Book Review – A Promise of Fire

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1)A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Everyone, welcome to this session of “How Many Tropes Can We Fit Into One Book?”

You will notice that your usual host has been rendered speechless by the absurd level of trope stuffing in this book, so I’ve taken over for today.

Now, for all of you that wanted a copy of Kate Daniels without the badass Kate and the hotness of Curran, but with some teenage drama thrown in, you’ve come to the right place.
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Book Review – A Thousand Nights

A Thousand NightsA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me bestow upon this a book a term I rarely have opportunity to use – beautiful. Simply beautiful.

A Thousand Nights is one of those stories which can be considered a literary painting. You look at it, you immerse yourself in it, and though it doesn’t move, it still manages to move you in some way.
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Book Review – Moon Called

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Buddy read with Anne, Sesana, Kat and though I didn’t know it at the time, Sara. All the wonderful ladies from Shallow Comic Readers club.

It was a good thing Anne told me this was world building book. Kind of a an introductory paragraph to the series. Otherwise I might not have finished it, it was that slow in the middle.

But the ending did make up for a lot. I suddenly liked Mercy a whole lot more.

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Book Review – Slave to Sensation

Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

No major flaws, but it wasn’t all that exciting either. Extraordinary world building though and credits for conflict based on something other than denial. Plus there’s a mystery.
Downside is that it’s easily predicted and there seem to be some logical blanks on the side of the heroine. The hero didn’t exactly set my blood on fire either. But he’s cute.  Continue reading