Category: sci-fi/fantasy

Review: The Arrows of the Hear..

Posted January 3, 2019 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: The Arrows of the Heart by Jeffe Kennedy

The Arrows of the Heart Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Jen Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: We return once again to the magical world of the Tala and the surrounding Twelve Kingdoms. The Arrows of the Heart picks up the story of Karyn af Hardie, the Dasnarian ex-wife of Kral who gave up her comfortable […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience by A. W. Exley

Audiobook Review: Day’s Patience Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #2 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Day’s Patience is the fantastic sophomore story in the Silent Wings series. Ms. Exley has created a fascinating world set in historic England, filled with unique and fantastical creatures that live among the humans. […]

Listen Up! #Audibook Review: P..

Posted November 8, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating A, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audibook Review: Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven

Audiobook review: Phoenix Unbound Author:  Grace Draven Narrator: Katharine McEwan Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Fallen Empire #1 Genre: Fantasy, Romance Source: Penguin Random House Audio Phoenix Unbound is the first in Grace Draven’s new Fallen Empire series. While I’d classify the book as fantasy, there is a captivating romantic storyline between the two main characters, Gilene and Azarion. Tossed together […]

Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday..

Posted October 23, 2018 by Nima in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: No Sleep Till Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton

No Sleep Till Doomsday Author: Laurence MacNaughton Reviewer: Nima Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: No Sleep Till Doomsday is supposedly the last* in the Dru Jasper trilogy.  The book begins with (finally) a real date between main characters Dru, crystal sorceress, and Greyson, super hot gearhead demonically connected to Hellbringer, one of the Four […]

Review: Kill the Queen by Jenn..

Posted October 9, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep

Kill the Queen Author: Jennifer Estep Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Kill the Queen is the first book in Ms. Estep’s new Crown of Shards fantasy series. Having read both Ms. Estep’s Elemental Assassin and Black Blade series, I noticed the writing style felt familiar and similar to both, giving this epic […]

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Posted September 6, 2018 by Jen in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Villains Rule by M. K. Gibson

Audiobook review: Villains Rule Author:  M. K. Gibson Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: The Shadow Master #1 Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy Source: Purchased Villains Rule is an entertaining story which shares the antics of Jackson Blackwell, aka the Shadow Master. An enterprising human, Jackson somehow created his own pocket dimension and makes a lot of money advising villains […]

Review: Kill the Farm Boy by K..

Posted July 25, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne + Delilah S. Dawson

Kill the Farm Boy Authors: Kevin Hearne + Delilah S. Dawson Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Kill the Farm Boy is a fantastical adventure filled with sarcasm, satire, and silliness. The story follows a band of misfits on their adventures to end the machinations of a not-so-nice chamberlain and his pixie accomplice. […]

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Posted July 16, 2018 by Nima in Listen Up!, Rating B, sci-fi/fantasy
Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout by Peter Besson

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: The Last Checkout Author: Peter Besson Narrator: Connor Goff Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Standalone Genre: Science Fiction Audiobook Source: author I’m probably one of the few people who liked the 1998 movie What Dreams May Come. After reading the description of The Last Checkout, it […]

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Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Dawn’s Promise by A.W. Exley

Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to…   Audiobook Review: Dawn’s Promise Author: A.W. Exley Narrator: Mary Sarah Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Silent Wings #1 Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy Audiobook Source: Tantor Audio Dawn Uxbridge was born with a fragile heart and not expected to make it past her teen years. Now in her twenties, […]

Review + Excerpt: Prisoner of ..

Posted June 6, 2018 by Gikany-Una in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review + Excerpt: Prisoner of the Crown Jeffe Kennedy

Prisoner of the Crown Author: Jeffe Kennedy Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: B- What We’re Talking About: Prisoner of the Crown is a spin-off trilogy that will tell the tale of Jenna, the lost Princess of Dasnaria.  Overall, this prologue is gripping but, this is not a fun romantic fantasy novel.  This is a dark […]

Review: Song of Blood & S..

Posted May 23, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Song of Blood & Stone Author: L. Penelope Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: In the days of old, a Lord and Lady arrived from a distant, dying world. Upon their arrival, they used their Earthsong magic to bring life to the withered land. The Lord and Lady and their nine children lived […]

Review: Lake Silence by Anne B..

Posted February 28, 2018 by B. in Rating B, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy, urban fantasy
Review: Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Lake Silence Author: Anne Bishop Reviewer: B. Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: As a reader who mostly enjoyed the original five stories of The Others, I was both hopeful and concerned about the direction the author might take as the series continued. Having finished Lake Silence, I still feel somewhat conflicted, even though there […]

Review: Amid the Winter Snow A..

Posted December 27, 2017 by Una in Rating A, reviews, romance, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Amid the Winter Snow Anthology

Amid the Winter Snow Anthology Authors: Grace Draven, Thea Harrison, Jeffe Kennedy, Elizabeth Hunter Reviewer: Una Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Amid the Winter Snow is a deliciously enthralling anthology set in fantasy worlds near and far.  I loved all four offerings.  For ease of writing this review, I’ve given my thoughts in the […]

Review: Terminal Alliance by J..

Posted November 30, 2017 by Gikany-Una in Rating A, reviews, sci-fi/fantasy
Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Terminal Alliance Author: Jim C. Hines Reviewer: Gikany and Una Rating: A What We’re Talking About: Terminal Alliance is a new hilariously witty science-fiction novel by Jim C. Hines.  We loved it! Mr. Hines has blended his characteristic humor, world building, and character development in a science fiction world.  The human race is actually endangered.  […]