Audio Review: Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn

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Continuing my exploration of urban fantasy, I borrowed the audio book for Night Myst from the library. I admit that I totally judged The Indigo Court series by the covers. Some of those covers are incredible, and I was hoping I would be knocked out by the books. Night Myst was a mixed bag for me; I liked some aspects of the story, but overall, I found it slow going.

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Audio Review: Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk

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Allie Beckstrom works as a Hound, sniffing out illegal magic use for paying customers. Her father is the head of Beckstrom Industries, a company that has made a fortune harnessing magic so the masses can use it – for a price. Allie lives in a crappy, run-down apartment, has about twenty bucks in her pocket, and can’t even afford a cell phone. Still, it’s better than working for her father, whose magical gift is influencing others. All  her life, Allie wasn’t sure if she was making a choice because she wanted to do something, or because her father was compelling her do it.

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Audio Review: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

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I am on an urban fantasy kick, thanks to Ilona Andrews.  Because I don’t want to get burned out on her writing, I decided to grab a few other longer series that I missed out on. I remember getting a review copy of one of the later Kitty Norville novels, but since I hadn’t read any of the previous books, I set it aside. When I saw that the first installment was available as an audio book at the library, I happily clicked Borrow, and the rest is history.

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Review: The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim

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Review by Poo Penny

Jing is first sold at 11 years old, at the insistence of her Aunt Mei, who I came to despise. She is sold as a bride-to-be to the Guo family for their 3 year old son, and it turns out he is quite nice to her, but everyone else in that family is horrible to her. One night during a ghost festival she learns that she can see and speak to jing, which are spirits that can be in animal or bug form, or… apparently any form in this book, later there is a tree form. I guess it is more accurate to say they reveal themselves to her, since her sister in law apparently heard one of the jing and freaked out. She endures most of her time there stoically, but when her sister in law accuses her of stealing, she is basically tortured. It was horrible, ugh!

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Review: The Mist-Torn Witches by Barb Hendee

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Review:

This is a series I would have completely missed out on if I hadn’t received an email from the publicist about it.  Since I’m going through a fantasy phase, I thought I’d give it a shot, and I’m so glad I did.  It’s a very fast read, I liked the protagonists immensely, and there’s enough court intrigue that it kept me guessing.

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