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review 2017-07-14 05:48
The Devil's Muse: A Maureen Coughlin Novel (Maureen Coughlin Series) - Bill Loehfelm

Wow, I really felt like I was actually a part of Mardi Gras reading this book. The author did a great job putting me there. I actually felt the rush, the tensions and just a little claustrophobic. I'm sure that it helped that I had been to Mardi Gras in Galveston. However, this book put me right back there.

The characters in this book were very well developed and I grew to like them immediately (well, except for one) and to feel for the pressures of their jobs. Dealing with multiple gunshots in the middle of Mardi Gras and the pressures and issues of having to do their jobs? I felt for these characters.

A wonderful story that I just ripped right through, enjoyed the feelings it brought and meeting these characters.

Thanks to Farar, Straus & Giroux and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-02 22:35
Book Review : The rise of hotel durmont Cassandra Clare
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort - Cassandra Clare,Maureen Johnson

June 29- July 2

In 1920s Manhattan, Magnus Bane hobnobs with the elite at a glamorous Jazz Age hotspot.

The immortal Magnus Bane is making the most of his time in the Roaring Twenties: He's settled into New York society and is thriving among the fashionable jazz set. And there is nowhere better to see and be seen than the glamorous Hotel Dumort, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan landscape. But a different type of glamour may be at play...

Review : This one wasn't my favorite but I still enjoyed it set in the 1920's was interesting when Liquor was illegal and Magnus run's a speakeasy and there is this very old vampire who wants to go to the demon relm and he ends up killing humans and Camille sent a vampire to talk Magnus to get out of NYC it was a good story .
Quotes

“Come with me."
"Come with you? To Pandemonium? To the Void? And here I thought that my invitation to summer in New Jersey was the worst I had ever received.” 

What is Aldous capable of?"
"Aldous is two thousands years old. He's capable of anything."
"Aldous Nix is two thousands years old?"
"So, I've heard. He doesn't invite me to his birthday parties.” 

 

 

 

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text 2017-07-01 04:44
June Wrap-up 2017
A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J. Maas
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Him - Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen
Us (Him Book 2) - Sarina Bowen,Elle Kennedy
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) - Lauren Graham
What Really Happened in Peru - Sarah Rees Brennan,Cassandra Clare
The Runaway Queen - Cassandra Clare,Maureen Johnson
The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale - Sarah Rees Brennan,Cassandra Clare
The Midnight Heir - Cassandra Clare,Sarah Rees Brennan

9  books

31 total  

9  audio

2  ebooks 

1   library  book 

 

 

favorite  books  

A  court of mist  and  fury

Him   

talking as fast  as  I can 

Midnight  heir

 

Hope  you all had  a good  month  - Christina 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-29 07:38
Book Review : the runway queen Cassandra clare
The Runaway Queen - Cassandra Clare,Maureen Johnson

June 28-28

Magnus Bane has a royal role in the French Revolution—if the angry mobs don’t spoil his spells. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.

While in France, immortal warlock Magnus Bane finds himself attempting to rescue the royal family from the horrors of the French Revolution—after being roped into this mess by a most attractive count. Naturally, the daring escape calls for invisible air balloons…

Review : This one was an interesting story a bit slow but I enjoyed it . Magnus is hired by a guy named Axel to protect the queen until some vampires want her so Mangnus gets her onto a balloon and somehow Magnus gets a pet monkey .



“Hello," Magnus said to the monkey. The monkey did not reply. "I shall call you Ragnor.”


I'll need you to get a leash for my monkey, Claude, and also a hat."
"Of course, monsieur"
"Do you think he needs a little coat as well?"
"Perhaps not in this weather, monsieur."
"You are right," Magnus said with a sight. "Make it a simple dressing gown, just like mine."
"Which one, monsieur?"
"The one in rose and silver."
"Excellent choice, monsieur.”

“There was no way possible [the queen] could have done all of the things the pamphleteers claimed. The crimes were too gross, too immoral and far too physically challenging. Magnus himself had never attempted half of them.

 

If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to.

 

 

 

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text 2017-06-01 16:51
June TBR: Small Bear Press Month
Tyrannia: and Other Renditions - Alan DeNiro
North American Lake Monsters: Stories - Nathan Ballingrud
The Monkey's Wedding and Other Stories - Lizza Aiken,Joan Aiken
The Liminal People - Ayize Jama-Everett
The Fires Beneath the Sea - Lydia Millet
Fire Logic - Laurie J. Marks
Couch by Benjamin Parzybok (2008-11-01) - Benjamin Parzybok
After the Apocalypse - Maureen F. McHugh
The Child Garden: A Novel - Catriona McPherson
A Stranger in Olondria - Sofia Samatar

Last year I got a Humble Bundle of Small Bear Press books that I archived and never got to, so I'm dedicating June to at least testing out some of them. I read one last year called Stranger Things Happen that a lot of people seem to like but I hated it. A lot of these look good though. They seem really creative so I'm holding out hope. Once I finish Dragondawn, I will tackle this pile and see where it leads.

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