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Review: “Hunter,” Mercedes Lackey

Pros: Wish fulfillment fantasy Cons: Wish fulfillment fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 Joyeaux Charmand is a Hunter. She can wield magic, and summon an extremely unusual pack of otherworldly hounds, in order to fight against creatures called “Othersiders”. Ever

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Review: “Downfall,” Rob Thurman

Pros: Book nine and I’m still enthralled! Cons: I feel like I missed some things Rating: 4 out of 5 Rob Thurman’s Downfall, book nine in her Leandros Brothers/Cal Leandros series, could see the end of Cal and his brother

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Review: “Rising Darkness,” Thea Harrison

Pros: Great pacing and dangerous stakes Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 It’s going to take me a long time to catch up on old review books. This time I picked Thea Harrison’s Rising Darkness to dive into; I

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Review: “Lord’s Fall,” Thea Harrison

Pros: Plenty of action and surprises; good chemistry; stands alone well Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 It’s going to take me a long time to catch up on old review books since that time when I was so

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Review: “The Book of Life,” Deborah Harkness

Pros: Better than volume 2! Cons: Diana is a complete Mary Sue Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book provided by publisher   The Book of Life Is book three in Deborah Harkness’s “All Souls Trilogy”. I wasn’t very fond

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Review: “Shadow of Night,” Deborah Harkness

Pros: Better than volume 1 Cons: Mary Sue; inconsistent details Rating: 2.5 out of 5   Witch Diana Bishop and her husband (vampire Matthew de Clermont) have time-walked back to the 1500s in order to find a book and a

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Review: “A Discovery of Witches,” Deborah Harkness

Pros: Some interesting world-building Cons: Kind of a mess; unlikable characters Rating: 2 out of 5 Diana Bishop is a history professor who studies alchemy. She’s a witch from a long line of powerful witches, but she uses her magic

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Non-Review: “Yokai Blues: Part 1,” John LaTorre

In John LaTorre’s Yokai Blues: Part 1 paranormal creatures came out of the closet about a generation ago (standard urban fantasy timeline). Nick has friends in that community, and one of them is dead–murdered. My kindle tells me I made

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Review: “Transcendence,” Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Pros: Some fascinating stories Cons: A few that felt as though they ended early; some confusion Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Review ebook provided free by publisher for this review. Expected publication date: 5/22/2015. Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Transcendence is a collection

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Review: “Unbinding,” Eileen Wilks

Pros: Interesting premise with plenty of action Cons: I missed some of the series main characters Rating: 4 out of 5 Unbinding, by Eileen Wilks, follows

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