I am so glad to have had all these exciting books lined up on my “March bookshelf”…
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Alexis Hall: Iron & Velvet
Lesbian vampire. Lesbian P.I. And a brilliant sense of humor. I don’t recall the last time I had this much fun reading a book! It actually made me laugh out loud several times, and then forced me to explain to my husband why I was giggling like a mad lady, tucked under the covers with my nose buried between the book’s pages.
Alexis Hall joins the clichés of the genre with a strong narrative, holding your complete, undivided attention from page one to the very end. If you’re looking for some hard-core urban fantasy, this may not be for you. However, if you’re open to some experimentation with the genre (and a few very well placed jabs at it at the same time), Alexis Hall just might be the perfect author.
C. S. Pacat: Prince’s Gambit, Kings Rising
The first book was promising, but the second and third have blown me away. Pacat’s world evolves, her characters grow, and in the midst of schemes and dishonor emerges one of the greatest love stories I have ever read!
I was never a big romance fan (although I do love reading romance incorporated into other genres), but these books, these books have left my heart bloodied and, in the end, completely, utterly melted.
There is only one way to truly express the ride that has been the Captive Prince trilogy: Feels. So many feels.
P.S. I shamelessly proclaim my intention to re-read all three books the first chance I get!
Karen Marie Moning: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever
I admit, I binge-read all five books. And they truly were binge-worthy.
Although I’m not too keen on novels ending with a cliffhanger (I’m a firm believer that each book in a series should have its own arc that ends with at least a partial resolution), I loved these ones enough to not give them a hard time about it.
Wonderful world building, a well-plotted story, and characters that you can’t help falling in love with (finally, somebody who shares my obsession for O.P.I. pink nail polishes!) are only a few general points that make the Fever series so appealing. But in truth, it’s the clever remarks and exchanges, the subtle and not-so-subtle shifts in the atmosphere… It’s the little things that will make you huddle in bed and read until your eyelids become the evil hoods that force you to squint at the pages…
I took a break after the fifth book, but I already have #6 on my bedstand and ready!