Book Review: The Alchemists of Loom (Loom Saga Book 1) by Elise Kova

Ever since the dragons took over Loom, Ari has been stealing their organs for money and doing anything she can to get back at them. But one night, while attempting to cut out a dragon's heart, he wakes and offers her a boon---a wish with powerful magic behind it---if she'll take him to the Alchemist's Guild where he might find help to overthrow the king. Unable to pass up the offer, the two of...
 

Book Review: One Good Dragon Deserves Another (Heartstrikers Book 2) by Rachel Aaron

Julius's mother is tired of him being a failure of a dragon, so she seals his true form and sends him to a city where dragons are hunted for bounty, his life on the line unless he can prove he's capable of being a good dragon. When he's given a job by his brother, he hires a mage named Marci for help, and the two end up working together to try and solve both their dangerous...
 

Book Review: Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers Book 1) by Rachel Aaron

Julius's mother is tired of him being a failure of a dragon, so she seals his true form and sends him to a city where dragons are hunted for bounty, his life on the line unless he can prove he's capable of being a good dragon. When he's given a job by his brother, he hires a mage named Marci for help, and the two end up working together to try and solve both their dangerous...
 

Mini Reviews: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy – Deadly Assessments, Cupcakes … Deadly Magic, Trinkets … Bloody Magic

In Deadly Assessments, Fred gets evaluated by a vampire from the Blood Council and gets into more dangerous situations while Krystal is away on business. In Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic, Jade, a half-witch, gets pulled into a serial murder investigation by shifters and a vampire who suspect she had something to do with the killings. In Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Bloody Magic,...
 

Book Review: Wasteland King (Gallow and Ragged Book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow

The plague is loose upon the fae realms, but, as a half-sidhe, Jeremiah remains unaffected and has other things to worry about, like the deal he makes with Unwinter that might end in his (Jeremiah's) death but will at least keep Robin safe. Robin, however, having no where else to go, makes a deal of her own with Unwinter, and the only thing on her mind is getting revenge on...
 

Book Review: Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 2) by Kenneth Oppel

Victor has sworn off alchemy, but the torment of an unkept promise and the allure of a strange box he finds in the ashes of the Dark Library tempt him into new territory---the spirit world. Victor's good intentions quickly turn to dangerous obsession, and Victor, Konrad, Elizabeth, and Henry may be in even more danger with each foray into this other...
 

Book Review: Black City Dragon (Black City Saint Book 3) by Richard A. Knaak

It's still Prohibition Era in Chicago, and Nick continues to guard the gate to Feirie, but when one of his oldest enemies shows back up in his life, he has bigger problems than rogue fae. Both and Claryce are more tangled up in Galerius's plans and history than either of them realized, and they'll need all of their allies if they want any chance of beating this...
 

Book Review: This Dark Endeavor (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Book 1) by Kenneth Oppel

When Victor's twin, Konrad, comes down with a mysterious illness, Victor, Elizabeth, and Henry set out to use alchemy to make an elixir that will heal him. But many things stand in their way, including dangerous quests to get ingredients, Victor's father, and Victor's struggle with his own feelings toward his brother and...
 

Book Review: Time’s Children (The Islevale Cycle Book 1) by D. B. Jackson

Tobias is a Walker, which means he can travel back in time. When he gets sent to serve at the royal court of Daerjen, he agrees to walk back 15 years in order to prevent a war, even though his body will age 15 years on the trip to the past and 15 more years on the return trip to the present. But things go wrong, and Tobias gets stuck in the past, protecting the infant princess, creating a future...
 

Book Review: The Devil’s Standoff (The Devil’s Revolver Book 2) by V.S. McGrath

Hettie and her posse managed to escape after all the trouble they got into, but they're still on the run, and they still need to get her mage gun back to its creator so that he can break the bond and unmake the gun. They head to a village in Mexico, but between sorcerers, chupacabras, and everyone who's still after them, things might be more difficult than they...