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Review: “Labyrinth Lost,” Zoraida Cordova

Pros: Fascinating Cons: Powers become generic Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas), by Zoraida Cordova, is billed as a young adult book (not surprising, given the themes of finding oneself and growing into our power), but it’s

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Review: “Age of Myth,” Michael J. Sullivan

Pros: Fascinating world-building; good characters Cons: Some blatant unanswered questions Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In Michael J. Sullivan’s Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire, Raithe’s father Herkimer is slain by one of the

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Review: “Revisionary,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Fantastic wrap-up for the series Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 There’s really no way to talk about Jim C. Hines’s Revisionary: Magic Ex Libris: Book Four without spoilers for the previous books, so go read them first.

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Review: “Goblin Hero,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Clever plotting Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Jim C. Hines’s Goblin Hero (Goblin Series) brings us back to the tale of Jig, a hapless goblin who ended up an accidental hero in Goblin Quest. Even though he

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Review: “The Shattered Court,” M.J. Scott

Pros: Sexy, intriguing, and compelling Cons: A character or two lacking in depth Rating: 5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher via NetGalley. Expected publication date: April 28, 2015.   M.J. Scott’s The Shattered Court: A Novel

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Review: “Unbound,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Love libriomancy as a concept. Wonderful characters and relationships. Touching look at depression. Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Unbound is book three of the Magic Ex Libris series by Jim C. Hines. This is totally different from

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Review: “Bound by Ink,” Marcella Burnard

Pros: Very interesting world Cons: Confusing Rating: 4 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by Penguin Group via NetGalley.   Marcella Burnard’s Bound by Ink (A Living Ink Novel) is not the first book in the series (that distinction

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Review: “Grave Peril,” Jim Butcher

Pros: Great ups and downs! Cons: Thought I’d missed an installment or two… Rating: 4.5 out of 5 The ghosts of Chicago are up in arms, and Harry and his friend Michael can barely keep up. Harry tries to help

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Review: “Fool Moon,” Jim Butcher

Pros: Character conflict and tension Cons: Mild werewolf confusion Rating: 4 out of 5   Lieutenant Karrin Murphy no longer trusts Harry Dresden. The last time he consulted with the police he failed to tell her about some things pertinent

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Review: “Storm Front,” Jim Butcher

Pros: Wild, weird, and fun Cons: Mildly confusing at times Rating: 4 out of 5 One advantage of the fact that I’m accepting fewer review books right now is that I’m finally getting around to reading certain books that I

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