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One Salt Sea (October Daye, #5)
Wow. I can't discuss this without giving too much away. But I really like the way Seanan McGuire has introduced new elements that will be...more
Sep 14, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
A Perfect Blood (The Hollows, #10)
**spoiler alert** Ok, so I finally finished it (like, right now). My initial, off the cuff thoughts - I'm tired of watching Rachel get put through the...more
Feb 23, 2012
Apr 16, 2011
Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #22)
4.5 stars. More engaging than the last several, although the people who whinge about missing the early Anita will be happy with it - IF they can let g...more
Jul 04, 2013
Oct 23, 2012
Beauty (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #20.5)
It's a single hot-tub scene with Jean-Claude, Anita, and Asher doing the sex we've all seen before and enjoy seeing again. It's got all the heat we'd...more
May 20, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin, #4)
The long arc is interesting, action packed, progresses quickly and engenders compassion regarding some of the characters. The romance makes nice in-ro...more
May 2011
Apr 23, 2011
Written in Red (The Others, #1)
Really good start to a new series. The supes are scary, not fluffy romance heroes.

Typical of Anne Bishop there is no clear good guy and bad guy, every...more
Mar 08, 2013
Mar 01, 2013
Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6)
Perfection. Non-stop action typical of this series, the beginnings of the romance we've all been waiting for wrapped in endearing tenderness and fierc...more
Sep 09, 2012
Mar 27, 2011
By a Thread (Elemental Assassin, #6)
2/28/12 - Undecided about whether I'll continue this series. Can't stand the rehashes.
not set
Nov 19, 2011
Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, #9)
I just finished Dead and Gone and I must say that I loved it. I agree with previous reviews that it was much darker than previous Sookie's but I see t...more
May 05, 2009
May 04, 2009
Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4)
Sacrificial Magic drops at stores today, March 27, 2012! The following ARC review first appeared at Paperback Dolls.

I write about my experience when I...more
Mar 21, 2012
Feb 08, 2011
Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1)
I really enjoyed this, the first of the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane. I'd never read any of Ms. Kane's work before and I found this to be a s...more
Mar 04, 2011
Feb 08, 2011
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
4.5 to 5 stars.

One of the better installments in the series, I think. The baddies were creepy bad, the LOLs were more abundant than usual in recent in...more
Mar 06, 2014
Aug 25, 2013
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)
3.4 to 4 stars

It was an enjoyable, if a bit scattered, entry into the franchise. A good deal of the book was spent with many of the secondary characte...more
Apr 03, 2014
Mar 31, 2013
Dark Descent (Carpathians, #11)
Well, this is the second novella in this series I've read and I have to say I think I prefer the novellas to the novels. Perhaps it's the shorter word...more
not set
Sep 20, 2009
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Man, I love Mouse. I even love Butters.

This one kept me guessing. I kept thinking I knew who it was but I was inevitably surprised.

Thomas broke my hea...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12)
Have to admit that I read this in advance and loved it. I am going to have to read it again to refresh my memory of it, though.

What I can remember of...more
Feb 25, 2014
Jun 24, 2013
A Shiver of Light (Merry Gentry, #9)
2.5 to 3 stars

It was nice to revisit with all the beloved characters again, but not much happened in this book until the end and then it felt very con...more
Jun 16, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
Once Burned (Night Prince, #1)
3.5 stars. Over all it's not as bad in terms of "cliff hanger" as the folks who are worried about my reaction might think. It's an entire book that's...more
Jun 27, 2012
Dec 23, 2010
The Iron Duke (Iron Seas, #1)

What a wonderful start to a very rich and multi-layered new steampunk world! The book read like an urban fantasy story for the first half of the bo...more
Mar 14, 2011
Jan 17, 2011
Only Vampires Cry Blood (Alexa O'Brien, Huntress, #3)
Still thinking 3.5 stars for this. Throughout the trilogy I've been trying to put my finger on what's bugging me and it was very difficult to pin down...more
not set
Dec 23, 2010
Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4)
This book had me on the edge of my seat all the way through it. I enjoyed the first in the series quite a bit, the second not as much; but this...what...more
Apr 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Shadow Heir (Dark Swan, #4)
Meh. Wanna bet there'll be a novella or short story next year? The end was sloppy. As I was reading the book I remember thinking "I should be making a...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 28, 2011
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
4.5 stars Wow. Quite a game changer. I think I am enjoying the personal stuff happening to the different characters more than I am the action with the...more
Mar 03, 2014
Nov 19, 2011
Changes (The Dresden Files, #12)
I'm torn on how to rate this one. I honestly think it's the best book in the series so far. The book is aptly titled because the things that occur in...more
Feb 18, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
4.5 stars
I enjoyed this the best of the first four and the general consensus that these get better with each book seems to be holding true. I really l...more
Dec 03, 2013
Dec 03, 2013
Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5)
Wow! Just WOW! Review to come, but I LOVED it! :D Packed with adventure, romance, action, character growth, some loss. THIS is the way endings that gr...more
Jun 02, 2011
Dec 23, 2010
Magic Gifts (Kate Daniels, #5.4)
Man I love this world, these characters, and these stories. Thanks to Ilona Andrews for offering this novella for Christmas! :) It was a very nice sur...more
Dec 27, 2011
Dec 24, 2011
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Strong 4.5 stars. Numbered points.

1. It's too wordy in the way that Diana Gabaldon is too wordy. There is an up side, though. It seems it's worst in t...more
Dec 06, 2011
Nov 07, 2011
A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, #1)
Well, it was dark and gritty, that's for sure. The vampires are not nice people at all, they are unapologetic for it, too. The hero is an anti-hero an...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
See my opinions at 10 Doll review at Paperback Dolls Blog -

This is really a 2.5 star rating, but I'm being generou...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
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