Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul Book 1) by CL Wilson

Remember how much I loved The Winter King by CL Wilson? Well, I went out (introvert code for online) and bought the first book in her first series,┬áTairen Soul. So, now I’m sucked into a five book series…my blog appearances over the next week will be spotty. Rather than review each book, I’ll lump themContinue reading “Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul Book 1) by CL Wilson”

The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea’s king by taking one of the man’s beautiful, beloved daughters as his bride. But though peace is finally at hand, Wynter’s battle with the Ice Heart, the dread power he embraced to avenge his brother’s death, rages on. KhamsinContinue reading “The Winter King by C.L. Wilson”

Ink Mage by Victor Gischler

This book was kind of like a ho-hum day at the office. You roll in, settle into the routine, you’re not really excited to leave or but not exactly be there—just kind of ‘meh’ as you go about the motions. Basically I’m trying to say it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t outstanding, either. I startedContinue reading “Ink Mage by Victor Gischler”

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

I can’t remember how this got on my Kindle…I think it was a bargain book on Amazon and I fell into the one-click trap. I can’t remember. That being said, I don’t regret it. In fact, I actually enjoyed this read. It wasn’t extraordinary or at the top of my favorites list, by any means.Continue reading “Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge”

The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)

This book was captivating. I couldn’t stop thinking about it whenever I had to put it down. In fact, I would have to say it’s my new favorite historical novel. The story opens with a magic show and a murder. Officer Holt is the one-man police force of a small town, and is on theContinue reading “The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister (& giveaway!)”

His Fair Assassin: Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I’ve already posted a review of Grave Mercy, but I felt the need to follow up with a review of His Fair Assassin sequels. The second book, Dark Triumph, was released last year. Mortal Heart, the third, was released last month. Naturally, as soon as I finished Grave Mercy, I seized these (well, downloaded themContinue reading “His Fair Assassin: Dark Triumph and Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers”

The Catalain Book of Secrets by Jess Lourey

I’m not sure how to come up with words to do this book justice—magical? Intriguing? Eccentric? It was a fantastic read, full of rich detail and beautiful metaphor. In fact, the only reason I bumped a star off of this book was because it had too many metaphors and too much flowery writing for myContinue reading “The Catalain Book of Secrets by Jess Lourey”

Uncle Janice by Matt Burgess

I had a love-dislike relationship with this novel. I picked it up because I work in law enforcement and was excited to see a novel from a female detective’s point of view—and an NYPD uncle, nonetheless. Many of the characters were richly painted, but many fell flat. Janice, for one, felt detached to me. IContinue reading “Uncle Janice by Matt Burgess”

Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison

Oh, boy. I hate giving bad reviews, but this is going to have to be one of them. I picked this up at Target because it was 20% off and I thought the name was clever. I skimmed the back cover and it seemed like a typical chick lit story, so I picked it up.Continue reading “Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison”

Throwback Thursday: Stay by Allie Larkin

In a post-breakup grab-the-chocolate-and-chick-lit stupor, I picked up Stay by Allie Larkin at my local Hastings. It was the spring of 2011, and to be honest, I was being dramatic—I didn’t even like the guy (incidentally, I met my now-husband several months after—but that’s a different story). It was the dog on the cover thatContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Stay by Allie Larkin”