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

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

I have enjoyed this series from the start because it sweeps you away into the time of Russia’s transition between old religions and new with all the conflicts and difficulties that involves. Arden brings the chyerti, old peoples, to life … Continue reading

Dragon Airways by Brian Rathbone

I don’t remember when I chose this book originally or why, but I noticed it on my extensive to-be-read list and decided to give Dragon Airways a try. It starts slowly with so many points of view (POV) it’s a … Continue reading

Forsaking All Other by Catherine Meyrick

The year is 1585, Queen Elizabeth I is on the English throne, and the clash between Papists and Protestants is a full-scale war. The religious war forms the background of Forsaking All Other and is an integral part of the … Continue reading

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire does an excellent job of bringing in new elements with each book to keep the InCryptid series fresh while still providing a mix of humor and tense, even terrifying, moments. This is all wrapped up in a clear … Continue reading

The Cowboy’s Mixed-Up Matchmaker, Montana Ranches Christian Romance 2 by Valerie Comer

The story begins with a focus on the two main characters and a promise made between best friends fourteen years earlier. They swear to save each other from growing old alone (with old being defined as thirty) by getting married. … Continue reading

Drawing Thin: A Companion to the Red Dog Conspiracy by Patricia Loofbourrow

I’ve reviewed other books in the Red Dog Conspiracy, but this one ties more closely to the prequels than the actual series in its focus on the commoner, in this case, a policeman. The struggle of those without power or … Continue reading