Mini Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

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I have been reading the Kate Daniels books pretty much back-to-back, and I do not know how the Ilona Andrews writing team have managed to keep them interesting and engaging, but they do.

Yes, there was a lot of drama in this book, but since it is not my life, I welcome it. Also, I thought they did a GREAT job telling the whole story here, not just focusing on the drama. There were also some awesome fight scenes, between Kate and Hugh, between Kate and monsters, and the scene when Kate finds the shepherd (it’s been a few days and a few books, this is what he called himself, right?) after almost drowning is interesting. There is plenty of information in this book, and it is not really centered around Kate and Curran.

Grade: 5 stars

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Mini Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

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Well, another freaking great novel in the Kate Daniels series. I am SO happy I have the next 2 books at my side, and that my library has the next 2 waiting for me to pick up, because I would drink myself into oblivion if I didn’t have them. It’s not hard to do, I have the same tolerance as Kate does in that bathtub scene, a beer and I am loopy. Just ask my husband!

Well, seriously, get on these books! I love them! They just get better and better. I don’t know how they do it. I just hope I get a Kate, Curran, and Derek OD soon or I wont know what to do.

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Novella Review: Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

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I love these Tor novellas.  There are times when I’m in the mood for a shorter read, because of time constraints or frame of mind, but I still want something that feels meaty.  These novellas hit the spot every time.  Brother’s Ruin is a magical steampunk adventure with a feisty heroine who puts herself in harm’s way again and again to save her family.

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Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

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I love this series, and have been eagerly awaiting the final installment.  Real Life kept getting in the way of reading my eArc, however, but I finally found a chunk of time to set aside to do nothing but read Etched in Bone.  This was everything I had hoped for and more.  I was left with happy tingles by the end, and getting there was an adventure with all of the residents of the Courtyard. When Meg encounters danger, she isn’t a passive victim, but instead takes control of her own rescue.  She has grown a lot, and Simon, the growly Wolf, has also been changed from his interactions with the young blood prophet.

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Review: Magic Burns by Ilona Andrews

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Review by Poo Penny

Holy freaky moly can Ilona Andrews write a good book. First, they are SO SO SOOOO good at building chemistry and romance, and Curran and Kate haven’t even kissed! HOW DO THEY DO THIS TO ME. I am sitting over here drooling over Curran, and I do not do that often. And second, that closing scene! That was extremely sexy, and all he did was whisper in her ear.

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Review: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

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Review by Poo Penny

This was more fun than I was expecting. It was also suuuuper cheesy. I get why people were throwing around a Buffy feel with it, but since I was never a huge Buffy fan, I am happy to say that I only got a slight Buffy feel, and to me that is a good thing. Probably because it had college and vampire killing in common, and a vampire boyfriend, but that’s where the similarities in book 1 stop.

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