Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (33)

Posted 14 April, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 2 Comments

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24667221Shadow’s End (Elder Races #9) by Thea Harrison

(PNR, paperback, 294 pages; published Dec. 1, 2015 by Berkley; source: publisher)

Graydon — one of my favorite characters in this series finally got his own long-awaited (for more than one reason) HEA. Loved use of the star-crossed lovers trope, though Beluviel needed a little more oomph to her character. 4 stars


24667299Dragos Goes to Washington (Elder Races #8.5) by Thea Harrison

(PNR, ebook, 174 pages; published Oct. 12, 2015; source: publisher)

These little vignettes into the life of Dragos and Pia are so sweet (almost too sweet sometimes! They’re a disgustingly cute family.). These two are my fave couple so it’s nice to revisit them (and not just in someone else’s love story), this time at the Wyr/Human Summit. 3.5 stars


25143072Shadow of Empire (Far Star Trilogy #1) by Jay Allen

(SciFi, paperback, 368 pages; published Nov. 3, 2015 by Harper Voyager; source: Harper Voyager SuperReader Program)

Despite much anticipation, this was a DNF for me. With a captain pirate named Blackhawk on a ship named Wolf’s Claw, you’d think there’s be a lot of action and good times. Unfortunately, way too much telling and very little showing coupled with large info-dumps made me close the book less than halfway through. DNF.


24876258The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher

(Steampunk Fantasy, hardcover, 630 pages; published Sept. 29, 2015 by Roc; source: publisher)

Liked but didn’t love. Took me a while to get into this one, considered DNFing a couple of times until it hooked me. Definitely enjoyed the battle scenes, which were well-blocked. Wanted to know more about the world. 3 stars.


25600888Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels

(SciFi Romance, Kindle Edition, 109 pages; published July 7, 2015 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.; source: purchased)

On a SciFi romance kick lately! Great job getting into the head of the MC, an assassin forced to kill, who falls for her mark. Ending felt unfinished — not sure if it’s b/c it’s only 109 pages, or if it’s part of a series, or what. 3.5 stars

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