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Feb
16

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2)

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2) The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) Alison Goodman Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Helen is back, just four weeks after the events of her presentation ball, events which culminated in her losing her mother’s only gift to her, saving a man’s life, and needing to find refuge outside of London. As...
Feb
13

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan Portal of a Thousand Worlds Dave Duncan Published: Feb. 14, 2017 (Open Road) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars An aging Empress, a group of monks who make murder their main mission, and a ragtag army—led by a crazy man—who are high on drugs and convinced they are invincible. All of...
Jan
26

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1) Caraval (Caraval #1) Stephanie Garber Published: January 31, 2017 (Flatiron Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Scarlett and her sister Tella live with their father, a brutal man ever since their mother disappeared years ago. He has killed when people did not do just as he...
Jan
9

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Metaltown Kristen Simmons Published: September 20, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In Metaltown war—and the factories that feed it—is a constant. So is disease, starvation, and brutal rule by a cadre of “officials” who are all in the back pocket of the wealthiest family in the area. This world is...
Nov
17

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1)

Review: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Mancer #1) Of the Abyss (Mancer #1) Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mancers, those who can work with different forms of magic, are outlawed. Death awaits those who break those laws, so while magic still exists, it is...
Nov
8

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis

Review: Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis Congress of Secrets Stephanie Burgis Published: Nov. 1, 2016 (Pyr) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Alchemy—understood for years as the transmutation of metals, the obvious goal being to eventually create gold. But what if there was another way to practice Alchemy? A way that would...
Oct
25

Review: Chasing Embers by James Bennett (Ben Garston #1)

Review: Chasing Embers by James Bennett (Ben Garston #1) Chasing Embers (Ben Garston #1) James Bennett Published: Sept. 06, 2016 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ben Garston drinks to forget—his life, his past, he romantic messes. All of which he has a lot to forget, since Ben is a dragon. One of the last remaining dragons, in...
Oct
21

Review: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker (Delphi Trilogy #1)

Review: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker (Delphi Trilogy #1) The Delphi Effect (Delphi Trilogy #1) Rysa Walker Published: Oct. 11, 2016 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Most of us have seen the movie that contains that famous line, “I see dead people.” It’s been used so often that it’s pretty much turned into a joke, though I...
Oct
11

Review: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe

Review: A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe A Mortal Song Megan Crewe Published: Sept. 13, 2016 (Another World Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Sora’s whole life has been a lie. She has always believed that she is kami—Japanese spirits that help protect the world. But on her seventeenth birthday she finds out the...
Oct
7

Review: The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl

Review: The Ferryman Institute by Colin Gigl The Ferryman Institute Colin Gigl Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Gallery Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars The mythical Ferryman, a mysterious figure named Charon, shepherds the dead across the River Styx. Legend has it that those who couldn’t pay the coin toll were left to wander...

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