Death Be Charmed by Katie Epstein

Everything I mentioned in my review of the first book holds true for Book 2 of the Terra Vane Series as well, with the focus on fun characters with complicated (very complicated) relationships. The world continues to be full of … Continue reading

Butterflies on Breezes: An Urban Farm Fresh Romance 2 by Valerie Comer

I read the first Urban Farm Fresh Romance early last year, so it’s been a while, but despite this new story jumping right into the thick of things, the little reminders were enough to ground me. I wished I’d read … Continue reading

The Calderan Problem By Joseph R. Lallo

It took me a bit to read the next in the Free Wrench series, but the book holds up to my love of the series, offering fun and laughter with a tinge of seriousness. I quickly slipped back into their … Continue reading

Riftmaker: A Steampunk Portal Fantasy by Phoebe Darqueling

Phoebe Darqueling creates a fascinating portal fantasy where animals take human form and humans become animals through a mix of magic and pseudo-science. The novel explores ostracism, race relations, and the unproven logic that separates societies into classes so some … Continue reading

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