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Hunter of Demons by Jordan L. Hawk
Hunter of Demons (Spectr, #1)
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This is one of those situations where a three star rating seems like an insult? I mean, for me, three stars usually means something in the spectrum between "I liked it a whole lot but thought it had pretty serious problems," and "My personal feelings ...more
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Shadows & Dreams by Alexis  Hall
Shadows & Dreams (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator, #2)
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This one's 3 1/2 rounded up to 4, I think - I enjoyed it immensely and it was even funnier than the first one, but it had some serious structural problems. There was just too much going on all at once, it got to be a chaotic soup, especially towards ...more
Iron & Velvet by Alexis  Hall
"Welp, this one passed the "stay up two hours past bedtime for just one more chapter--ok one MORE more chapter" test. Minor quibbles of the 4.5-stars variety but rounding up for that.

Kate is a charming narrator, wry and self-aware, an excellent upd..." Read more of this review »
branewurms is 75% done with Shadows & Dreams: If I was less lazy I'd be spamming the shit out of all y'all with quotes from these books. They are effing HYSTERICAL.
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“Please tell me a story about a girl who gets away."

I would, even if I had to adapt one, even if I had to make one up just for her. "Gets away from what, though?"

"From her fairy godmother. From the happy ending that isn't really happy at all. Please have her get out and run off of the page altogether, to somewhere secret where words like 'happy' and 'good' will never find her."

"You don't want her to be happy and good?"

"I'm not sure what's really meant by happy and good. I would like her to be free. Now. Please begin.”
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