Icon Tag: Paranormal

★★★★★ Review: Magic Tides – Ilona Andrews

★★★★★ Review: Magic Tides – Ilona Andrews

Magic Tides has a big change in scenery from other Kate Daniels novels, and it’s fun to see Kate trying to fit in… Magic Tides starts with Kate having a meeting with someone from Conlan’s school. And Kate is not necessarily a happy camper. It’s clear from the beginning that fitting in might not be in the cards for our little family. Then again, did anyone actually believe that was going to happen? I loved how the action started straight away in Magic Tides. And this time, Conlan was kind of the instigator, and Curran needed to have a stern conversation with him about that. The novel was filled with action, new and old characters, the strong bonds between Kate […]

Posted 12 October, 2023 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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★★★★★ Review: A Queen of Thieves & Chaos – K.A. Tucker

★★★★★ Review: A Queen of Thieves & Chaos – K.A. Tucker

A Queen of Thieves and Chaos is fast-paced with many loose threads followed up on through the eyes of various characters. I loved how vivid the imagery was in A Queen of Thieves and Chaos, because I truly felt like I was running next to the characters, or hiding with them, or just generally being in their vicinity. The colors, the textures, the feelings – I felt it all, which made me enjoy myself that much more while reading this story. Tucker has built an incredible world with the Fate & Fire series, and this is something I think was particularly well done in A Queen of Thieves and Chaos, because it was easy to get into this new installment, […]

Posted 29 September, 2023 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Famine ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Famine ~ Laura Thalassa

Once again, I had the pleasure of buddy reading with my friend, Nadene. We’re working our way through the The Four Horseman series, by Laura Thalassa. This time we read Famine and it was a 4.5 Star read for us both. You can read this review and others on Nadene’s blog, Totally Addicted to Reading. Enjoy!   Famine wasn’t what I was expected even if I didn’t know what I was expecting. I appreciate the way LThalassa has given each of the Horsemen such distinct personalities depending on their powers and the things they’ve experienced in their human forms. Because of something Famine endured, he’s very angry with and unforgiving of humans. And it’s his anger and brutal tendencies that […]

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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ War ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ War ~ Laura Thalassa

I’m so thrilled to have had the chance to buddy read with my friend, Nadene, again. We’re continuing the Four Horsemen series, this time reading book #2, War. You can read this review and others are Totally Addicted to Reading.   Okay, before I even cracked open my kindle to start War, I know it had BIG shoes to fill. We both loved Pestilence and were more than eager to continue the series but I was nervous. What if I didn’t like it as well? It turns out I needn’t have worried. 😉 What about you? Any pre-reading jitters? Yes! I had pre-reading jitters. I figured War would be hardcore and I expected the scenes to violent. The thing foremost […]

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Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

Review ~ Rattlesnake Road ~ Amanda McKinney

Oh how I lament the fact I’ve allowed Rattlesnake Road to languish on my virtual shelf for so long. 🙁 I was hooked from the first page and struggled to put it down to focus on anything else. And when I finished, I quickly went to check out AMcKinney’s backlist. Yep. I was that impressed. Rattlesnake Road was emotional, riveting, and, at times, creepy. It all combined for excellent reading. Grey Dalton thought she’d lost everything. And then she hit rock bottom and really lost it all. Of course, change was inevitable but not necessarily bad. That change included a move to Berry Springs, where she not only uncovers a mystery hidden in her newly purchased cabin, but also meets […]

Posted 23 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Pestilence ~ Laura Thalassa

Buddy Read Chat Review ~ Pestilence ~ Laura Thalassa

My friend Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading and I took a look at our TBR shelves and chose Pestilence for a buddy read. You can check out Nadene’s 4.5 star review here as well as others. I read Pestilence while Nadene listened. We hope you enjoy our chat review. 🙂   I found the premise for Pestilence (and this series) intriguing. I mean, a romance with a horseman of the apocalypse? But I couldn’t have imagined how gripping and thought-provoking it ended up being. I think the most provocative element was that love, although it’s supposed to bring out the best in us, sometimes awakens the worse. But even through that, we’re all capable of change. What did you find […]

Posted 10 February, 2023 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review ~ Wicked All Night ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Review ~ Wicked All Night ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

I can! I can read a series in a month! Special thanks to Anne @Books of My Heart for organizing our buddy read of the Night Rebel series with Berls @Because Reading and Lillian @Mom With a Reading Problem. It was a lot of fun!   Ian and Veritas’ story had ticked all my boxes so far so Wicked All Night had a lot to live up to as the final installment. While it did deliver on most of my expectations, there were too many unanswered questions to leave me fully satisfied. Once again, we pick up the story where we left off and this last piece moved at break-neck speed. We have Veritas heading to the Netherworld in order […]

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Review ~ Shades of Wicked ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

Review ~ Shades of Wicked ~ Jeaniene Frost #SIAM

I’ve been a fan of Ian (for the most part) since first meeting him. He provided a lot of comic relief, to be sure, but his reaction to Cat killing someone in his employ made me wonder at what was beneath this devil-may-care veneer. We’ve seen glimpses throughout the series but in Shades of Wicked, we are finally made privy to the real Ian. And let’s not forget Veritas. Upon first introduction, I liked her because I could see she wasn’t the hard-nosed Law Guardian she should have been. I had no idea the layers she had or the impressive being she is. There couldn’t be a more perfect partner for Ian. Shades of Wicked sees Veritas teaming up with […]

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New Release Review & Giveaway ~ Angel of Ashes & Dust ~ D.H. Nevins

New Release Review & Giveaway ~ Angel of Ashes & Dust ~ D.H. Nevins

Angel of Ashes & Dust is the exciting ending to the Wormwood Trilogy. It’s a book I’ve been eagerly anticipating and it delivered the satisfying ending I was hoping for. Picking up where Angel of Shadow left off, Kali finds herself the reluctant leader of the surviving humans. She’s struggling with a role she didn’t ask for, a group that seemingly gets angrier and more mistrusting every day, and a power she hesitates to use for fear of it being used against her. Despite Kali not wanting to lead, she’s willing to do all she can to help these humans rebuild. This determination means she must deal with the distrust and make the hard decisions needed to further their cause. […]

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Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Audio Review ~ Lothaire ~ Kresley Cole

Lothaire is a character I’ve long looked forward to learning more about. He’s the Enemy of Old to be sure but I’ve found him to be quite a lot of fun, too. I was excited to get his book. Even more so to see what kind of woman would bring him to his knees. Ellie – Elizabeth to Lothaire – was a spitfire of a girl. Growing up in the mountains of Appalachia and enduring what the mines did to her family only sharpened the girl she was. She was whip-smart, witty, tenacious, resourceful, and determined. That she’d been inhabited by a demoness and ended up on death row after the occupier went on a killing spree was nothing Ellie […]

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