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For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #1)
Originally reviewed here.

I know this is an almost unpardonably early review. But honestly, I waited on it as long as I possibly could before the effo
Feb 2012
Mar 05, 2012
Poison Study (Study, #1)
I remember seeing Poison Study on the shelves when it first came out, but passed it up several times because of, yes, I admit it, the cover. It was th ...more
Feb 2008
Feb 13, 2008
Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1)
Originally published here.

What a beautiful cover. I remember when I first saw it my initial thought was, Oh, please don't let it suck. I know that sou
Aug 2011
Aug 30, 2011
Cast in Shadow (Chronicles of Elantra, #1)
And today we have the first in yet another series I had heard much good about but avoided picking up for a variety of no good reasons. I think my relu ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1)
Originally reviewed here.

The great thing about reading is that books always surprise you no matter how long you've been reading them. You think you kn
Mar 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Originally published here.

This cover. This cover remains one of my favorite covers ever! I had never heard of Paula Volsky before or read much histori
Sep 1993
Sep 09, 2011
Robin McKinley knows first lines. You read just the first sentence and immediately feel like you've entered a world entirely complete and utterly its ...more
Sep 2008
Sep 26, 2008
The Chocolate Thief (Amour et Chocolat #1)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

When one of your very good friends wholeheartedly recommends a book or series as one of her favorite contemporary
Apr 2013
Apr 12, 2013
The Winter Sea
I've seen Susanna Kearsley's name pop up hither and yon around the blogosphere for going on a year now. I added her name to my list of authors to chec ...more
Dec 2010
Jan 05, 2011
Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

Once again I surface from a haze of mandatory rereading of each and every one of my favorite parts in the previou
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, #8)
From Dead to Worse is the eighth Sookie Stackhouse book and, after reading it, definitely a comfort Sookie for me. Meaning, of the eight books so far, ...more
May 2008
May 14, 2008
My Life Next Door
Originally reviewed here.

I can tell you exactly what it was made me pick up this book for review (and what it was not). It was the comparisons (yes,
May 2012
May 14, 2012
Resenting the Hero (Hero, #1)
I first read about this series on Ann Aguirre's blog. She recommended it so highly and, given how much I enjoyed Grimspace, I immediately picked up ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 08, 2008
Secret Society Girl (Secret Society Girl, #1)
So I stayed up too late two nights in a row finishing this one. I found myself alternately morbidly fascinated by and completely frustrated with a wor ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Raw Blue
RAW BLUE has been skirting the edges of my consciousness for awhile now. I knew it was a debut novel. I knew it was written by an Australian author. A ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

Sometimes you come full circle with a certain author. My very first Lisa Kleypas novel was actually Sugar Daddy,
Jun 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Brightly Woven
It's fascinating to me how, given two quite similar books or styles of book, one will leave you cold and the other has you at hello. I think about thi ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 16, 2010
The Hollow Kingdom (The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, #1)
I have had the entire Hollow Kingdom trilogy sitting in my TBR stack for awhile now and finally settled in with the first one and read it through. The ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 18, 2008
Mistwood (Mistwood, #1)
MISTWOOD has been on my radar for close to a year now, if you can believe it. I've been monitoring its status updates on Amazon and GoodReads and chec ...more
Jan 2010
Jan 26, 2010
Summers at Castle Auburn
Originally reviewed here.

I discovered Sharon Shinn through the fabulous Archangel--the first book in her Samaria series. I was instantly smitten and p
Jan 2005
Jul 20, 2012
And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1)
I must confess. I feel a little bad about my relationship with Lady Emily Ashton. I came across her adventures in the wake of Lady Julia Grey's escapa ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 24, 2009
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

As soon as I finished this book I couldn't wait to share how fun it is. I knew Ilona Andrews had two full-length
Aug 2014
Aug 29, 2014
The China Garden
I'm trying to remember now where I first ran across a reference to this book. It may have been on Meg Cabot's blog a few years ago, come to think of i ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2010
The Story Guy
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

I can thank the ever-reliable Carolyn Crane for inspiring me to track down an advanced copy of this one. I read h
Jul 2013
Jul 02, 2013
Grace Grows
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

I received a pitch for this book a few months back and dithered around on it a bit before deciding to give it a s
Feb 2013
Feb 07, 2013
The Darkangel (Darkangel Trilogy, #1)
I'd been hearing lots and lots about Meredith Ann Pierce long before I ever picked up one of her books. For the longest time I associated her in my he ...more
Jan 2001
Apr 08, 2011
Truly (New York, #1)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

If you'd asked me last year if I was a fan of novel serializations, I would have issued a flat no. But then there
Nov 2013
Feb 28, 2014
A Lily Among Thorns
Original review posted on Angieville: HERE.

I've had A LILY AMONG THORNS on my list ever since I read Rose Lerner's debut novel--In for a Penny--more t
Aug 2011
Aug 22, 2011
The Best Man (Blue Heron #1)
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

Sometimes you run across a certain author at just the right time. In my case, it often happens post-some trauma o
Mar 2013
Mar 29, 2013
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
At the edge of the woods in Mercy Falls, Grace lives alone. Oh, her parents are there but nigh unto incapable. Wrapped up in themselves and their care ...more
May 2009
Jun 08, 2009
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