Book Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Potential Spoilers here folks, so if you haven't read Changeless, Soulless, Blameless or Heartless do not read on. Instead, go buy her books or borrow them from your local library! Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a …

Book Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Potential Spoilers here folks, so if you haven't read Blameless, Changeless or Soulless, do not read on. Instead, go buy her books or borrow them from your local library! Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on …

Book Review: Blameless by Gail Carriger

Potential Spoilers here folks, so if you haven't read Changeless or Soulless, do not read on. Instead, go buy her books or borrow them from your local library! Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season. Queen Victoria dismisses her from the …

Book Review: Changeless by Gail Carriger

Since I immensely enjoyed Gail Carriger's first book, Soulless, I decided to read Changeless. (Warning: If you haven't read Soulless then don't read the review.) Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top …

Book Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the …

Book Review: Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs

Warning, spoilers (first and second books) in this review. I enjoyed the first Temperance Brennen novel, so I decided to pick up Kathy Reichs' second murder mystery, Death Du Jour. Right away, she hooked me with her first scene line.If the bodies were there, I couldn't find them.~ Death du Jour Excerpt, by Kathy ReichsI wondered engaged …

Book Review: Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs hooked me with her first scene in Deja Dead. A murder mystery with just the right amount of foreshadowing, and the perfect opening sentence, Kathy Reichs leaves an unmistakable impression of what life as a forensic anthropologist feels like. I wasn't thinking about the man who'd blown himself up. Earlier I had. Now …

Why I couldn’t re-read Harry Potter

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set

Two months ago, I decided to re-read the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. I borrowed the entire series the first time I read it, (one long weekend in august I read the first 4 books, then I waited until my friends owned the next three) so none of the copies were my own. An …

Book Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

No quote this week because I just can't bring myself to potentially ruin the first 2 books if you haven't read them yet. (You really should read them. In order.) While this particular book starts a bit slower (new characters in a new setting take a bit of additional world-building) the book is well worth …

Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Note, Spoiler Alert: If you have not read The Hunger Games, please do not read this post. Go read it! In my mind, President Snow should be viewed in front of marble pillars hung with oversized flags. It's jarring to see him surrounded by the ordinary objects in the room. Like taking the lid off …

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

See my question at the bottom of this review. When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking Prim’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress. She must have had bad dreams and climbed in with our mother. Of course, she did. This …

Book Review: Jinx by Jennifer Estep

Note: Potential spoilers to other books here. If you have read the first 2 books, don't read this review. Dinner with superheroes. It’s an interesting experience—and one that I rather hate. The empty wineglass floated past me, sailing along as though carried by a steady, invisible hand. I tried to pretend it wasn’t there. That …

Book Review: Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep

Note: Please don't read this review if you haven't read the previous book in the Big Time series, Karma Girl. My wedding day. It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. A time of joy and celebration and new beginnings. The day every girl dreams of from the time she’s old enough …

Book Review: Karma Girl, by Jennifer Estep

I stalked up and down the narrow hotel room. My hellish high-heeled shoes poked holes in the thick carpet and rubbed hot blisters on my aching feet. My white tulle dress rustled with every step I took. Something was wrong. Very wrong. I’d had the feeling for weeks now that something just wasn’t quite right …

Book Review: The Healer by Sabrina Furminger

I am always powerless. Ivy’s palms burned scalding hot. Street lamp after street lamp burnt out along the empty street. She ground her palms against Joji’s face. Her fingers dug into his right eye. Crackling electricity sprang from her palms. The stench of burning flesh reached her nose. Joji shrieked, tumbled backwards, and buried his …