Genre: Action

Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King
Posted 6 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Half the reason I requested this galley was because of the pirates.  Even better was the fact that the lead pirate in the novel is a girl.  There are not enough pirates of any gender in YA literature! Alosa is the daughter of the new pirate king and the captain of her own […]

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals
Posted 27 October 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Smoke Signals is the second book in the Tulsa Thunderbirds series, a spinoff and companion series to Catherine Gayle’s fantastic Portland Storm series.  And like all of the books in these two series, this novel combines love, steamy romance, hockey, and real life issues that hit hard. I love hockey and I love novels about hockey. […]

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China
Posted 10 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book.  It is very reminiscent of Jurassic Park, just on a larger scale with much more intrigue and, if it is possible, more action.  The premise is fascinating, the lengths to which China would go in order to become a cultural superpower.  The prologue […]

Breaking Creed

Breaking Creed
Posted 26 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This was my first book by Alex Kava, and it won’t be my last.  Breaking Creed is the first novel in the new Ryder Creed series.  Kava’s Maggie O’Dell (from the series with the same name) is also in this book.  Even though I haven’t read the other series, there was no problem with […]

The Revealed

The Revealed
Posted 5 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review To me, the one thing that makes or breaks a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel is the connection to the world as we know it in the moment.  There has to be that thread of our own reality to truly bring the chilling possibilities home, to scare us with the potential for the utter destruction […]

Strange and Ever After

Strange and Ever After
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review As the last book in this trilogy, Strange and Ever After neatly wrapped all of the loose ends with a conclusion that was largely satisfying, although unexpected.  The pace was picked up in this book, with all kinds of twists and turns that took the story into new and uncharted territory. The book begins in […]

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

A Darkness Strange and Lovely
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is the second full-length novel in the Something Strange and Deadly series.  The Spirit Hunters have left Philadelphia and Eleanor is thrust into a new life without anyone but herself to depend on.  So much has changed for her, and yet Eleanor proves herself to be as strong as ever as she faces it […]

A Dawn Most Wicked

A Dawn Most Wicked
Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a short novella centered around Daniel Sheridan, a bit of a prequel that tells us a little bit about his past.  We meet his first love, Cass, and we learn how he came to be a part of the Spirit Hunters. In Something Strange and Deadly, it is clear that Daniel has […]

Something Strange and Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly
Posted 31 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Steampunk and zombies!  This may sound like an odd combination, but it is one that works!  Petticoats and parasols mixed with steam-powered machines and pulse bombs that kill zombies?  Yes, please! The story is set in the midst of Philadelphia’s high society in 1876, the time of chaperoned dates, petticoats, bustles, séances, and burgeoning […]

The Sword and Its Servant

The Sword and Its Servant
Posted 22 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Sword and Its Servant is the first installment of what is going to be a six-part series, all set in the world of the Grauwelt.  The Grauwelt is a world that is somewhere between our own and that of Hel.  It is full of creatures that are straight out of our nightmares, all […]