Vision in Silver is the third book in Bishop's Others series, and it is just as good as the previous book in the series that I have read. Meg and her friends find themselves facing the consequences of actions that had been taken to save the cassandra sangue from exploitation. These consequences include Meg and others like her needing to try to adapt to this new world around them full of so much change from their previous environment and imprisonment. Vision in Silver also introduces a second conflict as the Humans First and Last movement starts to hit close to home raising the stakes for the Others and their allies.
Bishop does such an amazing job with her world building in this book as well as another series that I have read by her. She really helps bring these characters to life but also the world that they live in. This world full of Others (vampires, shifters, etc.), the cassandra sangue, and the humans really come alive bringing the reader into this conflicted new world where Meg caused change. Meg continues to be well developed in this book as she tries to figure out this world outside the prison environment that she lived in but also as she tries to figure out how to help others like her. The secondary characters are also well developed, and the reader finds themselves more and more invested in these characters as the book progresses.
Vision in Silver is full of action, suspense, and even some mystery as Bishop builds up this conflict between humans and the Others. The stakes continue to get higher as Meg and her friends try to change previous misconceptions. This book sets up the next book very well making the reader anxious to see what happens next. Overall Visions in Silver proved to be an amazing read that I would most definitely recommend. I can't wait to see where Bishop is taking this story next.
Received a copy of Vision in Silver through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
While I have read several of Raybourn's short stories in her Lady Julia series, A Curious Beginning is the first full length work of hers that I have read. A Curious Beginning was an intriguing read that captured my interest in the very beginning and never let go. Veronica has just lost her spinster aunt and decided to resume her world travels after putting her aunt's affairs to rest. What she didn't expect was to interrupt a burglary, nearly get kidnapped, and get rescued by a mysterious stranger with ties to her family's past. Veronica finds herself at the center of a mystery that leads her on a strange journey full of adventure, intrigue, and suspense.
Raybourn does a great job at setting up a good mystery by slowly leading the reader down the journey with Veronica. The book is full of many twists and turns but the journey is enjoyable because of all the interesting adventures along the way until Raybourn is ready to introduce the truth of Veronica's past. Veronica is a well developed character who is definitely ahead of her time which makes her so much fun as a leading character. The reader gets to take this journey with Veronica and gets to see how she changes as she faces each obstacle put in her path. Stoker is also a great character and proves himself to be the perfect partner for Veronica. The romantic tension between these two is amazing, and this book does a great job at setting up a potential relationship. Overall A Curious Beginning proved to be an amazing read that I would most definitely recommend, and I can't wait to check out Veronica's next adventure.
Received a copy of A Curious Beginning through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Nemesis is another exciting adventure in Coulter's FBI thriller series. Sherlock and Savage both find themselves dealing with ruthless villains as two cases put them up against dangerous people. Sherlock finds herself the target of a madman when she foils an attack at the airport putting not just her but her family at risk. Savage finds himself facing a diabolical killer who uses a unique method to murder. Two cases means double the twists and turns.
One thing I love about this series is the strong relationship and connection between Sherlock and Savage. Their family while not front and center really grounds the series making the stakes higher for them both. I liked seeing both Sherlock and Savage working their own cases with their different teams while keeping their bond strong. The cases were both interesting, and Nemesis definitely is action packed and suspenseful keeping the reader's attention from beginning to end. I also enjoyed the secondary characters like Cal, Kelly, and Griffin who helped to add to the book's stories. Overall Nemesis was a great read, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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A Ghostly Murder is the first book that I have read in this particular series although it is not the first book that I have read and enjoyed by Kappes having enjoyed one of her other series. Despite being book four in the series, I was able to read and enjoy it without having read any of the others although now I want to go back and check the others out. Emma Lee owns a funeral home with her sister that has been in her family for years, and currently the two sisters are having some financial difficulties with the family business. So while Emma Lee is supposed to be working hard for paying clients she gets caught up in the murder mystery by a ghost client that only she can see. Emma Lee is determined to discover who killed Mamie Sue and solve this murder.
Kappes does a great job at combining humor, mystery, the paranormal, and even some romance with A Ghostly Murder. Emma Lee is a well developed main character, and I liked seeing her have some family/romantic conflict while she was trying to solve this mystery. These conflicts with her sister/grandmother about the family business and with her love interest over the future of their relationship only made the stakes higher for Emma Lee and added to the book's central story. The secondary characters are also another excellent addition making the story more enjoyable and giving the story some humor. The book's mystery is well done with many twists and turns keeping the reader guessing. Overall A Ghostly Murder was a great read that I would most definitely recommend. I look forward to checking out another one of Emma Lee's adventures.
Received a copy of A Ghostly Murder through Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review.
Black Widow is another action packed installment in Estep's Elemental Assassin series featuring Gin Blanco. Each book in this series seems to be better than the last and proves to be even harder to put down. This book picks up with Gin and her friends trying to figure out what Madeline Monroe, the daughter of enemy Mab Monroe, has in store for them. Gin and her friends are taken by surprise by Madeline's plan despite their precautions leading to an epic showdown between Gin and Madeline.
I love how this series continues to keep my attention and continues to surprise me despite being twelve books in. Gin continues to be one of my favorite heroines as she seems to be constantly challenged in each book and learns something about herself as she faces down each foe. I really enjoy the secondary characters in the book because they really add to the story and each bring out something different in Gin. This odd little family is one of my favorite fictional families. Estep continues to build up the suspense and action in each book making each one especially this one unable to be put down or forgotten.
Overall Black Widow was an amazing read that I would most definitely recommend. If you love urban fantasy and haven't checked out this series yet, then please do because you are missing out on a truly great series and heroine. I can't wait to see what Gin's next adventure brings.
Received a copy of Black Widow through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Southern Spirits was such a fun and exciting read. Fox does such an amazing job at combining humor, mystery, suspense, and action along with the paranormal. Verity was such a likable character that you couldn't help but root for her as she desperately tried to save her family home. Verity is well developed in the book, but I also liked the secondary characters that Fox introduced in the book. All of the secondary characters really added to the story, and I really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere of Sugarland and its residents. The book really captures the reader's attention from the very beginning, and the book proved to be very hard to put down. Southern Spirits is full of enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing, and I can't wait to read Verity's next adventure. Overall Southern Spirits was a great read that I would most definitely recommend.
Received a copy of Southern Spirits through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed a previous book in Cahoon's Tourist Trap series, and despite jumping ahead a little in the series I found this book to be another enjoyable read. Jill is such an entertaining character, and I enjoyed seeing how she handled her latest adventure since she had to deal with Sherry, Greg's ex. Cahoon did a great job at giving Jill inner turmoil with having to deal with Sherry as well as having her aunt involved in a situation of her own. The book is full of enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. I also really enjoy Cahoon's South Cove which is a great setting that makes the reader want to visit again and again with each adventure. Overall Dressed to Kill was a great read that I would most definitely recommend. I look forward to reading Jill's next adventure.
Received a copy of Dressed to Kill through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fool's Assassin is the first book that I have read by Hobb so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I will admit that it took me a little bit to catch up on Fitz's past and his relationships with all of the other characters, but Hobb explains things here rather well so you don't need to have read previous works to read this one. I found that with each chapter I became more and more invested in these characters especially Fitz and Bee. I also liked the alternating of perspectives between the two later in the book. The book has many twists and turns as well as introduces some interesting secondary characters to keep the reader's attention. Overall Fool's Assassin proved to be an amazing read that I would most certainly recommend. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Received a copy of Fool's Assassin through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
For the Queen was an enjoyable short story that captures the reader's interest from the beginning with the discovery of an old and valuable first edition book. Hart does a great job at setting the scene with her main character Annie Darling's shop that sells mystery and suspense novels. Naturally when this rare book goes missing, Annie decides to solve the case. The mystery has several different suspects, and I liked how Hart brought an end to the mystery. I really enjoyed this short story, and I would definitely want to read from the author again. If you enjoy a good short mystery, then For the Queen is for you.
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Grant does an amazing job at capturing the reader's attention with part one of Night's Blaze. This part introduces not only the two main characters but also the secondary characters that are a part of the story. Grant uses this first part to give the reader a history of both Rhys and Lily as well as introduces their connection to each other. This part does a great job at getting the reader engaged in the book's main plot and invested in the two main characters. It also introduces the bad guys as well making the reader want to continue to see what happens next. Overall Night's Blaze Part One was a great introduction to the story, and I am looking forward to moving onto part two.
Received a copy of Night's Blaze Part One through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I wasn't sure what exactly to expect with McHugh's Happy Hoofers since this is the first book that I have read in the series, but I have to say that what McHugh delivered was an absolutely enjoyable read. Tina, Janice, Pat, Mary Louise, and Gini were all such likable characters, and I found myself caught up in all of their lives as they traveled through Spain. I really enjoyed these five wonderful friends and I was sad to see the story end because I wanted to continue reading about their adventures. As a mystery Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities proved to be a very good one full of many twists and turns as well as suspects. I really liked how McHugh kept the mystery and action going amongst all the drama surrounding the five main characters. I already went and purchased the first book in the series to catch up, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Overall this book was a great read that I would definitely recommend.
Received a copy of Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I haven't read a book by Lilith Saintcrow that I haven't liked, and Dark Watcher proved to be another amazing read by this author. In Dark Watcher, Saintcrow has created a new world full of magic and the paranormal with Light and Dark as well as action/adventure and even some romance. Theo and Dante are the book's main couple although they are surrounded by some great secondary characters in Theo's friends and Dante's fellow Watcher. Both Theo and Dante are well developed throughout the book and it is easy to see why these two are perfect for each other with Theo being the light to Dante's dark. The book is full enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested, and while this book could be read as a standalone, it sets up the next book perfectly. Overall Dark Watcher proved to be an amazing read, and I am looking forward to reading more from this series.
Received a copy of Dark Watcher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
In the Air Tonight is the first book that I have read by Handeland, but it definitely won't be the last. This book is the perfect start for a new series with a great introduction to these three sisters, and while it answers some questions it leaves the reader with enough questions to make them want to read book two. I loved both main characters which were both well developed, and I think that Raye and Bobby were the perfect match for each other. The book has many twists and turns, and I enjoyed how Handeland combined romance, humor, mystery, intrigue and the paranormal. Overall In the Air Tonight was a great read that I would most definitely recommend, and I look forward to reading the next book in this series as well as more by this author.
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It has been a while since I had read a book in this series, and despite jumping ahead quite a bit from where I left off I was able to jump right into this one. In Bones Never Lie, Temperance not only has to deal with a hard case of missing young girls and a villain from her past, but she also has her own personal relationships to deal with as well. Reichs does a great job at making the stakes higher for Temperance by having her mother facing a health crisis as well as pushing her relationship with Andrew into new territory. I liked seeing how Temperance tried to respect Andrew's grief and the fact that he didn't want to return to work while at the same time pushing him into this case so they could both put the past to rest. Reichs does a great job with her development of the main characters, but I also love her secondary characters as well since they add so much to the story. Overall the mystery was well done full of many twists and turns, and I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a good mystery. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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The Daring Ladies of Lowell was a great read that brings attention to the working conditions of the mill girls of Lowell. Taking some historical details and making a fictional story featuring characters that the reader comes to care about really makes these horrific conditions more real. Alice moves to Lowell to become a mill girl in an attempt to escape farm life and finds a true friend in Lovey, another mill girl who happens to be a bit wild and unpredictable. This friendship allows Alice to really grow, and she even develops a friendship with her boss's son. When Lovey is murdered, the community becomes divided as the conditions of the workers becomes a cause of debate. Alcott does a great job at showing both sides of the conflict and really makes the reader care about these characters. Overall The Daring Ladies of Lowell proved to be a great read, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Paw Enforcement is the first book that I have read by Kelly, but it definitely won't be the last. I have to admit that I am a cat lover so I wasn't expecting to enjoy a dog featuring book so much but Brigit completely won over this cat lover. I absolutely love how Kelly had so much humor in the book especially when Megan and Brigit were both trying to show the other who was the boss in their relationship. I also enjoyed how Kelly brought in Seth and Blast as well making a great crime solving foursome. Megan is well developed in the book, and I enjoyed seeing seeing her try to prove herself by solving the mall bombing crime. Paw Enforcement is a great mystery and a great start to this new series. If you are looking for an enjoyable read full of humor, mystery, and even a hint of romance, then Paw Enforcement is for you. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.
Received a copy of Paw Enforcement through Goodreads.