Book Review

A Torch Against the Night

Second books in a trilogy are sometimes lackluster. NOT SO WITH THIS BOOK. It doesn’t feel like a bridge between books one and three at all. This feels like an action-packed amazing continuation and escalation of the original story. Elias and Laia and Helene—they are such beautifully-wrought characters. I can’t get enough of Elias and… Continue reading A Torch Against the Night

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Book Review

Silence Fallen

I’ll start with the same disclaimer I always start with when I review Mercy Thompson books…if you haven’t already read all the previous ones, go do that. You start with Moon Called, and then work your way through. After you’ve finished up to Fire Touched, you can come read this. 🙂 Silence Fallen, the newest… Continue reading Silence Fallen

Book Review

Fire Touched

As always, if you haven’t read the other Mercy Thompson books, go do so now. Off you go. No spoilers for you. Okay, now that all of us here have read up to Night Broken…what should I say about Fire Touched? Is it another solid addition to a fabulous series that keeps me wanting more… Continue reading Fire Touched

Book Review

Night Broken

Again, let me start by saying if you haven’t read the other books in the Mercy Thompson series, you should go do that. Seriously. Start with Moon Called, then proceed through Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed, Silver Borne, River Marked, and Frost Burned. THEN you can come read this review. Spoilers ahead for the… Continue reading Night Broken

Book Review

Frost Burned

I absolutely love the way this book starts out. Mercy and Jesse are out shopping on Black Friday. So mundane, so human. Then Jesse says something interesting and…things really take off. The acceleration is insane in this seventh book of the series. As ever, if you haven’t read the others in the series, go read… Continue reading Frost Burned

Book Review

River Marked

Only Mercy Thompson could go on her honeymoon and encounter a friggin RIVER DEVIL bent on seducing all humans to their deaths by drowning, dismemberment, or mind-controlled thrall-ness. Damn. If you haven’t read the other books in this series yet, get the hell out of this review and go read them. Seriously. Spoilers ahead, and… Continue reading River Marked

Book Review

Immortal Fire

YOU GUYS. OH MY GODS. This book is better than I expected. Considering how much I absolutely LOVED the first and second ones, I was already expecting a lot. Yes, the action is well-paced, the story structure is one of the most masterful I’ve read in ages. The characters are interesting and complex and so,… Continue reading Immortal Fire

Book Review

Dark Tempest

Okay, real talk: I wanted more of this book as soon as I finished listening to it, so I went back to halfway through and listened to the second half again. I wasn’t ready to move on to the third, because that’s too close to the end of the trilogy, and I never want that… Continue reading Dark Tempest

Book Review

Red Winter

Oh my. I didn’t have any expectations going into this book, because I hadn’t heard much about it. I found it on some lists of YA books with snow in them. Seriously. (Research for my current novel.) I am so glad that this book came onto my radar. I think it started out a tiny… Continue reading Red Winter

Book Review

Insurgent

I see it so, so often in trilogies nowadays. I think I first noticed it when I was reading the Chaos Walking trilogy. Book one is fantastic. Fast-paced, intriguing world, exciting characters. Then book two is kind of a journey, obviously a bridge to get to the finale, but already things are getting sort of… Continue reading Insurgent