Posts Categorized: 2 Star Reviews

Mar 26
ARC Review – THE LINE by J.D. Horn

ARC Review – THE LINE by J.D. Horn

THE LINE by JD Horn has all the elements that attract me to a book – southern gothic setting, witches, and dark family secrets that keep you guessing.  I really enjoyed the story’s premise and the details of its powerful world but there were certain elements that didn’t quite work… Read more »

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Feb 17
Mini-Review Monday – THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West

Mini-Review Monday – THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West

   Yet another YA contemporary that isn’t quite me.  While I’ve enjoyed stepping out of my reading comfort zone, this wasn’t one of those instances.  I read some good reviews (and some lackluster ones) about THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US and I decided to give it a go.  My verdict?  Meh. … Read more »

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Jan 14
ARC Review – Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne

ARC Review – Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne

I recently became a Maggie Shayne fan with her new series Brown and Deluca.  I really enjoyed her writing style and her crafting of a memorable heroine.  As a result, I was more than excited to delve into the first book in her Portal series, MARK OF THE WITCH.  Can… Read more »

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Oct 28
Mini(ARC)-Review – Awaken the Curse by Alexa Egan

Mini(ARC)-Review – Awaken the Curse by Alexa Egan

  I‘m honestly unsure how to review Awaken the Curse, author Alexa Egan’s prequel novella to her Imnada Brotherhood series.  On the one hand, I think Egan succeeded in creating interest in a complex paranormal world and mythos.  On the otherhand, I really could care less about the romantic relationship between… Read more »

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Oct 22
ARC Review & Giveaway – Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin

ARC Review & Giveaway – Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin

Nightlife is a creepy new horror novel by author Matthew Quinn Martin.  There’s a lot to recommend about this book, particularly the strong lead characters and Martin’s unsettling take on vampires.  However, there were some issues I had with secondary characters and multiple POVs that kept Nightlife from really shining… Read more »

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Oct 21
ARC Review – Mist by Susan Krinard

ARC Review – Mist by Susan Krinard

Mist by Susan Krinard is one of those books I wanted to like more than I actually did.  On the surface it checks a lot of my book love boxes:  Kickass heroine?  Check!  Good vs Evil and the Fate of the world held in the balance?  Check!  Gods and goddesses… Read more »

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Oct 14
Mini-(ARC) Review Monday:  Waterfall by Lacy Danes

Mini-(ARC) Review Monday: Waterfall by Lacy Danes

    I really loved the cover of Waterfall by Lacy Danes.  Honestly, I think that’s what drew me in at first.  And then there were the dragons.  I don’t read very many books with dragons so I was excited to get a taste of that sub-genre of PNR.  All… Read more »

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Sep 30
Mini-(ARC) Review Monday:  I Kissed a Dog by Carol Van Atta

Mini-(ARC) Review Monday: I Kissed a Dog by Carol Van Atta

    I actually read this book at the beginning of the year.  As I was going through some old notes on books read but not reviewed, I thought I would use this for an edition of Mini-Review Monday. On paper, this is totally my book. I love werewolves. I… Read more »

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Aug 28
MINI-REVIEW – Conjure by Jennifer Snyder

MINI-REVIEW – Conjure by Jennifer Snyder

  Full disclosure:  what drew me to CONJURE by Jennifer Snyder was its cover.  Very rarely do you see people of color on the covers of paranormal books and I was immediately interested in reading this particularly for that reason.  As a person of color myself, I crave stories that… Read more »

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Jul 13
ARC Review – THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott

ARC Review – THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott

  I was really looking forward to the release of Victoria Scott’s THE COLLECTOR for two reasons.  First, I rarely read male POVs so I was interested in reading a paranormal where the male voice would take center stage; second, by all the buzz around the book, I knew that… Read more »

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