Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

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I love this series! Please say there will be more! While I have recently started Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels books, and I enjoy them immensely, there is something about the Hidden Legacy series that makes it stand a tier above Kate (Poo Penny will disagree, but she’s read ALL of Kate, and I’ve only listened to the first two audio books).  Oh, wait! That something is Mad Rogan. He’s all that, and he’s only endeared himself to me more as the series continued. And the world building is fascinating. I love the idea of insanely powerful people, gifted with magical abilities, fighting for dominance over the other magical families. Read more

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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Early Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Review by Poo Penny

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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