Young adult urban fantasy is hard to find. GOOD young adult urban fantasy is even harder find. Forget about finding GOOD, DARK, INVENTIVE, and SMART urban fantasy in the young adult section… until Schwab’s This Savage Song.
Oh us silly women. We forgive waaaaay too easily. I love just about everything Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy) writes. I eat up her books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – yummy 🙂 So I can honestly say that my ONLY complaint about Ignite is that our heroine needed a backbone. Let me explain with my completely biased but glowing review…
Even though it’s not out until October this year, I’m looking forward to reading this new series from Nichole Chase. I’ve wanted to read her books for a while now so this new series is a great place to start. And the cover is pretty to look at.
Laura Kaye has ended her Hard Ink series but it is living on, in part, in her new Raven Riders series. And even if you haven’t read any of the Hard Ink books, you will have no problem “fitting in” with this bike club.
This completely appropriate-for-the-YA-crowd story is about what happens when everything you’ve been taught to believe is complete and utter nonsense, just to get you to comply for the greater good.
Kristen Proby is back with a new series surrounding five best friends who open a trendy restaurant in Portland, Oregon. It’s actually a brilliant idea, especially if you love “girlfriend” stories. Enter at your own “grammar” risk…
I wasn’t sure what to make of this new series by Sophie Jordan. What I mean to say is, guys in prison don’t really do it for me. But it was Sophie Jordan, it was a fresh new series so I took a chance… and I don’t regret it.
I’m participating in this cover reveal because I’m a huge fan of Karen Erickson (aka Monica Murphy). This is the second book in her new Wildwood series 🙂 […]
Well, I went and did it again. As soon as I was done reading Firstlife, I ran to Goodreads to see how many of my friends had read it and what they had thought about.
Why, oh why, doesn’t anyone write a stand alone anymore? Please, can we just wrap up the story in one book? Why do I have to enjoy a story so much only to be eventually let down at the “non-ending”? At least duologies have been invented because, yeah, those never existed before.
Brutal beginning, Ms. Ryan! I remember sitting in some session, some where, and the speaker noted that an author needs to hook a reader in the first chapter or the book has the potential to fail. On that point alone, Ms. Ryan ran away with the Stanley Cup, the Heisman, and the Super Bowl trophy in one fell swoop!
Disclaimer right off the bat: I adore Sophie Jordan’s writing. I’ve read some of her romances and I like what she does with a romance. So it was about time I got to her more fantastical reads.
Sword and Verse is getting some very polarizing reviews out on Goodreads. Just quickly looking at the ratings, it appears you either loved the story or you gave it a valiant try and DNF’d it around 50%. I can actually support both viewpoints.
I think it’s pretty well known that I don’t normally read contemporary fiction that deals with serious issues. I completely shun anything by Jodi Piccoult for fear my meds couldn’t handle the deep depression I might find myself in. But for some odd reason, the situation in this story had me completely intrigued.
A Jay Crownover blog tour? Hells to yeahs, baby! I sought this one out with a vengeance. I briefly met Jay Crownover earlier this year at RAGT in Cincinnati and […]
I am inexperienced when it comes to reading male/male romance. My previous experiences have only been side stories in other books. So I’m a relative virgin. Leveled, being my first […]
When an author as prolific as Christina Dodd invites you to share in the cover reveals for the re-releases of her hugely popular Governess Brides Series, you listen. Or rather, I listened!
It’s Fall and that means FOOTBALL around my parts! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my lazy afternoon with my sick son than re-reading All Broke Down by Cora Carmack and dreaming of Ohio State Football Saturdays of past.
I love music. I’d spent almost my entire college career with headphones stuck in my ears. In high school, the car I drove to school was ugly but the […]
I did not, did not, DID NOT like Dallas Lark in Leaving Amarillo, the first book in Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series. The guy was a bossy, self absorbed, drill sergeant of a big brother to Dixie, his younger sister. I dreaded picking up this book number two for so many reasons but none of them held any whiskey by the time I finished this in yet again record time. As usual, it takes the woman to make the man…
Ever feel like you’re the last to know? That’s seems to be me lately. I don’t know if it is because of the blogging break I took a while back or it’s because I just don’t have the right connections. Either way, I keep hearing about these awesome series and authors and then I’m starting them waaaay after everyone has moved onto book three or four. Case in point…
I fell in love with the “hero” of this story in the first Mechanics of Love book. I remember our moment like it was yesterday… Brent was sitting at his desk, doing paperwork with reading glasses perched on his nose ∗sigh∗. Can you imagine a hot mechanic doing that? Well, Megan Erickson did and I love her for it!
This book is giving me the thoughts. My brain cells are tired. My review may show signs of this fatigue and I apologize ahead of time for this. Grammar be damned. Silas be damned, but I am not a walking thesaurus. Who’s Silas? Only the teenage boy of my teenage dreams. And he’s right here, in this book. Right here. Fictional, dammit. But that’s why I read, to escape reality.
As soon as I figured out that Ronnie Douglas was Melissa Marr, I had to know what she was going to do with the new adult genre. Especially because she noted that she wrote from experience on her Ronnie Douglas website. Sounds like fun to me!