Throwback Thursday: Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5)

Death Masks Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5)
By: Jim Butcher
Website: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
Release Date: August 5th, 2003
Publisher: Roc Books
Series: The Dresden Files
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Harry’s ex, Susan Rodriguez (half-vampire)is back, just in time for evil fallen angels, a duel with the Red Court’s champion, a missing mystical Shroud he’s been asked to help find and a diseased headless corpse that CPD needs help dealing with. If Harry’s life wasn’t already complicated his good friend and Knight of the Cross, Michael Carpenter, is there to help Harry when it’s needed, and throw another wrench into the already complicated few days Harry is having. 

Throwback Thursday: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4)

Summer Knight Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4)
By: Jim Butcher
Website: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
Release Date: September 3rd, 2002
Publisher: Roc Books
Series: The Dresden Files
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When your girlfriend has left town (and is trying not to kill you) and your Faerie Godmother sells your debt to the Winter Queen what can you do? If you’re Harry Dresden, you find a way to get in more trouble, apparently.

Throwback Thursday: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)

Fool Moon Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2)
By: Jim Butcher
Website: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
Release Date: January 9th, 2001
Publisher: Roc Books
Series: The Dresden Files
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I continued the series and am very glad I did. It is quickly becoming an obsession of mine and I’m glad I had the foresight to grab the next few books in the series at the same time so I could binge read them. This story, much like the first, has a new case but you get the sense that a lot of these things will connect down the line for Harry. Be wary of spoilers ahead.

Review: The Family Plot

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By: Cherie Priest
Website: http://www.cheriepriest.com/
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Tor Books
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Every once in a while I just need to read a good ghost story. I haven’t picked one up in some time, so I was quite excited when I discovered The Family Plot by Cherie Priest. This is a ghost story set in the American south at a beautiful old mansion which holds more then the usual dusty family secrets and furniture for the salvage team to pick through.

Throwback Thursday: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)

Storm Front Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1)
By: Jim Butcher
Website: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
Release Date: April 1st 2000
Publisher: Roc Books
Series: The Dresden Files
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A friend of mine recommended these books. All he told me was “there’s a wizard, technology fails around him, there are currently fifteen books in the series and you need to read all of them.”

He was right.

Review: Survive the Night

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By: Danielle Vega
Website: http://www.daniellerollins.com/
Release Date: July 7th 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
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High hopes for this book were, unfortunately, dashed. The cover was intriguing and I had hoped for a great story. I don’t normally read what could be considered horror and so, given that I’d heard of the success of Vega’s other book The Merciless (which I have yet to read)  I took a chance. I sort of which I hadn’t.

Review: Nearly Found

Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano Nearly Found
By: Elle Cosimano
Website: http://nearlygonebooks.com/
Release Date: June 2nd 2015
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Series: Nearly Gone #2
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Nearly Boswell cannot catch a break! After the murder mystery in Book #1 of the series we see Nearly try, yet again, to keep herself focused on her future but trouble always finds her and this time it’s dragging her classmates and her family into it. 

In all seriousness this book was a good follow-up to book #1 Nearly Found and it helps give us some answers we didn’t get in the first book. Aside from a few questions I have that I’ll admit are me nitpicking at things that bothered me on such a minor level that I’ve decided that I need to get over it. Still, with more murders and more questions in her life it takes a huge effort by Nearly and her friends to once again help solve murders and get answers. 

Review: Nearly Gone

Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano Nearly Gone
By: Elle Cosimano
Website: http://nearlygonebooks.com/
Release Date: March 25th 2014
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Series: Nearly Gone #1
Award: 2015 Edgar Award Nominee
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What draws you to a book? Is it the cover artwork? The title? The cover tagline? The synopsis on the back of the book? For me this time around it was all to do with the cover. The art was intriguing, showing only a portion of our main character Nearly Boswell’s face and, while her lips are on the cover it isn’t explicitly sensual. I tend to grow tired of the covers with beautiful girls in beautiful clothes in a beautiful scene somewhere. We all know that for most of those books the beautiful, idyllic cover is a lie. This time around, the haunting cover tells you everything you need to know, that nothing is okay and you’re in for an intense ride. 

Let me also state that this book has a very Pretty Little Liars feel to it in that teenagers are solving crimes and, in the process, getting themselves into trouble/making matters worse. Now that that’s out of the way let’s talk about the book itself. 

Review: It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton

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By: Laurence MacNaughton
Website: https://twitter.com/LMacNaughton
Release Date: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Pyr
Series: A Dru Jasper Novel, Book 1
Received From: Publisher
(All reviews are our own, honest opinions.)
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It Happened One Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton is a fast paced urban fantasy. Overall, this is the sort of book I normally keep on hold until there are a few more in the series, and then binge read them all at once over the course of a weekend. Of course, there’s only one title in the series so far, meaning it wasn’t an option this time. The book is a quick read, filled with action and plenty of banter between characters.

However, the action comes to a near screeching halt at the end.