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Audioreview: Panther’s Claim – Eve Langlais

Audioreview: Panther’s Claim – Eve Langlais

Panther’s Claim was a lot of fun, with a mystery, some hot moments and quite a bit of danger. Listening to Panther’s Claim was a treat! I loved the humor, and I also loved how out there Cynthia was in many ways. I mean, she kidnapped Daryl to figure out if he had kidnapped her friend… That is pretty out there, no? Their chemistry was off the charts, though, and I enjoyed how they both slowly came to realize they might be fated mates. The mystery that started in Croc’s Return continues here, and the disappearances of shifters seem very ominous and unnatural, as do the hybrid shifters who attack Cyn and Daryl. There were a lot of interactions between […]

Posted 19 September, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Review: Secrets at Midnight – Nalini Singh

Review: Secrets at Midnight – Nalini Singh

Secrets at Midnight was delicious, like a snack just the way you like it! I’m always in awe at how good Singh is at character development – even in her shorter stories, I get the full experience of fleshed out characters that entice me and keep me coming back for more! Secrets at Midnight was just what I needed to hold me over until the next installment is released. Bastien was a great character, and I loved how confused he was about Kirby at the start… And how he went about to woo her even when he understood that she didn’t really know herself as well as she could have. Even though this story is a novella, the character development […]

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Review: Made for Sin – Stacia Kane

Review: Made for Sin – Stacia Kane

Made for Sin is set in a dark, gritty universe, where there are demons and magic, and where safety is not a given. Characters that kept me on my toes, a tight plot and a good storyline entertained me and had me hooked from start to finish. Made for Sin has quite a bit of suspense, as the story starts with the discovery of a corpse without its right arm. Yes, you read that right – the whole arm was taken off, from the shoulder, and the rest was left behind. Speare was the one PI who was set on the case, and he needed help both from the police and from a thief who might know something about a […]

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Audioreview: Croc’s Return – Eve Langlais

Audioreview: Croc’s Return – Eve Langlais

Croc’s Return hit the right spot – hot, fast, mysterious and funny – all in one neat little package that was well narrated. If you enjoy shifters, you’ve got to love a croc, right? Croc’s Return is well done, especially because the croc himself isn’t all that sure about what went down before he left Bitten Point a few years ago. All Caleb knows is that he wants to come back home, and if he’ll see Renny, that might just make things better. That is until he learns that Renny has a child. And that she works in a strip-club to make ends meet because her son’s father didn’t step up. Caleb swears he’ll find that man and show him […]

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Review: Allegiance of Honor – Nalini Singh

Review: Allegiance of Honor – Nalini Singh

Allegiance of Honor is a fabulous instalment in the Psy-Changeling series! While this is a bridge book, there was still plenty of new plot-lines appearing, as well as some favorite characters who re-appeared. I found Allegiance of Honor to be a pitch-perfect part of one of my all time favorite PNR / Dystopia / Sci-Fi series! One story-arch was more or less finished in Shards of Hope, this story managed to bridge the upcoming story-lines by showing readers how most of their favorite couples are doing so far. Each book has concentrated on one couple, and while these couples showed up in later books, this is where their progress as a couple as well as pack-members or psy-net members. And […]

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Review: The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King made me want The Raven Cycle to be circular, never-ending, always continuing, the mystery always just around the next corner… The Raven King is a beautiful, emotional culmination of Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series. Most things truly do come full circle, the characters continue to grow and evolve, and the overall plot makes complete sense. And I’m wondering, weeks after I finished reading, if I really have to make sense with my review? Or can I just mostly squee and say that everyone in the world who enjoys reading needs to read The Raven Cycle? Can I just say that Stiefvater is a literary genius? One who knows how to weave words together so that they make […]

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Review : Dream Magic – Michelle Mankin

Review : Dream Magic – Michelle Mankin

Dream Magic is the stunning second instalment in Mankin’s Magic series. The paranormal world the story unfolds in is complex, with characters that are multi-faceted and enticing. I loved Strange Magic, and I’m happy to say that Dream Magic is even better! The world was expanded, and all the characters showed other facets of themselves than they did in the first book. With the intricacies of both the universe and the mythology, Mankin managed to bring her characters to the next level, while keeping me on the edge of my seat for the duration of the story at the same time. I loved that the first part of the book included several new to me characters, while those I had […]

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Review: Shield of Winter – Nalini Singh

Review: Shield of Winter – Nalini Singh

Shield of Winter is definitely a tipping point in the overall story-arc when it comes to the Psy-Changeling series. Strong characters move the story forward, helped by a tough plot. Somehow, I had read the book that is after Shield of Winter in this series, but not this one. I was so happy when I realized I had an unread Psy-Changeling book on my kindle just waiting for me to indulge. Vasic is a character who has intrigued me since I was first introduced to the deadly Arrows, and seeing him with a seemingly fragile E psy, one who might be able to save the Psy-Net, made him seem more human somehow. A lot happened in Shield of Winter, and […]

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Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

WOW! What else can I say about Blue Lily, Lily Blue? It was awesome – and I’m so happy I don’t have to wait for The Raven King! So much happened in Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and yet, not that much time actually passed for these amazing characters as the story unfolded. Between missing parents, new, nefarious characters showing up for dark reasons, and more about both dreams and what Adam is capable of, I was enchanted from start to finish! The world is so tangible, even if this is fantasy, I really felt like I could stretch out my hand and touch the trees in Crabeswater, or hug Blue when she needed it. And some characters I found to […]

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Review: The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Dream Thieves – Maggie Stiefvater

The Dream Thieves is a darkly beautiful story, with intricate, full-grown characters who continue to grow and evolve throughout the various plot-lines. As always, when reading a Stiefvater novel, I was immediately transported to another world, with vivid characters, a dark but promising story, a mystery and plot-lines that slowly but surely got weaved together to make a whole picture. I couldn’t even say what’s my favorite part of her writing – I love that the characters are so well developed, and that they keep evolving and changing as the story and the plot is moved forward. The Dream Thieves is both character driven and plot-driven, both are important, and play together to show the complexity of all that is […]

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