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Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

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 […]

Posted 6 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

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 […]

Posted 10 February 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Breaking Creed

Breaking Creed

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 […]

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

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

A Darkness Strange and Lovely

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 […]

Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

A Dawn Most Wicked

A Dawn Most Wicked

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 […]

Posted 11 August 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Something Strange and Deadly

Something Strange and Deadly

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 […]

Posted 31 July 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Sword and Its Servant

The Sword and Its Servant

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 […]

Posted 22 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Hunted

Hunted

My Review Let me just start off by saying that I am a huge Megg Jensen fan.  I have read everything she has written and loved every bit of it.  This series is more adult in nature than most of the others and it is MUCH darker.  I love every single moment of it! Hunted […]

Posted 17 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Hidden

Hidden

My Review Hidden is the first in a new series, the Dragonlands, and it is fantasy of epic proportions.  If you have read any of her Song of Eloh Saga series, you know the kinds of worlds that Megg creates.  She is genius at creating fantasy worlds and this latest word treat is no different.  It is a […]

Posted 29 December 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears

My Review This is one of those series that I am truly sad to see go.  I truly fell in love with The Goblin Wars… the characters, the story, the mythology.  I am sad that it is over, but it ended beautifully. I really have enjoyed the writing style the author used for these books, especially […]

Posted 28 August 2013 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments