This book is hard to put down once you open the cover. Anne Bishop transitions readers back into this series with a well rounded plot and progressingThis book is hard to put down once you open the cover. Anne Bishop transitions readers back into this series with a well rounded plot and progressing characters. Again humans thin they could get an upper hand on the Earth Native Populations but never back an animal into a corner, or you may get what is coming to you. There is supporting action and more backstory to compel readers to want more books in his series and the character interactions leave us happy readers but also at the edge of the seat for the next book in the series. ...more
Into a shifting world, Philipa Ballantine brings us a whole new series filled with people of many races being oppressed by a ruling Casiah to the poi Into a shifting world, Philipa Ballantine brings us a whole new series filled with people of many races being oppressed by a ruling Casiah to the point of genocide, and a group of characters struggling through their own past and attempting to change their future. Everyone is struggling to survive in this dangerous world, and Ballantine weaves the story brilliantly to readers. With a rich cast of characters that we experience the story through, and fantastical world building, Hunter and Fox will catch readers into this world leaving them aching for more.
Hunter and Fox follows three main characters: Talyn, Fin and Byre as they each come into their own powers and take the roads less traveled. Talyn is the Hunter of the Casaih, she is the dark assassin feared across the land exacting the Casaih’s justice. Riding a dangerous nykur steed, a bloodthirsty killer horse, Talyn searches the land for her prey, never coming back to the Casaih empty handed. This history of hunting held true until Talyn is sent after Finnebar the Fox, one of the last Talespinner’s who can spell a story to listeners. Lately Fin has tired of the hard roads and the hard rule of the Casaih and as he begins to spin the tales of past that have been banned, stories of cruelty and genocide, the Casaih has enough and sends Talyn out to recover Fin. The chase and the interactions between these two characters will captivate readers, as a forgotten history is revealed while a relationship forms. Both Talyn and Fin are great characters, with a tortured and hard past, and through them, readers will explore a dangerous pact that aims to destroy the kingdom.
Byreniko, Byre for short, is a Vaerli, a person lost from their gifts. This is a significant part of the Shifted World’s series is the past genocide imposed on races from the Casaih and their impact upon the very fabric of their world. Byre’s story brings the history up on a race of people surrendered to being hunted, but also left with a terrible curse. The Vaerli used to be the ruling race of people in their world making the land rich, and sharing their wealth across the world. With thriving cities and trades the Vaerli gifted the world through ages until the Casaih saw to their end. Now with no gifts inherit in them, the Vaerli have been struck with a terrible curse that forces them never to be together since close proximity immediately causes Vaerli to be consumed by fire. Now these last remaining Vaerli who walk the lands find no hospitality, no work, no trade and are left being ridiculed and hunted for just being Vaerli. Byre struggles through these complications in life, almost as he struggles with being Talyn’s brother. Cast behind the shadow of a person most fear and loath, Byre suffers his past and soon finds through even more suffering that he may hold to key to something precious in their world.
Ballantine slowly reveals a complex set of connections through the main characters in her story, while also exposing a rich plot and a coming apocalypse that may shake the fabric of Shifted World. Hunter and Fox takes a past that is haunting the future and twisting their world’s reality, while at the same time letting readers see into the hearts of its characters. How long can people follow a ruler that cares little for his people, and how much can a story remind us of our past mistakes. Sometimes sometime something needs to be destroyed to make it whole again. ...more
What really struck me as something in the Thief’s Covenant was the span of time portrayed in the story. Like a jar of marbles, pieces of Adrienne Sat What really struck me as something in the Thief’s Covenant was the span of time portrayed in the story. Like a jar of marbles, pieces of Adrienne Satti's life slowly come into focus for the reader between present day chapters. As readers move through the book so much is built up upon the character's story and histories together that one cannot be but amazing at the fluid progression and perfectly time divulging of the past inherit in TC.
Adrienne Satti is a survivor. From childhood brought adult, Adrienne has suffered at the hands of fellow man and t much break she is trying to survive all of her adventures as they twist and turn beneath her feet.
The Thief's Covenant is a most amazing story of heartbreak and triumph, while surround by luscious world building. The entire book takes place behind the walls of a city named Davillon, and through the eyes of Adrienne the inner workings of the people are revealed. From the rich houses and past the fancy parties to the retch covered streets and the marketplaces Ari Marmell has produced Davillon for readers. Rich in description and details TC has taken on a mantel of fantasy so well that it was hard to put down. With a strong group of characters that have a fantastic voice throughout the story I just did not want to leave their heads. Adrienne Satti keeps sing dealt the low hands in life, but as she struggles to stay alive and also to find it in herself to move on and seek absolution in her faults is fresh. Adrienne or Widdershins trusts little of the world and questions just another everything. With a string attention to detail this character can move stealthily through a world of heavy thievery competitions and a lengthy set of rules.
Trying to keep away from the jail cells and the assassins, Adrienne struggles to keep herself together but also take on dangerous new challenges. With several supporting character's making appearance throughout the story readers will feel compassion, delight, and heartache alongside the characters as they struggle to right wrongs setting place in their city.
Readers will delight in this new fresh release that keeps them at the edge of their seats airing for more. With more nicknames than your average person Widdershins will capture readers with her voice and wit while she runs from all sides of the laws. The Thief's Covenant is a new series that is not to be missed. ...more
“If she hadn’t already known, she’d never recognized the lie for what is was.” Pg 1
Ari Marmell has packed a punch in his sequel to the Thief’s Covena“If she hadn’t already known, she’d never recognized the lie for what is was.” Pg 1
Ari Marmell has packed a punch in his sequel to the Thief’s Covenant, False Covenant. Widdershins is pushed and tested almost to her breaking point in this poignant return to the world of Davillion and the host of gods and characters that inhabit it. Marmell has wrapped a heartbreaking struggle of one character against her past and her world, and just as everything turns to the worst, but she finds a shred of hope and wonder all is lost again. With a complex storyline developing throughout the book and lies and deceit rampant throughout, False Covenant will astound readers into this fantastical new world as much as Thief’s Covenant captured us in the first place. Widdershins is an exceptional heroine that will strike at readers with her heart and compassion for even some of the worst kinds of people, while also still trying to maintain her priorities. This is a not to be missed series that will keep readers intrigued and emotional caught up with the stories being unraveled throughout the books. ...more
Theresa Meyers has created another fabulous chapter in The Legend Chronicles with The Slayer, and this time readers will follow the eldestLove Slays.
Theresa Meyers has created another fabulous chapter in The Legend Chronicles with The Slayer, and this time readers will follow the eldest Jackson brother Winchester Jackson in his quest to save the world.
Winn was ready to settle sown and put his Hunter status on the shelf and leave that life for good. Winn is an amazing character with his love and loyalty to his brother even after the hell he was raised in. Growing up in a family if Hunters can be a dangerous sometimes, but as Winn found out looks can be deceiving and have deadly consequences in life and from all of the trouble Hunting had gotten him into, to protect his loved ones, Winn stopped Hunting and took up a star. Being the law in his small Bodie, CA town can keep Winn busy on any day and when Winn goes out to foil a stagecoach robbery his finds himself surrounded by the dead and a deadly woman in blue.
Alexandra Porter, Contessa Drossenburg, has much on her mind as she tries to hunt down an American Slayer who is said to be the Chosen of legend to help the Vampires end the reign of a Darkin who hell bent on killing other Darkin, and enslaving humans. Being in a new world is strange enough but as Alexandra encounters Winn she is swept away by feelings she had thought to have been lost all of these years of her widowhood, and with a deadly prophesy about, Alexandra must keep her wits about her even in the most trying of times.
With romantic suspense and all of the fabulous steampunk creations whirling around the storyline, The Slayer is a fantastic novel of epic proportions. This series follows through books that are in the perspective of each brother so while the central theme of the books stays the same, the quest to unite the Book of Legend to save the world, you get this great view through three central characters. Each brother has fallen for a Darkin female and with their verbal witty exchanges the readers get a glimpse into what makes these brothers tick. While The Slayer follows Winn, we find a man with a troubled past who wants to do right by the people he loves and protect them with a vengeance. Winn is an honesty good man who has had a hard lot in life and wants to hold back his feelings for Alexandra because not only is she a vampire, a race of whom he has slain many, but also because she has her own future to fulfill. As the journey progresses across the globe through all sorts of dirigible and pirate ship traveling apparatuses Winn and Alexandra must pursue these pages of the Book to save not only themselves and those they love, but also the whole world at larger.
With adventure around every page, The Slayer will capture readers with a great pair of characters who are fighting the forces of evil with love, arrows, and inventions across all sorts of terrain filled with Darkin and danger. If the wolves don’t kill you the multitudes of mechanical spiders just might. ...more
Being an Agent, someone who aids the newly dead to the pearly gates just got busier for Maddy since the demons hit town. Finding out that your new ho Being an Agent, someone who aids the newly dead to the pearly gates just got busier for Maddy since the demons hit town. Finding out that your new hot tenet maybe more than he seems, downright dangerous. A pack of soul thirsty demons crashing into on street corners, just made your job/life all that more harder. All Maddy wanted to to in life was relax a bit, find a man, hunt a killer, and get her job done. While life did not come easily for Maddy, her future is looking a whole lot brighter and deeper than she ever knew before. With an angelic past, and a demon hunted future all Madeline Black knew about in the world is about to change. Christina Henry has created a whole new series about the afterlife and the occupations of angels, fallen, and everything in between. With a rich new set of myths to drive the story and a heroine coming into her powers the Madeline Black series will catch readers with the characters great snark and their drive to conquer their enemies and work their way into each other's hearts. Madeline Black is discovering more about herself every day, but first she has to make it through the night. ...more
Callie Woodland had a beautiful life. Callie had a mother and devoted father, a brother and a nice house, but all of that changed as a massive shift Callie Woodland had a beautiful life. Callie had a mother and devoted father, a brother and a nice house, but all of that changed as a massive shift came over her world destroying everything she thought she had. In this future a disease has wiped out all of the middle aged people in the US, Callie and thousand upon thousands of other kids lost their parents to a deadly sickness that tore their world apart. With a police state where enforcers are coming and rounding up parentless kids and sending them into asylums or playing them in deadly work camps, Callie and her brother Tyler are struggling to survive and stay free in this dangerous new reality. Callie is trying to keep her sick and ailing brother alive and safe from the Marshal's hunting kids relentlessly when she hears about a new opportunity to raise money-loan your body. The elderly, Ender's, pay dearly to replay their youth with the new found ability to rent a host body and basically upload into someone's mind and relive their youth. For Callie learns all about being a Renter from the company Prime Destinations, and as she loans out her body so not only finds that things can go wrong, but people do not always follow the rules of their contract. Caught in a dangerous position Callie Woodland must choose to save herself, or save all of the lost children of the future. Can one man and one law destroy them all? Lissa Price has created an action packed new release that will grip readers with the plights of the decimated kids struggling in a world that has lost compassion for them. Sold and imprisoned like cattle kids in the future soon may find themselves lost to the aging generation of Enders as nothing but a new body for hire or perhaps eternity? With a great cast of characters and new twist around every turn Starter's by Lissa Price will introduce readers to a frightening future that lays the cost of war upon the disenfranchised youth. With no where to go really, and everything to loose how far would you go to help those that you love?...more
With Zombies on the loose and a rocky future Emily Edwards finds more than she bargained and sold for in the hands of the dark and mysterious Warlock With Zombies on the loose and a rocky future Emily Edwards finds more than she bargained and sold for in the hands of the dark and mysterious Warlock Dreadnaught Stanton. With a version of the Wild West that will capture readers in tale of remorse and hidden intent The Native Star is a great addition to any library. From the back of a horse the future for the once backwater Lone Pine Witch is only going to get more dangerous and rougher than she ever imagined. One the quest to right a great wrong she did, Emily must find her strength within herself to face her new budding dangerous destiny....more
Bryn Davis is looking for a new kind of life and a new career in all of the dead of places. Rachel Caine has created a fresh new series that gives lifBryn Davis is looking for a new kind of life and a new career in all of the dead of places. Rachel Caine has created a fresh new series that gives life after death to a price. While her first day on the job at at funeral home has left burn in the middle of a drug run gone bad and on a metal slab dead, her life is only going to happen to get more unbelievable and complicated. With a great cast of characters, a whole new view on the walking dead and a snarky fresh heroine in Bryn Davids readers will get caught up on the conspiracy and the action filling Working Stiff. ...more
Left Hand Magic was such a great read. I absolutely love this pair of characters and the New York quadrant they live in. Nancy Collins has created an aLeft Hand Magic was such a great read. I absolutely love this pair of characters and the New York quadrant they live in. Nancy Collins has created an amazing Urban Fantasy team in Tate and Hexe and Left Hand Magic picks up right where Right Hand left off. The tides are turning in Golgotham as Esau is brewing up a rebellion. As the magic flows and the humans and preternaturals collide Tate is caught in the middle and has to choose her place in her world by not only standing up for herself, but also standing up for her new Family in Golgotham. With a fast paced story, Left Hand Magic is unforgettable. With a change in the air and in the feelings of the crowds of humans and otherworlders change is coming and for many it will cost not only their lives, but their livelihoods. Nancy Collins has created a great up and coming series that grabs readers and keeps them hungering for more....more
At first Mind Games was sluggish to read through, with the constant reminder of the main characters fear of her veins star "illness" I was not sure ifAt first Mind Games was sluggish to read through, with the constant reminder of the main characters fear of her veins star "illness" I was not sure if I would be able to finish the book, that was until Parker. Reading more into the story I really enjoyed Mind Games, because what it brought to the reader was a group of people using their powers to fight evil or redemption from crimes committed. I loved the concept of "touch therapy" and it was a totally new UF angle that had not been present in other series....more