Monthly Archives: September 2013

Haunted by Kelley Armstrong

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Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, #5)Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book to be quite good, having loved the snippets of Eve seen previous to this, not necessarily because I thought she was someone who was inherently good but because she was a mystery. This was an excellent look into who Eve was before she died, and who she became after.

It was great to see that sense of evolution of her, and I loved the mythos behind the nix.

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Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong

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Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4)Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my favourite book from the series thus far, which is interesting to me considering Paige was actually my least favourite of the female characters so far. I have a leaning toward Elena, but with this book I certainly like Paige a whole lot more. This book made me more fascinated with the cabals, and while I didn’t get all the answers I wanted I really did love the more in depth look.

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Dime Store Magic

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Dime Store MagicDime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I actually really enjoyed this book in spite of not liking Paige all that much originally. I really did feel for her character and the trials she was going through, both literally and figuratively in this novel. Lucas is just about one of my favourite characters introduced in this series. These books a really well written, and detailed without it being a little too much.

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Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

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Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2)Stolen by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book a lot.

There were parts of it however which seemed to drag on for me, perhaps due to just a little too much detail for my appetite.

I found myself wanting more action, but that does not mean the writing is bad. It’s actually rather fantastic, and as always I am amused to see parts of Canada mentioned as well as the travel between two countries. I did also find the new characters rather interesting, but found myself wanting more of Clay, Jeremy and Elena.

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Bitter Blood by Karen E Taylor

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Bitter BloodBitter Blood by Karen E. Taylor
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I didn’t like Mitch in the first book, so I was displeased to see him back in this one. H

e is a little too possessive of a character and not in a good way. Rather, he makes me nervous for what his attitude could be if he were with a human woman.

The mystery of what happened to him was quite good and I really did enjoy learning more about how Max had become the monster he was. But this book was lacking in so many other spaces, the characters remain unfulfilled it seems, and the nature of their relationship has left me shaking my head in disappointment.

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Blood Secrets by Karen E. Taylor

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Blood SecretsBlood Secrets by Karen E. Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While I did enjoy this novel it was actually a re-read for me, and I was disappointed in what I’d remembered from the novel versus what was actually there.

The relationship between Mitch and Deirdre to me is barely tolerable, due to the way he acts around her. It comes across as so possessive and perhaps that is supposed to be her draw on him due to her supernatural nature but instead it left me feeling nervous.

While not badly written, the book could’ve used a little more fleshing out, although I did enjoy reading about vampires written as monsters.

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Blood Price by Tanya Huff

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Blood Price (Vicki Nelson, #1)Blood Price by Tanya Huff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t know what really possessed me to read this book.

I had watched the TV show when it had been on in the past and I suppose I had a hankering for a vampire novel that was most certainly not Twilight.

The main characters in this book are interesting, from Vicki who is stubborn, verging on annoying with how little she allows herself to be helped to Henry, a monster who wants to be anything but. I really did enjoy this novel, but anyone who is reading it expecting something massively detailed and classically written would be disappointed.

It’s a fun ride, and that’s what some novels are meant to be.

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The Cuckoos Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book took a lot for me to get into, but I am glad I picked it back up after discarding it and decided to give it a second chance.

Once I got past the beginning of the novel I began to slowly fall for the character of Cormoran Strike and all his flaws and what he represents.

He is not a hero, by any means , not truly, in the way he acts now but yet he does do what’s right in the end. If anyone is reading this expecting the same as what was received in Rowling’s Harry Potter series they are most likely going to be disappointed but as a fan of mystery books I did quite enjoy this one.

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