Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

May Contain Spoilers

I have been looking forward to reading Red Sister for almost a year.  I have only read one other book by Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns, and while I really, really enjoyed it, I just haven’t had time to read the remainder of that trilogy.  Red Sister didn’t work as well for me, and it has what I call, “The Harry Potter Syndrome.”  A large part of the plot revolves around the protagonist learning how to use her not insignificant skills for slaughter in a classroom setting.  I have just read so many magic school series that the format doesn’t work for me anymore.

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Review: The Consequence of His Vengeance by Jennie Lucas

May Contain Spoilers

I have mixed feelings about this book.  On one hand, it was engrossing and filled with angst. On the other, Darius was a jerk, and it took a while to warm up to a guy whose only motivation for seeing his ex was revenge.  He’s going to seduce her for dumping him the day they were going to elope, when she was eighteen.  Letty’s rejection of Darius was an act of desperation and love; her father had just confessed to running a Ponzi scheme, and she didn’t want to put Darius’s dreams of starting a software company in danger. 

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Review: Gods of the Flame Sea by Jean Johnson

May Contain Spoilers

I’ll admit that when I started this novella, the final in the Flames Seas trilogy, I was bored. Out of my mind.  I was not a fan of Udrin, the one-dimensional villain of the piece, and all of the babble about different kinds of love – yawn.  I know, I know. It actually meant something in the bigger picture, but it just wasn’t holding my attention.  In my defense, it was a rainy, gloomy Sunday afternoon, and the weather was probably corrupting my mood.  Thankfully, Ban appeared on the scene, and I got caught up in the story and the struggles of the characters as they fought to contain the powers of a boy gone bad. Very, very. Bad.

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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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