Author: KC

Audio: Spellbound by Dannika Dark @DannikaDark #NicolePoole @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Audio: Spellbound by Dannika Dark @DannikaDark #NicolePoole  @TantorAudio  #LoveAudiobooks

By accident I discovered the Crossbreed series by Dannika Dark.  I can only consider it a happy accident and have no qualms about recommending it to anyone looking for a well-designed urban fantasy world with compelling characters and interesting story arcs.  Spellbound is the eighth installment, and picks up right at the cliffhanger which ended […]

Posted November 22, 2019 by KC in Book Review / 5 Comments

Series review:The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, narrated by Steve West #MeganWhalenTurner @SteveWestActor @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Series review:The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, narrated by Steve West #MeganWhalenTurner  @SteveWestActor  @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks

I admit, I picked up The Thief, the first book in The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner, because Steve West was the narrator.  Insert blushing emoji.  Although this series has been around for a long time and is a perennial favorite with middle school librarians, I went in totally blind to this story […]

Posted September 20, 2019 by KC in Book Review / 5 Comments

Audio: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater @mstiefvater @SteveWestActor @fionahardingham @Scholastic #LoveAudiobooks

Audio: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater @mstiefvater @SteveWestActor @fionahardingham @Scholastic #LoveAudiobooks

“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die” is the ominous opening lines to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  Ms. Stiefvater has cleverly combined Celtic mythology and traditional themes in this coming of age novel.  As a result, The Scorpio Races has the timeless feel of a fairy tale, the […]

Posted August 16, 2019 by KC in Book Review / 9 Comments

Read-along & Giveaway: Burned by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Read-along & Giveaway: Burned by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio  ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY

    I feel like every great series has that book where the s**t hits the fan and it feels like nothing can go right for the hero.  Burned is that book in the Alex Verus series.  In sum, Alex gets his burn notice from the Council of Mages in an emergency session led by […]

Posted August 2, 2019 by KC in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 6 Comments

Audio: Things We Never Said by Samantha Young @AuthorSamYoung ‏ @AmyMelissaSays‏ #AlexKydd ‏@TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM

Audio: Things We Never Said by Samantha Young @AuthorSamYoung ‏ @AmyMelissaSays‏ #AlexKydd ‏@TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM

Things We Never Said is another installment in the Harts Boardwalk series by Samantha Young.  It’s a second chance romance designed to pull out one’s heartstrings and tie them all up in a knot.  Although, seeing as it is Samantha Young, I totally expected that!  I’ve eagerly awaited this book since Michael Sullivan’s cameo in […]

Posted June 28, 2019 by KC in Book Review, JIAM / 3 Comments

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook @Meljean @BerkleyPub

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook @Meljean  @BerkleyPub

I have a short list of books  I’ve tagged as “Always Re-reading.”  Those are the books where just looking at the cover, let alone reading them again, brings a smile to my face and gives me the warm-fuzzies.  I recently re-read  my all-time favorite steampunk novel and was overwhelmed by how amazing it was and […]

Posted April 19, 2019 by KC in Book Review / 7 Comments

Read-along & Giveaway: Taken by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY

Read-along & Giveaway: Taken by Benedict Jacka @BenedictJacka‏ @AceRocBooks @BerkleyPub @orbitbooks @TantorAudio  ‏#Read-along #GIVEAWAY

    The Alex Verus Series is really heating up and each book seems to be getting better.  In Taken, book three, Alex and his trusty apprentice, Luna, set out to solve the mystery of missing apprentices, a delicate task full of political pitfalls and powerful magic.  The actual ‘who dunnit’ was a little obvious […]

Posted April 5, 2019 by KC in Book Review, Giveaway, Read-along / 6 Comments