Down & Dirty by Rhenna Morgan

If you’ve been following my reviews, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Men of Haven series for the underlying themes of family and doing what’s right. You might also have noticed I’ve expressed concern about the edge of … Continue reading

The Cinderella Countess by Sophia James

This is a lovely story with interesting characters and a well-seeded mystery. As the title leads you to expect, this is a rags-to-riches Regency romance, but it’s both more and less than that implies. The story begins with Annabelle slaving … Continue reading

That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire

Annie (Antimony) is now officially my favorite Price of this generation and That Ain’t Witchcraft is officially my favorite of the series. Now you understand why I kept up the binge read, though it wasn’t why I started it and … Continue reading

Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

This book caught my eye first because I thought I recognized the author, and then because the blurb sounded interesting. I was wrong about the author, but cannot regret the case of mistaken identity. Rather than the fantasy novel I … Continue reading

Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire

I was a little ambivalent about Antimony in the previous book, though I enjoyed it anyway. Unlike Alex and Verity, Antimony was still gaining a sense of self. I didn’t realize how much of an effect it had on her … Continue reading

The Lady’s Maid by Dilly Court

This is the second historical novel I have read by Dilly Court, and once again, she sunk me into the period with all the prejudice and classism endemic in the 1800s. The story begins with an awkward friendship between a … Continue reading

Magic For Nothing by Seanan McGuire

Okay, I’ll admit it. Antimony’s “poor me” act grated in the beginning of the book. She believes everything happens specifically to inconvenience her, deliberate acts against her when others were just doing their jobs. This wasn’t helped by the repetition … Continue reading

Maid for Love by Marie Force

The story begins like a typical resort town contemporary romance. This isn’t a bad thing, because I like contemporary romance and the book is well written. The son of a wealthy family crashes (literally) into a maid at his parents’ … Continue reading

Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire

I don’t binge read series. I don’t. The craft behind the writing becomes too apparent to me, making even well-written books predictable. So why did I pick up the next InCryptid? Well, I was in a specific mood that the … Continue reading

To Free a Captured Heart by R.L. Naquin

The blurb for this book didn’t quite match the story so some of it confused me at first. But then, if you’d told me this was a book about a djinn and her friends trapped into being guests at a … Continue reading