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Mistral's Kiss (Merry Gentry, #5)
I’m not entirely sure why I can’t stop reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s books, but they’re like cake frosting… I always want more, but it’s so very, very...more
Feb 2007
Jun 28, 2007
The Dead Room (Harrison Investigation, #4)
I have sort of mixed feelings about this book. It started out shaky for me — the first time Leslie sat in a room and had a conversation with a ghost,...more
Sep 03, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Any Given Doomsday (Phoenix Chronicles, #1)
I received this through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer’s Group, which had an extremely large batch of 1500 books to give away. As the reviews started t...more
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 06, 2008
An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3)
I find Harper and Tolliver to be rather interesting protagonists — two people just trying to make a living from an unusual gift and keep to themselves...more
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
The Taken (Celestial Blues, #1)
This was the first Vicki Pettersson I’ve read, and I did so on a recommendation from Kim Harrison, whose books I LOVE.

This wasn’t bad, but she’s no Ki...more
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 12, 2012
Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse, #12)
This book was pretty much on par with the other recent Sookie novels. Okay, but not great, or even particularly good. On the plus side, at least one m...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
I didn’t know much about this series when I started this book, other than a few mentions here and there about it being good. It definitely lived up to...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 25, 2011
Once Dead, Twice Shy (Madison Avery, #1)
This is Kim Harrison’s first series since her Rachel Morgan series, and being such a huge fan of that one I had to give this a shot. This is a young a...more
May 04, 2012
May 04, 2012
White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7)
Oh, Rachel Morgan series, how I love thee. Let me count the ways:

1. You are full of rich, conflicted, and complicated characters. Your good guys are j...more
Apr 14, 2010
Apr 14, 2010
The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires, #2)
This book picks up exactly where the first left off. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s good if you’ve read the first book recently, beca...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows, #8)
There are few series that have captured me the way this one has. I’ve been thinking about this review for over a week, and I’m afraid the only way I c...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)
I was super excited to get my hands on this advanced copy. This is my absolute favorite paranormal/urban fantasy series, which is why I have a hard ti...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9)
What do you do when you’re 8 books into a series and you need to shake up the character dynamics a bit?

You take all of your main characters and shove...more
May 06, 2011
May 06, 2011
Ever After (The Hollows, #11)
Every time I read one of these books, I get a little sadder because I know this series is winding down to its end. It’s evident in Rachel’s personal s...more
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4)
This is the final book in in the Harper Connelly series, and it’s more about Harper’s family than any sort of mystery. Not that Harper’s family isn’t...more
Dec 22, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
Dogs and Goddesses
This was fun, but don’t start looking at it too closely. One of the things the authors did do right was manage a consistent voice, which couldn’t have...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5)
Unfortunately, I ruined part of this for myself by reading about the next book on Amazon. So if you don’t want to know what happens with Rachel and Ki...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
The Last Victim (Dr. Charlotte Stone, #1)
This book had its good points and its bad points.

THE GOOD: I liked Charlotte (enough, at least), and I thought her ability to see ghosts was interesti...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Skin Trade (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #17)
I had such high hopes for this book! Anita was back to being an executioner! She’s on the road, so her stable of men will be smaller! Maybe there will...more
Jul 04, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #6)
Some parts (the relationship parts) of this series keep getting better. Maybe because Sookie’s moving further away from Bill with each book? I now fee...more
Apr 20, 2010
Apr 20, 2010
Flirt (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #18)
This novella was just okay for what it was meant to be — a short exploration of flirtation, a return to Anita’s day job, and a way to give Anita one m...more
Jul 29, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4)
I love, love, love this series! It is easily in my top two that I’ve read in the last couple of years. There’s tons of action, a little bit of romance...more
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Hunter's Moon (A Tale of the Sazi, #1)
This started out so promising, with a really great premise: a professional assassin has a potential client who has a strange request – the person she...more
Oct 16, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1)
I found this to be a pleasant surprise. It’s young adult, so it’s not super gory or super scary, but the girl-on-girl violence is super cruel and unfo...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 26, 2009
Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville #2)
I actually liked this second Kitty book a little more than the first. There wasn’t all of the pack politics, and Kitty is starting to show her backbon...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
The Accidental Human (Accidentals, #3)
I picked this up on a whim at the library, being in somewhat of a paranormal mood lately. Unfortunately, I found it kinda of “meh”. I admittedly haven...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jun 28, 2009
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, #7)
A lot of the time, later books in a series can feel watered down or old, but I’ve really enjoyed the path this series is on. Despite the heavy vampire...more
Jun 25, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to! The action starts right from the beginning, as Rose and Lissa are captured and brought back to St. Vladi...more
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
Abandon (Abandon, #1)
I’m not going to write much about this book because really, it wasn’t very good. Most of the book meandered along with very little plot whatsoever, ot...more
Nov 12, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Undead and Unappreciated (Undead, #3)
I found this third “Undead” book to be rather anti-climatic… or maybe non-climatic would be a better word. When I got to the end, all I could think wa...more
Apr 09, 2009
Apr 07, 2009
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