Jolie Wilkins is a witty, sarcastic psychic. Well, until she found out she's a witch and her power is so strong sh...moreWitches, Warlocks, and Waging a War.
Jolie Wilkins is a witty, sarcastic psychic. Well, until she found out she's a witch and her power is so strong she can reanimate otherworldy creatures. Now she's a witty, sarcastic witch who's about to join forces with her beloved Rand. A war is being waged between the faeries, vampires, werewolves, and witches. But is Jolie biting off more than she can chew?
I. Could. NOT. Put. This. Book. Down! I had the first book in this series in my TBR pile for entirely way too long. Once I read Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble, I knew I would immediately pick up the next books in the series. (Seriously, after this review is written I'm cracking open Witchful Thinking) This book picks right up where the first left off, and immediately sucks you in. It's chocked-full of superb character development, a thick plot, and a juicy love triangle.
The characters and the hilarious banter are what makes Ms. Mallory's books special. She has a way of making you laugh out loud at all her jokes, even when laughing out loud makes you look a little crazy. Jolie is one of my favorite characters in any book. Sure, she cries a lot. Wouldn't you if you were thrust into a strange new world?
I'd be lying if I didn't admit the lust triangle between Jolie, Rand, and Sinjin isn't incredibly entertaining. Tasteful triangles are hard to pull off, but like everything else - Ms. Mallory has done so perfectly. Although, I am wondering where this book will leave Sinjin and Jolie in book 3...
A wonderful book, which I cannot do justice with my review. (That, and I am really itching to crack open the next book!)(less)
Shimmerspell is a easily read yet pleasantly surprising. It's a short and sweet novella with only 196 pages but it does a good job of making you want...moreShimmerspell is a easily read yet pleasantly surprising. It's a short and sweet novella with only 196 pages but it does a good job of making you want to read it all in one sitting - which I definitely did.
Jensen is your average 16 year old girl, fretting over her period which seems to be MIA. She's under the care of her sister, Lauren, who is a con-artist. They are constantly moving from place to place. But this time Jensen finally feels at home. That is until Liam, the mysteriously gorgeous boy with Cerulean eyes fixes her in his gaze. Her whole life changes when she finds out she's not exactly human. But who can she trust when she's been left in the dark about her past?
This novella has a juvenile feel yet it intertwines comments and thoughts that would be best suited for an adult book. At times, the story feels very YA but when Kimberly Spencer weaves in her intricate, amazing descriptions of the fairy world that the main character, Jensen, is thrust into the story takes on a more sophisticated feel.
The only annoying question I had tugging at the back of my mind whilst reading this, was if Jensen was so in the dark about the Fae and all the other beings that are mentioned in the story how could she so easily pick them out in the crowd during the party? Really, I don't think after skimming over a fairy history book for a brief moment I would be able to pick a Brownie and a Sprite or a Banchee out of the crowd. But perhps I'm just much slower than Jensen.
I enjoyed Shimmerspell right up until the ending. At which point I was thoroughly left hanging. Who are really Jensen's friends and foe? I guess I'll have to read the next installment to find out.
See my full blog review of this novella here!(less)
"Jensen hoped she'd never need Shimmerspell again, but now someone is stalking her, someone claiming to be the Lady of the Lake. To make matters worse...more"Jensen hoped she'd never need Shimmerspell again, but now someone is stalking her, someone claiming to be the Lady of the Lake. To make matters worse, witches and dragons have come out to play. And Jensen must figure out how to harness her power and accept her destiny before she ends up losing everyone she loves."
I must admit that after reading the first A Faerie Tale Girl Novella, I wasn't sure I needed to continue reading the next installment. But thanks to Ms. Spencer's awesome ability to leave us hanging I bought Limerick the same day. And now I am hooked.
Limerick is well written and chalked full of twists and surprises. This short novella manages to have you at the edge of your seat wondering who is friend and who is foe. The additions of the witches and dragons only add to the excitement of the fantastical faerie world.
The dialogue seems to have improved since the first novella and the characters have acquired a depth to them that truly makes the story enjoyable. And as always, Kimberly Spencer's descriptive writing and the way she leaves us hanging has me excited to read the next Novella.(less)
First, let me admit I almost didn't want to write a review on this book. It was such an amazing b...moreYou can see my full review on my blog: The Juici Life
First, let me admit I almost didn't want to write a review on this book. It was such an amazing book with so many elements and new ideas of the Otherworld and their hierarchy. This book takes place in the future (2067) and jumps between characters in New Florida and Romania. Kristen Painter's new world on the fringe of mortal destruction is expertly written and incredibly detailed. I will on be just touching on this awesomeness. If you take anything from my ramblings, it should be to just read the book already.
This is the first books in the House of Comarré Series. And I won't lie - when I laid my eyes on the beautiful cover of this book I knew I just had to buy it regardless of the content within it. Luckily, for me, this time judging a book by its cover paid of - big time!
While the main characters in this book are Comarré and Noble vampires we also get glimpses into shifters, faeries, and even a ghost, as well as many other creatures. However, Ms. Painter has created her own realm with her own terms. I would highly recommend flipping to the back of the book to check out the glossary before you dive into the book. But if you forget - no worries! You'll be able to figure it out.
Chrysabelle is Comarré. And a very expensive one at that. She's forced to leave her home in Corvinestri when her Patron is mysteriously killed. All she knows is she needs to run to the safety of her aunt in New Florida with her patron's ring. She cannot allow the Noble vampires find her and the Ring of Sorrows, but who can she turn to for help?
We get a little bit of romance, a who-done-it murder, and fun characters. This book will pull you into this new world immediately and keep you up way past your bedtime to see what happens next. And it only leaves you wanting more. I ordered the second book right after finishing this one.
There are 5 books planned for this series. The second is out now, Flesh and Blood. The third will be out in December 2011.
“She was a simple comarré, bred for her blood and her social skills, little more than a vampire's equivalent of a geisha.”
I'd recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good paranormal book. Or really just anyone who enjoys a good book. (less)