Genre: Paranormal Romance

Review: Burned – Karen Marie Moning

Review: Burned – Karen Marie Moning

Hot, suspenseful, filled with surprises, and all my favorite Fever characters, Burned was an amazing read, with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. My Burned review: Burned started out with a very hot scene between Barrons and Mac, one that Mac could not even remember because of reasons… The in continued by breaking my heart in a thousand tiny pieces, and it stayed that way for a while, even if I loved seeing Mac, Barrons and the others. The chapters were written in different points of views, and I found it very interesting how different the voices of the various characters came across in Burned. It was very easy to know whose chapter it was, even if it hadn’t […]

Posted 29 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 20 Comments
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Review: Night’s Darkest Embrace – Jeaniene Frost

Review: Night’s Darkest Embrace – Jeaniene Frost

Night’s Darkest Embrace is a good story with demons, half and full-blooded, as well as fallen angels. My Night’s Darkest Embrace review: Mara is a strong half-demon on a mission, and that mission just might end up being as fatal for her as it was for her cousin Gloria. Most of Night’s Darkest Embrace happens in a different dimension on earth, where half-demons,  full demons and fallen angels live, but not together in harmony. Full demons feed on half-demons, and fallen angels feed on demons, so there is a certain hierarchy to take into consideration, even if mostly partial demons live in the dimension where Mara is trying to search for the two full demons who kidnapped Gloria years ago. […]

Posted 27 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Review: NightDrake – Lara Adrian

Review: NightDrake – Lara Adrian

NightDrake is a short, but intense story, in which Nisha finds herself. My NightDrake review: For such a short story, NightDrake certainly didn’t lack in intensity, however it did lack in character development and world-building. This is to be expected, though, but I did find myself rolling my eyes when Drakor and Nisha professed their love for each other as soon as a couple of hours after meeting. Nisha was a mercenary, and her nick-name was The Heartless, however, as soon as she realized there was a living being inside the crate she was transporting, she went out of her way to help the monster inside, even if she was a self-professed hater of The Strange. From the little I […]

Posted 23 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Review: Embracing the Wolf – Felicity Heaton

Review: Embracing the Wolf – Felicity Heaton

Embracing the Wolf is a stand-alone novella, and I quite enjoyed reading about Kat and Amon. My Embracing the Wolf review: Embracing the Wolf is a short story, and while I usually gripe about novellas being too short for my enjoyment, I am actually going to say the opposite this time… There were quite a few repetitions in this one, and it could have been shorter and still gotten the full story across. Confusing, no? Kat is working for a werewolf disposal agency, and none of her colleagues know that she is a werewolf herself – and she only discovered this herself a few years ago when she fell in love with Amon, the alpha-wolf of a pack in the […]

Posted 21 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 4 Comments
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DNF Review: Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins

DNF Review: Hex Hall – Rachel Hawkins

I had quite high hopes for Hex Hall before I started it. Several reviewers whom I am almost always agreeing with loved it, and it’s a genre I love, too. Alas, Hex Hall and I weren’t meant to be. My Hex Hall review: I almost stopped reading Hex Hall at 37% of my kindle edition. I found the story to be very slow, I wasn’t all that interested in Sophie, and I also thought a lot of things didn’t make much sense – mostly because they were glossed over, and even Sophie had no idea about how to navigate her world. Being a witch raised by a human for sixteen years can’t have made anything easy for Sophie, but I […]

Posted 16 January, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: Five Weeks – Dannika Dark

Review: Five Weeks – Dannika Dark

Bad-ass shifters – and an amazing female MC made Five Weeks an amazing read! My Five Weeks review: Five Weeks includes everything I love in Ms. Dark’s UF universe! There is romance and a lot of tension, characters that seem very real with flaws and qualities, an amazing story and a well-executed plot. The writing is really good, mostly from Izzy’s point of view, first person, in past tense, but with some third person passages as well. It was a true pleasure to get to know Jericho better, he intrigued me quite a bit in both Seven Years and Six Months, with his distant way of interacting with his brothers in the Weston household. Izzy also appealed to me from the […]

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Review: Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews

With her trademark humor and magical skills, Kate Daniels made Magic Strikes yet another winner! My Magic Strikes review: Kate Daniels continues her amazing adventures, her services are almost always needed in several places at once and she will do her best to help save the day. Magic Strikes is fast-paced and brings Kate into some pretty tough situations. The Midnight Games are the ultimate place for shifters and magical beings to fight for a prize, and somehow, Kate gets herself onto a team with some of her shifter friends in order to save a girl for Derek. Saiman plays quite a big part in Magic Strikes, and it was quite nice to get to know him better, strange that […]

Posted 12 December, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Six Months – Dannika Dark

Review: Six Months – Dannika Dark

Six Months follows April and Reno, and with all of April’s problems, I kept wishing she would do the smart thing and tell her close friends what was going on with her. My Six Months review: Six Months definitely had big shoes to fill, because I have truly loved all of Ms. Dark’s other stories, and Seven Years was actually one of my favourite books of 2013. If you say gritty UF / Paranormal romance, I will say ‘yes please, pretty please, with sugar on top!’ And I really enjoy the shifters and the whole universe that is part of both the Seven series and the Mageri series. Alexis was present in Six Months as well, and her character development […]

Posted 4 December, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Review: Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews

Review: Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews

Magic Burns is filled with mystery, mythology, fights and some very hot chemistry between Kate and Curran. And I’m definitely a fan of all of that 🙂 My Magic Burns review: In Magic Burns, Kate grows as a character, while still staying true to herself as well. She realizes just how important pack-business is for the wolves, especially when Jim more or less abandons her at a crime-scene, leaving her both to take care of a dead guy, a magic salamander and a hidden crossbow-shooter. With her usual pragmatic reasoning, Kate does manage all of it, even to bring in the dead guy’s head so she can get her fee from the Mercenary Guild, who had wanted him dead or […]

Posted 30 October, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Review: Taste of Darkness – Katie Reus

Review: Taste of Darkness – Katie Reus

A sexy dragon-shifter, a beautiful were-wolf, intrigue, war and betrayals, Taste of Darkness have all of that and a lot of slow romance as well. My Taste of Darkness review: Right back into the action, Taste of Darkness brought me back to a universe that is well made, with really good characters and a wolf-pack that is very different from the norm – what with the alpha married to a vampire, and the fact that they were willing and able to also help take care of a dragon shifter who had escaped from hell. Drake is confused by the world, after being brought to hell when he was only twelve, he spent the next fifteen-hundred years there. Mostly alone and […]

Posted 26 September, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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