Early Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

Dragons. Beasts. Legacies. A teeeeny tiny spoiler, but I don’t think it will ruin anything.
Do I really need to sell this book to you, if you have read Burn for Me and White Hot then you KNOW what to expect, kind of. Except it’s better. It’s more. I just hope that there is another book, or some kind of short story after that epilogue. I need more.

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Dueling Reviews: White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Poo Penny and I both read White Hot, to great success.  Ignore that awful cover and RUN to your nearest book store for a copy – this is a keeper!

May Contain Spoilers

Poo Penny’s Review

UM. So, I am on a Ilona Andrews binge. And now that that binge is over, I am kind of feeling… empty inside.

If you love Mad Rogan, this is definitely the book for you. The tension between Rogan and Nevada is off the charts in this book. I would probably like him more if they didn’t have that ridiculous guy on the cover, because he is not what I picture as Rogan, and also I don’t think he is attractive. But, I digress.

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Dueling Reviews: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

May Contain Spoilers

Poo Penny and I both read The Shadow Reader last December, and somehow I missed posting the reviews, so now you get Dueling Reviews!!

Poo Penny’s Take

Very solid start to this trilogy. This fae world was interesting and I liked the shadow reading aspect, although, besides the rebellion, I wasn’t sure how applicable it would be to have a shadow reader on the payroll. I also wondered why it took McKenzie so long to figure out that she shouldn’t have had to wait 10 years for someone. Hello?

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Catching up with Cat and Bones

May Contain Spoilers

Review by Poo Penny

At Grave’s End

This book was over the top! It was still fun to read, and I will be continuing on with the series, but I am still stuck on the whole master vampires can fly. And lord knows what else.

This installment has one of Cat’s team requesting to be turned into a vampire, old grudges threaten Cat’s life and those around her, and Mencheres and Bones get a little cuddly. I am a little over how in love everyone seems to be with Cat, why does everyone have to have a hard on for the main characters so much? Tate really enjoys riling up Bones this installment, which is pretty funny most of the time.

Grade: 3 stars

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Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

May Contain Spoilers

I have been holding off on reading this installment of the Mercy Thompson series until the perfect time for me.  In other words, when I needed a pick me up.  With a rainy weekend looming, and a gimpy dog to worry me, I decided it was past time to find out what troubles were in store for our intrepid heroine, whose superpower, in her own words, are causing chaos.

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Mini Bites–Catching up with Kate Daniels

Reviews by Poo Penny

Magic Breaks:

Another awesome installation! Hugh is back! I love Hugh. I think besides Derek he is my favorite character.

Anyways, this book focuses on Kate. Well, the series IS called Kate Daniels, not Kate Daniels and friends. She flexes her consort of the pack muscles. The fight scenes are great, again, there is a TON of information in this book. HOW do they keep all this stuff straight in their heads while also writing 2 other series? IA is amazing. This series is amazing, do yourself a favor, and start reading it.

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Mini Review: Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

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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