Archive for : October, 2016

Review of The Twiceborn Queen (The Proving Book 2) by Marina Finlayson

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Kate O’Connor’s story continues in Book 2 of the Proving with a bounty on her head. She’s trying to gain more allies in order to defeat her last sister. But the body count increases as the deadly succession game proceeds.

In my opinion, the book can be read as a standalone if you missed Book 1 as lots of references and back story are provided to bring readers up to speed (sometimes too much reiterations for me). Slightly more long-winded than the first book too, but still a great relaxing read that keeps you entertained and curious. So yes, I purchase Book 3 as well.

Expect lots of action, betrayal and a bit of romance. Even though Kate is more comfortable with the “merging”, she still struggles with the strong dragon emotions. And as expected, an unforeseen twist and more trouble for Kate as this book concluded.

PS: Personally I think this series could’ve been one book. Book 1 and 3 were far better written than Book 2. If you took out all the rehashing of what happened in the past, it would have had a cleaner flow and be more captivating to the reader.

 

Click here to purchase this urban fantasy book.

 

 

Review of Twiceborn (The Proving Book 1) by Marina Finlayson

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Kate O’Connor is assisting a friend on unorthodox courier jobs. She returned from an urgent job with no memory of the event and finds a werewolf in her kitchen who is trying to kill her. She is suddenly caught up in a supernatural war where the daughters of the dragon queen are fighting to be next in line. Kate’s only hope of survival is to uncover the hidden secret in her memory.

This was an interesting and entertaining story. The flow of the story line was smooth and well-paced. All the characters were convincing and the non-human (cruel and self absorbed) sides of the dragons well reflected.

I liked the internal witty dialogue from Kate, who is realistic, logical and a down-to-earth kind of girl. The memory flashbacks added to the mystery and were intriguing. Even though you probably can figure out how it all fits together early in the book, it was still an interesting and slightly different end than what I imagined.

 

Click here to purchase a copy of Twiceborn, the first book in the urban fantasy trilogy The Proving.

Review of Maggie Goes to Hollywood (Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Book 6) by Kate Danley

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Maggie is a wanted women and by divine intervention, she gets to hide out and work on a movie set. She’s exposed to real movie magic and a new vampire breed that’s keen on taking over the studios and drain human souls.

I was very surprised and glad I stumbled upon this instalment, I thought this series stopped at Book 5. I really enjoyed the sassy, witty heroine and her sidekick and cannot get enough of their adventures. As always Maggie falls knee deep into trouble and with a little support from unexpected people, she managed to save the day in her unconventional ways. The bigger plot was not solved yet (jippee, there’s more!), but the ultimate disaster featured in this story was prevented and gave some clues to the bigger conspiracy.

This is a fun, lighthearted series with lots of puns, witty comebacks and quirky characters. I cannot wait for Maggie Reloaded (Maggie MacKay: Magical Tracker, Book 7) – Kate Danley has a very sharp and creative mind.

WARNING: This book contains swearing.

 

Click here to purchase Book 6 in this series.

Review of The M-Team (Maggie MacKay Magical Tracker Book 5) by Kate Danley

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After Maggie’s license was withdrawn by the World Walker Association, they put a bounty hunter on her when she does something illegal. It seems that all the World Walkers are being imprisoned and then meet a premature death. Was the Association infiltrated by immortals or a greater evil?

I thoroughly enjoyed joining the M-team on these adventures and solving the conspiracies. The book is well written with an excellent mix of action and humour as well as unusual and diverse characters. You will not get bored and will want more. I’m a big fan of this series!

WARNING: This book contains cursing.

 

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