Saturday, September 24, 2016

Audiobook Review: Undead and Unwary by MaryJanice Davidson

Series:     Undead #13
Pub. Date:Oct. 7, 2014
Publisher:Recorded Books
Narrator:Nancy Wu
Length:10 hrs 53 min
Source:One Click Digital

It's been so long since I read the first twelve books of this series, that I was a little worried about trying to get caught up. I have the worst series amnesia if I go to long between installments. But worry not, the ever-awesome MJD did a lot of recapping in this book (complete with footnotes about what incidents happened in which books). As this is an urban fantasy series, albeit a humorous and wacky one, I would recommend that you read all the books in order.

Friday, September 23, 2016

ARC Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Series:     Three Dark Crowns #1
Pub. Date:Sept. 20, 2016
Publisher:HarperTeen
Length:416 pages
Source:Edelweiss

I was really intrigued by the blurb for this book as I love a good dark fantasy. The premise of the story is that three sisters (triplets) are born queens. Once they are born, it is the end of their queen mother's reign. The girls are raised together at the Black Cottage for a short time, but are all separated at six years old according to their magical powers. One is a poisoner and is immune to poison. One is a naturalist and can make things grow and have animals as familiars. And the other is an elemental, who controls the elements of earth, air, wind and fire. Katherine is being raised by the poisoners; Arsinoe is being raised by the naturalists; and Mirabella is being raised by the elementals. To become the next queen, one of the girls must murder her sisters and take the throne.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Audiobook Review: Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb

Series:     In Death #43
Pub. Date:Sept. 6, 2016
Publisher:Brilliance Audio
Narrator:Susan Ericksen
Length:13 hrs 6 min

It's January 2061, and Eve Dallas is still going strong, speaking for the dead in her role as a lieutenant for the New York Police and Security Department (NYPSD). With her team of homicide cops and billionaire mastermind husband, plus an eclectic group of friends, Eve Dallas is one of the most interesting characters in fiction today. This is definitely the most long-standing series that I have read, and one that I hope does not end anytime soon.