Category Archives: Fantasy

The Red Queen Dies by: Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies

I have had this book on my shelf for a while.  Of course I bought it because its’ title is an Alice in Wonderland reference however, this book really didn’t have much to do with Alice in Wonderland.  This is a mystery about an actress who was found murdered.  She was known for her  role as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.

Even though this wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, I enjoyed the mystery and would pick up the next book.  I liked the way this book was set in the future, although I would have preferred more details about some of the new equipment that the detectives were using.  Hannah McCabe is a great character and I like her methods of investigating.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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Reunited by: Colleen Houck

Reunited

This was the final installment in the Reawakened series.  I listened to this book on audio because I listened to the rest of the series that way and wanted to continue it.  This was pretty action packed and had some real confusing decisions for our heroine Lily.

I enjoyed this book and the rest of the series but I am not sure if I liked it as much as I did the Tiger’s Curse series.  I do recommend it and any other books Colleen Houck has written.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

 

 

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A Million Worlds With You by: Claudia Gray

A Million Worlds With You

This is the last book in the Firebird trilogy.  I again listened to it on audio because I listened to the first two that way and wanted to continue listening to the story.  In this concluding book, we see if Marguerite can save everyone she loves in all of the worlds.  It was a fast paced, action-packed ending.

I loved this series and recommend it.  I normally don’t read sci-fi/fantasy but this kept me interested and entertained.

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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My Name is Memory by: Ann Brashares

My name is memory

I am working my way through Ann Brashares catalog of books.  I listened to this book on audio and I enjoyed it.  I don’t know if I would have liked it as much if I had read it in its’ physical form as there was a lot of jumping around from character to character and life to life.

The narrator is a memory that has lived many lives but remembers them all and in each one, is searching for its’ “soul mate”.  It was a bit strange but it was written well and I did enjoy it.

I was a bit confused at times but I did think the plot was a true romance however,the ending was awful.  It just stopped.  I said aloud in my car, “That’s it?! How is that an ending?!”  That was beyond frustrating and definitely impacted my rating.

I gave this book 3 crowns.

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Recreated by: Colleen Houck

Recreated

This is book #2 in the Reawakened series.  We are following Lily on another journey in which she is the main focus of the story.  I can’t give you more information without giving away the first story.

I listened to this one on audio and enjoyed it as much as the first.  The third installment of this series comes out in August and I can’t wait to see what happens as this story leaves off on a bit of a cliff hanger.  If you love Egyptian mythology, this is the series for you.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Reawakened by: Colleen Houck

Reawakened

I have finally started this series and I am so glad that I did.  I love the way Colleen weaves mythology with storytelling.  Her characters are so enjoyable and lovable.  I loved her Tiger’s Curse series and now this one is right up there with it.

I listened to this book on audio and loved the narration.  This was like listening to a movie.  I was very invested in the story and could envision the scenes.  This series involves Egyptian mythology and I am obsessed.

I am currently listening to the next book in this series and realize that the 3rd doesn’t come out until August.  THis is the perfect combination of  the fantasy, magical realism and contemporary genres.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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The Color Master Stories by: Aimee Bender

The Color Master

I picked up this book at the Dollar Tree.  The cover caught my attention as well as the author.  I did listen to this on audio book and it was narrated by several different people.

I wasn’t a big fan of the author’s other book and this was the same case for me.  This is a collection of short stories and there weren’t any that I would say that really interested me.  Some were ok, but others were just plain strange.

I gave this book 2 crowns.

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