Do It in 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (13)

Posted 30 March, 2015 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 13 Comments

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. And this way, I get to talk about a lot of books! Seriously, it’s a win-win situation.
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Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock #8) by Faith Hunter
(Urban Fantasy; 329 pages; Published Oct. 7, 2014; Publisher/source: Roc)

Jane just doesn’t disappoint. Leo’s talked her into another job & she, having put down roots, says yes (grr, Leo!). Love Eli, Kid. Rooting for Bruiser!
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Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12) by Jennifer Estep
(Urban Fantasy; 357 pages; Published Nov. 25, 2014; Publisher/source: Pocket Books)

Gin needs a vacation. New villain MM Monroe is truly bad-assed, makes Gin work for her life, family. Definitely intrigued by new series arc.
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Witches of Echo Park (Book #1) by Amber Benson
(Urban Fantasy; 304 pages; Published Jan. 6, 2015; Publisher/source: Ace)

Series has potential, is cute but there are too many characters focused on! We don’t need to know everything about everyone. Needed more time w/ MC, on looming threat rather than worldbuilding.
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Jinn and Juice (The Jinni #1) by Nicole Peeler
(Urban Fantasy; 384 pages; Published Nov. 25, 2014; Publisher/source: Orbit)

Exciting new series with jinn. Loved the circle of characters that surround, look out for Leila. Enjoyed the mythology, potential storylines. Wished for more humor.
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Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
(Fantasy; 576 pages; Published July 29, 2014; Publisher/source: Penguin)

Well, that was unexpected. A lot of potential but needed some trimming. Really wished Nora would have kicked Aruendiel’s arse for his not “women’s work” attitude.

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13 Responses to “Do It in 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (13)”

  1. Peeler was constantly criticized for the almost ridiculous humor in her Jane True series (which I happened to love) so I suspect that’s why she made this so dry. I wish she’d kept at it, though.
    As for Jane, I’m rooting for Bruiser too! Always have been, always will be. He’s just my kind of guy.
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  2. I read the first Elemental Assassin book and didn’t really care for Gin that much. It could’ve been the narrator, but I guess you’ve enjoyed the series enough to get to book 12! Wow, a lot of books in the series. I have a Jane Yellowrock book that I need to get to someday. Great short & tweets, Mary! I want your superpower! 🙂
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