Do It In 140: Tweet-Short Reviews (40)

Posted 21 June, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review, Tweet-Short Reviews | 3 Comments

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27192188Phase Shift (Chaos Station #5) by Kelly Jensen, Jenn Burke

SciFi romance, ebook, 207 pages; published May 2, 2016 by Carina Press; source: publisher

Most excellent science fiction romance (m/m) series. Almost too short — wanted to spend more time w/ Felix, Zander and the crew of the Chaos. Crash landings, hackings, romantic woes (then an HEA!) add up to a fun story. 4 stars


18374572Casually Cursed (Southern Witch #5) by Kimberly Frost

Paranormal romance, paperback, 352 pages; published February 3, 2015 by Berkley; source: publisher

Tammy Jo and twin Kismet rocket through Never to rescue their mother from the Seelie Queen. Tammy Jo is a fun character — strong enough to stand her ground and flexible enough to take what life throws at her. Solid ending to series (I think it’s the end…). 4 stars


18633587Red Blooded (Jessica McClain #4) by Amanda Carlson

Urban fantasy, paperback, 320 pages; published September 9, 2014 by Orbit; source: publisher

Another evil-fighting road trip. The action in this story is awesome and nonstop…which leaves very little time for character development and leads to insta-powers, rather than a longer learning curve. Gonna give this one more chance. 3 stars


20343959Pure Blooded (Jessica McClain #5) by Amanda Carlson

Urban fantasy, paperback, 285 pages; published June 16, 2015 by Orbit; source: publisher

Would have been a great point to wrap up a series (or, at least this particular series arc) but I hear tell there are more to come. Unsurprising, considering the cliffhanger. Unfortunately, it didn’t wow me enough to pick up the next one. 2.5 stars


18350798Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent

Fantasy, hardcover, 429 pages; published September 29, 2015 by MIRA; source: publisher

Traveling carnivals/circuses have always creeped me out (I blame it on clowns. *shudder*) but I couldn’t resist a Rachel Vincent story. This one is dark and inexplicably fascinating with strong worldbuilding and intriguing characters. 4 stars


29348917Cast in Angelfire (Mage Craft #1) by S.M. Reine

Urban fantasy, paperback, 327 pages; published March 13, 2016 by Red Iris Books; source: publisher

Set in the same world as Reine’s other series, this story features Marion, a powerful mage who has lost her memory. Reine is great at writing action-packed stories with interesting creatures but I kind of slogged through this one, as it didn’t capture me like her other stories. 3 stars


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