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REVIEW – A RED-ROSE CHAIN BY SEANAN McGUIRE

a red-rose chainThings are looking up.

For the first time in what feels like years, October “Toby” Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life — and she likes what she sees. She has friends. She has allies. She has a squire to train and a King of Cats to love, and maybe, just maybe, she can let her guard down for a change.

Or not. When Queen Windermere’s seneschal is elf-shot and thrown into an enchanted sleep by agents from the neighboring Kingdom of Silences, Toby finds herself in a role she never expected to play: that of a diplomat. She must travel to Portland, Oregon, to convince King Rhys of Silences not to go to war against the Mists. But nothing is that simple, and what October finds in Silences is worse than she would ever have imagined.

How far will Toby go when lives are on the line, and when allies both old and new are threatened by a force she had never expected to face again? How much is October willing to give up, and how much is she willing to change? In Faerie, what’s past is never really gone.

It’s just waiting for an opportunity to pounce.

A Red-Rose Chain is the ninth installment in Seanan McGuire’s urban fantasy October “Toby” Daye series.

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A RED-ROSE CHAIN is a perfectly paced, edge of your seat read. This series just gets better and better! October “Toby” should have nothing else on her mind, is her future wedding of the King of Cats. Instead she is battling a pack of Mauthe Doog. Which come to find out was that they were only afraid, because they could not get back home. She calls Madden to help her and he finds a place for Mauthe Doog. While at Queen Windermere’s knowe, She receives a missive of an impending war with the King of Silences. Now this king was put on the throne by the Queen of the Mists. Who in the last book Toby defeated. Well, Toby is in deep do-do again. She has been chosen to be a diplomat of Queen Windmere and go to the King of Silences and convince him not to go to war with Queen Windmere. In true Toby fashion, she mucks it up as usual. Now it’s them or her. I love Toby and her gang! I recommend this book and series to everyone, and I give A RED-ROSE CHAIN 5/5 STARS.

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW- RAISING CAIN BY KELLI IRELAND


Book Description
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
“If you love reading quirky humor, steamy scenes, and strong female characters, you’re going to love reading Kelli Ireland! Ireland is a gifted storyteller who keeps readers enthralled with her unique voice and clever writing. I love her!”
New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

Hiding places are scarce when both Heaven and Hell intend to find you.

Dani Fayel’s backbreaking job as a stable hand at The Freaks’ Fair isn’t glamorous, but for someone looking to keep to the shadows? It’s perfect. Neither paranormal freaks nor human norms ever notice her. But when Dani is forced to either let a child die in order to maintain her anonymity or choose to save him and risk being discovered, she finds herself unwillingly thrust into the spotlight.

Cain, Hell’s premier assassin and a predatory incubus, is close to fulfilling his final contract and earning his freedom. Hired by the Archangel of Death to find his daughter, Cain follows her trail to the Fair. He works undercover, certain his mark is inside one of the portable canopies or traveling cages. Dead or alive, she equals his ticket to freedom.

When Cain’s objective is divulged, Dani realizes she can’t outrun her destiny. As the fabled Key—the one soul with absolute free will who is tied to the three realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell—only she is capable of opening the gates for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Whoever frees the Horsemen allegedly commands them. Now both Heaven and Hell are vying for her allegiance, and there are no limits as to how dirty they’ll fight to obtain it. With Hell raining indiscriminate chaos as Heaven maneuvers its players around her, Dani realizes her would-be assassin may be the only man capable of helping her survive.

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

RAISING CAIN is a great start to this urban fantasy. The characters and story line are well-developed. Dani has been in foster homes since she was eight years old. She was kicked out of the foster home when she was 23 years old. She has been with the Freak’s Fair since. Now Demons are coming after her, for she is The Key. I loved this book and Dani’s struggle with the knowledge that she is The Key.  Now she has to try to stay alive until she claims what side she is on Team Sheol, or Team Malkuth. She has to choose freely to maintain the balance of choice and the free will of mankind. I recommend this book to everyone and cannot wait until the next book to see what happens. I give RAISING CAIN 5/5 STARS.

 

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BOOK REVIEW- “THE WINTER LONG” BY SEANAN McGUIRE

the winter long by seanan mcguire
Book Description
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It’s time to learn the truth.

 

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THE WINTER LONG is an outstanding installment to the October Daye series. Toby had thought her past was basically black and white, but when Simon Torquill is back in town everything changes. Simon is the one that turned Toby into a fish in the first book. Now he is back and he turns her world upside down. After this Toby’s life will never be the same. This book has such rich and beautifully well-developed characters that make the story outstanding. This book has so many twists and turns, and a surprising plot twist that will have you on the edge of your seat. Toby’s world will never be the same again. I love the world building in this series and Toby is a kick-ass heroine. She protects the ones she loves. I give THE WINTER LONG 5/5 stars. If I could give it more I would. I recommend this series and this book to everyone.

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Fast Five Friday

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Description: Fast Five Friday is a new meme we are starting at Reader Noir! Basically, you choose five books you are looking forward to reading and tell us a little bit about them. You can share your list in the comments or link to your blog!

The first book that I am looking forward to is by  ANN AGUIRRE :  This is the second book in THE DRED CHRONICLES.  I am excited to find out what Dresdemona is up too. In the last book she was sent to Perdition a prison ship. On this prison ship the inmates are governed by different groups. They are always fighting between these groups to expand their territory.   The first book was really great.

Havoc (The Dred Chronicles)

Book Description

August 26, 2014

The Conglomerate’s most dangerous convicts have made the prison ship Perdition their home. And they will defend it…Perdition is under siege. Mercenaries have boarded the station with orders to take control of the facility—and execute the prisoners. Their commander is offering full pardons to the first five inmates willing to help the mercs complete their mission.

Dresdemona “Dred” Devos hasn’t survived hard time just to surrender to the Conglomerate’s armored thugs. Leading a ragtag army of inmates, Dred and her champion, Jael, wage a bloody guerilla war of chaos and carnage against impossible odds. But no matter how dire the outlook, the Dread Queen never backs down…

2. Book 2 would be by SEANAN McGUIRE : This is book 8 of the October Daye series. I am anxious to see what trouble Toby will get into.

the winter long

Book Description

September 2, 2014

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It’s time to learn the truth.

 

The Winter Long (October Daye)

  1. Book 3 that I am looking forward to reading, would be by JAYE WELLS : This is the second book of the Prospero’s War series.

Cursed Moon (Prospero’s War) 

Book Description

August 12, 2014

MAGIC IS A DRUG. IT’LL COST MORE THAN YOU CAN PAY. . .

When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magic Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. But the moon’s impact is especially strong for Kate, who’s wrestling with guilt over her use of illegal magic.

When a rogue wizard steals dangerous potions from a local coven, Kate’s team must find the thief’s hideout before the vengeful coven catches him. But the investigation uncovers the rogue’s dangerous plot to unleash chaotic magic on the city. Once the Blue Moon rises no-one’s secrets will be safe. Not even Kate’s.

4. Book 4 would be by DANA FREDSTI:  This is book 3 of the Ashley Parker series. In book one the the population of a college town is turned into zombies after a new strain of flu runs rampant through it. What actually turns the people is a flu shot that was not tested. Only a few are immune to the virus.

Plague World (Ashley Parker)plague world

Book Description

August 26, 2014

The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.

Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn’t the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States – and across the world.

5. book 5 that I am anxious to read is by CHRISTINE WARREN: This is book 2 of the Gargoyle series. The gargoyles have been asleep for a while, but they will awake when a threat of the seven demons of the dark.

Stone Cold Lover (Gargoyles Series)

Book Description

August 26, 2014

Bestselling author Christine Warren is back with the second Gargoyle book in a breathtaking new series about the tantalizing line between man and monster…Art restorer Felicity “Fil” Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful, and powerfully hot, immortal warrior, who promptly saves her life from a cultist set on destroying them both. Suddenly “chiseled good looks” takes on a whole new meaning…STONE COLD LOVERSpar expected nothing less than one of the seven demons of the Dark to wake him—and instead finds himself the unlikely savior of a spirited human female who now bears the mark of the demon. As one of seven Guardians created to vanquish the Darkness, Spar has no time for love—but he can’t deny that his destiny is clearly entwined with Fil’s. To battle the looming threat to humanity, first Spar must save the woman who summoned him…“Warren takes readers for a wild ride.”—Night Owl Romance (on The Others series)

These are all great books and series to read. I cannot wait to start one , once I whittle down my

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REVIEW FOR “DISCOUNT ARMAGEDDON” BY SEANAN McGUIRE

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Ghoulies. Ghosties. Long-legged beasties. Things that go bump in the  night… The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of  the world, working to protect them from humanity-and humanity from  them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a  cryptozoologist, she’d rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon,  and is spending a year in Manhattan while she pursues her career in  professional ballroom dance. Sounds pretty simple, right? It would be,  if it weren’t for the talking mice, the telepathic mathematicians, the  asbestos supermodels, and the trained monster-hunter sent by the Price  family’s old enemies, the Covenant of St. George. When a Price girl  meets a Covenant boy, high stakes, high heels, and a lot of collateral  damage are almost guaranteed. To complicate matters further, local  cryptids are disappearing, strange lizard-men are appearing in the  sewers, and someone’s spreading rumors about a dragon sleeping  underneath the city..
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This is the first book in the Incryptid series. Seanan McGuire really knows how to do world building and character development. I love the character of Verity Price. Her family has given her one year to make it as a dancer and to decide if she wants to continue or if she wants to be in the family business of being a cryptozoologist. This book is action packed, has talking mice, what more would you want. Oh yeah and a little romance. With monsters and mayhem you get a bunch of crazy Scooby action as things quickly spiral out of control. I give this book a 5/ 5 stars.
Here are the books in the series.
BOOK 2 Product DetailsBOOK 3 Product DetailsAVAILABLE MARCH 4, 2014

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