Genre: Fantasy


Nov 08
Review – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Review – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Title: Poison Study Series: Study #1 Author: Maria V. Snyder Release Date: 2005 Pages: 361, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.2 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult or very mature YA (Sex is not explicit, but includes sexual assault) Summary from Goodreads: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the… Read more »


Nov 07
ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Review – Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Reviews 3 ★★★★

Title: Cruel Beauty Author: Rosamund Hodge Release Date: January 28, 2014 Publisher: Balzer & Bray Pages: 352, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.05 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: Adult or Mature YA (Lots of references to sex, though it is not directly shown) Summary from Goodreads: Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself… Read more »


Oct 15
ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review – The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) by Julie Kagawa

Reviews 0 ★★★★

Title: The Iron Traitor Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2 Author: Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release Date: October 29, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.31 stars My Rating: 4/5 stars My Content Rating: PG (Nothing more than kissing) Summary from Goodreads: IN THE REAL WORLD, WHEN YOU VANISH INTO THIN AIR FOR A WEEK, PEOPLE TEND TO NOTICE After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.  But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of… Read more »


Sep 13
Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Runes & Immortals (Runes books 1 & 2) by Ednah Walters

Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway – Runes & Immortals (Runes books 1 & 2) by Ednah Walters

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

Tour Schedule   I’m very excited to participate in the tour for Immortals!  If you haven’t read Runes yet (which is book #1 in the series), make sure to skip right past the information about Immortals and read about Runes instead.  I don’t want to spoil anything for you! Title: Immortals Series: Runes (Book #2) (See Below For Book #1) Author: Ednah Walters Release Date: August 5, 2013 Pages: 342, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.41 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars My Content Rating: 16+ (Lots of kissing and some talk of sex, but no actual sex)   Summary from Goodreads: Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something… Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her,… Read more »


Sep 04
5 Star Review – You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

5 Star Review – You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Reviews 2 ★★★★★

I won a copy of You Are Mine in a giveaway and was really excited to read it!  SO glad I did! This is an intense book that will make you want to scream in frustration and horror at some points (in a good way) and will delight you in others.  I absolutely LOVED it! The story follows Serena, a 17-year-old girl who has just come of age – the age at which she can be sold to a warlock as a breeding machine and slave. Serena lives in a society where women are nothing more than property – completely controlled by their overbearing and often abusive warlock husbands. She doesn’t dare dream of happiness – she merely hopes to be sold to a lesser evil than her father. But when her ownership is won by an Envadi barbarian, Serena fears that things will be much worse for her than she ever… Read more »


Jul 20
ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

ARC Review: Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Reviews 11 ★★★★★

Title: Indelible Author: Dawn Metcalf Release Date: July 30, 2013 Pages: 384, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 3.79 stars My Rating: 5/5 stars Content Rating: PG-16? (Some pretty scary scenes and references to sex-though none is shown) Summary from Goodreads: Some things are permanent. Indelible. And they cannot be changed back. Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same. Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy… Read more »


Jul 15
Review & $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, Blade’s Edge & Legend (Books 1-3 of the Matt Archer Series) by Kendra C. Highley

Review & $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Matt Archer: Monster Hunter, Blade’s Edge & Legend (Books 1-3 of the Matt Archer Series) by Kendra C. Highley

Giveaways (Ended), Reviews 2 ★★★★

Title: Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1) Author: Kendra C. Highley Release Date: August 18, 2012 Pages: 299, Paperback Goodreads Rating: 4.35 stars My Rating (For all three books): 4/5 stars Content Rating (For all three books): PG -13 (some swearing; in book three the characters have sex, but it is not described in any way; relatively strong violence) Summary from Goodreads: Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.  Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.  But that’s not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle’s bag has a secret, one that… Read more »


Jun 29
Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Reviews 5 ★★★★½

Poison is a delightfully cute and light fantasy novel.  The book is published by Disney Hyperion, which makes complete sense because it fits right into their wheelhouse – I could easily see this as a Disney movie!  The book was the perfect diversion from some of the darker fantasy and dystopian novels that I read and I loved it! The story centers around Kyra, a young potions master who is on the run after attempting to murder her best friend, the princess (I won’t spoil why, but she did have good reason).  Kyra believes that she has to finish what she started, so she enlists the help of a cute little tracking pig to help her find the princess (who has been hidden away since the assassination attempt) while simultaneously avoiding the guards (along with her ex-fiance).  Along the way, she meets up with Fred, a sweet and charming guy… Read more »


May 12
Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

Review: Blood of Dragons (The Rain Wild Chronicles #4) by Robin Hobb

Reviews 2 ★★★★½

Title: Blood of Dragons Author: Robin Hobb Publisher:  Harper Voyager Release Date: April 8, 2013 Pages: 448, Hardcover Goodreads Rating: 4.12 stars My Rating: 4.5/5 stars Summary from Goodreads: The dragons’ survival hangs in the balance in the thrilling final volume in the acclaimed River Wilds chronicles fantasy series The dragons and their dedicated band of keepers have at last found the lost city of Kelsingra. The magical creatures have learned to use their wings and are growing into their regal inheritance. Their humans, too, are changing. As the mystical bonds with their dragons deepen, Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, and even Cedric, the unlikeliest of keepers, have begun transforming into beautiful Elderlings raked with exquisite features that complement and reflect the dragons they serve. But while the humans have scoured the empty streets and enormous buildings of Kelsingra, they cannot find the mythical silver wells the dragons need to stay health and survive. With enemies encroaching, the keepers must… Read more »