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Review: “Archangel’s Shadows,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Beautiful story Cons: A bit of a sexual conundrum Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Archangel’s Shadows (A Guild Hunter Novel, Book 7) delves into the erotically charged, headstrong relationship between Guild Hunter Ashwini and vampire Janvier. They’ve been alternately

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Review: “Archangel’s Viper,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Interesting plot and characters Cons: A little too much sniping Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Viper (A Guild Hunter Novel) is not a good place to jump into the series; make sure you’ve read other Guild

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Review: “Indexing: Reflections,” Seanan McGuire

Pros: Such a wonderful and unique take on fairy tales Cons: Some slow parts Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Seanan McGuire’s Indexing: Reflections is a follow-on to her Indexing, which was a wonderfully unique book. The general premise is the

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Review: “Indexing,” Seanan McGuire

Pros: So, so very creative and fascinating Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Seanan McGuire’s Indexing is one of the most creative books I’ve read all year (and I read a lot of books). In this world, fairy tale

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Short Take: “Of Swine and Roses,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Sweet, whimsical, and funny Cons: Want more! Rating: 5 out of 5 Of Swine and Roses (by Ilona Andrews), is a short story. It centers on Alena, whose family insists she go on a date with Chad Thurman. His

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Review: “Acca,” Christina Bauer

Pros: Sassy Cons: Sass at the expense of other elements Rating: 3 out of 5 Christina Bauer’s Acca (Angelbound Origins Book 3) is sassy and snarky, all right–sometimes at the expense of character smarts, worldbuilding, and more. Main character Myla

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Review: Nate Temple Supernatural Series Books 1-3 (Boxset), Shayne Silvers

Pros: Total young male wish fulfillment fantasy Cons: Total young male wish fulfillment fantasy Rating: 2.5 out of 5 The Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series: Books 1-3 (The Nate Temple Supernatural Thriller Series Boxset), by Shayne Silvers… I don’t remember

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Review: “Marked in Flesh,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Continues our fascinating tale Cons: Too many characters to keep track of Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Marked In Flesh: A Novel of the Others is book four in the series. While there’s a well-done summary of

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Review: “Sweep in Peace,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Humor, long odds, intricate relationships Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Ilona Andrews’s Sweep In Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles) (Volume 2) tells the story of Gertrude Hunt (a sentient inn, apparently) and her keeper, Dina. Gertrude only has one

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Review: “Ex-Isle,” Peter Clines

Pros: Visiting all the classic genre add-ins with fresh eyes on each one Cons: Why did they take Corpse Girl with them for a meet-and-greet? Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Peter Clines’s Ex-Isle is book five in his fantastic “Ex-Heroes”

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