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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: “Blood Cell,” Shaun Tennant

Pros: Interesting venue and location for this sort of plot Cons: It didn’t come together for me Rating: 2 out of 5 In Shaun Tennant’s Blood Cell, a man named Josh Farewell is so good at escaping from jail that

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Review: “Clean Sweep,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Creative and fascinating Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Ilona Andrews’s Clean Sweep, the first book in a new series, reminds me superficially of Tanya Huff’s Keeper series. Dina runs a bed and breakfast that caters to unusual

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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: “Written in Red,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Wonderful characters, plot, pacing… Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Written in Red is the first book in her series “The Others”. The terra indigene include such creatures as werewolves, vampires, and some far more frightening

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Non-Review: “Lucinda, Dangerously,” Sunny

Review book provided by Penguin Group   There are a number of unread review books that I’m now working my way through; I fell horribly behind due to some health problems. Combine that with publishers’ tendency to send books from

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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: “Archangel’s Legion,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Sexy, tense, fun Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a

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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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