Monday, October 1, 2012

Blue Fire Saga by Scott Prussing

This is a pretty fun series. I think it's geared more to the younger adult though the characters are college aged. The story line is good though. The only complaint I really have is the interaction between Leesa and Rave. While I like them as a couple I find myself bored with their childish banter. I find myself skipping paragraphs to get around the banter and the redundant recaps throughout the book. I don't really feel that anyone could really pick up the 2nd or 3rd book and be intrigued with the story so all the recaps are acting as a lot of filler and not necessary. Or the author really needs to find a better way to do this, like reminisce or something. I've stuck with the saga though because the plot line really is good. He would just hate me to be his editor ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep

I have currently been reading the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep. Gin Blanco, is an assassin known as the "Spider" with magic for both Stone and Ice. She is a very guarded character. The storyline is darker than I normally read but it was different as well. That's what I liked about it. I'm not too connected to any of the characters, really, but the fact that it was a change of pace keeps be coming back. The plot is spot on to keep you turning the pages all night long.

Blood Lines series by Maria Lima

This is an interesting series not written in your currently typical urban fantasy. I really like the main characters back story. She's doesn't truly feel like she fits in to any society but has turned out to be very prominent among all societies in this story line. They're kind of slow in the beginning. I actually had to come back to it because I tried earlier and I was too scattered to focus on the storyline. Once I got into it though I was good. The characters are good and strong. Some are even flawed in a realistic sort of way. I would recommend this. My advice though is to start "Matters of the Blood" when you have no distractions.

Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows, book 10)

Awesome! Is all I can say. I wait every year for a new book. I never get tired of them. Kim Harrison is an amazing author. I think my only disappointments in this book were 1) Al wasn't a star in the book 2) I read it too fast and it was over too soon! Anyhow, read them all and then read them again! I love Rachel Morgan and her trials. I've cried my eyes out at some of her experiences but laughed at a lot of them too!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cassie Palmer Novels by Karen Chance

I'm re-reading these but since I read them long before I started the blog I'll tell you a little bit about them. Cassie Palmer is a clairvoyant possibly the new Pythia (all powerful Guardian of Time). She has been raised by vampires. The mages that are supposed to be her devout followers are trying to hunt her down but so is a faction of the vampires.

It's pretty interesting. Lots of action. Cassie is strong and smart even though many treat her like a dumb blond. Back in June Chance released the 5th book in the series.

1. Touch of Dark
2. Claimed by Shadow
3. Embrace the Night
4. Curse the Dawn
5. Hunt the Moon

Definitely recommend them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


It's been a really long time since I've updated this blog!! I've read lots and lots and continue to do so.

There have been too many to do a backlog but if there's something in particular that you would like an opinion on feel free to ask if I've read it and I'll post an opinion post.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy

So, I started reading this series and I'm having a hard time sticking to it. It's alright but I'm not hooked on it. I don't think the characters have enough depth. I think the author has a good storyline but she takes a really long time to get to the punch. Also, there is a very small touch of romance more like a tease but I think it needs more oomph. I don't necessarily recommend it or not recommend it.