Review: A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel

A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel
A Moonlit Task: An Urban Fantasy Mystery Novel by Tom Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love the main character Nancy, and her best friend Edna. It is not often that we get to read about older women having the same type of self discovery and adventures as we find in other urban fantasy stories. Instead of they typical young woman or man going through some changes and discovering something fantastic about themselves, we instead are witness to two older woman who have the fantastic thrust upon them, seemingly without any warning.

The story that follows as Nancy and Edna try to navigate the strange and curious tasks placed upon them is not only scary and intense, but fun and light-hearted at times, too. If you’re looking for a great book that gives the urban fantasy genre some much needed substance and depth, look no further. I’m already excited for the next book featuring Nancy and Edna!

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of A Moonlit Task for my honest review. Thanks to Tom Hansen for this privilege.

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Review: The Bone Witch

The Bone Witch
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The story is told in the way that Interview with the Vampire is told, through a main character telling someone else. In that sense, nothing actually happens in this book. What we do get is the whole story that has brought us to where the book starts, and hopefully into what the next book will be.

The story, or backstory, is interesting and exciting. I had a difficult time pushing through the second half of the book until the final few chapters. I am unsure what changed there, but I think I was finally getting anxious to know what happened to get us to the main characters current state. I pushed on, and was not disappointed.

If you like books like Red Queen, Throne of Glass, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, you will most likely enjoy this book very much.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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Review: Flash

Flash by Donna Ball, Ann Simmons (Narrator)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The problem with audiobooks is that if the person reading has a monotone voice, it can be hard for them to show emotion in the characters they’re reading. I’m going to guess that this is why the narrator read as she did, and not because she’s just bad.

With that being said, the story itself was not bad, I liked it. I would listen to another in this series, with a different narrator that is. The dog in the story is lovable, as is the main character. The mystery was a good one, and grew quite intense as the story came to its climax. I recommend the book, not the audiobook, however.

*I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

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Review: Antidote

Antidote (Antidote, #1)Antidote by Taylor Hondos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was good and intense from page one. It is a type of tale that I’ve come across more and more often, but it’s not so much like the others that I was bored. It in fact was the opposite. I felt compelled to keep reading because I needed to know what was going to happen. I did feel confused at times, but that was more from the wording than it was from the storytelling.

I am looking forward to the next book in the trilogy. The way the first book ended left me groaning at the thought of another year until I could find out what happens next! Good thing the next book is already available.

*I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Phoenix Awakens

Phoenix Awakens (The Phoenix, #1)Phoenix Awakens by Eliza Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was basic, and simple. The perfect combination for a teen romance. The vernacular is definitely current teen, made apparent by the use of “anyways” and “you don’t even know”. Although slightly annoying to me, it’s fine for the audience this is most likely written for. The over arching storyline is quite interesting, and I will be happy to read the next installment when it’s released. The narrator was very good with different characters, and had a nice voice acting quality to her. No dull reading of the text. This is certainly worth the listen!

Disclosure: I was gifted this audiobook in return for an honest review.

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