Just when the party is heating up, it’s time to say goodbye to the Edge with a book that hits as much as it misses the mark.
Is there life after Kate Daniels? If Fate’s Edge is anything to go by, oh yes, lots of it. Praise Jeebus and all that jazz.
Daemons and cholera, Crimean War and evil goddesses – The Devil Lancer sure knows how to hit all the right spots.
A sci-fi and fantasy anthology with a Kickstarter/Indiegogo theme? Surprisingly, it works wonderfully.
Last Fight by Liane Merciel is everything I want a Dragon Age book to be. It gives me life and gets me ready to kick some ass.
Lotus Blooming doesn’t seem that hot today, but at least it has a story to fill the space between the boink scenes. Not much, but it’s there, nonetheless.
Gossamer Wing: amateur romance novel hour. The heroine is not even close to being the capable spy she is said to be, and it’s downhill from there.
Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho manages to be funny, touching, and sometimes scary pretty effortlessly. If you must read a Fixi Novo book, read this one.
Robots, aliens, spacecrafts, and violence in a fantasy setting, ooh. Now, how on earth did this one end up being an obvious extension of the campaign setting splatbook, churned out as part of a marketing plan, instead of a story in its own right?
It looks like Seanan McGuire has gotten the mojo back into the InCryptid series, as this one introduces a new cast, a new setting, and some new lore with style and panache. Cobras, gorgons, nerd action heroes, and – of course – guns for everyone!
Verity Price is back and she is up against the biggest threat of all: the dreaded sophomore slump.
Oh look, a fun urban fantasy series that I can get into, after the ones I’m reading have come to a close or come to making me roll up my eyes one time too many. Warning: some Kate Daniels-induced bitterness seeps into this review once in a while.
The Edie Spence series comes to an end with an entertaining but underwhelming finale. The author really should consider coming back one more time for a proper send-off for Edie and her friends. They are not your average Chosen One and her Magical Boyfriends sorts, and they deserve better than this.
How nice of Ilona Andrews to come up with a new series after the axing of the interesting Edge series. With the Kate Daniels books turning into a fanservice series for werewolf fans, this one is a welcome change of pace.
Finally, the long-awaited conclusion of the Hunter Kiss series… and things just have to nosedive and become really annoying. Why is the author doing this to me? WHY?
Maxine Kiss is back to kick more demon asses, except, oops, her own demon entourage is now free from her, so they can now make merry or cause mayhem to their heart’s content. What would Maxine do and why should I care?
A family, against all kinds of forces of nature as well as political adversaries! There is also a tough lead female character here, which is not very common in sandbox fantasy stories. Unfortunately, the author treats this story like any other wham-bang action fantasy.
If you does not experience spontaneous rapture at the thought of having a wedding night with a certain Mr Darcy, there is no reason to read this book at all. It’s a slow, boring, and draggy tale that makes Edward and Bella look like Tristan and Isolde in comparison.
Two kids save the world and become superheroes. Or something like that. The fairies eat human flesh and steal human babies, which make them cool and the main characters pale in comparison.
Well, it’s another Amanda Quick book except the murder mystery thingy is, for once, not boring. What the heck. PARTY CITY!