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review 2018-08-22 04:07
Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger (audiobook)
Waistcoats & Weaponry - Gail Carriger,Moira Quirk

Series: Finishing School #3

 

This one was fun like other ones. Sopronia is a little bit older and focusing just a little bit on her boy troubles, but it wasn't terribly annoying. A couple of werewolves did get called "hirsute interlopers", which I found amusing. Without giving anything away, things seem to have gotten quite shaken up by the end of the novel, so I'm curious to see how things are like in the next one. I'm not sure if she can top stealing a train, however.

 

I'm tempted to hold off listening to the fourth book until September, however, in case I can use it for one of my Halloween squares. I'm not sure whether I'd be able to use it for Baker Street Irregulars though, since although Sophronia is a teenager, I'm not sure if her "mysteries" would count. She's generally investigating and looking into something but it's not necessarily a "crime". Or not an obvious one, anyway.

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review 2018-08-21 02:12
The Myth Manifestation - Lisa Shearin

The SPI organization is overseeing the centennial signing of treaties, and Rake is host. So pretty much all the non-humans are at the party, and someone with a grudge against SPI and Rake has a new gadget they want to try out.

 

They create a pocket dimension and trap everyone in it while teleporting all sorts of things in. Amazingly enough, the only ones who actually die are a portal mage, and the one who killed him. Then again, most of these various peoples are used to fighting, so they treat it like a game.

 

In the end, Rake gets a promotion he wasn't exactly wanting, the bad guy is still out there, and the gadget, being only a prototype, neutralized but how long before another one is built. I just kinda hope that doesn't become a go-to theme in this series.

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review 2018-08-20 18:18
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) by Rebecca Roanhorse
Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World) - Rebecca Roanhorse
 
“But I had forgotten that the Diné had already suffered their apocalypse over a century before. This wasn’t our end. This was our rebirth.”
 
*** ABOUT THE BOOK ***

 

Title: Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1)

Author: Rebecca Roanhorse

Genre: Urban Fantasy | Dystopia

 

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 *** BOOK BLURB ***

 

While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters.

Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last—and best—hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much larger and more terrifying than anything she could imagine.

Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel to the rez to unravel clues from ancient legends, trade favors with tricksters, and battle dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology.

As Maggie discovers the truth behind the disappearances, she will have to confront her past—if she wants to survive.

 

*** REVIEW ***

 

This is a enjoyable and fast paced book. But because I have no knowledge about Navajo mythology and terminology, all the terms thrown at me where very distracting and confusing. Most of them wasn't explained in any way and left me frustrated.

 

Character, plot and world-building are all well-thought out and brought vibrantly to life. Maggie Hoskie is a real kick ass but flawed heroine and reminded me a lot of Kate Daniels (from Ilona Andrews books).

 

Overall I really liked it, especially because it was something different from all other Urban Fantasy books I read before. But before picking up second part I will have to do extensive research about Navajo.

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-20 14:42
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Adrews Review
Sweep in Peace - Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Elaine Howlin Book Blog Review

 

Sweep in Peace picks up 6 months after the events of Clean Sweep and life has returned to normal for Dina....but not for long ;) Her Inn is set to host the volatile peace talks between three warring species. Her livelihood hinges on the outcome and she ends up being pushed into a precarious position to protect her guests.

This book features 4 characters as adults who were kids in The Edge series. It isn't necessary to read The Edge books before this one but you should anyway cause those books are great!

Andrews manage to blend urban fantasy and science fiction so well with this series. Magic and technology don't usually go together but it's something they make work. Here they've blended the two genres without ever having one take over or feel out of place.

 

 

The story doesn't follow the Whodunit style that's very often in urban fantasy books. Instead, we're following the peace talks and the very tricksy Arbitrator wreak havoc in Dina's Inn. It made for much more interesting reading within my favourite genre and I gobbled it up!

 

Favourite Quote: "This is blasphemy!” Odalon declared in the same way Gerard Butler had once roared “This is Sparta.” Sadly, Odalon had nobody to kick into a bottomless hole for emphasis, so he settled for looking extremely put out.” 

Source: elainehowlin.wordpress.com
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review 2018-08-16 21:21
Book Review of Sentinel (Book One of the Sentinel Trilogy) by Joshua Winning
Sentinel - Joshua Winning

This is a fantastic start to what looks like an exciting trilogy! I loved it!

Nicholas Hallow is a fantastic character. I liked him very much; and felt extremely sorry for him, as he dealt with a tragedy that destroyed his world. When he is sent to live with his godmother, Nicholas has no idea what mystery and danger awaits him.

This is an exciting, danger-filled YA Fantasy novel set it Cambridge, England. I found myself completely hooked from the first page! The characters come alive as the tale unfolds. Samuel Wilkins is Nicholas's parents friend. I liked his spirit! At 71 years old, he's still got a lot of it! Nicholas's godmother seemed a bit flighty to me, but when I read the full story of how she became that way, I could understand why. She's a powerful witch, but emotionally damaged by an event in her past. Isabel is a unique character, and her snarky and sarcastic comments had me giggling! I liked her very much! It's amazing what havoc a misfired spell can do to your perspective! However, there is one character that sent chills down my back, and her name is Malika. She is a creepy and dangerous individual! Well, I suppose you would have to be, working for a demon!


I struggled to put this book down, and couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to! There are several twists and turns in this book that I didn't see coming, but they just added to a totally enthralling read! By the end of the book I still had some questions that needed to be answered, such as: Why were the Sentinels created/formed? Who or what is Esus? And, what will happen next? I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy as soon as I can!

Joshua Winning has written a debut novel that had me sitting on the edge of my seat! I loved his fast paced writing style, which made the story flow beautifully. This author is one to watch. If he's not careful, he'll be on my favourite authors list in no time at all! 

As this book is a Young Adult fantasy, I highly recommend this book to young readers aged 12+, and adults who love YA stories filled with witches, demons, supernatural beings, danger and adventure! - Lynn Worton

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