Book Review -Half a King

Half a King (Shattered Sea, #1)Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, my sincere apologies to those people who kindly gave me the ARC for this a couple of years ago. I neglected a good book, and I’m sorry.

But here I am, fairly impressed with Half a King, which is not unlike its title – half a good read.

A very impressionistic review follows.
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Book Review – Truthwitch

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Without any ado, prepare for some incoherent gushing.

This book. THIS BOOK. Can I just kidnap the author and give her a hug?

I seriously wanted to do a creative review for this one…but I was too tired to think of one.

And you know what they say – when in doubt, steal your friends’ reviews!
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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 – A Delightful Arrangement

A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door, #1)A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A very cute novella about childhood friends becoming something more, set in Regency England.

It’s nothing we haven’t seen before but I guess what made it fun to read was Phillip, the hero. It certainly can’t be Francesca, who had me rolling my eyeballs with her vehement denials. I get that Regency ladies were expected to be modest and un-scandalous but really, does she need to keep up the act in her internal monologue? No harm in drooling inside, Fran.
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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

Book Review – Dorothy Must Die

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rating – 3/ 3.5 stars.

I had very big expectations for this book. My friends read, reviewed and enjoyed it, there didn’t seem to be anything that could go wrong. But after I finished, I was left with a vague feeling of dissatisfaction, like I had been eating a heap of cotton candy and expected it to fill my stomach. In short, there just isn’t any stuffing in this turkey. Continue reading