Saturday, May 26, 2012

Faeries Gone Wild by MaryJanice Davidson, Michele Hauf, Lois Greiman, Leandra Logan

Faeries Gone WildFaeries Gone Wild by MaryJanice Davidson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Tall, Dark and Not So Faery”

Scarlett is not your typical pint-sized faery. At six feet, four inches tall, she’s an unlikely candidate for a match made in heaven. But when she ventures to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on royal orders to survey its extraordinary residents, she stumbles upon the one man who just may measure up to size…

“Pixie Lust”

William Timber is a cutthroat developer who refuses to let a few trees come between him and his next million. But when Avalina—a sparkling faery charged to protect all things green—comes to town, William is forced to choose between life as he knows it and the unknown reaches of his heart.

“Dust Me, Baby, One More Time”

A librarian by day and a tooth faery by night, Sidney has absolutely no time to find Mr. Right. Until she flies smack dab into sexy, sun-bronzed Dart Sand, a man who makes her wings a-flutter…and whose allure could get her banished from the Mortal Realm.

“A Little Bit Faery”

Tia is mystified when she strikes out on the Luna faery singles scene, in spite of her hourglass curves and vivacious charm. Then she takes off for Manhattan and lands on the doorstep of a steamy firefighter who sets her soul on fire—and shares a strong connection to her secret past.

Overall a fun read. Loved the first story by MJD, but then I had just read her story in 'No Rest for the Witches' that was about these same characters. I absolutely adored the characters and really hope to see much more of them. They would make a fabulous new series!!

I really did not like Lois Greiman's story. The male character was so 'besotted' by his fairy lover that he was a bumbling idiot for the entire story.

The story by Michele Hauf was fun. The tale of two night working faeries, a tooth fairy and a sandman, who meet and pursue each other. The sandman has a premature 'dusting' problem that sets up the fun story line that makes this story such a fun read.

The last story by Leandra Logan was a bit different. It is hard to explain but it was a very 'intelligently' written story. Typically with these short stories about Faery you expect a lot of fluff, but this one was written a lot differently. At times it almost seemed strange, but overall, for me, it made for a very interesting story line and good read. I might look up more by this author just to see what else she has written.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires #9) by Rachel Caine

Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9)Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While developing a new system to maintain the town's defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires' powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville's "unique" situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are-including the vampires-Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself...and Morganville.

It has definitely been too long since I paid a visit to Morganville. Interesting story line this time around. I like the way that Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve came together even when they could not remember their history together. Like the way that things are evolving with Amelia, Oliver and even Myrnin. Overall another great adventure in Morganville.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dead Sea by Brian Keene

Dead SeaDead Sea by Brian Keene

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With zombies taking over the cities, a group of humans escapes the carnage by taking a small Coast Guard ship out to sea, but there's no getting away-even in the wide ocean.


Interesting zombie book. A few differences that make it interesting. First that Hamelin's Revenge(the disease that creates the zombies) is able to cross species. This makes the struggle to survive even more dangerous as the survivors are not only running from the human dead, but also the dead from the animal kingdom. Zombie dogs, tigers, bears, etc make for a greater struggle to survive. Also the survivors take to the sea in an old coast guard ship to try to escape the dead. Of course it is never that easy. The ending for me was a perfect ending for the zombie apocalypse.

My only complaint would be that Keene has a few philosophical rants in the story that I would zone out on while reading. It was like when you are watching a good movie and there is a boring scene and you find yourself drifting off till the next action scene wakes you up. Other than that a very interesting take on the zombie apocalypse.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Murder on the Eightfold Path (Mantra for Murder Mystery #3) by Diana Killian

Murder on the Eightfold Path (Mantra for Murder, #3)Murder on the Eightfold Path by Diana Killian

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The only yoga mystery series on the market.

While in her mother's garden, A.J. stumbles-literally-on the body of her mother's current beau. Now A.J. is going to have to find her balance and solve the murder without getting tied up in knots.


Another enjoyable book in this series. The mystery was very involved in this book. I am not really liking that AJ and Jake are so off and on. I do however like that we got to know the characters better and I can say that I loved the ending. Looking forward to reading the next in the series as well.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge (Winter's Saga #1) by Karen Luellen

Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge (Winter's Saga, #1)Winter's Awakening: The Metahumans Emerge by Karen Luellen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Assumptions: I am a normal human being. I'm an average fifteen-year-old. I have always lived here, and I always will. This year will be like every other. But I'll soon find out... none of these assumptions are true.


Very interesting read. I loved the plot, enjoyed getting to know the characters and look forward to reading more about the Metahumans. There was enough action to keep me reading and I found that I was hesitant to put the book down.
Unfortunately I was unable to give 5 stars due to a few minor annoyances that a little editing would be able to take care of. There was a grammatical error that was found throughout the book. The word passed was used where the word past should have been used. Ex. "I hopped down the stairs and flew passed Dr. Andrews heading out the back door." The word in this sentence should have been past-- " I hopped down the stairs and flew past Dr. Andrews heading out the back door." This mistake was repeated several times throughout the book.
Another problem for me was that the story kept switching POV at inappropriate times. I would be reading along and all of the sudden in the middle of a sentence we would switch POV and I found that a bit disconcerting.

Overall though I did enjoy this freebie that I picked up for my Kindle at Amazon and I do intend to continue reading this series. I will purchase the next in the series and recommend them to friends.

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***Kindle Edition

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dial Om for Murder (Mantra for Murder Mystery #2) by Diana Killian

Dial Om for Murder (Mantra for Murder, #2)Dial Om for Murder by Diana Killian

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When one of A.J.'s celebrity yoga students gets permanently bent out of shape, and another is accused of the crime, A.J. has no choice but to position herself as a sleuth to find the real killer.


I enjoyed getting to know the various characters better. The mystery itself was okay and I was unsure of who done it until the end. I enjoy it when cozy series have characters that evolve with each book. I feel like this series is doing that and I like the characters. Looking forward to reading the next in the series as well.

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