Archives: June2010
  • Review of Magic Bleeds

    Magic Strikesby Ilona Andrews384pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.53/5Goodreads Rating: 4.6/5 Magic Bleeds is the newest installment in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, a married couple who write together. It is the fourth book following Magic Bites, Magic Burns and Magic Strikes, which are best read in that order. There is also a related novella with a different main protagonist, Magic Mourns, in the anthology Must Love Hellhounds. Note: There will be spoilers for the first […]

  • Laini Taylor Book News

    Earlier this week Laini Taylor announced that her book tentatively titled Daughter of Smoke and Bone was picked up by Little Brown Books for Young Readers. Its release date is fall 2011. In the post on her blog, she discusses some of how this new book came to be and mentions that the next Dreamdark book will not be coming out anytime soon although she will finish them someday. This is very exciting news (the new book, not the lack […]

  • Review of Magic Strikes

    Magic Strikesby Ilona Andrews320pp (Paperback)My Rating: 9/10Amazon Rating: 5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.35/5Goodreads Rating: 4.49/5 Magic Strikes is the third book in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, the pseudonym for a husband and wife who write novels together. Currently, there are four books out of a contracted seven available. The books in this urban fantasy series are in order as follows: Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes and Magic Bleeds. There is also a novella that takes place between the […]

  • Review of Poison Study

    Poison Studyby Maria V. Snyder416pp (Trade Paperback)My Rating: 7.5/10Amazon Rating: 4.5/5LibraryThing Rating: 4.18/5Goodreads Rating: 4.21/5 Poison Study is the first book in the Study trilogy by Maria V. Snyder and is followed by Magic Study and Fire Study, respectively. The first two books in this series have been released both as fantasy and young adult titles. When Yelena is escorted from prison by a couple of guards, she knows she is most likely about to be executed for murdering General […]

  • The Leaning Pile of Books

    Yesterday I finished a draft of a review of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, so hopefully I will get that up soon. Currently, I am working on a review of Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews, one of my favorite books read this year so far. I started reading Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey since it is a very long book and I figured that I’d be caught up on reviews by the time I finished it without any problem. […]

  • Review of Servant of a Dark God

    Servant of a Dark Godby John Brown448pp (Hardcover)My Rating: 6.5/10Amazon Rating: 4/5LibraryThing Rating: 3.17/5Goodreads Rating: 3.57/5 Servant of a Dark God is the beginning of an epic fantasy trilogy by John Brown. The second book in the Dark Gods series, Curse of a Dark God, will be released in January 2011. Dark God’s Glory, the final novel, will be available in 2012. Talen has a big problem – he can’t find his work pants, the only pair of pants he […]