Here are some quick reviews:
6. Geek Girls Unite by Leslie Simon
This book is not exactly what I thought it was going to be but I’m not going to complain about that. It was a humorous look at Geek culture, and how we’re received by the world. I did find it funny in this book, just like in real life there is still mentions of cliques etc.
Overall this was an enjoyable read, and an enjoyable look at how people are seen and how assumptions are made.
7. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
This book was highly enjoyable, and I am finding this series is getting more enjoyable as time goes by.
The characterization remains refreshingly consistent whereas in other series’ I find the characters start to fall apart after a few novels. These characters do not and I am perfectly fine with that because I absolutely love them.
The dialogue is clever and the plot still has me tensing up as I try to keep myself reading at a steady pace and not rushing through and potentially missing important plot details.
8. Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews
This book was heartbreaking. Seriously. And it pissed me off, but I still loved it even as it broke my heart and pissed me off. It amuses me that I started out with this series, with only lukewarm feelings and that has changed ever so much.
Kate is still brilliant. Curran is a douche. Seriously. But read it. Please read it.
9. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
This book was excellent. I delved into it quickly, and devoured it like the words on the page might just disappear if I didn’t do so. Kate’s origins are explained and explored more. Barabas has a larger role, and as he is one of the characters I adore I was quite happy with this.
The ball keeps rolling on in this series though I do admit parts of this felt quite a bit like filler.
10. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
This book, without spoiling anything, is a very big change of pace from the previous novels in the series. Kate and everyone have a whole lot more to deal with, and the light is shed on the Mercs in this novel. I am not complaining about this one little bit as it’s kind of what I’ve been waiting for.
When I finished this book I was so upset when I went to find the next one only to find thee isn’t a next one yet. I need more of this series. Seriously.
11. Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older
I got this book in one of those mystery boxes and it took me a while to sit down and read it and now I’m not sure why it took me so long because it’s pretty awesome. It’s a very real approach to fantasy, and I love Carlos. The characters have heart, and the villains have none, and the world build is awesome.
12. Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman
This book was not quite what I thought it was going to be but I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was fascinating reading about all of these very real women in a fictional way. It made me want to research them and read about them more. Some of the stories were rich and filling, and others heartbreaking. It made little known about women seem almost otherworldly.
13. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
This novel is as fast paced for me as all the Mercy Thompson novels are and I am certainly not going to complain about that because it was such a fun read. Adam and Mercy remain two of my favourite characters in any of the supernatural series I have the pleasure of reading and their relationship only seems to grow deeper. It was an enjoyable read, and I appreciated learning more about the fae world in this series.
14. Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin
This book is one that I’ve owned since I pretty much got my first Kobo eReader, which was a while ago. I don’t actually remember why I bought it but I’m certainly not complaining about it. This novel, while a law based fiction has a lot of heart, and humour as well as despair which is certainly not what I was expecting. Paul is my kind of guy, with the exception of his golf obsession, and it’s written in a way that allows you to completely understand the process.