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Brownies and Broomsticks (A Magical Bakery Mystery, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
4.5 stars. I read this series backwards, so it was interesting to see how it all began. The reader learns about Katie's witchy abilities at the same t ...more
Jul 22, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
 
Cunning Devil (Lost Falls Book 1)
4.07
it was amazing
I'm always thrilled to discover a self published book that stands up to the leading authors in the genre (Butcher, Hearne, James, Aaronovich...). I'm ...more
May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017
 
Fat Cat At Large (A Fat Cat Mystery, #1)
3.61
liked it
Lack of character development makes for a diffuse mystery in this new cozy series. While the dead body appears in the first half of the book, there is ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
 
The Question of the Missing Head (An Asperger’s Mystery, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
"The Question of the Missing Head" was everything I expected as a long time fan of E.J. Copperman: A tightly plotted, clever, and fun mystery. But it ...more
Oct 19, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
The Skeleton Takes a Bow (Family Skeleton Mystery #2)
4.07
it was amazing
Skeleton takes a bow finds adjunct professor Georgia Thackery even further immersed in the hell that is known as academia. When skeleton Sid overhears ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Aug 30, 2014
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
There is something wonderful about Melanie because, while zombies are mindless, Melanie is not. She is a world of curiosity waiting to be intrigued by ...more
Feb 14, 2014
Mar 29, 2014
 
Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
4.49
it was amazing
Darynda Jones crafts a masterful supernatural mystery in the fifth book of the Charley Davidson series. New characters, both dead and living, add anot ...more
May 03, 2013
Feb 28, 2013
 
When
4.16
it was amazing
The idea of seeing a person's date or death (or days until death) has been done numerous times in YA fiction. However, with her background as a former ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
 
The Thing About Weres (Mystwalker, #2)
3.80
really liked it
This was a bit of an odd book for me. I found myself not liking Hedi (the heroine) very much. With her Alpha mate stuck in the land of the fae, Hedi b ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
 
Ghouls Rush In (Peyton Clark, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
4.5 stars. Peyton Clark has no connection to her personal past, save for the monstrosity of a haunted house that she has inherited from an aunt she ne ...more
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 16, 2014
 
The Thrill of the Haunt (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #5)
4.12
really liked it
I love the Haunted Guesthouse series and The Thrill of the Haunt is the smart, complex cozy mystery that I've come love and expect. My only problem is ...more
Oct 26, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
Goddess (Starcrossed, #3)
4.25
it was amazing
I really liked this book and thought it a fitting end to a great series, but I had some trouble in the beginning. I usually find that I need a little ...more
May 20, 2013
May 04, 2013
 
A Ghostly Undertaking (Ghostly Southern Mysteries, #1)
3.91
liked it
I liked the concept of this book, but I felt like I was just reading the outline of what could have been a good book: It felt like a naive paranormal ...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
A Vision in Velvet (A Witchcraft Mystery, #6)
4.12
it was amazing
Familiar tension! The really great thing about A Vision in Velvet is that Lily is growing and evolving as a witch, and her relationships grow deeper. ...more
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
4.05
it was amazing
Raven Boys was so many things that I'm not sure I can do it nearly any justice in a review. This is the story of Blue, a girl from a family of psychic ...more
Jul 04, 2012
Jul 04, 2012
 
A Tiger's Tale (Call of the Wilde #2)
4.31
it was amazing
This book began with action and didn't end until I pulled my body out of its contorted position -- yes, I read it in one sitting. Morrigan weaves an i ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
The Ghoul Next Door (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #8)
4.22
it was amazing
This is my favorite of the Ghoul Hunter series. Though I have enjoyed the other books, I found them a bit mechanical in comparison to Laurie's Abby Co ...more
Dec 26, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
 
Werewolf Sings the Blues
3.72
it was amazing
What I really like about Jennifer Harlow is that she allows her heroines to be imperfect. In the case of Werewolf Sings the Blues, Vivian is so imperf ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
 
Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2)
4.01
really liked it
3.5 stars - I loved A Pall in the Family, but I felt Be Careful What You Witch for lacked the dramatic tension of its predecessor. There is just no se ...more
May 29, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
 
Miss Mayhem (Rebel Belle, #2)
3.51
really liked it
I love how Rachel Hawkins brings an emotional authenticity to her characters. Harper, the over-achiever, not only feels she needs to be in control, sh ...more
Nov 09, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
 
Cassie Scot (Cassie Scot #1)
3.91
it was amazing
This was a really fun read that I would classify as a paranormal cozy mystery. In an unusual twist, the heroine (Cassie Scot) is the only member of he ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 22, 2013
 
Say It Haint So
4.60
it was amazing
I love this series and it just keeps getting better. Kudos to Hardegree for not shying away from sibling cruelty. In the previous books, it was painfu ...more
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Jan 04, 2013
 
Who Needs Magic? (Magic, #2)
3.68
it was amazing
This is a fun book for the younger teen reader. Discovering another fairy godmother, Ariella, Delaney finds herself in a socially competitive situatio ...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
 
Ghost Time
3.36
it was amazing
There better be another book (12:56am) I mean it. Ghost Time is a quantum time travel, or mind travel, or possibly even alien thriller written from th ...more
Jun 21, 2014
Jun 21, 2014
 
The White Magic Five and Dime (Tarot Mystery, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
I am far wiser for having read this book, having learned about the shortcomings of female gaydar and human goldfish funerals. Alanis McLachlan grew up ...more
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Caught Dead Handed (Witch City Mystery, #1)
3.86
it was amazing
Caught Dead Handed is a fantastic new addition to the paranormal cozy genre. Carol Perry does a great job bringing multiple threads together into a ti ...more
Sep 09, 2014
Sep 09, 2014
 
Playing with Fire (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery, #2)
4.13
it was amazing
"Oh noooooo" is how this book ended for me. Continuing on as temporary fire chief of Sweet Pepper, Stella Griffin is seeking to uncover the truth behi ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
Spell Booked (Retired Witches Mystery, #1)
3.77
really liked it
What happens when witches who have only practiced domestic magic are now reaching retirement? Spell Booked is a paranormal cozy with a truly unusual p ...more
Nov 30, 2014
Nov 30, 2014
 
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson, #7)
4.40
it was amazing
I really liked this book even though I found Charley's nonstop jokes irritating. Charley's snark is unrelenting until the action picks up, and then it ...more
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
 
Untold (The Lynburn Legacy, #2)
3.93
it was amazing
There is so much that is great about this sequel to Unspoken. Brennan really flushes out the emotions of all the main characters and there is so much ...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
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