Review Time… Half-Resurrection Blues!


Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rumba, #1)
Title: Half-Resurrection Blues (Bone Street Rumba #1)

Author: Daniel José Older

Published: January 6, 2015

Version: Paperback

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Adult

Rating: 1/5

Goodreads Synopsis: “Because I’m an inbetweener—and the only one anyone knows of at that—the dead turn to me when something is askew between them and the living. Usually, it’s something mundane like a suicide gone wrong or someone revived that shouldn’ta been.”
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Review Time… Succubus Blues


Another Urban Fantasy, I needed a break from heartfelt, touchy-feely stuff. I originally wasn’t going to pick this title up, my mom went “That must be right up your alley!” to which I was forced to explain what a succubus was and how they got their power. I’m not into gratuitous sex. But the book is based in Seattle! So maybe the gratuitous sex will be worth it? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

Review: Start With Why by Simon Sinek



Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionTitle: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author: Simon Sinek

Published: 2009

Pages: 256

Version: audio

Started: 2017/02/01

Finished: 2017/02/05

Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Synopsis: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? Continue reading

Review: Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)

Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1)Title: Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1)

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Published: 2013

Pages: 252

Version: E-Book

Started: 2017/01/13

Finished: 2017/01/15

Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Synopsis: In the city that never sleeps the Chronicles continue…

Serving coffee is temporary, just like Casey’s year off from school. She’s going to come up with a plan to stay in New York City and go back to college, and that plan does not involve dating a paranormal creature—let alone two.

Running the supernatural society of New York is not as fun as it sounds, especially when you still have to answer to your ex-girlfriend’s fiancé. Toby doesn’t mean to bring Casey into the chaos of his life, but he can’t resist the girl who makes him smile when he thought no one else ever could.

Jared’s in New York checking out a security risk for his best friend, the king. He plans to return to New Orleans quickly, but not if it means losing his chance with the brunette who pretends she wants nothing to do with him.

In over her head with a bunch of winged creatures who most definitely are not angels, Casey has to figure out who to trust with her life and maybe her heart.

My Thoughts: So I read this book not realizing there is a whole series of books to read prior that set up the world.  Hopefully this didn’t spoil too much and I’ve heard that the other books are even better then this one so I’m excited to pick it up.

Reading this book I constantly found myself thinking that this would be a great tv show.  I think it’s the pace of the book, it moves relatively fast and bounces between multiple points of view.  I actually don’t typically enjoy books that do this but I felt this was done really well and helped flesh out the story in a subtle way.

If you can’t tell from the synopsis this falls under the Urban Fantasy category, I feel like lately all of the books I’ve read in this genre have taken place here in Washington so it was a nice change for it to be in New York this time.

I really enjoyed this book and while I’d like to read the next I need to start from the beginning but I look forward to eventually doing a series review.

Review: Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl, #1)Title: Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl #1)
Author: Aileen Erin
Published: 2013
Pages: 267
Version: Kindle
Started: 2017/01/11
Finished: 2017/01/13
Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Synopsis: Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isn’t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as “Freaky Tessa” behind. Continue reading