Book Review, Fantasy

Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

The battles in the tournament are something else. In them, we learn something about Kate, and she is forced to do something and risk giving away her past which she is trying to keep secret. She is worried about how others will react to this piece of her past. I'm not going to say what it is, because, spoiler. You'll just have to read the book to find out.

Book Review, Fantasy

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

I love the way Lorelei changes her voice so well. I believe she is Mercy. Mercy comes alive like she is someone I can get in my car and drive to. (It would be a bit of a drive for me since I'm in Michigan, and I believe she is in California. I don't remember exactly, I do remember it would be a drive through several states.) Not only does she nail Mercy, in my opinion, but she gets the other characters too.

Book Review, Fantasy

Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Elite by Mercedes LackeyHunter #2Disney Hyperion Joy knows she’ll be facing more dangerous Othersiders than ever before as a new member of the Elite Hunter unit, but if anyone is up to the challenge it’s her. She’s been Hunting these monsters since she was a child, and has a pack of eleven fiercely protective magical… Continue reading Elite by Mercedes Lackey

Book Review, Fantasy

Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

There should have been a bit of excitement when the ship Lawrence and Temeraire and some others are on goes down. Lawrence looses a friend on the ship when it goes down. Many lives are lost as the dragons take on as many as they can but can only safely hold so many, and they are forced to leave many men still struggling in the water. However, when you suspect the ship may go down the way it did, it's just another "yep, it happened" moment.

Book Review, Fantasy

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott LynchGentlemen Bastards #1Random House LLC An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman… Continue reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Book Review, Fantasy

The Reach Between Worlds by Cameron M. Hayden

The story was somewhat interesting. There are a few times Taro almost gets caught, and he gets lucky just squeaking by. There is also a test the students must pass. This test could mean their lives though. They all must work as a team, or they all fail. On this test, things get dicey, as they fight for their lives with something making them go mad.