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Book Review: Black Poodle Over Seven Hills by Victoria Bastedo

I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review

Okay, so I’m a bit behind here and I am really sorry about that. My head hasn’t been in the game as much due to a number of family things stemming from preterm labor to a shooting. It has been one of those months where I can’t help but look up and say “Okay God…what in the world are you doing?” So I am a bit behind on reviews and I am hoping to knock out a few of them today (*gasp*). Maybe I’ll even get some work done on The Misplaced Selchie. (*gasp again*)

 If you are curious as to what will be popping up in the next week, I’m working on reviews for these books:

Chasing Rabbits by Erin Bedford
Angel in Training by C.L. Coffey
Angel Eclipsed by C.L. Coffey
Angel Tormented by C.L. Coffey
The Portal Prophecies: A Keeper’s Destiny by C.A. King

That is, of course, not including this review you are reading right now which is a little bit outside my normal forte.  That’s right…this is a romance (*cue shocked gasps all around*). No, I jest. I’m not stranger to romance books. While they are definitely not my favorite, sometimes you just can’t help pick up one of those cutesy ones to make you feel a bit better. They can be fun and just as gripping as any other genre, so long as the author doesn’t completely forget the plot and just write page after page of sex and smut (I’m looking at you Laurell K. Hamilton). This book, did not have that problem at all though because, while a romance, it was about the story and not sex.

 

“You’re definitely not the man for this dog.”
“That’s because that’s not a man’s dog. It’s not a companion who flops down by your feet in front of a fireplace. That wears diapers. That has to be hand-fed. That wears a bow in its four strands of scraggly hair.”

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Book Review: Puck’s Choice by Skye Hegyes

I am trying to remember the last shifter book I read. I guess I could classify The Wheel of Time series since Perrin can turn into a wolf. Other than that it would have to be Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals quartet. And before that was probably…Animorphs. Wait… No I lied. It would be the Kiesha’ra Series by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (The first book is Hawksong…go buy it.) and then Animorphs. Or something.

Now I have a new shifter series to keep an eye out for.

“Life was simpler as a fox”

 

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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Oh. My. Goodness. This book, you guys. This book.

I flew through The Night Circus in a matter of days. It was too quick, really. I should’ve taken my time with it but I got so caught up in the whirlwind world that Morgenstern created. It was beautiful and simple and complex all at once.

I had seen it here and there and this year finally decided to read it. I’m trying to motivate myself into finishing my own book by reading other books that started as NaNoWriMo projects. Well that or books that are self published. Really, I’ve been reading a lot of books by people in the NaNoWriMo writer’s group. So, with that in mind I picked up The Night Circus. It was actually my first book purchase of the New Year.

I should have made it last longer.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

 

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