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review 2019-02-13 23:18
Lies Sleeping / Ben Aaronovitch
Lies Sleeping - Ben Aaronovitch

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague–Lesley May–who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch….

 

As I said in my review of the last Peter Grant novel, I just enjoy Ben Aaronovitch’s version of London and spending time there with Peter, Bev, Nightingale, Molly, Toby, Guleed, and all the assortment of other people who populate Peter’s world. 

The Folly has certainly become a much busier place and the world of magic is much more acknowledged in this installment than when we first met PC Grant. I’m particularly happy to see Peter’s young cousin, Abigail, getting to learn the basics from Nightingale and starting to participate in the adventures. I do hope that the books won’t lose their charm with more & more people involved in Falcon mattrs! But I’m positively anxious to see more of Muslim-ninja, Guleed. Her character has the greatest promise, at least in my mind.

Hopefully we’ll see more of Molly & Foxglove as well. Now that Bev is a fixture in Peter’s life, I can only hope that more of the magical demi-monde establish themselves in similar fashion. Maybe there’s even hope for Lesley May????

I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be reading anything that Mr. Aaronovitch cares to produce in this story line. Please sir, may we have some more?

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review 2019-02-13 22:35
Book Reiview - New Horizons by Hailey Turner
New Horizons (Metahuman Files: Classified #2)New Horizons by Hailey Turner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved taking a trip back to Hailey's Metaverse in this smoking hot novella.

Taking place after the last Metahuman's book, In the Requim, Alpha team is now disbanded - officially - and all it's members are in the MDF's reserves, scattered around the country.

Trevor Sanchez, the team's medic and telekinetic has gone to med school, on Jamie's dime, to learn how to be a doctor. He's fast tracking but with his military field medic experience and time spent in Alpha team, the slog isn't that hard. Late night classes though, can be a pain in the ass.

And then a code silver echoes through the teaching hospital where his classes take place. Code silver - a situation in the ER involving an armed assailant. Once a Marine, always a Marine, or so the saying goes. And it goes double when you're a former member of Alpha Team. So Trevor reacts, telekinesis ripping through the situation, a bunch of Sons of Adam members and a domestic situation culminating in Trevor finding himself looking into a pair of blue eyes and a boy next door face of a paramedic putting himself between the victim and the shooter.

Is it any surprise that Trevor falls hard for Brendan Kane? And when his interference makes him a target? Well with friends like Trevor has... it gets taken care of Alpha Team style.

Oh and there may be an inappropriate but exceedingly HOT use of telekinesis and a wall. Oh my!


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review 2019-02-13 21:33
Book Review - Winter Blood by Richard Amos
Winter Blood (Coldharbour Chronicles #4)Winter Blood by Richard Amos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So have I mentioned that I absolutely LOVE this series? Each one is like, well, crack, I can't stop reading it until it's done and I'm left desperate for more.

In the fourth installment of this series our hero, Jake Winter, has finally given in to the attraction between him and Dean Tseng, his fey guardian. He carefully hopes that he's found a ray of happiness in the absolute cluster... ahem... that is Coldharbour, the city magically sealed away from the rest of the world and ground zero for the war with the Beast horde, with Dean. His heart may actually be healing, he may actually be getting over the murder of his husband. Jake may be the goddess's weapon but he's also human... kinda... if one discounts his lineage, but that's a whole different issue.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Beast Lolisian is still gunning for him and betrayal lurks around every corner, even amongst his guardians. The worst kind of betrayal, and one that might fracture Jake's team beyond repair.

I want to write more but this book NEEDS to be read. It was... mind blowing. Richard Amos's best book yet. This series seriously just keeps getting better and better.


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review 2019-02-13 16:04
Review: Touch of Smoke by Karissa Laurel
Touch of Smoke - Karissa Laurel

 

Three years ago, Rikki Albemarle watched her best friend die at the hands of a supernatural evil. Certain she was slated to be the next victim, Rikki fled her small Smoky Mountain hometown, vowing to never come back. Plagued by nightmares and knowing she's the only one who believes Mina's death was no accident, Rikki returns with hopes of finding answers and holding the killer accountable.

 

Rikki is convinced the key to unlocking the secret of Mina's death lies with Owen Amir, the alluring young army vet who once claimed her heart. But the deeper Rikki digs into Owen's past, the more she's torn between the urgings of her heart and her memories of him on the night Mina died.

 

After falling further into the rabbit hole, Rikki lands at the feet of an ancient and powerful evil determined to finish what it started years before. To survive, she'll have to make a decision: believe Owen is the monster she always feared he might be or trust him enough to stay and fight for a second chance at love

 

 

 

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

 

 

 

 

This book from start to finish was absolutely brilliant, I loved every minute of it.

I loved everything about this book, the story, the characters, the writing. The book had everything I personally like in a book, action, lots of humor and snark, the right amount of romance, great supporting characters and plot twists.

About half or more of the book we get dual timelines. Present time and three years ago. I liked the dual timelines, it keeps you on the edge of you seat and guessing of what really happened that day.

I really liked both main characters, both had their strengths but also weaknesses. I liked that they balanced each other out a great deal.

Most know, I’m not a fan of insta-love or lust unless done right and that was the case here. Anything else would have been weird in this case. Also like that Rikki stayed her own person and not just throws everything out the window for a guy. The same goes for Owen though, he sticks to his plans no matter what happens or happened.

We get a pretty good twist at the end I LOVED it. I also really loved the ending it was perfect and I must admit I was a bit worried but well done Karissa Laurel.

I mentioned that I loved the supporting cast and I can’t leave this review without saying that I absolutely adored Luke. So much so, that I hope we get to see him again somehow, sometime in the future.

Overall great, great book and I give it 5★ and hoping for a Luke book. #givemeLuke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-02-08 23:44
Diamond Fire - Ilona Andrews

For a novella, this was pretty good.  And the best part?  The event that carried the story was perpetuated by a child.  I wonder though, how long Catalina's arc will be.  She's only 18 at the moment.

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