More Dresden and freaky Fey

There’s one word that comes to my mind after reading this: FUN! Yet another Dresden graphic novel I enjoyed a lot. Although I somehow imagined Thomas differently, but I can live with that.

dresden-files-wild-cardWild Card (The Dresden Files Graphic Novels)
by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Carlos Gómez

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A set of strange murders stirs unease among Chicago’s strongest forces. Once again Harry has to use his magical diplomatic skills to help save everyone ;P. We all know how good diplomat he is, right?

As pretty much every Dresden story this one is also entertaining, filled with action and near-death experiences. Some magic casting, a glimpse into Murphy’s past and tough negotiations (although they might’ve ended up surprisingly fast) will keep your attention. We’ll even meet Harry’s fairy godmother :). Continue reading “More Dresden and freaky Fey”

The good, the bad, and the murdered

Oh, my it’s been a while since I’ve published a review. Well, you’ve seen I was reading less last month, but it doesn’t mean I run out of books to talk about :D. Today it will be a wrap up of 3 cozy mysteries I’ve read more or less recently.

All of them are first books in series. Other than that only murder connects them. Various authors, styles, lengths, settings.

Death Checks InnDeath Checks Inn (Aspen Valley Inn #1) 
by Sara Robbins

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Pages: 104
How I got it: Amazon freebie, ant it still is free

My thoughts: I always have doubts while starting new free read. I’ve read few good one, but most of them were a disappointment. I’d like to say this one started well, and maybe for the first few pages I actually though it will be ok, not a great read, but entertaining enough. Unfortunately, there was one thing that made this read rather boring – the very dry language in which it was written. Continue reading “The good, the bad, and the murdered”

What if love could save you from the underworld?

Second day in a week and I’m up with the love theme again :P. Maybe I’ll keep this theme till Sunday? I do even have a love-themed tag or two still waiting to be done.

Today I’ve got for you a book and a short story from Jen Minkman, a great author that deserves much more attention than she gets. I’ve already read few stories of hers and I intend to read more.

I received both stories from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Both reviews will be short, after yesterday’s post I thought I’ll give you a break :P.

The Space In BetweenThe Space In Between by Jen Minkman

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Goodreads description

When Moira helps out her sister and brother in a Wiccan ritual on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be swept away to a mystical wilderness. Sitting within the stones of the ancient circle of Penmaenmawr, Wales, she’s convinced it’s an illusion. But the dark-haired, handsome man with amnesia that Moira meets during her trance cannot be blinked away like a dream.

Hayko, the mysterious stranger, won’t let go. After returning home from her stone circle adventure, Moira is beckoned back night after night to the outlandish dreamland by an invisible force. But the hardest part isn’t having to fight the terrifying creatures of these nightmares–it’s realizing she’s falling for a guy without a past who isn’t real.

What if you really can fall in love with the man of your dreams?

Since I’ve read this book a while ago and even wrote few words about in on Goodreads, I’m going to use that old review, only I’ll try to make it better (let’s face it it wouldn’t be worth copy-pasting here). Continue reading “What if love could save you from the underworld?”

Hyding your heart

Have you ever wondered what world would be like if many people had Dr. Jeckyll’s affliction? Even worse – if they couldn’t control it. That’s exactly what this story is about and trust me – you want to read it.

Heartless cityThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

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The story is told from Elliot’s point of view. A boy, who wanted to wipe his ability to feel and instead he became a strong empath. He’s trying to mute his ability with alcohol, but then he meets Iris. A girl who is different than all other women in town. She’s not afraid.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by MB-CG
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by MB-CG

The problem with Hydes is that they’re unpredictable. If you got infected, you might change at any time and attack everyone around you reaching for their heart. Because the heart is what Hydes eat.

With women it’s different – they can’t be infected, they can only die. So why isn’t Iris afraid?

OK, so there’s instant love in this book. It bothers me too, but that’s a minor issue in this case. The book reads so well you simply can’t stop. Continue reading “Hyding your heart”