Welcome to my train of thought. Just a warning, there might be turbulence. I'm a little eccentric, but hopefully you'll find something here that'll make the crazy worth it. Stay tuned for book reviews, ramblings on random things, and all sorts of stuff that tickles my fancy. But keep your hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times. My brain is a scary place!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Review: Chapelwood

Chapelwood Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Just like book one, it was deliciously fun and chock full of creepy weirdness. But it lost a star at the end. One final event just really made the ending less fulfilling for me. You'll know when you read it. Just felt kind of out of the blue and unfair to the reader.

Maybe we'll get some more though, since this book was supposed to be the last but ended just open enough for potential future entries.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Review: Black Widow

Black Widow Black Widow by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an awesome entry into the series!!! I saw one thing coming about in the long term that came to fruition at the end of this book. Totally didn't see Madeline's personal twist coming at the end though! Yikes!!

So much fun for everyone to be involved in this one though. :)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Review: Fire Touched

Fire Touched Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely awesome entry into the series. Lots of tricky fae events, some new characters, some development of others... finally some progress on the Mercy/pack front (just wait until you read Honey's impassioned speech at the pack meeting. EPIC)

I love Briggs' storytelling and I can't wait to see where this series and spinoff world are headed. So much to look forward to -- more Mercy (with a very intriguing synopsis and beautifully creepy cover), more Charles and Anna, and even a Tom and Moira book.

I will say that I'm a little sad about the loss incurred in this book. But the ending left an odd little hope in me about that future. :)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Review: Night Broken

Night Broken Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This one was phenomenal. It involved a supernatural creature that's not overused in urban fantasy. It adds some cool new characters to the supporting cast. It provides more backstory on Mercy's heritage. It builds on the relationships she has with the pack and Adam's family. It establishes some new points of contention for Mercy.

I love this series!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Review: Poison Promise

Poison Promise Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beauregard Benson was one scary dude... even with his pocket protector.

Bria was being a bit annoying in this one, and I was hoping for more of the secondary characters. Owen is starting to feel unimportant and like a prop!

Anyways, I liked that we got some backstory on one of Gin's waitresses, and Silvio was an interesting new character as well.

Here's to more Gin! *clinks glass*

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Review: Dead Heat

Dead Heat Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is one of Patricia Briggs' gems. It's got great character development, a really creepy villain and story line, and really shines out from among the were and fae urban fantasies that are out there.

Honestly, there's nothing quite as scary as a powerful child collecting hidden-in-plain-sight mind controlling enemy, and the fact that this one can literally paralyze you while keeping you completely alert? *shudders*

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: The Spider

The Spider The Spider by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While I am not normally a fan of the flashback type book, this one was a great entry. It's not my favorite entry in the series, but it was good to see a little of young Gin and how she learned some of the lessons she needed to learn to become The Spider. I'll give it a little over 4 stars, rounded up. :)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: River Marked

River Marked River Marked by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not sure why so many fans dislike this one. I mean, I understand that the absence of the secondary characters is sad, because they're so awesome... but this one has a really cool enemy, lots of Native American lore, almost-gods, and a really cool story.

Oh well, guess we're all entitled to our opinions, right? :D

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Review: Calamity

Calamity Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn't overly pleased with the plot this time. Didn't feel as complete or as well structured as the last two.

But I really loved the series overall, and this was a solid entry and a decent ending.

It's a shame the stories in this world are over. I really loved the concept.

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: Heart of Venom

Heart of Venom Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This one was awesome. Backstory on some characters that I've wanted for a while, along with some resolution for some old threads and some new threads being woven. Overall a great addition to the series which has rapidly become one of my favorite UFs.

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