• Review: The Future Falls Enchantment Emporium, #3

    This inventive series combines sly humor, creative twists on elements of fantasy and plenty of earthy allusions. The wide variety of beings which interact, both on a intimate basis and on a more global scale, give rise to both humorous and thought-provoking...

  • Review: Life Behind the Wall Candy Bombers, Beetle Bunker, and Smuggler's Treasure

    Have you ever wanted to know how it felt to be a teenager growing up in Berlin…after Hitler killed himself? What about during the time when the wall was just built? Or even when it finally opened the borders to everyone? If so I recommend you read Life...

  • Review: The Fire Prince The Cursed Kingdoms, #2

    The author did a wonderful job with this second book of The Cursed Kingdoms series. I have to say that although I didn’t read book one I didn’t feel too lost. I have since went back and read book one and although that gave me some much needed info I still...

  • Review: Demons in My Driveway A Monster Haven Story, #5

    This is such a fun series with each book building in the previous so it would be best if you start at the beginning and read in order. However, you may still enjoy just reading this one but it may not always make sense to you. This book is like fantasy...

  • Review: Crewel Crewel World, #1

    Crewel by Gennifer Albin is the first of three books published in this series. There are a lot of paranormal YA stories out there and to find a unique world is rare so I consider this book a real gem. The story is set in a place called Arras where special...

  • Review: The Curse of the Thrax Bloodsword Trilogy, #1

    I did not finish this story due to the fact that it has some major problems including the world the author created for this story. Sadly it was such a mess it made it difficult to follow the storyline. The characters’ names themselves were weird and that...

  • Review: Dumah's Demons AngelFire Chronicles, #1.5

    Having read both books 1 and 2 of the Angelfire series by author Ami Blackwelder, I knew Dumah’s Demons would be a perfect complement to the series. I was not disappointed in the least. This novella tells the story of Dumah, Kian’s troubled sister, and...

  • Review: The Winter Long An October Daye Novel, #8

    Toby Daye is about to get her world turned upside in this eighth installment in the October Daye series. Ms. McGuire is a master storyteller that will keep you coming back for more! In ROSEMARY AND RUE October was changed into a fish by Simon Torquill....

  • Review: Frostbitten

    Frostbitten is a well written paranormal story of a young girl who has had it rough. Enter a good looking male lead who just so happens to have a small secret. Well maybe not so small. He's a werewolf. Ms. Beck has done a great job of creating an engaging...

  • Review: Incarnate A Spellmason Chronicle, #3

    I did not read this series in order. I just received the third and final installment. I must say that this series would be best if read in order…like I should have done! I missed a lot of back story and character growth. That being said, I found that...

  • Review: The Ghosts of Watt O'Hugh Watt O'Hugh, #1

    Do you believe in Ghosts? One person does and his name is Watt O'Hugh the third. If you join him in his adventures you might just believe in ghosts too. The Ghost of Watt O'Hugh is the biography of a dying man and his wish to leave you with something...

  • Review: Watt O'Hugh Underground Watt O'Hugh, #2

    Our Wild West hero is back. Did you miss him? I know I did. This is the second book in what is turning out to be a potentially good series. I would like to thank the author, Steven S. Drachmann, for providing me a great read. I hope I do it justice in...

  • Review: Ready Player One

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is the perfect novel for those who are nostalgic for the 1980’s, even as readers are transported to the year 2044, where most of the world prefers to spend their days in a virtual reality searching for a hidden treasure...

  • Review: Frostborn Thrones and Bones, #1

    This fantasy story shows a friendship between two completely opposite people. However, they forge a strong bond and use each other’s strengths to their advantage. This story wields dragons, swords, undead minions, giants and trolls. There is no shortage...

  • Review: Rise of the Blood Latter-Day Olympians, #3

    Wow! What a wild and crazy roller coaster ride of a story! Author Lucienne Diver has another amazing hit on her hands with this, the third installment in her wildly popular Latter Day Olympians series. Each of these books can easily stand on their own...

  • Review: Scarlet Lunar Chronicles, #2

    Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is the second story in the amazing Lunar Chronicles, which repackages classic fairytales in futuristic settings. There are two parallel storylines that will entertain readers, the continuing saga of Cinder and Prince Kai and the...

  • Review: Marvel Avengers Assemble in Action Poster-A-Page

    This Marvel Avengers poster book is pretty cool. The colors are bright and I can see this book being a great Christmas present. With so many superhero TV shows and movies hitting the screens I know this will be a hit with a large group of people. I particularly...

  • Review: Break Out Dark Desires, #1

    In a universe where immortality, religious beliefs, and credits are consistently warred over, is there room for love? Hunting, fighting, and womanizing are things that come naturally to Rico; being thrown into a confusing mass of feelings over a mysterious...

  • Review: Clariel The Lost Abhorsen, #1

    Although I had to get the cliff notes version of what the first three books were about. This one was ok at best. I think that there should have been more magic right off the bat. This is the long awaited conclusion to the Abhorsen series and well it felt...

  • Review: Another One Bites the Dust Jensen Murphy, Ghost For Hire, #2

    It took me a few minutes to stop humming the song conjured by this title and concentrate on this exciting paranormal story but I was quickly drawn into this world that is peopled by charismatic and mysterious beings. Not being familiar with the initial...

  • Review: The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

    The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1, is a successful adaption by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal-winning novel. Its 200 pages, divided into 5 chapters (with an interlude), where each portion is illustrated by a different artist...

  • Review: Dark Matter Star Carrier: Book Five

    According to the definition in this novel, “dark matter” is “gravitational leakage from a parallel universe.” But in this fifth installment of Ian Douglas’ 'Star Carrier' series, the characters in this story face something very dark, in the form of a...

  • Review: Deadly Curiosities A Deadly Curiosities Novel, #1

    Trifles and Folly, a quaint antique and curio shop in Charleston is more than it seems. Cassidy Kincaide runs the shop, purchasing dangerous items and keeping them from causing mayhem. Luckily, her ability to sense the history of anything she touches,...

  • Review: Broken Soul Jane Yellowrock, #8

    I am a huge fan of Faith Hunter and her heroine, Jane Yellowrock. I especially got a huge smile on my face, seeing my quote on the cover of "Broken Soul". I know that at some point I will run out of superlative things to say about a Jane Yellowrock story,...

  • Interview: Jessie Interviews Marissa Meyer

    Hi Marissa, Thanks for joining us (Tammie King & Jessie Smith) today and answering some questions for us. First off, what's your latest book and what inspired it? My most recent release is CRESS, the third book of the Lunar Chronicles, which re-envisions...

  • Review: Black Spring Black Wings #7

    The one thing that is a hallmark of these creative paranormal stories is that Maddy is fiercely protective of those she cares about and always willing to rush to their defense...whether she has a plan of attack or not...and this story is no exception...

  • Review: The Way to Babylon

    Overall, this was an enjoyable journey into a fantasy realm. Readers are pulled along as they wonder what will the main character do with his circumstances. How can he take his dark life and find new meaning and happiness? Will journeying into a new real...

  • Review: Exo A Jumper Novel

    Exo gets a 5 star rating from me. Well when I saw this I jumped at the chance to read about Jumper. I fell in love with the books after I saw the movie a while back ago. Well although the books and movie are worlds apart, I have to say that I still love...

  • Review: People of the Morning Star North America's Forgotten Past

    Having read some of W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s previous books, I was intrigued to start their newest book, “People of the Morning Star”. Covering the tribes living in what is now known as the Cahokia Mounds, the book is set a thousand...

  • Review: Motherless Child

    Motherless Child does a wonderful job of presenting readers with the darker side of vampirism. When unmarried mothers Natalie and Sophie leave their trailer park to let off a little steam at a local bar; they have no idea that a night with the sexy and...

  • Review: Reckoning A Fallen Siren Novel, #2

    Readers are pulled into this riveting urban fantasy. While struggling with their relationship, FBI Agents Emma and Zack try to unravel the mystery behind a series of kidnappings. They become entangled with political tensions in the vampire and were worlds....

  • Review: Girl on a Wire

    Girl on a Wire was a slow story with a blend of magic/paranormal. The story is told through the eyes of talented 16 year old Jules. Girl on a Wire takes us through the life of two circus families that have been rivals for years. I thought that this book...

  • Review: Omens A Cainsville Novel, #1

    There are intriguing subtleties in this paranormal tale but it definitely takes its time building to a compelling story. I enjoy this author’s style and have been a big fan of many of her other stories, but I am not as enthralled (yet) by this particular...

  • Review: A Better World The Brilliance Trilogy, #2

    The story in A Better World is very intense and in-depth. The characters are all interesting whether they are brilliants or normal humans. Most of them you can sympathize with. The brilliants are all diverse and have varied powers, not only the type but...

  • Review: A Different Kingdom

    I loved the fantasy elements in this story. It reminded me of other epic adventure stories I've read before. Michael Fay is a farm town kid with dreams of an epic quest, knights, fairies and damsels in distress. After he meets Cat he is pulled into another...

  • Review: Alias Hook

    Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen is an adult retelling of a childhood classic story done right! I love it when authors put their own spin on classic tales or presents a story from a different perspective. In this case, Alias Hook is from Captain Hook's perspective...

  • Review: The Mythology of Grimm The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show

    The Mythology of Grimm by Nathan Robert Brown analyzes one of my favorite shows, Grimm, and the fairy tales and folklore incorporated into the show. As this book is not endorsed by the show, the only connection to Grimm, the TV show, is through observations...

  • Review: The Bird with the Broken Wing

    Ben is a soldier who cannot remember anything about his life. Rachel is his friend, a young girl that motivates him to talk about what is going on in his head during the group meetings that she runs. Jet is a teenager, fed up with her parents she decides...

  • Review: Karma Karma Series

    If you're looking for a unique and creative urban fantasy you should run and buy this book now. What a great story this was. I loved the world the author created. The story starts when our heroine Camilla is murdered. At the scene a man named Harold shows...

  • Review: Science Fiction 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction

    Before I start this review, let me just say that I am not familiar with the work of Robert Silverberg. My husband has read his books and they’re on our shelf, but I don’t know his work. That said, I came to this book hoping to glean some good tips on...

  • Review: The Slanted Worlds Chronoptika, #2

    I have to say that after reading book one I picked up book two and finished it in less than a day. This book, book two in the Chronoptika series is an amazing sequel. I loved it even more than the first book. The Slanted Worlds is faster paced with all...

  • Review: The Copernicus Legacy The Serpent's Curse, #2

    I love this book! I started The Copernicus Legacy as soon as I finished book one. It was 1am in the morning, but I had to go continue the series. I devoured both the first and second books. I can hardly wait to get the next one. The Copernicus Legacy...

  • Review: The House of the Four Winds One Dozen Daughters, #1

    First off you have to love this cover! If you don't there is something wrong with you :). The second thing is that this book is written by none other than Mercedes Lackey, so how could it not be good! In many ways I LOVED this book! It was a fun read...

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    In Shadows, by E.C. Blake, I found a world filled with magic and special people. Mara Holdfast is an intriguing main character. The author weaves a journey for her that many will connect with. It was fun to go through every emotion with her along the...

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    If you're looking for an easy, well balanced, fantasy/historical read then this is definitely the one for you. With a breathtaking cover and a great slow to start romance this one will have you reading until the owls hoot. I have to say that Sylvia blew...

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    This was a wonderfully imaginative way to end the series and provided both poignant scenes and lots of unexpected surprises. It was a little overwhelming trying to remember who some of the players were at first, and I strongly recommend that you read...

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    The initial description of this book is not exactly what this story is really about. "The Year of the Demon" is the second book in the 'Fated Blades' series and it involves three different stories, from different time periods, interwoven into one book....

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    Unwept really grabbed me to begin with. After about 100 pages I thought I was going to stop, but I ended up continuing on. It just became one messy story where nothing made sense. I understood that they were trying to give us bits and pieces of what was...

  • Review: The Witch with No Name Hollows - The Final Book

    It’s sad to see the series end, but what a way to end!!! I have followed this series from the start and have loved everyone! Rachel and Trent are the most kick ass couple ever!!! I do not want to give anything away and the author doesn’t want me to give...

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The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr

Dr. Eliza Jekyll must turn to her dark side, Miss Lizzie Hyde, to stop a madman who’s targeting London’s most important scientists and sorcerers, terrorizing the city with dark magic, in this third Electric Empire novel—a dazzlingly original steampunk fantasy set in the gritty world of alternate Victorian London, with echoes of H. G. Wells’s classic, The Time Machine.

Being two people in one body isn’t easy. Metropolitan Police crime scene physician Eliza Jekyll is trying to maintain a semblance of control, even as her rebellious second self, Lizzie, grows increasingly wild—threatening the respectable Eliza’s reputation and her marriage to Remy Lafayette, the Royal Society investigator and occasional lycanthrope. With England on the brink of war, Remy’s away in sorcery-riddled Paris on a secretive mission that grows ever more sinister. Has he been an enemy agent all along? Or is coping with her secret divided self finally driving Eliza mad?

Eliza needs her mind clear and sharp if she’s to catch an evil genius who is killing eminent scientists. The chase uncovers a murky world of forbidden books, secret laboratories, and a cabal of fanatical inventors whose work could change the world—or destroy it—and who may hold answers to Eliza’s mysterious past.

As sorcery-wielding terrorists attack London, Eliza discovers her own enemies are closing in, driving her to desperate measures—enlisting the aid of the wily, resourceful, mercurial Lizzie—to thwart the killer. But Lizzie’s got her own life now, and true to her nature, will resort to the devious and diabolical to keep it. Even if it means throwing Eliza to the wolves, and letting the world burn. . . .

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