Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Paranormal / Part of a Series / Recent Release

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

What sets this series apart from the many other science fiction/urban fantasy series out there is the way it’s written. Sanderson gives his main character, David, such a great sense of humor. Unlike so many books that take themselves a little too seriously (this is not literature, after all) Sanderson infuses these books with wordplay … Continue reading

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs
Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Paranormal / Part of a Series / Recent Release

Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is my favorite “series” writer.  I try to read everything she writes, and that’s unusual for me.  I mostly read a few books from a series and then move on to another one, and I ignore all the extra short stories and novellas that seem more for marketing purposes than to further the … Continue reading

California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
Dystopian / Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / New to Me Author / Review Requests and ARCs

California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout

A perfect vacation read, this book will appeal to readers who like urban fantasy with magic and action. I recommend this book if you liked Steelheart; the plots are different but it’s got a similar feel (also a bit more gender-neutral than most of what’s out there). This book is urban fantasy with a twist: … Continue reading

Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Paranormal / Part of a Series

If Felicia likes it, it has to be good… Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin

I picked up this book, despite its super-cheesy cover, because Felicia Day loves this author.  And as a total Felicia Day wanna-be I figured it was worth the few bucks it cost me. Which is not to say I have entirely the same reading taste as Felicia Day — she reads a whole lot more … Continue reading

Fantasy / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Highly Recommended / Paranormal / Part of a Series

Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

This is Book 4 in the Kate Daniels series, and just as with the others each book in the series is stronger than the one before it.  This series may have surpassed my other favorite, Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series. I don’t normally read a book in one or two days because I like to … Continue reading