I read fast. Like, a-book-a-day-fast. Because of that superpower, I’m always behind on my reviews. But, taking inspiration from Twitter, I realized I can talk about a lot of books in just 140 characters. (Of course, I’m not the first or only one to do this: check out the awesome Karen @ For What It’s Worth’s Short and Tweet reviews.)
Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) by Jeaniene Frost
(NA Paranormal Romance, 384 pages, August 2014, Harlequin)
While this series has good potential, the romance didn’t work for me. Angels & demons & kidnappings…oh, my. Bad form, creepy angel dude.
Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick
(YA Historical Fantasy, 331 pages, February 2014, Razorbill)
Imperial Russia brought to life in vivid detail w/ fantasy elements. Wasn’t a fan of either of Natalya’s romances, though I liked her strength of character.
Dark Metropolis (Dark Metropolis #1) by Jaclyn Dolamore
(YA Historical Paranormal, 304 pages, June 2014, Disney-Hyperion)
Dark horror with a pair of strong heroines. Weak world-building, lack of romance & easily-wrapped-up plot detract from otherwise horrorific story.
Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers #1) by Rachel Aaron
(Urban Fantasy, 315 pages, July 2014, Self-pubbed)
Poor nerdy dragon Julian. Mama dragon’s kicked him out, sealed his powers & threatened to eat him if he doesn’t become a Real Dragon (aka, an arse). Loved it!
Superheroes Anonymous (Superheroes Anonymous #1) by Lexie Dunne
(Science Fiction, 336 pages, November 2014, Harper Voyager Impulse)
Gail aka Hostage Girl is kidnapped & there’s no one to rescue her. What’s a girl to do? Black out. Seriously? Plus, there’s a big cliffie. *sigh*
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