Book Review – Magic Binds

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9)Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this (well not really, but it counts) for the Machalo Challenge – a book with non-human characters.

At this point, folks must have realized that I am very, very biased towards Ilona Andrews. I will read anything they write. Anything, even if it was just a collection of random letters that looked a zombie tap-dancing on a keyboard.
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Shallow Reader Post – Injustice Year 2 Vol.2

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We’re returning to the Injustice series today and boy is it a painful experience. Good people dying left and right, bad people not dying but getting worse and horror of horrors, Superman’s suit now has yellow in it. It’s every primary color now!

Moving on to an excerpt.

The problem is that by definition, heroism seems to be wanting to believe the best of everyone, and this is why the DC Universe needed Batman. Otherwise their own gullibility would have killed off everyone by now. By this volume, Superman has been firmly entrenched as an irredeemable dictator who will kill off an entire planet and a young mother in a fit of rage; Hal Jordan has been established as a glitch in the Green Lantern system. I used to like him once. Not any more.

Read the review here.

If, like me, you have trouble remembering what happened in which volume, see Vol 1, and Vol 2 of Year 1. Year 2 Vol. 1 is here.

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Book Review – Alice

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1)Alice by Christina Henry

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For a while now, I’ve been wanting to read a good horror book. The problem with me is that I never really get into horror enough to feel delicious chills down my spine, usually for one of three reasons:

1. It’s too predictable and/or boringly written, thereby removing any potential fear,
2. The characters are not compelling enough for me to be horrified by the possibility of their deaths;
3. I am a heartless human being and don’t give a damn in general.
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Book Review – The Dark Days Club

The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m guessing at this point, most people have heard about the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie coming out soon. If you hadn’t, well you know now.
Yes, it’s a thing and I will be watching it despite my apprehensions.

So imagine that movie with life-energy sucking demons instead of zombies and you have this book.  Continue reading

Book Review -Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dammit, this book was so good. What have you done to my brain, Becky?

To clarify, I almost never read contemporary YA fiction. Or contemporary anything, actually. So Simon is a bit of a radical departure for me, but I’m glad to say this was a happy road-trip. Say the book is like a full course meal, then this would be Simon:
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Book Review – Knight’s Shadow

Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats, #2)Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 stars.

It is going to be so difficult to do justice to this book. I shall try, but I don’t think I can adequately explain my feelings.

I’m going to try an infomercial (also known as a teleshopping ad) format here, not very closely since I’m doing this from memory. Knight’s Shadow RPG infomercial, coming up!
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