Quick Shot Book Reviews (15)

Posted 20 June, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 0 Comments

Quick Shot Book Reviews

27170168Forevermore (Darkest London #7) by Kristen Callihan

Historical paranormal romance, paperback, 336 pages; expected publication: June 28, 2016 by Forever; source: publisher

I’m so sad to see the end of this series! It’s been a wild ride and finished with a bang. Sin finally got his HEA. He deserved it, after all the crap he went through. Of course, he brought most of it on himself, as he pledged himself to that evil Mab and got totally burned and abused for that, losing both himself and his family in the process. But Layla wasn’t about to give up on him, having loved him since she was a little girl. She refused to let him wallow, refused to allow people to treat him poorly (ahem, his sisters, who still weren’t speaking to him at the beginning of this story). She brought him back from the brink. Of course, she wasn’t just any old human and her ties to the dark side of London (and beyond) were somewhat contentious, but that’s what we needed to bring everything to a head…and to a close. *sniffles* 4.5 stars

23848452The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson #9) by Darynda Jones

Urban fantasy, hardcover, 326 pages; published January 12, 2016 by St. Martin’s Press; source: publisher

After a catch-your-breath cliffhanger of an ending for book 8, we now find Charlie struggling with total amnesia. She doesn’t remember who she is, what she is, who her friends are, that she had a baby, or her soulmate, Reyes (*gasp* How could she forget Reyes?!?). She’s found herself in a tiny little town, waiting tables. And, of course, all her peeps have found her and are protecting her –keeping her in the dark, actually, but for very good reason. What I liked about this story was that Charlie was still Charlie, even when she was Janey Doerr (her new name she adopted while memory-less). But I really wanted more Reyes (I don’t know if I’ll even be satisfied with the amount of Reyes in these stories…unless he gets to be the main POV. I’m greedy like that.). A bit less adventure-filled than past stories but a solid addition. 3.5 stars

20556439Midnight Marked (Chicagoland Vampires #12) by Chloe Neill

Urban fantasy, paperback, 361 pages; published March 1, 2016 by NAL; source: publisher

Okay. This is the second-to-last book in the long-running and totally awesome Chicagoland Vampires series and I have to say, I’m kind of sad. But all good things must come to an end, right? Ethan and Merit deserve some downtime, especially after all the crap they’ve had to handle, all the crazy vampire politics, and all the constant threats to Chicago and to vampires themselves. So, Blade Bound (#13) is the end. BUT, until then, we’ve still got plenty of shenanigans to get through as Merit and Ethan deal with this latest antagonist (who’s a little over-the-top villian-y but I still enjoyed it). Plus, Methan are totally syncing as a couple (um…can we get a couple of fist bumps for smexytimes in the library! The Librarian is going to be pissed!). 4 stars


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