Mini-Reviews: The Dark Days Cub + House of Whispers + A Darker Shade of Magic

the dark days clubThe Dark Days Cub (Lady Helen #1)

Author: Alison Goodman
Publisher/Release Date: January 26th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 496-eBook ARC-Given for review
Finished: January 30th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 5/5

Review:

  • It had the perfect combination of historical and paranormal, and I absolutely loved it! The romance was pretty good too, but not the main focus which worked well.
  • Loved how the “demons” in this world were and how they were different. The idea of how they hunted them and everything was really cool. I’m looking forward to learning more about the Dark Days Club in the next book.
  • I liked the Helen and all her supporting characters, especially Darby. She helped so much and she had a few moments where she was hilarious.

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house of whispersHouse of Whispers (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #5)

Author: J.L. Bryan
Publisher/Release Date: October 2nd 2015 by J.L. Bryan
Pages: 212-eBook-given for review
Finished: November 5th 2015
Goodreads
My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • I read this one last year but never got around to reviewing it. Just like the rest of this series, I loved this book!
  • The ghosts and the background story get better with every book, and this was no exception. I was sucked into the story and kept wondering how they were going to solve it this time.
  • Some of the stuff going on in the hotel was pretty insane, but I was glad that we find out more about a certain rival ghost hunting company.

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A Darker Shade final for IreneA Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1)

Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher/Release Date: February 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Pages: 398-Hardcover-Given as a gift
Finished: December 22nd 2015
Goodreads
My Rating:5/5

Review:

  • Everyone kept telling me to read this book, so when I got it as a gift, I read it as soon as I could. Now I can see why everyone loved it!
  • The idea of the different worlds, parallel but so different in their own ways, was just so good. I loved seeing the magic and how they traveled and just everything about it.
  • The characters were so great and I’m super psyched that the next book is out later this month! I don’t have many more words aside to say that you need to read this. Now.

The Sunday Post #14

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!

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ARC Mini-Reviews: Revenge and the Wild + Assassin’s Heart

revenge and the wildRevenge and the Wild

Author: Michelle Modesto
Publisher/Release Date: February 2nd 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Pages: 384-ARC eBook-Given for review
Finished: November 16 2015
Goodreads
My Rating: 4/5

Review:

  • Really liked this mix of a western with magic and monsters and machinery! Great debut start for this author.
  • The little romance was cute and didn’t take over the main story of her getting justice.
  • The whole plot was really good and had me so absorbed into the book. I couldn’t wait to find out the truth of what happened and how everything would work out.
  • Also glad it’s a stand-alone, everything was wrapped up perfectly!

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assassins heartAssassin’s Heart

Author: Sarah Ahiers
Publisher/Release Date: February 2nd 2016 by HarperTeen
Pages: 400-ARC eBook-Given for review
Finished: January 16 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4/5

Review:

  • I thought this was a series the whole time I was reading it, but I was really happy it was a stand alone book! Overall I really enjoyed it.
  • I loved the setting and all the different assassin Families. A few of them I would have liked to know more about though.
  • Lea was pretty awesome even though at times she did annoy me because of her decisions. But I liked how hard she tried to make things right. I also really liked Les! He was probably my favourite just for his cheerful nature.

I was given these advanced review copies for free in exchange for an honest review.

The Sunday Post #13

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @
Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. This is your news post, so personalize it! Include as much as you want or as little. Be creative, it can be a vlog or just a showcase of your goodies. Link up once a week or once a month, you decide. Book haul can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books..share them!

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Review: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

city of the lost

Title: City of the Lost (Casey Duncan Novels #1)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: January 2nd 2016 by Random House Canada
Finished: January 4th 2016
Pages: 480-Hardcover-Given from publisher
Series:
1. City of the Lost
2. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that’s not why she’s on the run. Her best friend’s ex has found Diana again, despite all Casey has done to protect her. And Diana has decided the only way she’ll ever be safe is if she finds the mythical town she’s heard of where people like her can go to hide. Turns out the town really exists, and will take Diana, but only if Casey, a talented young police detective, comes too.

Imagine a hidden town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, where everyone is pretending to be someone they’re not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. The laconic town sheriff dispenses his own frontier justice, but he’s more accustomed to sobering up drunks in the horse trough, than attempting to solve the series of brutal murders that has rocked the town. As much as he hates it, he needs Casey. As for Casey, coming to the far North may have started out as a sacrifice she was willing to make for her best friend. But maybe, just maybe, she needs Rockton as much as the town needs her.

What I Thought:

I was given a finished copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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