Shadows & Dreams (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #2) – Alexis Hall

Iron & Velvet, the first Kate Kane book, had taken me by surprise, in the best way. I’d really enjoyed the gothic vampire / film noir atmosphere, and the cynical but benevolent Kate. I therefore had great expectations for the next one, Shadows & Dreams. I was not disappointed. Kate is on trial for the … Continue reading Shadows & Dreams (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #2) – Alexis Hall

Borage (The Plague Tree Coven Book 1) – Gill McKnight

4.5* Some books seem light and fun on the surface but actually deal with rather deep topics. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and its sequels, for example, Douglas Adams hides plenty of thoughts about greed and politics and belonging underneath that 42 answer (which will forever remain the best answer ever). I got … Continue reading Borage (The Plague Tree Coven Book 1) – Gill McKnight

Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising (Destiny and Darkness #2) – Karen Frost

As I was hoping, the first book, Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark, was setting the scene and this one is where the action really takes place. Yet not all the action since it, once again, ends on a cliffhanger, although it's a lot less frustrating than the end of book 1. Daughter of … Continue reading Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising (Destiny and Darkness #2) – Karen Frost

Magic, Murder & Mistletoe (Cupcakes and Sorcery #1) – Ellen Jane

This is a sweet cozy mystery with witches and sorcerers and a side of romance. Heather is an adorable (and quite powerful) culinary witch, who helps people find missing objects. While on a job, she witnesses the murder of the Earl of Denbigh. Since a charm seems to have been used for the crime, she … Continue reading Magic, Murder & Mistletoe (Cupcakes and Sorcery #1) – Ellen Jane

Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark (Destiny and Darkness #1) – Karen Frost

This is a frustrating read. Like other reviewers before me, I wonder why the story is being told in two different books. This one feels like an introduction and not much more. The world building is good (though it feels too much like Harry Potter meets GoT, I was having plenty of déjà vu feelings) … Continue reading Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark (Destiny and Darkness #1) – Karen Frost

Daughter of No One (The Odium Trilogy) – Sam Ledel

I was so not prepared for the end to arrive when it did! It took me a bit longer than usual to get caught in the story but when I did, it was all the way. So when I turned the last page, I was ready for a lot more. I am definitely looking forward … Continue reading Daughter of No One (The Odium Trilogy) – Sam Ledel

The Soul of WBVR (Paranormal Grievance Committee Chronicles Book 3) – Elizabeth Andre

This series is getting better and better. In book 3, the crew of the Paranormal Grievance Committee is helping Joyce Barkley, a seventy-year-old DJ, find out what happened to the woman she fell in love with in the Sixties. The gang is true to form. Maya is ready to tell Lily she loves her, Julie’s … Continue reading The Soul of WBVR (Paranormal Grievance Committee Chronicles Book 3) – Elizabeth Andre

Iron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #1) – Alexis Hall

Kate Kane (not Batwoman) is a London PI with a complex backstory. Her partner was killed and it seems she was responsible, one of her exes is a vampire, another is a Witch Queen, she swears she’ll never get involved with another vampire but never say never, eh? So when a werewolf is murdered and … Continue reading Iron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator #1) – Alexis Hall

Endangered – Michelle Larkin

Endangered

Shapeshifters. Human supremacists. Humor. Romance. Spider-Man earmuffs. Got your attention? Good. There’s all that and more in the book. I wasn’t planning on reading Endangered but then I read Lex’s mostly disappointed review and it made me want to give it a try (that’s the effect of a good negative review), and I have no … Continue reading Endangered – Michelle Larkin