Sunday, April 30, 2017

Uprooted - Naomi Novik

Uprooted is a stand-alone fantasy with magic and monsters.
Agnieszka of Dvernik was to be part of the Dragon's choosing. Only 17 year old girls were eligible, and every ten years. There were only eleven girls to choose from the year that Agnieszka was eligible. There was little chance she'd be chosen though. Her best friend Kasia was the one everyone expected to go to the tower for the next ten years. But everyone was wrong. An adventure out of a fairy tale awaited Agnieszka. And like all fairy tales, there were monsters waiting. This is an amazing story. Very highly recommended.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Golden Prey - John Sandford

Golden Prey is the 27th novel in Sanford's Prey series. Read them. Don't be one of the 33% of Americans who never read another book after they graduate from high school, or the 42% who never read another book after they graduate from college. It's like the best action adventure movie ever made, but it's in your mind.
Lucas Davenport is now a U.S. Marshal. His first case has all the elements you'd expect from Lucas, including almost getting killed. Some of the bad guys are brought to justice, Davenport style, and some get away. You can't win them all, but reading this book is a huge win. Very very highly recommended.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison

The Goblin Emperor is a stand-alone fantasy novel. That's actually too bad, because this is one fantasy I'd like to read more of.
Maia Drazhar was the only son of the fourth wife of emperor Varenechibel the Fourth, and the emperor's fourth son. Maia's mother was Chenelo Drazharan, the daughter of the Great Avar of Barizhan, the ruler of the goblin nation. That means that Maia was part goblin and part elf. That also means that Maia was essentially banished from court right after his mother died.

That all changed when the emperor Varenechibel, and his other three sons were all killed in an airship crash. Now the Untheileneise Court has a Goblin Emperor. This will take some adjusting from Untheileneise and from Maia, and lots of court intrigue and adventures along the way. This is a great story. Very highly recommended.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Essential Sam Jameson/Peter Kittredge Box Set (novel 2) - Lars Emmerich

The Essential Sam Jameson/Peter Kittredge Box Set is seven separate thrillers. The Incident is the second novel in the set. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Sam and Brock are interrupted by Sam's boss with a call out to a murder scene. A double agent was killed, and someone from Homeland needs to be in attendance. What Sam doesn't know is that this is the start of a long and dangerous fight for her life and Brock's. Someone in Homeland, the CIA, and even the Metro Police is gunning for her. She is going to have to get them first. Very highly recommended.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Finders/Keepers - Sam Sisavath

Finders/Keepers is the third novel in the Allie Krycek Thriller series This book is available through kindleunlimited.
Allie is using her formidable skills to search for Faith. Lucy has become her partner, along with Apollo of course. Faith was kidnapped and forced to work the sex trade. Allie is getting close, but the trail leads through some rough spots. Staying alive is just as important as finding Faith, and almost harder to do. Very highly recommended.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Saint/Sinner - Sam Sisavath

Saint/Sinner is the second novel in the Allie Krycek Thriller series. This book is available through kindleunlimited.
It's been two years since Allie found her sister's killer, and took care of him. It took her 10 years, but that chapter in her life is over. Allie has moved on and is getting her life together. At least she thought so. Then Allie, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter are kidnapped. The kidnappers think Allie is just a secretary, but Allie has skills. And she remembers how to use them. Very highly recommended.

The Operator - Kim Harrison

The Operator is the second novel in the Peri Reed Chronicles series.
Peri Reed is on her own. She runs a coffee shop now. Opti is gone, but remnants remain in the shadows. They now have a drug they claim will let drafters remember. But it comes at a price. One Peri is not sure she's willing to pay. Very highly recommended.