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Book Review: Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook

I’m just going to collapse face first for a moment. I don’t know what has been with me the last few months. My brain has apparently been on some sort of strike.

But I’m here now! I think! And with me, I bring you another review! -commence gasps, ooh’s and aah’s-

“But when even her history teacher knew she was all set to become a lifelong florist, she had to admit it. She was doomed.”

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Book Review: First Light by Jeffrey Cook with Sarah Symonds

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oof, to say I am behind is currently an understatement. The husband was out of town and binge watching some TV shows happened.  My bad. On the bright side, that means that this is gonna be like review week or something! Since my last review I’ve read Fangs For the Memories, Chasing Rabbits, and Dawn of Steam: First Light (oh hey!) So I shall have quite a few updates over the next week.

 

“It seemed he did not suffer fools lightly, and considered many men to be fools.”

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Book Review: There But For The Grace by AJ Downey and Jeffrey Cook

I am obligated to say I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Two reviews in one day!? The craziness! Ha! I had been hoping to get these done before today but well…. I didn’t. My bad. So I’m knocking out two in one day so at least there is that!

I love books, what can I say. :3

“So I walked with Death, hand in hand with War, and even though I should have been seriously weirded out by that, I wasn’t.”

 

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Book Review: All’s Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
“Forward, the Light Brigade!
“Charge for the guns!” he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

 

All good things must come to an end apparently. What a sad truth that is always made more stark when it’s a book and there are no more pages to turn, no more villains to battle. The strings are tied up, relationships set. The journey with Megan, Lani, Justin, and Cassia has definitely been a fun journey.

Jeffrey and Katherine do an amazing job with the series as a whole, when you step back and look at the characters back in Foul is Fair and the last book, you find the development spot on. The world starts off intricate and complex and the characters were never boring or two-dimensional, and never does it slip. It becomes more enhancing and oh man that character development.

I really hope they add in more short stories at a later time. Seriously. Maybe some pre-Megan stuff with the older characters (insert shameless begging here)

Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Someone had blunder’d:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

So now to the review…

“You’re born into family. You die into family.”

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Review: A Fair Fight by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

I must start off by saying that I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I think I am starting to see a trend here…I feel like this blog is becoming a “Jeffrey Cook Review Blog” or fan blog. I didn’t mean for this to happen, but is it really my fault if he is writing some good books? (No, the answer is no.) That being said, I think that this will be my toughest review to write so far.

This book left me in a blubbering, unattractive mess by the end. It was beautiful.
The book that is, not my blotchy and snotty face.

 

“Let’s make sure we live forever in stories of the greatest sort in these worlds”

 

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Book Review: Airs & Graces by Jeffrey Cook and A.J. Downey

I am obligated to say that I received this book for free  in return for a fair and honest review.

Now, I will attempt to talk about this book and not spoil too much. I hope you know how hard that is to do sometimes. It’s pretty damn difficult.

Airs & Graces is the first book in the urban fantasy Angel’s Grace Trilogy by Jeffrey Cook and A.J Downey. It follows its two main characters,an angel named Tabbris (who goes by Tab) and a human woman, Adelaide (who is very adamant about being called Addy). Addy has the misfortune of being pulled into a battle between the angels and the Fallen after coming across her murdered boss.

“Couldn’t you have picked a slightly weaker enemy to drop in on unannounced?”

 

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Book Review: Street Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

So I’m not entirely sure if it is a little uncouth to review books by the same people twice in a row, but well…here you have it. I promise though, the next review PROBABLY won’t be a Jeffrey book. Maybe.

Okay, I probably shouldn’t make promises because he has too many books that I need to read.

But anyways, I am obliged (I believe) to mention I received this book for free in a drawing after purchasing ‘Foul is Fair’. Part of that drawing was the understanding that I would give an honest review for it. Between you and me, I think that I got the better end of the deal. Not only did I receive a free fey book, but I get to talk about it! Er..I mean that I am forced to…

Honestly, I loved this book.

“Faerie is just a dream. And what is a dream with too many rules? As soon as you start putting limits on dreams, they become something else”

 

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Book Review: Foul is Fair by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins

Whew what a month so far! Between three birthdays, my mom visiting, and beginning on a room change up for the little one it has been busy busy. Oh, and I can’t forget the 40 times I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron. Yup. Good thing I like Marvel (lol). Anyways, through all of that I somehow managed to read. Amazing!

So….have I mentioned before that I like fey books? This one I picked up from a fellow Wrimo. In our NaNo writing group, we have a self-promo Friday, and quite a few of the authors run deals during these promos. It is a lovely little community actually. So I saw this book, was interested in the premise, bought it, and was entered into a drawing to win the second one. And I did win it. So I’m pretty excited about that and you can bet I will have that review up once I read it.

But first, Foul is Fair.

“So first you think you’re hallucinating, now you’re debating the physics of pixies?”

 

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