Circus, monsters and curiosities

Hello, guys. I’ve got my first review of 2017 for you! If you like supernatural creatures, curious carnivals, deadly monsters and a bit of romance then this books is just for you.

freeks-coverFreeks by Amanda Hocking

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Mara is traveling with her mother and the rest of the carnival to yet another location where they are promised a nice check of money for the entertainment they can provide. What could go wrong in this little, seemingly friendly if a bit strange town?

It seems quite a lot. Starting with some strange vision, disappearing member of the troop and a brutal attack on another. But there are also good things in this town, especially for Mara. Or rather one thing that’s of particular interest to Mara – a rather interesting guy with a curious glint in his eyes. Continue reading “Circus, monsters and curiosities”

Magic, monsters and jazz

When I found this story on NetGalley I thought “yeah, might be something like Dresden, so why not try it out“. Since it was a “request” not a “read now” option I went straight to Amazon, downloaded a sample and started reading right away. By the end of the sample and few inpatient hours of hoping for a NetGalley email, I already owned a copy of this book and continued reading.
So yes, I did receive a copy of this book from NetGalley together with the other volumes, but I also own it ;).

strange-magicStrange Magic (Yancy Lazarus #1)
by James A. Hunter

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You might wonder what made me like this story so much? The thing is, I don’t really know ;). Well yes, it does have this not-very-nice and not-perfect hero who gets his beating and has to save the world (I might have a weakness for that), but it’s more likely that it was the right book at the right time. It happens, right? Continue reading “Magic, monsters and jazz”

Two more stories by the creative duo

It’s about time I wrote this review. I’ve been putting it off for too long now and these authors don’t deserve that kind of treatment. True, these stories weren’t my favorite, but they still fit fantastically to the whole world and are definitely worth reading if you want to see the whole picture.

I received copies of these stories from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rend the DarkRend the Dark (Rend the Dark #1) by Mark Gelineau, Joe King

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This story was a bit strange at the beginning – you’ve got a prolog following Ferran’s past and when the prolog’s over, the story immediately switches to another character, Riffolk and stays with him. He’s not one of the warriors, it’s more like he’s a witness to the events. It was rather interesting to see the main characters from a different point of view. Continue reading “Two more stories by the creative duo”

Fantastic artwork and monsters in and out

Here’s a story worth reading even if only for the graphic. Luckily the plot was also interesting and it had a nice cast of characters with the main heroine leading the way.

MonstressAwakening (Monstress #1) by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

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Maika, a one-armed girl, with hidden powers, is searching for answers about her past. She’s willing to be enslaved by her race’s enemies to get them. But she’s not willing to die just yet.
While she’s fighting for her life and piecing the puzzles of her mystery, a dark power awakens inside her. Now she’ll have to learn to control the demon before he’ll take over her own body.

Let’s face it, the most appealing thing about this novel is graphic. I adore it! The details, the style, the colors – everything is perfect. Yes, it’s a bit brutal, but it fits. Continue reading “Fantastic artwork and monsters in and out”