Review – The Loot (Charlie McCabe #1)

The Loot (Charlie McCabe #1)
By: Craig Schaefer
Website: http://craig-schaefer-v2.squarespace.com/
Release Date: August 1st, 2019
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Series: Charlie McCabe
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This should really go without saying at this point but I adore Craig Schaefer. When I saw this new book come out last year and I realized it was mystery, thriller and no magic I was intrigued. I mean, come on, Craig Schaefer is the brilliant man that brought us Daniel Faust, Harmony Black and the Revanche Cycle. When I saw this story didn’t hold a hint of magic, urban fantasy or anything in that realm I was curious. Obvious I’m a crime/thriller/mystery fan. So how would one of my favorite fantasy writers match up in a genre devoid of fantasy?

Review- Three Days Missing

Three Days Missing
By: Kimberly Belle
Website: https://www.kimberlybellebooks.com/
Release Date: June 26th, 2018
Publisher: Park Row
Rating:


Every once in a while a book is recommended to me through Goodreads or Kindle and while I usually enjoy the books sometimes I’m skeptical. Three Days Missing was one of the books I kept seeing pop up that was recommended to me but I didn’t buy it, not yet. I put it on my Kindle wishlist and moved on. So when there was a sale on the book I got that lovely notification and finally clicked “Buy”.

Review- The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen’s War #3)

The Wheel of Osheim (The Red Queen's War #3)
By: Mark Lawrence
Website: https://www.marklawrence.buzz/
Release Date: June 2nd, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Series: The Red Queen's War
Award: David Gemmell Legend Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2017), David Gemmell Ravenheart Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Cover Art (2017), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2016)
Rating:


What is more pleasing than loving an entire series from start to finish? The fact that it is actually finished. Yes, I am joining in the bashing of George R.R. Martin but not for sport, only to say that I need resolution to characters and stories I’ve grown attached to.

Review- The Liar’s Key (The Red Queen’s War #2)

The Liar's Key (The Red Queen's War #2)
By: Mark Lawrence
Website: https://www.marklawrence.buzz/
Release Date: June 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Ace
Series: The Red Queen's War
Award: David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2016), David Gemmell Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art (2016), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2015)
Rating:


Book number two in this series, The Liar’s Key, was fantastic. Really, you could stop reading the review there because if you enjoyed book one Prince of Fools then I know you’re already dying to jump into book two. If you haven’t read book one, go do that now. Thank me later.

Review- Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War #1)

Prince of Fools (The Red Queen's War #1)
By: Mark Lawrence
Website: https://www.marklawrence.buzz/
Release Date: June 3rd, 2014
Publisher: Ace
Series: The Red Queen's War
Award: David Gemmell Legend Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2015), David Gemmell Ravenheart Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Cover Art (2015), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy (2014)
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I admit that I bought the Red Queen’s War trilogy when it was on sale and that I haven’t read the preceding series Order of the Broken Empire yet. Still, I didn’t feel lost or utterly confused as I stepped into this new fantasy realm and I am very glad that I took a break from the murder mysteries and thrillers to enjoy this trilogy because it was amazing.

#MangaMonday – Given, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Kizu

Given, Vol. 1
By: Natsuki Kisu
Illustrator: Natsuki Kisu (illustrations); Sabrina Heep (Touch up art & lettering)
Translator: Sheldon Drzka
Release Date: February 11, 2020
Publisher: VIZMedia: SuBLime
Series: Given
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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Given, Vol. 1 by Natsuki Kizu is a phenomenal new series manga fans will absolutely want to pick up. This is a BL slice of life story about Ritsuka Uenoyama and Mafuyu Sato, an un-put-down-able series that received an anime adaptation in 2019 and is available to watch on Crunchyroll and VRV.

Review- Never Goodbye (Broden Legal #2)

Never Goodbye (Broden Legal #2)
By: Adam Mitzner
Website: http://adammitzner.com/
Release Date: April 24th, 2018
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Rating:


After the events in book one Dead Certain we see Ella come to terms with the fact that she really does love singing more than she loves being in the courtroom so when this story opens up we learn Ella has left her position as a lawyer and is now singing regularly in the clubs around Manhattan.

Review- Dead Certain (Broden Legal #1)

Dead Certain (Broden Legal #1)
By: Adam Mitzner
Website: http://adammitzner.com/
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Broden Legal
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I admit that sometimes I fall in love with genres and never let them go and obviously that’s true for my crime/thriller/mystery stories but can you really blame me? We get suspense, action, a puzzle or two to solve and sometimes a hint of romance. Which, to me, sounds like perfection.

Review- A Body in the Village Hall (Kate Palmer #1)

A Body in the Village Hall (Kate Palmer #1)
By: Dee MacDonald
Website: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/m/dee-macdonald/
Release Date: June 29th, 2020
Publisher: Bookouture
Series: Kate Palmer
Rating:


This is a slight departure from my normal mystery reads because, while this is a mystery (surrounding murders) this book falls into the genre of Cozy Mystery. Let me quickly define this for anyone who doesn’t know what this means.