Hello, I’m Strix! Keikii scouted me, so for better or for ill I’m here to tell you about the books I’m reading. First thing to know about me: I like to read books that punch above my weight-class. It makes me feel smart and stupid at the same time, and it broadens my horizons. When I’m not reading those, I’m in love with genre fiction. … Continue reading Greetings!
87 points, 4 ½ stars Warning: Minor Cliffhanger (Status: Stop doing this!) Charley Davidson is a PI and the Grim Reaper. Reyes Farrow, and the Son of Satan, has moved next door, consuming Charley’s thoughts with need for him. Charley has also been tapped by her Uncle Bob to look into an arson investigation – and Reyes is her lead suspect. Also, one after one, … Continue reading Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones, book five of Charley Davidson. 4 ½ stars
Here’s a niche for you: a paranormal romance that doubles as a horror thriller, where the protagonists spend over half the book flirting aggressively while also hunting for a horrific murderer. And here’s the big catch to that romance angle: consent issues out the wazoo. Let me step back and lay out the premise: in a world that’s been ruled by angels since the beginning … Continue reading Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh book one in Guild Hunter 3/5 stars
98 points, 5 STARS! Alert: Complete and unabashed gushing ahead Ia’s Damned is on Dabin after slagging their ship. It’s okay, they have a new ship waiting for them. However, things on Dabin are worse than Ia anticipated as Feyori meddling has reached a crescendo and something has to be done with them or risk the entire Galaxy’s falling 300 years from now. The Feyori … Continue reading Hardship by Jean Johnson, book four of Theirs Not to Reason Why. 5 STARS!
90 points, 4 ¾ stars Charley Davidson is a PI and the Grim Reaper. She is determined to help a young woman who has come to her, claiming she has been terrorised by some unknown person her entire life. Those around the woman claim she is making up tales, but the more Charley finds out about the case, the more she realises that the woman … Continue reading Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones, book four of Charley Davidson. 4 ¾ stars
96 points, 5 stars! Katherine Lundy is a serious girl who loves to read. Then one day a door appears in a tree that wasn’t in the path before, with the sign “Be Sure” attached to it. But be sure of what? Lundy is sure that she doesn’t want to go home, so she climbs through the door into the Goblin Market. Everything costs at … Continue reading In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire, book four of Wayward Children. 5 STARS!
96 points, 5 STARS! Jaz and Vayl are back, and this time they’re to recover a piece of biotechnology from a maniac who thinks it is his path to becoming a dragon. To do this, they’re going undercover at Corpus Christi’s Winter Festival as a traveling performance troupe. What trouble could happen to a clairvoyant, a singing vampire, a juggling PI and Jaz, who gets … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust by Jennifer Rardin, book two of Jaz Parks. 5 STARS!