It’s interesting how some three star books are “good” three stars, and some three star books are “bad” three stars. This is definitely the case of a “good” three star. It’s a book that I genuinely enjoyed, and one that was funny, deep, and alternately light hearted yet heart aching throughout. I suppose this is the part where I admit to you, friends, that I have been in such a terrible reading slump for well over a month now. Nothing (other than Cara McKenna’s excellent romance novels it seems) is getting through to me at the real emotional level. This novel was good and affecting, but some emotions just didn’t get through to me, and I can’t tell if it’s me and my slump or the book. Frustrating! So the premise goes that RJ’s soul is accidentally reaped and she is sent onto the Afterlife for “processing”. The Afterlife was… Read more »
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Title: With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) Author: Rachel Vincent Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Release Date: March 26, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Age Group: YA Source: ARC from publisher So here it is: the conclusion of yet another of my favorite series. Did all the YA writers get together to plot to torture us in 2013? No spoilers below, even if you haven’t started the series yet. My favorite thing about Soul Screamers: Kaylee has grown so much over the course of these books. As a bean sidthe, or banshee who calls souls of the dead, she started out somewhat naive and unsure of herself, but grew into a strong, admirable young woman. She makes huge sacrifices for her friends and family, but has stayed somebody you’d still want to invite over for popcorn and a movie. ‘Cause you know she’d eat some to… Read more »
Necromancer: A Novellaby Lish McBride In case you missed it, this Kindle freebie contains “Death and Waffles,” a companion story to the hilarious book Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. If you enjoyed reading about smart-mouthed Sam and his brief interactions with the pig-tailed, saddle-shoed harbinger of Death named Ashley, this story gives you a little more time with her. And yes, there are waffles. Plenty of them. If you haven’t read the book but enjoy fast-paced action and sarcastic dead-pan humor, I’d highly recommend it–my full review is on GoodReads if you’d like to check it out. This novella, which is currently free on Amazon, comes with a preview chapter for the book as well.