. And it’s also a love story. Very good. It also introduces us to the Red Cape Society which shows up in some […]

January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
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