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Horde (Razorland #3)

Horde (Razorland #3)

by Ann Aguirre
5stars
While I was waiting for this book to come out, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I kept playing it in my head, trying to figure out how it could possibly end. The conclusion I came to was that there was no way for it to end well and I was going to be sadly disappointed. To be honest, the third book of a trilogy usually sucks.

I am SO GLAD I was wrong. This book was perfection! Continue reading

Outpost (Razorland #2)

Outpost (Razorland #2)

by Ann Aguirre
4stars
Watching Deuce learn about the world was interesting. Watching people’s reactions to her was even better. They don’t realize it, but Deuce, Fade and Stalker are the best things that ever happen to Salvation. They know what the world is like outside of the walls. They know what is important. Continue reading

Enclave (Razorland #1)

Enclave (Razorland #1)

by Ann Aguirre
4stars
Ann Aguirre has a gift for world building. There is always a fine line when creating a unique setting. Too much detail is boring and can’t really be accomplished without an information dump. Too little information and the whole story falls flat because the reader is spending too much time trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Aguirre nailed it. Continue reading

Rogue (Shifters #2)

Rogue (Shifters #2)

by Rachel Vincent
4stars
Faythe is a badass. She is not one of those “all-talk” type badasses either. She is currently working as an enforcer for her pride. I love that her father is letting her. Given that there are so few female werecats, you would think he would keep her wrapped in bubble wrap at all times. Instead, she is chasing strays that have come into their territory or broken one of their rules Continue reading

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
By this point in the Outlander Series, I am so completely and totally hooked that Gabaldon could write 900 pages about Claire and Jamie doing laundry and I would still love it. Not everyone feels that way, but I don’t think that I am in any way the minority in my opinion. Continue reading

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that the writing excellent. Gabaldon has had her novels edited and re-edited to the point where the final product is polished. Each character has so much depth and so many unique qualities that it is easy to keep them straight -even though there are so many. The dialogue flows smoothly and is individualized for each person. Continue reading

Voyager (Outlander #3)

Voyager (Outlander #3)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
A large portion of the first 3rd or so of the book is spent learning what has happened to Jamie over the last 20 years. We not only learn what happens, we also get to see Claire, Roger and Brianna’s reactions to it. I do wish we had more of Brianna’s reaction. I would very much like to know what she thinks of her father.

Even still, it is very hard to read about their time apart and very emotional for those of us who are in love with Claire and Jamie. Continue reading

Stray (Shifters #1)

Stray (Shifters #1)

by Rachel Vincent
4stars
One of my favorite things about good shifter romance novels is the mix of human and animal behaviors. Ok, so there really isn’t a way to write that without it sounding like bestiality.  I’ll try again… I like how the shifters have subtle differences in their behavior due to the fact that they are shifters.  For example, being more ‘touchy feely’ with each other and the strong bonds within their pack or pride. The way that they display their loyalty by following the rules of the alpha unconditionally. Continue reading

Seize Me (Breakneck #1)

Seize Me (Breakneck #1)

by Crystal Spears
3stars
This is an MC book. There are drug, graphic language and explicit sex. Really it wouldn’t be an MC book without it. However, there are also some torture scenes, rape, cheating and hard drugs. These tend to be red flags for some people so I figured a friendly warning was warranted.

And for those of you who cannot get into a book if there are editing and gramatical errors, you may want to skip this one. Or at least be warned before starting it. The point of view changes tense randomly, there are a lot of punctuation issues and a few typos. Continue reading

Allegiant (Divergent #3)

Allegiant by Veronica Roth Rating 1 of 5 stars Story The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and … Continue reading