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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Review: The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn

Review by Poo Penny

May Contain Spoilers

Oh Julia Quinn. I am so sorry. I really wanted to love this. I really tried to. I even waited a few days in hopes that it would grow on me while I thought about it, but instead, I just forgot about it.

This book was not nearly as good as Because of Miss Bridgerton. There was a little wit, and a little humor, but mostly I was embarrassed for Cecilia. It is slightly amusing that she digs herself deeper and deeper into a hole of lies, but at some point, I stopped sympathizing with her. Because she had so many chances to, oh I dunno, tell Edward the truth? And Edward at least seems to be a good sport for most of it. He is grumpy once in a while, as losing your memory would make you I assume.

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Manga Review: Witchcraft Works Vol 1 by Ryu Mizunagi

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What did I just read??  What a weird book.  The first chapter is just bizarre.  Takamiya is just an average guy.  His classmate, Kagari, is known at school as “Princess.”  She is smart, beautiful, graceful, and has her own fan club.  For some reason she keeps sitting by Takamiya.  They are always on class duty together.  She rides the same bus he does.  All of this gets him into hot water with Kagari’s fan club, whose members are fiercely jealous and protective of their idol.

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Review: What Was D-Day by Patricia Brennan Demuth & David Grayson Kenyon

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With the current political atmosphere and the comparisons to Nazi Germany, I decided to read up on World War II.  I really wanted to find a YA book on Hitler, but when this book about D-Day popped up at the library, I decided to check it out and give it a spin.  I learned more from this kids book about WWII than I did in my high school history classes.

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Review: Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

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Where has this book been all my life?  Seriously.  I have a paperback copy somewhere in the basement that I never read, which was purchased long, long ago.  Since I read almost exclusively in digital now, there was little chance that I would go digging through boxes of books for the paper copy.  But then! the library! added a digital! copy to their collection!!!  I checked it out on a whim, and had a very fun journey with Talia and Rolan.

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Review: The Sheikh’s Bought Wife by Sharon Kendrick

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I did not get along with this book.  I thought the hero, Zayed, was a complete and utter douche.  He learns that in order to inherit land for his kingdom, he needs to marry.  He doesn’t want to marry because he’s too busy sleeping around, enjoying the pleasures of women to settle for just one.  So he figures that if he marries for six months, and then has the marriage annulled, he will have fulfilled his obligations and can get back to the business of sowing his wild oats.

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Review: Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh

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The pressure is on to catch up with the series before Silver Silence is released in June.  I think I’m looking at a July read date with the way things are going.  Anyway, I was a little disappointed that the focus was almost entirely on Kaleb and Sahara, with the supporting cast of changelings and Psy only making brief appearances.  This is almost entirely a Psy book, and they aren’t my favorite race in this world. The Psy civil war does get wrapped up, though, and there is a lot of intense action to keep the pages turning.

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